OMG Elena never bring that up again!!! promise me that Any thoughts of Andy actually losing the match from 2 sets up will never be discussed
trust me, i think we all had that nightmare scenario tumbling inside our brains watching the 3rd and 4th sets, it actually makes me feel quite ill just thinking about it.
How damned brave is Andy? just imagine the mental fortitude required to put yourself in the position of possibly losing for the 5th time in a slam final, but still fighting for the opportunity to turn it around, the guy is a legend in my book, and i am so grateful that he succeeded, he has worked so hard, if anyone deserved to win a slam, it was him - i personally think that if things had gone the other way, it would have finally destroyed his character fully, i doubt he would have been able to recover from five times losing slam finalist.
Welcome to the mad, mad World of Murray!
I can't bear either to think about the consequences if Andy had lost the match, and his 5th consecutive GS final along with it, after being 2 sets up. I didn't see it because my livestream was showing ads at the time, but I gather Andy went for a "comfort break" before the final set in order to get his head together - something I've noticed he's done a lot over the past few months. I think he realised it really was now or never as far as his career was concerned, and to his great credit came back on court and toughed it out mentally and physically (and I can vouch for the fact that losing a toenail is pretty painful) despite Djoko's pathetic last-gasp attempt to screw him up. I must admit though that I didn't dare to believe that he would win until that final shot from Djoko went long - unlike a friend who said that when it went 5-4 to Andy in the 1st he switched the TV off and went to bed because he knew then that Andy would win. How cool is that?!
Anyway my computer crashed after the match was over. I guess it had had enough of me screaming less than lady-like language in front of it!