I keep telling myself that I'm not watching tonight. I'm not waking up spontaneously to put the TV on. Andy can manage perfectly well without me just for one match, but I know what is likely to happen. As if by magic my body clock will decide around 2am that it is Andy time and that will be it.
That said, I've done something stupid to myself and I'm in agony, so I'm sort of hoping the pain will knock me out. Would you believe it, I stretched to turn off a tap that was just out of my reach in my wheelchair and I felt a weird pop. I think I've pulled or torn something in my ribs. Even breathing bloody well hurts!
Talking about Dodig, he seems really nice. I like how he won't be drawn in to talking about his tough times, however much he is pushed. He seemed the same at Queen's this year, a genuine good bloke. Normally he's the type I'd be cheering on, but he's playing our Andy, so I'm afraid that's it. There's only one Ivan I'm backing, and it's the one coaching Andy lol.
I think Andy will be fine tonight. He will want to find his groove, I'm sure of it, not that he was that bad on Monday. I still think his return game was right on the money. It was the FSP that made life hard, but if Andy can just relax a bit tonight and go for it I'm confident he will be fine. A good, lively crowd will help him, I'm sure of it.