Much tougher draw than Djoko, if he comes through and wins this one then it will be hard for anyone to say he did not earn it and it would give him huge confidence. For some reason I always get worried when I see he is playing Stan, he seems to have difficulty there.
Me too. I remember a certain Wimbledon match - Andy won but with a fight.
Andy is also in the doubles with Jamie- they open against the 2nd seeds Nestor/Mirnyi. He's got a tough draw in both the singles and doubles.
Oh he really is going it a pace. In Shanghai, the commentators seemed to feel that his doubles games were helping to improve his singles by making him more proficient with certain strokes and angles. I'm no expert but I can see how many things may help him here and wonder what others think. I know rest is important to him and perhaps he would get more of it if he didn't play doubles but he must be the judge of how much rest he needs. Only time will tell on this one and, with all the excellent players around, Andy has to do all he can to imprive his game - good luck to him!