Mine too MM!
Good afternoon, my favourite niece, Caz.
One of the saddest situations are that of Andy having to pull out of Basel and o2, not forgetting his demise in Paris at the hands of Berdych, who is turning out to be Andy's bette noire. Andy had a golden opportunity, if he had been at his fittest to not only secure his no 3 position at year end, but also to put himself very close to Nadal's no 2. Such are the uncertainties of tennis. I believe that Federer included, Djokovic and Nadal were there for a fit Andy's taking. To me Federer's attitude to Andy shows a fear of him - Andy holding a majority of wins, hence his disgraceful snide comments.
However, if Andy regains his full fitness and maintains it, I am convinced that 2012 will be a huge year for him. Once again to reiterate, this to include not one but two slams. Again to remind all MW supporters that Andy himself has always stated that the years between 23 and 26 will be his best tennis years.
Despite his sad finishes over the final three tournaments of 2011, his year has without any shadow of doubt his best ever. This success gives strength to his claim that this year falls part of his quoted spreaded years of success.
Incidentally, for all those in MW who are disappointed that he may drop down to world 4, the difference between 3 and 4 has little bearing on his 2012 AO draw position.
Unfortunately, MW friends, during my working week, I am still unable to post any comments on MW's website owing to unknown failings of my office computer. Neither our Mark here or my own IT man have been able to resolve the deficiency. Hence my comments are only for late at night or Saturday via my home computer.