Having watched both these matches, I am now fairly optimistic that Andy can defeat the Joker for the second time this year. Just a pity he didn't manage to do it when it really, really mattered.
He would have probably lost in that final.
At the next AO i think it will be different however.
Andy's development has been slow but inevitable, and the other players can feel it. Particularly Mr Djokovic. Of whom he feels no sense of inferiority.
Andy is perhaps the best 3 set hardcourt player ever, or at least one of them, and i believe if there is no nonsense, he'll come through tomorrow.
Even with a bit of a slow start after the lack of match play he should do it in 3. Otherwise in straight sets.
After all Andy is the next number one in waiting is he not?