I have been watching the press recently and why is it that whenever Andy is playing someone they have to publish how they are going to finish him off? This does not seem to happen to the other top players even in their own countries. I think Andy is wonderful in the way he ignores all this rubbish.
The last time someone who is coached by one of Andy's old coaches Andy smashed him.. Nishikori who came out and said that Brad Gilbert had shown him how to beat Andy. Now Bagdatis has said much the same thing. We have wait and see!!
Do you think these coaches are suffering from sour grapes!
Andy was asked about Miles Maclagan in an interview yesterday and he said that he wasn't bothered about anything Maclagan might have told Baggy, and so I imagine the same goes for Gilbert/ Nishikori. Why should he be? He knows his own strengths and weaknesses and must have a good idea how to beat them
since he's already done so. Lendl will have his own input too.
From beeb text:
The great and good from the world of sport will be in the Royal Box today and there's someone for everyone. In prime position in the front row will be Sir Bobby Charlton, Jack Nicklaus, Andrew Strauss and Dame Kelly Holmes. A row behind you'll find Ryan Giggs, Owen Farrell, Alastair Cook and Martina Navratilova. And plonked in the cheap seats are Phil Tufnell, Boris Becker, Leon Smith, Judy Murray and many many more.
Oh don't I know it! Half an hour of hype and celeb-introducing which meant ladies' match didn't start till 1:30 and Zheng has just take the 1st set on a TB after about 50 mins of play. I can see Andy's match being pushed further and further back.
Inevitably the Murray Mania has gone through the roof with the departure of Nadal, with all tickets sold out by 7:30 am, and record crowds, so putting even more pressure on Andy - one reason I wasn't too happy about his early exit.
Very windy conditions out there, so hope it dies down a bit, although if roof goes on it won't matter.