I felt embarrassed for him sometimes when the screaming got too loud. But cut him some slack cos he’s only human. It’s been a very frustrating 9 months if not a year for him, and it’s his job he’s unable to perform to the best he can. By now, he’s so mentally exhausted that I can’t expect him to still be able to “behave” all the time.
I don't really feel embarrassed because of the shoutings in themselves (even though it's sometimes quite vulgar), but definitely annoyed because it's the sign of a loss of focus and quite often imo, announces an impending debacle. Yes, the last year or so have been frustrating but I think that his multiple questionable choices also account a lot for it, and I'm not talking only about his indecidedness/unwillingness in handling properly his injury. It actually started well before his knee problem, his record between AO and RG last year went fastly downhill and was outright disastrous on clay. At that time, he was displaying regular and sometimes quite spectacular "behaviour" problems that already were explained (read disregarded) as mental exhaustion.
I’m only saying that the demand between training and competition are different. It’s unfair to suggest that he hadn’t train hard enough to let those physical problems shown during training. On the contrary, I suspected that he had overdone his training recently to overcompensate for the time loss, that caused his body in a constant exhaustive state, hence the breakdown when he pushed it over the limit during competition. But that's all speculations. However, since he has never have a good track record of hardworking in training, I understand what you are getting at. Let's just hope that he learnt a few things from this and start to really think thru what he has to do from this point on to ensure the longevity of his career.
Agreed, that's all speculations but from what I know, his achings are more symptomatic of an ill-prepared body than of an exhausted one. I have only seen a few shots of his IW match, I didn't get the feeling it was physically an intense match either. But even in the hypothesis he was training hard, it would still be bad training as training is supposed to prepare his body for effort, not make it more fragile to it.
On a more or less related note, in the last canal+ video, Gilles and/or Tulasne said something like "at this point, what we need are victories to get things started". The first thing I thought was either the guy is looking for an excuse to doze around or he believes in fairies.