Andy looked great and was able to compete at the highest level against a wonderful opponent. The atmosphere was electric. Andy remains one of the very few elite players who can get a crowd on the edge of their seats and rooting for him with every sinew. This match deserved the theatre of a night time slot, instead we and the players had to put up with that ridiculous early afternoon shadow obscuring the proceedings and distorting the play. The crowd were amazing. They, like us, get it. We are witnessing a phenomenon. What Andy is doing is unprecedented and ground breaking and almost incredible. It is so easy to forget the medical miracle before us in our desire for him to soar ever higher. Because of his super-human effort we are now back to wanting more and even expecting more. What a guy! So proud of him.
The schedule idea to put this match on first up on Arthur Ashe was one of the craziest we have seen. Personally, as an Architect, I do not get how the rebuilds of this show court over the years especially with the roof added were done with perhaps no reference to sun path diagrams/tables. We use them quite extensively in the UK so why not in the States? Additionally, as I said before, why impose the problem on a player three times in a row. He should have had an evening slot. He deserved that.
I also like what you said about SIr Andy. Like Sir Mo in my sport, he really inspires me. I ran a very hilly 10Km yesterday in very hot weather where I wanted to stop but that Andy has kept going competitively believing in himself whatever he suffers from the body repairs and a bit of ageing made that impossible. Each time I wavered I muttered his name to myself and the thoughts passed. I am looking forward to a sustained period of participation from him as he deserves to be on the circuit for us all to enjoy watching those skills.