I missed that match by running a Parkrun continually reminding myself to keep going as Andy would. These days I am fighting a mental battle where I keep stopping just because my sub conscious brain thinks, after a fall when I knocked myself out, that it is dangerous. Following an his inspirational example has helped me a few times. Sadly once home Eurosport had Novak not Andy on the broadcast channel and the option to have any match by an App used with SKY has failed to work for me.
That was a super warm-up for Wimbledon. He knows that he has the skills to do well but that there are some shortfalls now in his game which he needs to address. The game has changed a little too so more adjustments for that too. On the radio where one of the commentators was struggling with what would happen next in today's match he was reminded that previously Andy had been described as a 'great contrarian' so never try to predict his state of mind or fitness and then outcome of matches when he plays. May have got 'great' a little wrong but I can now see why I like him so much as an athlete/sportsman. I get the term 'perverse and stubborn' thrown at me which is a similar behaviour style all the time! I think it is because competitive folk are so determined they often have to be all those things.
Ruthie, you mention Lendl but you must realise that Andy pushes himself in exactly the same way as he did. In my opinion Lendl was simply a person that supported by agreeing what Andy might do. Lendl's career is so much the same story - he just played more as he did not have injuries.
Well done Andy for providing such wonderful entertainment this last week.
I agree with the interviewer after R1. We should call him Sir Andy on the court.
Which match did you miss?
This is the 2nd Round match. Did you see the Berrettini match??