What an excellent match from Andy. i live in Cyprus and Marcos is a great guy. He played well. I admire Andy showing pure grit and determination to win.
The problem will arise how bad our the injuries his team will have to pull out all the
stops to get him right for Monday.
That will be an interesting match as Cilic went to 5 sets and to 17-15 he will be very weary, mentally and physically. Andy will have to get going from the start. Good Luck Andy
I hope the Cypriots treat Marcos better than the British treat Andy! Yes Marcos is one of my favourite players and, now that I've recovered my wits, I can say that I thought he turned in an impressive performance last night. I also admire Andy for conquering his nerves and managing to dig himself out of a hole despite playing some pretty awful tennis at times. Hopefully his nerves will have settled down a bit when it comes to playing Cilic, although it is worrying that he can still be so badly affected by them.
I think Andy's knee will be OK, and in fact the roof-break was a big benefit there since he was able to get it attended to and properly taped, thereby preventing further damage being done. Also it spared him having to call for the trainer and suffer once again the Drama Queen accusations, although no doubt they'll still come from the usual suspects even although it was obvious from a video clip that the fall was a pretty nasty one. He has an excellent team who will do all they can to get him as fit as possible. He's played through ankle and back problems, so hopefully will do so successfully here.
Also did anyone notice Miles signaling to Baggy 1 set, c'mon. Never seen him do that when he was coaching Andy.
I didn't see that but I did see a hand gesture from the usually immobile Lendl (I think during the 2nd set) which looked to me and the person with me like some sort of signal. Anyone else notice this? Not a criticism by the way, just an observation.