I would've gone for Andy in 3 even if Simon were fighting fit, but I notice someone
has picked Simon in 3.
in Andy. Thought this was a Murray fan site too. Silly me
I never vote, but I know people who always place bets (with or without money) that their favourite player/team will lose on the presumption that it softens the blow if it happens. The alternative is that someone ticked the wrong option - something I've been known to do too.
IMO, Simon in 5 would be the most ridiculous option. If he were to cause an upset, he'll need to do it fast - by his own admission, lol. Not exactly fighting talk, but he does seem keen to do his best, which I admire.
On the subject of being an Andy fan site - I find it just as odd that a thread on a specific match against a specific player gets taken off-topic just to have a go at another player. I can't say I'm fans of all of the players, and I think Fed is as insincere as the next sane person, but the casual way it seems ok to randomly abuse him in the middle of any old thread is off-putting and makes it look as if Andy's fans are insecure and a bit nasty, not to mention detracting from what Andy is actually doing.
I know there are threads in the general tennis section for other players, so would it be too much to go there if you feel like a rant please?