I don't know Mackem, but I wouldn't be surprised. I'm sure someone on here will tell us!
Yes, Andy has played Novak twice on grass, the Olympics and Wimbledon. Andy won both in straight sets.
People could be pedantic I suppose, saying that the Olympic semi was 'only' a best of three, but my argument would be that yes, but Andy won two of them, so he won the match. What you really can't argue with is that Andy won the Wimbles final, also in straight sets, albeit three tough sets.
Again, people could point to the fact that they've only ever played twice on grass. I would counter that by saying that isn't Andy's fault, and neither is it Andy's fault (although I suppose it is really
) that he's a better grass courter than Novak. To me the way Andy's team hoped it would be Novak in the final rather than Delpo, just about says it all.
I think it might have been me who brought up the idea of psychological advantage. I can see Ruthie's point that there could be some see-sawing between them, I suppose you do have to consider things like surfaces, conditions and such, and also that there games are very alike. However, I do get a feeling that Andy is just starting to get under Novak's skin just a bit. I'm convinced, for example, that Novak didn't look confident from the start at the Wimbledon final, and when Andy came back in the second and third sets, Novak was getting wound up in the way you don't see very often with him. I'm also convinced that a lot of Novak's UE's were because Andy was in his head. I get the feeling that things could get very interesting between them in future. However it goes, one thing is certain. They are the rivalry at the top of the sport now, and it will never be dull