I don't know what your problem is with the statement Roger made. I perfectly understand where he was coming from. When he was dominating - his confidence was sky high. Like the announcers said - he could step out on the court and ' mentally' he would already be up 3-0 just on reputation alone. When your confidence is there - winning is easy. But just start losing a match here and there...then more...then more...and bang - you start questioning yourself and your shots - and those shots that normally would have went in - now they are out. Those match points that you normally would have no problem capitalizing on - now you don't.
Before Novak started dominating, I'm sure he wasn't as confident on court as he is now. His serve was a mess, his health was a mess....but now, I'm sure he goes out there 'expecting' to win. Right now, he is the most confident player on tour. Winning will do that for you. Sure you have to have the talent, but if you're not confident you can win - then you won't! When was the last time Roger won a major? And don't tell me he didn't have the talent (he had match points again Novak, he was up 2 sets to zero against Tsonga, etc.). You start doubting yourself a little - and that's all it takes sometimes. The more you lose, the less confident you have.
I just think some of you love to find anything to 'hate' on Roger. That's fine...but in this instance - I don't agree with you all really getting on him for a statement HE really think is true. He knows himself better than anyone. If he said his confidence as not there - then who are we to disagree with him on HIS OWN mind?