Great win for Andy. I think he absolutely had right on his side in his little argument with the umpire. It can't be right that the receiver can hold up play and then the server is penalised for that. They have to look at that.
Great to see Andy playing well inside the court much of the time and sliding around with ease. He himself commented that it was good he was going to the net more, which suggests that is something they've been working on.
Comms said Andy has 2nd best record for aces of top 10 this year - after JWT. But worst record of top 18 on 2nd serve points so still room for improvement there. But good to see the first serve working well today although the 1st serve in stats at end weren't as good as I expected.
While not wanting to be a party pooper, I remember Andy made a brilliant start last year too, but couldn't keep it up - though that may well have been because of his back. If he can achieve his first clay court win over Stan tomorrow that would really set him up for the clay court season. But feeling