Aileen, yes he’s looking much better. Definitely didn’t want to chase the ball down but he’s obvously being understandably cautious. I thought he served well once he got more comfortable and moved not too badly. Hope you had a good christmas! Have missed chatting to you.
I did have, thank you, and hope you had a good one too. I've missed chatting with you as well. I'm just sorry I missed the whole match because I didn't realise he was playing until it was too late, so had to be content with highlights.
As I said on the other thread I am sure he didn't want to push too hard at an exhibition match. He only stood in, as usual, to help the organisers just as he did at WTF when Federer pulled out.
It was certainly very convenient for the organisers that Andy was there. I can understand too why he was cautious and not willing to push himself, so if nothing else it can be seen as a practice session. I only got a sight of his team once but they didn't look unduly worried, which is good enough for me.
Watched the match Andy does have a limp which I thought was quite noticeable.
However, i was pleased with his attitude and that was not one of a loser he knows within himself that he has a lot to do not with his strokes but with his movement.
There seems to be divided opinions as to the limp, but you're right, Andy is no quitter, and he did warn us that getting back to full fitness would take a while, so just as it was after his back op, patience is going to be the key here. Also we should remember how frustrating it must be for him not to be able to play at the level he knows he's capable of.