Have posted abit more on the mw in the media thread Nigel.
Basically I think I said how angry I was with the character assassination of Andy. How as an older woman he strikes me as a polite, young man who shows alot of respect for other players unlike eg federer who a number of callers had held up as an example. Attacked the idea he was anti English and asked whether the English had no sense of humour. Talked about the brilliance of his tennis - how some of the passing shots that afternoon just took your breath away and left me smiling, how mac says he has wonderful hands, how he's added power to his game and works incredibly hard. Said I thought some of the antipathy was a class thing - he doesn't fit the middle class tim henman template.
Although I didn't say this one thing that amused me was that some of the people who accused Andy of having no personality sounded like they had the personality of cabbages - they made Andy's voice sound positively upbeat. Nolan gave me a fair crack of the whip and the only thing he said was how many of the critics hardly mentioned the tennis, which set me off again!
I was followed by another woman who said she agreed with me and who talked about Andy being shy.
Oh and yesterday saw my first saltire flown from a car in Nottingham as went out for a walk after the match.
BRILLIANT!! You go girl and thanks for doing what we'd all like to do but don't actually carry it out.
If Lendl can keep him calm and emphasize that Fed has set himself goals also (despite his experience of finals and Wimbledon and beating Andy in GS's blah blah) and therefore pressure, then our boy has a great shot.
I still haven't forgiven Fed for his condescending words the last time (AO a few years back) and it's beyond me why he appears to get as much support at times as Andy.
COME ON CROWD - roar as you've never roared before....
Yes, he's a winner to us already but it's not about us, it's about Andy and we all know he won't be happy until he wins a Big One, so let's give him all the help we can.
I'm surprised we haven't seen Uri Geller do his thing on TV.......