I had hoped for more to be honest, but I won't join the moaners. Winning or losing, I will always support him.
I'll always support Richard also but can still be disappointed in what was for me a loss of belief after loosing the first set - not moaning just the facts. Richard basically said in the interview after the first set it was over - he just should not ever think like that even if it is true.
Murray was not playing better than Richard (in fact Richard won more points in the first set - at least until the TB) until Richard deflated after the first set and boosted Murray's confidence to get on a roll by the third with little opposition from Richard.
Richard has weakness (ie. service return, but at least I'm not saying forehand any more
) that top players can expose but his biggest weakness is his lack of belief because on those rare occasions when he has it those weakness are much less vulnerble.
But I came back here to give Richard a BIG
(yea I'm a softie). Richard appears to have a personality very similar to mine and I suspect no matter how Richard justifies the match in his interview (murray just too strong) he feels like CRAP right now - not because he lost but because he lost his self belief and just could not fight anymore; it's frustrating as hell when it happens.
moving on... he better not be 5th man for DC