Aileen, I can't remember ever having seen 'The Sunday Post' on general sale here in England, but I've been having it delivered here for nigh on 40 years now! Years ago, I had to wait till Monday morning before I seen it, but for quite a few years now, it's hit the mat every Sunday morning, as regular as clockwork! Can't say I'm too happy about the new format though......It's beginning to look like all the other Sunday papers, but at least, it's kept up it's standard of journalistic excellence!
That's odd, because when I was in London in the early 1960s I used to buy it every Sunday - but maybe it was only on sale in the cities then.
I don't like the new format either. A lot of the good old stuff has gone and it's awash with pages of adverts - presumably to keep the price down. OK, so the cost is well below that of other Sundays, and it does have a magazine, but I'd happily pay more just to get the old "Post" back. Still, as you say, it's kept up it's standards of being a family newspaper.
I agree, there were really no good excuses for him to choke the way he did on those occasions. Particularly at Wimbledon where he had Nadal on the ropes.
But he is not a choker, he just doesn't show up when it really matters. So far.
Fortune favours the brave, and its time for Andy to step up to the plate.
As it stands right now I can't help thinking that the other 3 believe they will have it in the bag if they meet Andy in a slam final. He must now dissapoint them.
Surely he's going to be more confident next year, he's been doing this now for 7 years.
I'm hoperful for him to gain a positive momentum, picking up from where he left off in Asia. But I shall be at the end of my tether if i have to endure anymore nonsense.
And i won't be alone, but next year I'm hoping for more pleasant surprises a better attitude, better luck & that long awaited breakthrough.
That easy shot against Nadal which Andy fluffed should have been put to the back of his mind immediately. Unfortunately one of his greatest failings has been that he dwells too much on these things, and instead of just accepting his mistakes and getting on with the game, he's still thinking about them several points later, and that's disastrous. However, he claims he's getting on top of this aspect too.
Re his momentum following on from Asia - what a great pity that he was forced to pull out of Basel due to a freak injury, and then again having to pull out of the WTF. I truly cannot see how that momentum can have been kept going. The only thing in his favour is that, as a result of these withdrawals, he should be very fresh and rested by the time he gets to Australia, and hopefully the time spent with Cahill in Miami, brief though it is, will have paid some dividends, particuarly as Cahill is a man who won't stand for any nonsense from players. It was certainly obvious this year that when either Cahill or Groeneveld were around, Andy's attitude and behaviour were almost impeccable, and, apart from a few blips, he showed in Asia that he's capable of self-control, but I think it's definitely a case of "work in progress".
My big question therefore is that, given his fairly long "to do" list, both mentally and with regards to his game, can we realistically expect to see big improvements next year, and that all-important breakthrough?