I will only visit this forum occasionally in the future, but not because of the reason given above:
I will always support Richard. This place was once a fan forum, already some time ago, it developed into a copy of some French sites where Richard is riduculed and bashed. I don't want to be part of that.
IT isn't ridicule, it's called tough love or more accurately facing facts.
Being a professional athlete is a tough business and once you step into the spotlight you better be able to deal with what comes. I really believe Richard never wanted the spotlight and what comes with being a professioanl athlete. He plays tennis because he loves the art of the game (as evidenced by the style game he plays) but tennis today is much more of a war than art and Richard is just not a warrior, he's an artist. That's not bashing Richard it is just a simple fact that even his most ardent fans should recognize.
AS Vald said it isn't the loss, it's the WAY he lost. And it isn't just the way he lost THIS match, it's the way he lost the majority (not all but the majority) of his matches since the good old days of Hewitt in NYC.