Are there any signs?
Ignore Robbie's silly remark! Andy's been suffering from a bronchial infection caused by a virus since Tokyo. He was certainly coughing quite a bit during an interview on Thursday and during Friday's match against Stepanek he did not look well and at times was gulping for air. Although signs of recovery were obvious in the Fed match I don't think there's much doubt in most people's minds that his sudden physical collapse in the 3rd set of the final, when his legs deserted him to the extent that he was barely able to move round the court, was due in part either to the virus itself or its after-effects. This has caused myself and a few others to question whether he'll be 100% fit for Basel, given that he'll have a long flight home and have to overcome jet-lag as well. If he isn't, a withdrawal might be on the cards given the imminence and greater importance of Paris and the WTF.
Anyway here's the only picture I could find (on rogerfedererfans.com
) that doesn't show Andy either screaming in frustration or smashing his racquet up -