I didn't watch the match and have just got round to reading all the ppsts and your very good report, Nigel. As others have said "Although the top seed went a break down in the second set, it was standard fare for the defending champion, who rarely takes the motorway if a scenic route is available, usually one that involves a degree of off-roading.
" is a perfect description of our lad. You get a Gold Star for that one!
This tournament and this win should set Andy up very nicely for the AO.
I'm very sorry indeed to hear about Ross. Like Andy he's a lovely young man, but I'm encouraged by the posts by scotnadian
and also Ross's own positive tweet. Like everyone else I wish him all the best for a good recovery.
Take note - unless you have been closely touched by cancer, you have no idea how you will react !!!
Andy is a sensitive, caring person and can't help but show his feelings. He should NOT change but just be himself. I've said it before and I'll keep saying it - if some people can't handle that then the problem is theirs, not Andy's. As for the British media there's just no pleasing them so why even try.
With regard to Mr M and the way he displays his emotions, I wish people would remember just what he has been through in his life and cut him a lot of slack. He seems to be a sensitive soul. He has had to cope with the whole Dunblane experience, having his parents split up on him, leaving home at 15 to train abroad, (and so having a fairly abnormal adolescence), then focussing on a single goal, for the last 10 years or so. Not too mention being cripplingly shy. The only thing that really surprises me is that he is as a normal as he is. All credit to him and his support team. No wonder he "wobbles" from time to time.
Excellent posts which sum up my own feelings enitrely.
Andy's detractors can say what they like, but how many of them have gone through all that Andy has plus now being faced with coping with his best friend's illness? I'm proud of him, very proud indeed.
And to sidtypical
- welcome to the mad, mad world of Murray!
Great to have you on board for all the Andy roller-coasters.