We've talked about it on another thread, but Andy could have a bit of a lull after all his success, but I have to say, I'd be surprised. I think he did exactly the right thing to have a break after the USO, to enjoy what he'd done and get his head around it.
I really think what happened in Toronto, with Andy getting a win before having to pull out, and then in Cincy, with the good win over Querrey before the lose to Chardy, was a blessing in disguise. It wasn't remotely relevant to the USO, and I think it made Andy realise the importance of managing himself properly after a big win. Good lesson to learn in the circumstances, that one lol. Seriously though, I really do think he'll go in to Tokyo ready to go.
It will be interesting to see Monfils again. It seems as if he was out for ages. If Andy comes out in the right frame of mind I'd expect him to win that one. I mean, would you want to be in Monfils's shoes if Andy is in the mood?
If Andy meets Chardy again I'm not even going to think about Cincy. Cincy was one of those things. It might let Chardy think he has a chance, but if Andy is up for it and awake, I think he'll win. The fact is that by the time Andy met Chardy in Cincy Andy was shattered. There was no point, at least in my mind, in him trying to bust a gut to beat Chardy when the USO was so close. However, Tokyo will be different.
If Andy meets Wawrinka Andy should win. The Olympics match was straight sets, but even then it did have some tight moments. However, it was comfortable enough.
Tipsy could be interesting for Andy. I think Tipsy is delightfully bonkers. On the other hand, should he play Andy and win, he would just be bonkers
In a best of three match Raonic could make life tough I suppose. Andy would need to get on the front foot and stay on it. I bet Raonic won't relish another match with Andy so soon though.
I wonder which Berdych will turn up this time, the one who left his form in the locker room, like in the Olympics, or the one who turned up at the USO? He's bound to be a moody git either way.
Whatever happens, and I'd love Andy to defend the title successfully, it will be great to see him playing again.