I don't know but I just get the feeling that Jamie is always much more nervous when he's playing with Andy. I think he feels the pressure of playing with a sibling who is better than he is and is in constant fear of letting Andy down. Whereas Andy wants so much to win for Jamie - difficult one.
Hi Alis and all,
I think this is spot on. I think Jamie's relative lack of experience in the big situations showed as well. I was just watching on TV, but it was like a Davis Cup tie, only more so, if that makes sense. The crowd were just amazing.
I loved the way Andy didn't rebuke or blame Jamie in any sense for the loss. Andy's performance yesterday, both on the court and in the interview, was excellent. I don't know about anyone else, but it feels to me rather like we're watching Andy grow up and develop in front of our very eyes. It's so wonderful to see it.
The thing that struck me about Andy as well yesterday is that I swear he looks taller when he is playing well. I can't say I've noticed it before, maybe I've been too busy screaming and I can't at the moment, so I'm having to watch intently instead, but Andy looked every inch the part. His serving was a sight to behold.
The annoying thing about them going out in the doubles so early is that it will be portrayed as a failure by our media. Do these people know nothing about the sport?