Aileen, apologies.I really meant Andy is fine most tournaments these days. It's a very strong field and I hope he does try out some new stuff but also hope he keeps his mouth shut this time if he does.
Not like you to make mistakes BBH.
Llodra normally has very little chance against Fed, and now he is playing the final tomorrow against Delpo he will be knackered and then get hit with the flight, the 2 hours time lag
with little time to get accustomed to the fast court. Fed must be laughing at it all
I like Andy's draw. A nice easy Qualifier in the first round to warm up, followed by a decent work out with a half injured Davydenko (or another Qualifier) in the second round. Berdych will give Andy a good workout to prepare for Nole in the SF where we can see the fruit of Andy's latest training and then Andy can finish off Fed for the trophy on Sunday
Even better, Philip - the time lag is +3 hours! (and for the benefit of all on here, Dubai is GMT +4
I hope you're right about an easy Qualifier and that Andy doesn't get faced with a whiz-kid. As for the rest ... happy, happy thoughts ...!