Didn't get to see any of the tennis yesterday, but due to a babysitting mix-up, I was at Braehead whilst my daughter and her partner did watch the matches. She took my grandson in to watch the warm-ups (he's 3) and she said during warm-up, Andy took a nasty blow to his knee from a ball. Grandson came out from practice enthusing about how hard Andy Murray hits the ball (he's been running round with his own tennis racquet since Wimbledon, shouting 'I'm being Andy Murray'! ) and when the matches proper stated I took him for a little picnic and a play in the play area at the back of Braehead. During the picnic I noticed a big white tent, investigated further, and discovered it was the 'media centre'. I'd been following the Murray match via twitter, and reading how ill Andy appeared to be and how he was struggling. Anyhow after the match, grandson and I wandered along to the area of the media centre, and as we walked past the side window saw Andy giving his post match interviews, so we sat by the river and waited. When he came out, we and another lady were the only people there, and Andy was great, and had his pic taken with my grandson who was just thrilled. In the car on the way home he kept saying 'Andy Murray talked to me!' Just posting this as props to the man, even when obviously not at his best, for taking time for a 3 year old. This old cynic was very impressed.
Having read the contents of his interview in the papers and online today, have to say I agree with the scheduling issue. The Olympics obviously complicates things for next year, but I feel very strongly that if the Davis Cup is to survive, it needs to be treated with more respect worldwide. The fiasco in Australia this weekend just confirmed my thoughts on that.
Lovely to read that Toadie. I can imagine how thrilled your grandson was - I would have been too!