And I guess when he messes up a volley it doesn't encourage him to move in to the net more. I wish Mr L would sit him down and show him what a wonderful volleyer he can be using matches where he did come forwards more. After all he himself said recently what wonderful hands Andy has and our old fave Johnny Mac has said that Andy reminds him of himself - what greater accolade could he receive?
But I do have a feeling I've heard Andy say that coming into the net is not a good strategy against Nole. May have imagined it and I don't know enough to be able to assess whether true or not.
As Ive said before Andy will have to learn to play the right way, even if he loses a particular match because in the long run thats where the grand slam trophies shall be hiding. Agreed about the volleying, he is clearly one of the very best. I doubt he said coming to a net was a bad strategy as he was up at the net all the time at the AO against Novak with great results.
I cant for the life of me recollect when Novak has come in, Ive seen it once or twice however but it is rare.
No one can dispute that Andy's game is so much bigger than Nadal's or Djokovic's, or even Rogers so there is more to perfect and finetune but damn the basics must be improved, because the other 3 are more solid in key areas. Still a lot of players dissappear from the top 20 when they are in the process of transforming their game. Andy appears to be handling the transformation better than most. So far.
Things might yet get worse however, before they get better.