Well like I said, I'm somewhat happy by the loss actually. Really looking forward to WTF as I love that tourney and hoping Andy can win it this time.
I feel that way too, laundry, but with a big BUT. Why did he lose in such a way after doing so in a similar fashion in 2 other recent tournaments? Is this point a red herring or does it have a bearing on a developing problem. I do not believe Andy decided to lose the match - he wanted the points and the success, Petchey said as much and if anyone knows Andy it is Petchey, they were close when he was Andy's coach and that has never changed. There may be a media 'reason for loss' but what is the real one or is it all a storm in a teacup, brought about by his desire to do well at the O2. Maybe we will know soon enough, perhaps it is just a phase after his success in the summer and the USO. Maybe he decided to pursue the advantage of no Fed, no Rafa and a defeated Nadal just wasn't worth the effort - it dependson how much he wanted to win Paris I suppose. I am no tennis expert, just a sincere Andy fan - and I will look forward to next week with a certan amount of trepidation.