Rosie, I think you probably have great psychological strength, but not everyone is so fortunate and you can't blame them for their weakness.
Gastón is too vulnerable psychologically and to say “he didn't care and couldn't be bothered” is way off the mark. I think he cares more than most players, and that’s his real problem, he suffers too much on court.
In fact, he reacts so badly under stress that he should never have been a professional tennis player at all! That’s why I admire him all the more for having won a Grand Slam and staying up among the best ten players in the world for two years in spite of being emotionally fragile. I think he’s an example for all of us who aren’t Super Heroes of what one can achieve with willpower, making the most of one’s capabilities and surmounting obstacles. But he’s also worked damned hard at it, having the constancy to keep on with his long-term therapy and trying to improve his tennis.
I’m sorry for your friends who braved the cold and the rain, but if they’re fans of Gastón they should know that when you go to see a Gaudio match anything can happen. A miserable disappointment or some great tennis!
If the rains stops he's due to play against Kiefer, a difficult match for someone who says he's playing so badly that he should start again from scratch!