Remember being absolutely gutted because Andy hadn't won a Grand Slam .....shallow of me I know but hey! ho.. But now I,ll enjoy watching it.
Yeah that was the downside for sure. I was a big Delpo fan so was very happy for him (especially as he beat Federer!) but I really thought 2009 would be Andy's year.
I like Delpo but i'm not convinced, not just becauae of his injuries but he seems to just dissapear in some matches he looks like winning easily, his match against Isner in Cincy was a total meltdown.
I have doubts too. Not so much about his mentality because I think he's one of the few players who can match the big 4 in the important matches. But apart from a couple of matches he's been unable to reach the same level of tennis since his injury. He's shown flashes here and there but generally he's a more conservative player these days. And he doesn't have the same level of fitness as Novak, Rafa and Andy which counts against him in the long matches, especially in the best of 5 format.
Perhaps one day the stars will align for him again like they did in 2009 and he'll hit peak form in a slam. I'd like him to win another slam, though not at Andy's expense.