I think brugera is right and in the same time wrong in that commentary
that'must be true that spanish medias are different and dont aprehend roland garros the same way as the french one.
They interest in players only if they go far there, not before,they put less pressure.Yes ok.Its perhaps the case.
when he talk and compare this statement with richard cause I think its quite "logical" that french medias are interested and talk about him.Its been 24 years since a french player won roland garros,its been a long time and if you see its the same every year.They are expecting much from richard but its because he's the french n°1 and the biggest hope(with phm ) to win this home slam.
I think its a part of a tennisman job to deal with that.Try to protect from that,thing that richard didnt do this year with the sad issue that we all know in 2rd against vliegen.
Hopefully this wont happen again and that he will learn from that for the next years.But the fact is that "this media attention"" will last till anther french player win roland.In every "slam country",medias are usually expecting much from their home players.The French are hard but I think that the others are as exigent as them,especially the British.Ask Tim Henman, and now its Murray who has to deal with a whole Nation hopes on his only shoulders.
I find bruguera comment quite "easy" to make, this kind of comparaison,difference about the medias to explain richard "bad trip" this year.
For me,its more about how a player can do to prepare good enough for a home slam and to protect himself from medias,
there is only one solution in the richard case IMO: to gain much more experience,confidence by winning tough matches against more and more top players.Improve his game as much as he can and win big tournaments. Then he wont be affected by what the medias write about him and how big the expectations are before the tournament.If I have one advice for him:
Just forget and dont read what could be said about you. Try to do your best and be YOU.
PS: oh! thats true that Bruguera was boring to watch,never could finish one of his match cause I got