Great interviews, thanks Linda and fp. Agree about the Federer question - hilarious! They said they were advised to stay off tennis questions - probably wise, they didn't seem to know too much about it, or Andy!
No, there seemed to be a great deal of confusion. At first there was a possibility that they'd just left the sentence hanging, omitting the qualification that it was the first time Andy had beaten Roger in a best of 5, or at Wimbledon/on grass, but then they seemed to repeat it. Then the other one seemed to think he beat Roger at the US Open.
That said, their opening questions were clearly a set-up for Andy to suck up to the local listeners by raving about Miami when they asked why he lived here and what he liked about it, and Andy just gave sensible, matter of fact answers, so they were probably rolling their eyes at him too!
I think it's apparent that Andy does feel that winning Olympic Gold was his favourite moment of his career, but he knows that he's supposed to say the US Open, and is almost apologising for it, and having to give excuses. Granted, the fact it was a home Olympics and at Wimbledon would have contributed considerably to the moment, but it's strange that much of the tennis community seems to be averse to this opinion. I dare say that the tennis industry relies on hyping up the majors and the massive prize money etc, so it's off message to prefer the event with no prize money, that's only staged once every four years, and that has other sponsors. Interestingly, Delpo recently said that his Olympic bronze was right at the top of his career highlights with the US Open win. Granted, he's not had that many big wins, but he's still a top player who fought hard to get on the podium for glory, not money.