who cares about the Chardy match. it was irrelevant to him
Unfortunately, this was extremely relevant to some of these posters who thought this Chardy match was the highlight as to what to expect from Andy come USO. But of course, as you said, it was irrelevant to Andy as he never looked any different in any of his pre-USO practice sessions after the loss to Chardy and in fact, looked rather happy and confident.
And if your read the match report by boogers where he called Murray 'dismal' and said, "I've long since accepted that Murray is closer, consistency wise, to the rest of the top 100 than he is to the top 3" then you'd know that he had the lowest expectation for any Andy fan anyway and those words were more insulting than anything else. Because I am sure none of the professionals be it the comms or the players would say that Andy was more closer to top 100 than top 3 and this comment came based on one bad match and after Andy made the final at Wimbledon and won the Olympics etc. His supporters will tell you that this is his 'coping mechanism' but I see it as a bit clueless. But anyway by winning both Olympics and USO Andy has definitely made sure that in reality, he was much, much closer to top 3 than the rest of the bunch. I don't care for his comments, frankly, as I see him as just another poster. Just good to see him wrong time and again and it's all fun.