Andy will be comfortable with the 3 p.m. slot, if his matches were changed to the evening the conditions change and he would have to adjust accordingly. I'm happy for him to play at the same time for every match, leaving others to adjust to the conditions. Cilic will be a hard match but I think the previous h2h will not be lost on Cilic.
I agree Iris. I was surprised when I discovered just now that Andy didn't have the evening slot as he will be the big draw today. But I suspect Andy asked for the afternoon slot both for the reason you give and because he is used to the Miami heat [though not sure it is hot right now? but even if it's not, it will be cooler in evening as Nole discovered to his cost]. Good for us as doesn't require a late night to watch it. I've voted Andy in 3 as like others I fear Cilic could get off to the faster start.
Like Aileen I'm getting annoyed with the press who already have Andy at no2 now that Nole is out. You just can't underestimate the players he would have to beat to win this title even with Nole out of it. And I'm quite sure Andy won't be doing so. Fortunately he won't be reading the British media but I hope they're not constantly questioning him about it as it could make him more nervy. Anyway come on Andy
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