With regards to "feathergate" I still feel that out of the top four Andy is still the most susceptible to being brought out of the zone by the most minor of irritations. Novak is especially noted for his focus, I noticed during the match that he was able to serve when there was shout outs from the crowd
That might be true, but Andy will learn. Djokovic has been susceptible to distractions in his time too. I used to watch him and wait for him to start moaning about his eyes, his breathing, etc, etc. He also had a phase for pulling out of majors for very strange reasons. I think people have forgotten what a whiner he was before he took his head out of the orifice he used to keep it in. Djokovic is brilliant, don't get me wrong, but his behaviour has only clicked in the last two years.
As for feathergate, that double fault was painfully predictable. I have to admit that I closed my eyes for that serve, knowing it would happen. I don't know what Andy was thinking really, except I did wonder if he thought that Djokovic might say he wasn't ready for Andy's serve because his eye was on the feather falling. It's hard to tell.
Mind you, I did imagine the papers would have fun with feathergate. You could just imagine the headlines, 'Plucky Brit Beaten By Serbian Pigeon'.
If feathergate had happened in the semi's the papers would have probably done a lot of cuckoo jokes.