I saw Stepanek's last two matche and must say he was relly on fire. He is a brilliant net-player and when Andy 's passing shot do not work, Stepanek can be dangerous. Said it in the Dolgo thread: Stepanek dismissed Andy in Paris three years ago just when I had tickets for the next round. So bad memories of Stepanek. Now to something completely different. Fed has finally won after he struggled so much in the first two sets. Would have made my day to see him out again so early. It was not meant to be.
Andy was made to play till about 2am the night before.
I remember this match too, the organisers apologised to Andy publicly about it as it was clearly the reason he lost.
Andy was all over Stepanek until he got tired. MH is right, if he can't beat Stepanek in straights then
perhaps its best he got a little rest before Paris.
It should be easy enough I think.