Ruthie, Andy was fairly lacklustre against Tipsy last year. I saw that one and seem to remember certain people working themselves up about Brisbane and the AO. Well, Andy won the one and reached the final of the other, so it wasn't so bad.
First and foremost I just think it was nice to see Andy back out there today. He didn't touch his back once that I can recall, which has to be good, and he seemed to be happy enough at the end. I still think he was moving pretty well, and he did play some good stuff. There were some uncharacteristic errors, fair enough, but I don't see anything to panic about. Cometh the hour, cometh the Murray, or to put it another way, when it matters Andy will be ready.
I agree tj - it was just good to see Andy out there again because you can never be sure with back ops. I did see him touch his back just once after that amazing stretch shot in 1st set but it seemed more like a gingerly testing it out than the frantic clutching of old. So I'm hoping his big smile at the end indicates that he felt pretty good with how his back held up. So nice as it would have been to come back with a win, it really signifies nothing that he didn't.