^ Hmmm. I just hope Andy doesn't focus too much on the USO at the expense of Montreal and Cinci. And anyway hasn't he had plenty of time to get accustomed to playing on hard-courts? Not matches certainly, but practice is better than nothing, which is what happened in Toronto last year.
Initially i thought Andy may be setting himself up for a fall, but i have come to the conclusion that what he says in interviews doesn't really mirror his own feelings, i think this is just him lowering expectation on purpose and not just for us, he plays possum for the media these days, and is getting very good at it, i still remember his quote during Wimbledon when he said better players than him were getting knocked out early, and then tells his backroom staff that he is glad that he has the worlds best player in the final
Still, i think tomorrow won't be a walk in the park for him, he is right in one respect and that he does tend to start off slow when making a transition to a different surface so it wouldn't surprise me if it went to 3 sets, i think he will have to play absolutely rubbish for him to lose against Granola.