Well the travel's behind him, he's eeked out a stright sets win despite himself and he should get a full night of rest with another evening slot, Plus it's the first match of the evening so no awful waiting bit. (As long as it stops raining. please stop raining) So all in all, a good one to settle back in after the traditional mutual wreckage with Djoker.
Yes, and Fish playing unpredictably. He really did have nothing to lose, and has had some excellent results at this tournament, so it suits him. A slightly wobbly start doesn't surprise me, but I was pleased he was able to curtail the match to two sets.
The scheduling is odd. Being a combined event explains some of it, and I wondered if Fish asked for the smaller court, or if it plays more like Montreal, so Andy requested it. Today's scheduling is much more strange.
I understand Federer and Rafa will always be treated as huge stars, regardless of ranking, and the fact they are likely to retire sooner compounds that, but Stan seems to be getting it too. Yes, he won a slam this year, but he's never done much there. He's had one semi-final and one quarter-final in Cincinatti across his entire career, and it's his best tournament in the US, so I can only presume he has gained additional celebrity status thanks to Kyrgios' outburst.