That two days off could be key. It could help, it could hurt Djokovic's rhythm, it's hard to know which.
That was part of my thinking too, also the easy semi against wee Daveed. I just wish though that Andy had had a bit more tough opposition in his travels to get here. Had he had, I really think he might just have finished Fed off in four, and it was interesting to hear John Lloyd say that the fact that he'd never played more than 3 sets against any opponent here could have been behind the 4th set lapses in concentration, i.e. his brain wasn't 'wired in' to more than that - but again Andy's little mental AWOLs are nothing new. The difference between now and then though is his ability to pull himself back quickly. The same goes for his not dwelling on careless shots or missed opportunities.
The second serve was a bit strange from Andy. Then again it seemed to be very good when he needed it most.
The thing I was impressed with today was Andy's first serve. He varied it well and his percentages were pretty high.
Also, is it me or has Andy served very few df's during the tournament? I don't remember very many.
I think you're right about dfs tj and he well out-aced smug today. His first serve per cent today was excellent especially in 1st set. Perhaps he's been focusing more on getting the 1st serve right and now needs to turn his attention to the 2nd one to back it up when it isn't.
I agree. One thing at a time ... and the more 1st serves he gets in (preferably aces
), then the less he'll have to worry about the 2nd one.