You're like Dave from Big Brother. Next you'll be telling us that the Lord's love is bubbling up in your belly.
It’s a funny thing you should say that.
Oh the glory!
I do my best.
As long as George doesn't need to change his password on that 42" telly.
No it’s still l.a.r.g.e.s.c.r.e.e.n!
^^ "It was a master-class, with all the usual breath-taking, unbelievable, shot-making ..."
George, can I borrow your beloved Sony DVD recorder and your 42" TV, since, as you've watched the match 4 times over, they clearly transmit rose-coloured pictures from Bet365? I can hardly believe that James, myself and others were looking at the same performance from Andy and all getting it wrong.
It’s all a matter of opinion. Mine is probably affected by my being able to relax back in my reclining chair and watch a full-42”-screen recording, at my leisure, with the ability to use play-backs and pauses, whilst I go off and made a cup of tea to drink with my pork-pie and mustard, refreshed and fully awake after a good night’s sleep.
The first set was rustiness personified, the only positive thing being that Andy actually managed to win the tie-break, despite Falla pulling back from 3-0 to 3-3. He certainly showed a marked improvement in the second, but was still playing below par, although there were the occasional exciting exchanges.
Well, Leif was calling him a genius in the first set, but then, as I’ve said before, Andy needs a set to undertake his “super-computing” to dismantle his opponent’s strategy before he can swing into action.
Unfortunately, even with the volume turned up full on my beloved cheapo Asus laptop, I could barely make out what the commentators were saying, so I can't argue with you there, although they did seem to be enthusing a bit more about Andy in the second set.
Do what I’ve done and splash out £20 on a small battery operated amplifier and plug in the sound-socket.
As for their departure off court, Falla certainly looked either tired or dejected, but Andy wasn't exactly a bundle of fun - not even a glimmer of a smile. No celebrations there, then, although I admit the crowd didn't exactly encourage them.
Ashley reckoned Andy looked “very tired”, but I think the truth is that he wasn’t impressed with his performance. It wasn’t up his high standard. He was annoyed with the soft balls and his shots going into the net, but he dismantled a very good opponent. You can’t ask more than that.
I really look forward to readng your comments tomorrow after the Lopez match.
After another dazzling performance!!