Still amazed but not amazed at the same time. The signs were there in the semi, the hunger finally outweighed the nerves. Things finally fell into place for him, from that nice Mr Darcis, dealing with Berdych for him and getting the bogie man out of the way, to the ITF giving him a Mixed Doubles place to distract him. Plus Del P helping to knacker Pillock Fed. At the moment I don't give a toss about the MD, they have both got silvers. I hope he enjoys it. I also think that nobody can really doubt he has just won the 5th GS. If it looks like a GS, behaves like a GS, and is run like one, for all practical purposes it is one. The actual one is just round the corner. What has changed is he now believes he can do it. What this will do for his confidence is going to brilliant to watch. He is up with the big boys now, and no one, particularly him, can question his place now. He has got the medal to prove it , and cuddle. I think the semi was the turning point. Neither NJ or Fed stood a chance, when his head got into the same zone as his playing ability. Completely brill.
I agree completely. Brilliant post.
A shame Andy and Laura couldn't quite pull it off in the Mixed Dubs, but a silver isn't so very bad to go with Andy's Gold - hey, that sounds like a racehorse!