Great match from Andy, I'm really proud of the way he fought today against Djoko. Lendl has certainly made a difference even after such a short time, I'm so looking forward to 5 months time, when we are going to see a big difference to Andy performance. I just hope that second serve can improve, as that is where the big guys always get him.
I have to agree; everything was different today and I don't exactly go along with some of Nigel's comments. I saw a different Andy today, and I think Ivan has already given him the edge he needs. Maybe not a "classic" in every sense of the word, but a great tennis match. He played the current "best" player in the world to the last ball. That's what it takes and I believe he let the rest of the boys know he's for real this year. Yeah, he took a nap now and again but woke up to come back to form, something he's failed to do in the past against the best.
Further thoughts; he still has to lose some of the obvious stress moniters which give the opponent a clue on how his game is going....a little to outward still. Maybe the Man can change that. I think that is what let Joker hold on when I thought Andy had him and Joker looked beat.
Does everyone agree Ivan the Terrible has made an impression already?