3. Richard is not the player to do well, when he is exhausted. He is normally not a guy to grind out matches day in day-out. His career so far just does not point in this drection. And I don't think he will ever be a second coming of Nadal, Ferrer, etc. If you expect him to be like that, you are craving disappointment. Take him for what he is, and life as a fan will be a lot easier.
Yeah but even coming at the AO exhausted,he could have rested during the tournament and regained some energy during the first week as he probably(depends on the draw) wouldn't have had very hard matches in the first rounds.
Even an exhausted Richard can beat players who are not in the top 40......obviously he would have more problems against better players.
Well ,judging by this video,Richard is as defensive as he has ever been......and his forehand is still as weird as before.