The way I look at it is, he did play awful in the levine match, throughout, his movement was as bad as I've ever seen an athlete, and he shanked and shanked and shanked until the cows came home on the forehand wing with barely any power. He didn't win slams playing like that. I just don't expect him to win any match anymore.
Unquestionably his level of play throughout the Levine match was not slam quality, but you have to agree, the 2nd and 3rd sets were nowhere near as excruciatingly scattershot as the first. His concentration snapped momentarily into focus during those two sets, even if the tennis wasn't all that pretty. As for his movement, I attributed that not to a lack of fitness, but to an unwillingness to shift his arse around the court and grind out a win if necessary (I could be wrong), and only he knows the reasons for that.
Something tells me Wimbledon officialdom was wise to his mood before the tournament began, which is why he, a 2008 semifinalist, was put in the playpen of Court 18. (and maybe why he duly obliged them by losing) How else to explain the scheduling of JCF v Youzhny on Court 1 opposite? It just doesn't add up.
I just don't expect him to win any match anymore.
I don't think he
expects to win matches anymore either.
But we love him all the same.