Having watched the match cannot agree with the negative comments. He (Andy) had 20, yes only 20 unforced errors during the match.
Anderson was SUBLIME last night. Something that cannot be accounted for. His Serving was THe Best and he has suddenly discoved volleying.
Why oh why did Andy continue togo to Kevin`s forehand? And then, how to cope with the outside backhand.
Many aspects were against Andy last night
1 The court, as previously mentioned
2, His Cold
3. His efforts to overtake Federer in the rankings....playing Washington etc
4. Beating Djokovic in Montreal
However, I have to presume that his TEAM did not prepare hime enough for the match. Perhaps, with the HTH it was taken for granted that Andy would win. Lookindg at their last meetin Queens, why would they think otherwise?
Someone, and they were on the Anderson team, did their homework!
Andy's team, I do believe lacked the prep that was required and the above points contributed and made it almost disastrous for Andy.
IMO he is missing Amile. Since bringing her on board he has performed above our expetations.
Bring back Amile quickly and drop Tomas.....no improvment since he has been involved.
In conclusion, my thoughts are that his team let him down with their lack of, or reluctance to give Andy the correct advice. Rest on you Laurels.....and you will fail!
Work MUST be done on the second serve. And it is so worrying that lesser players FEEL THAT THY CAN BEAT ANDY.......FEDERER AND DJOKOVIC HAVE QUITE THE OPPOSITE EFFECT ON PLAYERS
I agree that Andy misses Amelie. I not sure of the outcome of the match if she's been there but Andy would have been much more calm.
Having read good posts here and articles, Andy has lost this match because of a complete mental crash (for sure ignited by Kevin playing the match of his life). A well composed Andy would have been able to find a way through.
I'm afraid to say that but I think Andy's "comments" were directed to his team. If this is in fact Andy talking to Andy, it's even more scary. I don't even know how you can talk to yourself like that (the words and above all the attitude). Unless you're not alone in your head.
I'm sure Amelie will have a word with him. Maybe she's going to bawl him out a bit !
"Andy ! I mean REALLY ?!" I'm kidding right now, but......... in fact I wish that as his coach she does it.
You're a bit hard on Jonas. I think as a replacement coach he does his job. And Andy won in Montreal with him this is not nothing.
For the lesser players to feel that they can beat Andy and not Novak or Fed I'm not sure either.
I think they have the same thought when it comes to play Andy and the other 3.
Something like it will be very difficult, but with the right game plan if I perform it well and play very good tennis I can win this match. Lesser players are competitors too.
I agree with the second serve, and I'm sure Andy will adress it. I don't think he will suddenly have a killer second serve but just good enough to give a bit less opportunities is ok.
This will save points and his sanity !