He did indeed. Don't get me wrong, Castle isn't one of my favourites, a bit smarmy for my taste at times, but I think he saw what Andy did at the Olympics (and Wimbledon) and he respects it. I also think he was right in not blowing yesterday out of proportion, emphasising it was a good performance overall and Andy got through. Fair comment I would have thought at this point.
As for the humidity, I've seen a comment on the net where someone was saying that usually the rain takes the humidity away, but yesterday after the heavy rain over Flushing Meadows, the humidity was actually worse. That can happen. It's horrible. Personally I hate humidity. I'd hate to have to play tennis in it.
Humidity in this country does me in too - and rain does sometimes make it even worse - so I can only imagine what it must be like in the US.
Re Andy's poor serving, I can't help but wonder if playing on hard courts is reactivating the back issue he had earlier this year. He said he hoped the injections he had would see him through until the USO but could it be that the effects are wearing off? Just because we've never heard about it for months doesn't mean that the core problem has gone away, and Andy has played a lot of tennis recently - in the Olympics alone he also played one doubles and four mixed in addition to his singles.