Even when reading the match thread I felt like being on the all too well-known rollercoaster. We are used to it and do we want it any different (as long as he wins his match)? From what I saw in the first set, Millman has a solid game, esp. his groundstrokes. And when lower-ranked players face a champion, their ambitions will rise, as Andy knows from the times when he entered the senior stage. Often they cannot maintain such a high level over three or five sets. But as one of you remarked, the other top players rarely seem to have such first-round struggles.
I couldnt watch the match but tried to follow on the thread.
In bold begs "The $ 64,000 Question". It is only Andy that seems to have the ups and downs and early exits of the top players. Not everytime of course, but on a reasonably frequent basis, and which we doesnt see the likes of with the other top 3-4 players.
As Elly said the other day, Murray is an erratic player and always has been.