I plead guilty to having made negative comments initially, but it was in fact a knee-jerk reaction because (a) I was disappointed, and, more importantly (b) I was anxious (and still am) in case this injury could rule him out of Rome or even RG.
I think you were only one of many Aileen and like you my immediate reaction was disappointment and anxiety about implications for rest of clay season. Sky said he was almost certain to be at Rome next week but what do they know?
This isn't really about Andy in Madrid but as Andy wasn't going to be in Madrid I finally got round to watching the Benneteau match in MC that I'd recorded from the highlights, having missed it. I was struck by some of the things Peter Fleming said:
Andy best half volleyer since Agassi;
Talked about 'examples of the genius that is AM' and how his double handed bh is among the best.
But when Andy yelled at putting a drop shot in the net v early in the match, he said there you have why AM has not yet won a GS: that he got so angry over what was nearly a perfect drop shot but which missed by 1/4 inch or so, so early in the match. And thereby wasted a lot of energy.
Thought they were interesting observations from someone who I think is v fair in his assessments of Andy.