For a 250 tournament the road to success does not seem easy. Yet, I share everybody's joy about Andy making headlines on court. I hope for positive ones, of course.
I don't think it's a bad thing for Andy to be tested a little here before moving on to bigger challenges in Beijing and Shanghai - and a win here would do wonders for his confidence, so fingers crossed he lifts the trophy.
Looks like he is being treated like royalty there.
And quite right too! It was the same when he went to Bangkok in 2011, although the Thailand Open no longer exists, having been taken over by Shenzhen, and there are some really
photos on the pics thread. Thank goodness there are still parts of the world where people actually know what the word RESPECT means, and put it into practice as part of their daily lives.