The best spell that Andy had this year, was probably at Queen's, playing like we all know he can.
At Wimbledon, he was grinding out results when he shouldn't have to in the first place. And it all came crumbling down again at the Finals.
There has been too much focus on the weaknesses, sometimes, you forget about your strength. And in times of need
, he couldn't recall those much needed weapons. I've read bits of the biography of a very successful football (soccer) manager, where he told one of his players - sometimes, putting too much effort to develop yourself as a more complete players, you neglect what your strength is, in the first place. It shouldn't have been done in the expense of your own strength.
Andy has gotten a lot fitter than the year before - no doubt about that. And it's obvious he's added a lot more to his game, but how he's always trying to go for that one shot that he's determined to make, but not happening, at the expense of his game, is frustrating.
One thing I've noticed this year - he often let this one fact bothers him - that is giving a glimer of hope to his opponent. Instead of fighting back and show he's the one who should be stamping his authority all over, he let the guy back, and he slips away. It's just sad to see matches getting thrown away
like that... He's been on tour long enough, not to make these sort of mistakes. I think this is where Federer is so much stronger than his opponent - mental strength. Andy knows it, but he's just not practising it...
Ok... I've just realised this has gone completely off-track - lol! Meh~