All the Spanish players are Rafa's poodle, whenever they see his face they bend over and set themselves for a spanking.
Well Ferrer in the Brazil final was certainly a sight to behold. Looked like a terrified rabbit caught in a car's headlights!
Tell you what, watching it live on Sky Sports, I was convinced that Andy's groundstroke on Ferrer's match point was out, and that the Spaniard's challenge would prove to be successful.
I still can't believe he won. What a match.
Being an Andy fan doesn't get any easier does it? What a roller coaster!
No - and it probably never will either - but that won't stop us supporting him. Whilst his unpredictability can be frustrating, it's all the times he's played such magnificent tennis that makes up for it.
I've just watched a video replay of that last game, and I agree that that shot looked as though it was going long, which was what I thought at the time. Hawkeye is wonderful! However this is one Andy match I do not want to watch again. Way too stressful.
I agree Caz. We can look at some of Andy's losses, eg Nadal at wimbledon. Andy had chances to win, but that's not the same as saying he 'should' have won. Similarly, Ferrer had chances to win but didn't take them, and, ultimately Andy did. The above stats are fascinating but not, for me, surprising. I remember commenting during set 3 that I felt Andy was playing better than Ferrer, and, if he could put in a strong service game, he would win.
The only time Andy played badly was in the first set, whilst Ferrer was playing very well, so as the stats refer to the entire match they don't really reflect the ebb and flow of momentum, and therefore I usually find them pretty meaningless.