Immortality? Really? Aussies
No pressure for their rising star then!
It is ridiculous, and many in the press see it as their job to hype things up, regardless of facts, but it is also a great complement for Andy that they are making a big deal out of it. Even now in the UK there are people (who know little of tennis) who are shocked Andy was awarded an honour, because "it's rewarding mediocrity and someone who always lost until a couple of flukey wins", and even the tennis press seem obliged to apologise for saying Andy is great, and are legally obliged to mention that he lost Wimbledon etc. So it's refreshing to see that in other countries, they just think of Andy as one of the biggest stars in tennis, who not only won the US Open and Olympic gold, but was a Wimbledon finalist etc. It probably helps that he's their defending champion and top seed, but I'll enjoy it all the same.
I must admit to being a touch nervous myself. It should be a straight-forward win, but it's the first competitive match of the season and upsets can and do happen. Andy's opponent has nothing to lose, and so long as he is able to handle the pressure of being on a big show court and the attention, he can just enjoy the moment and do his best.