The clutching, (usual) grimacing and some chunnering to himself were signs that he wasnt please with his performance. However, it got no worse than that, thank god. Minding his Ps and Qs I should think because of ..."He who must be obeyed"!
It was a funny moment, which raised a laugh when he quenched his thirst with a slurk of beer from a spectators bottle! The man didnt seem to mind, he just wiped the bottle top with his hand and continued drinking!
Andy said at the end, the beer tasted awful. It was like the light hearted antics seen at the WTC in Adelaine, where everyone clowns around.
A pity he wasted 4 M Points before closing out. That is the kind of weakness/problem that has cost him important sets and matches in the past.
He was a bit "off" in that match but I cant imagine he wanted to bust his guts to win it.
Yes I noticed Andy exercised quite a lot of restraint in this match. Big Daddy certainly won't be putting up with any hystrionics!
Not sure it was too wise to drink out of somebody else's bottle though, purely from a hygiene point of view - but it shows the lighter side of Andy that we all know and love.
Those wasted MPs were a bit of a worry, as was some of his game, but it must be a little difficult to get totally motivated for a match which isn't truly competitive, and Andy at least managed to keep his focus.
Also I'm not too concerned about him clutching his knee. It was the dodgy right one which does act up from time to time, although it was clearly troubling him at the start of Brisbane. So fingers crossed.
For anybody interested in a match report -Exhibition Delight For Murrayhttp://www.sportinglife.com/tennis/australianopen2012/news/story_get.cgi?STORY_NAME=tennis/12/01/13/TENNIS_Australian_Murray.html&BID=23811