I don't consider Andy to be "the best of the rest" anyway-that title was really there when Andy hadn't won any majors,and some people didn't consider him to properly be one of the Big Four.To my mind,Andy's put that one well to rest now,and if some people still only consider him to be the "best of the rest",when he's now won the Olympics,USO and
Wimbledon,well they'll probably never be convinced.Their loss
Thanks Dani for beating me to it. I wonder if you'd like to get my blood pressure down off the ceiling while you're at it
If Andy doesn't finish the year ahead of Ferrer, and even Djokovic, I will eat my hat.
I kind of expect the press to have a go at Andy, they've done it before. Funnily enough though, most decent tennis writers have shown nothing but understanding of what happened at the USO, so to come on here and see a comment like 'best of the rest' is unbelievable to me. It comes across as a wee bit smug to be honest, a bit like waiting for Andy to 'fail' in order to say 'I told you so, didn't I'.
Andy has been to two major finals this year and won one of them - and that was the one considered the pinnacle, Wimbledon. Andy has also won a Masters and there are two more Masters to go this year, one of which he has a great record in. If he is fit and mentally fresh he could do it again. Then there is the WTF, where I do think Andy will be motivated.
Andy is well ahead of Ferrer in the race, which becomes increasingly important as of now. Andy had to miss the French, which didn't help, and he was mentally tired for the USO swing, but there is no way Ferrer is going to catch him. I don't see Ferrer defending Paris.