Hope Andy is still in the tournie for your birthday scotnadian! If he is, then it would probably mean that he's beaten Novak or Ferrer which would be an excellent result
@TheMadHatter I was watching a bit of Young's match today and the commentators were saying that his success last year came when he was working with coaches from the USTA. Then for some reason he stopped working with them and is back being coached by his mother. Seems a very bad decision to make. I can't help feeling his situation is a little like Gasquet's (though obviously Gasquet is a lot more successful), where they're hyped as the next big tennis star at a very early age which brings with it so much pressure to deal with.
With Fish I think it's a combination of things - he's struggled being the American number 1 and the pressure that brings and he's also been suffering with fatigue recently (had to miss the Davis Cup because of this). It's going to be interesting to see how Isner handles being the American number 1. Up to now he's been on the upswing of his career - the tough part now will be staying in the top 10.