Right everyone, start praying for sun, no roof !! Andy is a dirge parent animal this time around, he has spirit and a never say die attitude reminiscent of Nole's journey last year.
Glad you clarified this - thought a new expression had crept into the English language!
I really won't be disappointed if Andy and Laura lose their first match tomorrow. Knowing Andy he'd probably be practising anyway but two matches he doesn't need. Smugfed will have had time to recover from his match today. I know adrenaline can keep you going in situations like this but there's a limit to just how far.
He says he will.. I'm not buying any tickets until I know for sure.
If he wins GOLD (yeah.. I said "GOLD") then he will have to stay in London on Monday for press ops.. then take the plane here and play on Wednesday.
If he comes, I'm thrilled, but I won't expect anything fantastic from him. Jetlag is a killer, and on top of that the weather is ridiculously hot and humid here.
If he doesn't come, I completely understand. I've always supported his dream of an Olympic medal.
He will get a fine unless he's injured, but what's a fine to him? Pah!
I know it's pretty tough on you Linda
but Andy said in an interview yesterday that he wasn't all that bothered about next week because winning gold was of paramount importance. He must know what's going to be involved if he goes to Toronto, and he doesn't cope well with jetlag at the best of times. Also there's his team to consider too and I'm sure he'll discuss it with them. Even if he does lose on Sunday I can't believe there won't be some pressers. Also getting back to adrenaline - you can make great promises when it's running high but I hate to think how he'd be in Toronto once that rush passes. Still can't find out what the fine is but as you say, it'll be peanuts to him. Maybe the fact that he has no ranking points to defend might help in the decision-making.