Was the two ladies with the "we miss you Andy" banner anyone from here ?
Wasn't me! Wouldn't have had space, and I don't think the cameras go up top much anyway. Was great to see it on the screen though.
Had a fun time at the O2 yesterday though. Watched Berdy practising for a few minutes, then went to the Fan Zone and watched a bit of the lovely Ross Hutchins chatting with Rob Curling on the 11.45 Holding Court Show.
Went to my seat up on Level 4 to watch the tennis. Saw the doubles match - I had so hoped that Jamie & John would qualify, and it was odd to see the Poles wearing the same kit as they do, and one of them is a leftie!
Then Stan v Tomas. The Swiss supporters were already in full voice (and dress), so I imagine it will be rowdy tonight. Berdy seemed nervous and always trying to keep up - until the bizarre tie break! I was pleased it went to three sets, and we got a few longer rallies as the match went on.
Back to the Fan Zone and got front row seat for Ferrer's practice. It was only about 24 hours after playing the Paris final and he looked tired. He had two players the other side of the net and they played almost continuous long rallies for about 10 minutes, then volleys, then I left. I passed the court where Djoko was practising, but couldn't see much from the back of quite a crowd.
I gave away my evening ticket as I decided I'd regret missing my son's band's album launch gig more than I'd regret missing that match. Glad to see it was more competitive than many predicted, and love Andy's comments! I'll be back there for more on Thursday.
I don't think we can expect everyone to keep mentioning Andy as one of the top eight, it would get quite tiresome. They probably didn't do it for Rafa last year.