Kiss was ranked 500-and-something before he stopped playing and Jeremy Bates said he'd be at least top 200 just now with the way he played against Andy.
Thanks Allan. I wouldn't disagree with Jeremy.
You are joking?
No I'm not, and if you read Allan's post you'll see why. Whilst I never thought the final result of the match was in doubt, Kiss came very, very close to taking that third set. His game had talent written all over it, and there was definitely something going on between the ears re tactics.
that's me just home. Was sat next to the Stirling Uni guys, and am in awe of the amount of beer they can put away!
Poor Wardy was going so well until his injury, then rushing off court to be sick. It was very, very hot in there- (much hotter than when they played there in July, when the air con was set at Arctic levels)- at one point the Ladies' loos nearest us resembled a Casualty Clearing station, with kiddies feeling unwell and older people too.Even the stewards were complaining of the heat. No idea if they can adjust it for the rest of the tie.
Kiss did so well. I had predicted a 50 minute set, and whilst I never felt the result was in doubt, he didn't disgrace himself. Murray was obviously tired, but the reception he got was fantastic, no matter how he played.
Back for doubles tomorrow. I think it worthwhile pointing out (I had to wait ages afterwards for my daughter) that Andy signed every single tennis ball, ticket, scrap of paper and flag shoved in front of him,mostly by kiddies, at the end. I've been attending tennis matches for 40 years and have never seen that before. Impressive.
Great to have a first-hand report. Thanks.
And that's one of the things I really love about Andy - the way he goes out of his way to please his fans, especially the kids. Just wish we could have the Uni guys at some of Andy's matches!