TJ, you are of course correct. But don't overlook Peter Fleming. Both he and Mark Petchey have always strongly supported Andy and both have always been convinced that he would one day be a grand slam champion.
He proved them and all of us that he was capable and talented enough to achieve his aims.
You're absolutely spot on. I love Peter Fleming, he's great in commentary and is very supportive of Andy. He made a great comment today about how well Andy moved during the Wimbledon final. I just highlighted what Petch had to say because he knows Andy well. He's also never come across as being jealous of Andy, which is rather different to some former Brit players.
I spotted Fleming in the royal box (I was just watching TV unfortunately
) at Wimbledon. He was standing up along with everyone else and looking like he was having a great time.
Oh indeed. I think Andy has shown a lot of people what he's made of now. To me there was never any doubt about his ability, or about what he could do, but to see it happening is marvellous. I also think, and Petch suggested something very similar, that Andy is proving a lot to himself now, which has to be good for him for the future.