With you both on this one. The poor kid doesn't stand a chance if Cashy etc start putting the boot in. (Mind, I adore Pat Cash (as oppose to being totally in love /lust with the OTHER Aussie Pat....Rafter
I was impressed with the Press Coverage. I thought it was nigh on 100% fair and very humorous. Light hearted yet encouraging.
I remember how Lleyton had the most vicious press ever from his fellow Aussies when he was Andy's age. It must have upset him. While I can cope and laugh at fuzzy's hilarious put downs, Cashy should keep his mouth shut for 18 months. It's different. Why do they have to start so soon? Anything for a story? What will sell more papers, any spin they want to put on a rookie or the day he wins a Major? Bide your times you vultures. Grrrrrrrr.
Leyton managed a couple of slams, I'm rapidly thinking Andy needs to get his (hopefuly and most realisticaly The US Open), before he's 21. The pressure would be off.)
I am sure he is mentally tough, but ( as I glance back through the mists of time to when was 18 and try and remember just how much I took everything to heart....
it's hazy, bear with me)... I hope he takes the sound advice of never reading his own press.
For the first time in decades (fuzzy notwithstanding, and despite Tim never having had quite
that "something" that makes a Champion, I think, this time, we ARE seeing a special talent.
Of course he's infinitely newsworthy. Just be positive for a bit, please.
OMG (I'm ranting at Pat Cash on an internet forum *shakes head* I cant believe myself.
I seriously am far too involved.)
Although I'm totally against his involvement with The Sun
I find it uderstandable when you've had years of financially strapped times and had to work your butt up to get to his position today, I can understand it.
Oh heck, I'm not going to worry. Our boy is tough. It's all a learning process. I'm trying to fight off memories of a few like Anna K and (prepares to be shot down) maybe Andy Roddick?
Plus, of course, Cash's mention of Jan Michael Gambill