The Asian swing has begun! After a poor US Open, where Andy was unable to defend the title he won in excellent fashion last year, Andy came back this weekend to play the Davis Cup and try and assist Team GB into the World Group for the first time in five years. He succeeded, easing off Borna Coric and Ivan Dodig in straight sets, as well as partnering Colin Fleming in the doubles, where they won in four sets. Andy played well all weekend and despite the expected burn out after his historic Wimbledon victory, Andy is beginning to look as good as he was when he lifted the golden trophy at SW19.
Andy normally plays well in the Asian swing, with past results showing tournament wins in Bangkok in 2011 where he routined Donald Young in the final, twice a winner of the Shanghai Rolex Masters beating Federer and Ferrer in the final, and winning Tokyo singles and doubles in 2011 where he famously bagelled Rafael Nadal with the loss of only four points in the third set of the final.
Andy is joined in Bangkok by Berdych, Raonic, Simon and Feliciano Lopez. The field is strong, so Andy will have to work extra hard to win the title here.