I think I've cried more times since Andy won than all the times he's lost.
It's different kind of tears and emotion though, right?
I am still reliving the event of 7/7 every day. We'll probably never experience a thrill of such magnitude ever again. This win was a once in a lifetime occurrance.
I agree with that. I have spent most of the last year crying over Andy in various ways. First there was the heartbreak of last year's Wimbledon final. Then there was the Olympics, which was incredible to witness. That was followed by the USO, which I still think was awesome. I'll never, ever forget that night, not ever. Then there was Wimbledon, the big one. More tears, and a feeling I can't find words for.
You know, I think the emotion is for more than one reason. It's wonderful watching Andy lift the trophy's, that sort of thing, and seeing him look so happy too. What gets me though, certainly what got me for the Olympics, the USO and Wimbledon this year, is that we are witnessing Andy reach the potential that some of us feel has always been there. We are seeing him reap the rewards for all that hard work he does, and we are seeing him grow into himself, into the role, if you like, of a genuine favourite for these titles. It's wonderful to see it all happening for him.
I find it really hard to compare the USO win and Wimbledon. As I've already said, I will never, ever forget watching Andy win the USO last year. Watching Andy get over the line at last was stunning. What surprised me for the Wimbledon final was how much I really, really wanted Andy to win. I'd always felt that Andy was capable of it, and would do it at some point, but I also equally thought that if he finished his career without a Wimbledon win, it wouldn't be the end of the world. How wrong could I be! I was a wreck before the match even started, I wanted him to win SO badly! When that backhand of Novak's hit the net and we knew Andy had done it, the feeling was just incredible.