Karin I agree with everything you said. For me the mental and physical go hand in hand.
Roger's game didn't really start emploding unitl he started having health issues. Yeah he had some WTF matches in 2007 but I think those were as much to do with his fractured relationship with Tony Roche than anything else. But ever since he got ill and then the bad back his game hasn't been the same.
So true, alas... yes, his illness and back troubles may well have been the premier cause of his loss of confidence and cool. It's all so understandable - he's had a shitty start of 2008 due to that virus, he wants to come back eagerly, endures a couple of very bad losses, back starts playing up, more losses, more loss of confidence...
It's what we call in my country a 'vicious circle'.
Right now I at least hope he finally fully admits
there's a problem, after all you can only solve a problem after you at least admit there IS one.
Peter Carter, where are you now... or your double...
Let's just hope he'll have a great time off now.