Good thread Apemant, although to be completely honest, I believe Nole does deserve criticism for this move, it was stupid, regardless of whether he was sick or not, he could and should have finished the final set. It’s not fair to his fans.
Of course he needs criticism. I'm all for it. But what's the point of the stream of 40 insults in a row? Of course, he doesn't read this forum, good for him. But his fans can't possibly read all that, not feeling very bad about it. They will just wait the next chance to spew all that bitterness back, and so on, and so forth.
I guess it's the way things work.