Yes, but he wants more. Being the perfectionist he is, I suspect his next goal is to avoid the cretins in the tabloid press starting the "one slam tripe". Like Teejay?
That's exactly right. Mark my words, it's all pretty positive and upbeat at the moment. The press are broadly supportive of Andy, as they jolly well should be, but if another slam or two went by without him winning, the 'one slam wonder' jibes would start.
I get what Joe means though, in a way. It reminds me a little of what Andy said post USO, the comment about him being able to retire happy now. Now, he wasn't saying for a second that he would, or that he would want to. I think he just merely meant that if he had to retire now, at least he would know in his own mind that he was capable of winning slams because he'd done it once. It makes sense. It also shows better than anything the pressure he was under, which is gone now.
That said, Andy is too competitive, just too bloody good to settle for one. He's already spoken of ways he can get better, which shows how driven he is. To my mind that drive will increase now, because he knows he can do it. However, the drive will increase, but some of the pressure, at least from outside sources, will decrease a bit. No more will anyone be able to go in to print spouting about Andy not having the mental strength to win big.
Clearly Andy can't live in some euphoric bubble forever. He's realistic about what it takes to get to the top and stay there. He knows hard work continues to lie ahead. However, just for myself, the memory of this summer will burn brightly for ages to come. I watched the Olympic final again last night and still loved it, and that brilliant USO final still leaves me breathless. He's ruddy marvellous, our Andy.
Going back to today, I lost the connection to here during the second set! Panic stations! I ended up watching the live stream on the ATP's site. I've never given my PC a round of applause before, but I did it when Andy won
Apparently he had a number of break point chances in the first set, but didn't take them. I guess that's understandable given that he was playing such a big server. However, he broke when it counts, clearly, so a great result all around. That's my boy
I tell you what, straight sets and only the one tie-break against someone who serves like that. It's not bad, is it? Next up is Lacko isn't it? Tomorrow?
So much for a lull after the USO.