^me neither Caz. There's something about that moment when he drops his raquet, and 77 years of hurt just evaporate ! Whooosh ! I still don't think I can quite believe he did it - even now :-)
That's how I feel.
I remember that I'd always told friends, family, work colleagues etc. that I was confident that Andy WOULD win a slam one day. My faith though, I'm sorry to admit, was a little shaken after last year's Wimbledon final.
Then he took out Djoko and SmugFed in the Olympics to win Gold for team GB. I tried to convince myself that even if a Grand Slim victory was never to be, then I'd be satisfied that the Olympic Gold somehow compensated. Afer all, it's something the the Fedman himself has never achieved.
Then onto that fantastic September night last year, 0205 on the Tuesday morning, and I realised that I had been fooling myself. That magnificent US Open victory meant more than any number of Olympic victories, because Andy's place in tennis history, and British sporting history, was now assured. It couldn't get any better than this, surely, I thought?
Move on to early July 2013, and the greatest prize in World tennis! Wimbledon, the "first amongst equals" of Grand Slams. Andy's home nation's (arguably - but not by me!) most significant world class sporting event. Not won by a home athlete since dinosaurs roamed these isles, etc. etc. etc.
His outstanding victory against the world's greatest player of the last two years, in straight sets (but it didn't feel like it did it?)
No doubt about it, to me this means far more than the US Open victory! It has lifted Andy's place from sporting hero to Legend. I've said it before in this forum - and received some arguments - but I am absolutely certain that this was the greatest single acheivement by a British male sportsman in my lifetime.
I still can hardly believe it, just like Caz and Sid.