I was thinking about how Andy and David might feel today. Andy knackered but on a high, and David knackered on a low.. and I was feeling bad for David after such a tough loss.
But then I started remembering all those devastating GS losses we've been through with Andy before last USO. Nothing could have felt worse than those for Andy.
That's a very good point. I'm sure Andy remembers, which is why he was so generous towards David (and always), but thankfully not too generous during the match - at least not the tie-break.
Fans of statistics, or those who are just interested in discussing Andy's unforced errors, might find this analysis interesting. It shows the first set wasn't much cop for a player of Andy's standing (no surprises there), but sets two and three were actually very respectable. It doesn't count the double-faults and general poor serving mind!http://www.changeovertennis.com/stats-andy-murray-rights-the-ship-in-the-miami-final
This blog describes the blog as "beautiful ugly tennis", and gives a good perspective on the scrappy, but compelling play from the point of view of someone who is a bit less prone to disappointment over errors than a serious fan, nor looking to make something of errors like one of the haters.http://www.sportskeeda.com/2013/04/01/andy-murray-saves-match-point-in-victory-over-david-ferrer-at-sony-open-final-miam/