I'm glad you breathed Ruthie. I have to tell you that I'm a steaming great hypocrite though
. I burst into tears watching the ruddy build up (when will I learn that I can't do major final build ups!!!!!) and was then agitated, but also enthralled, for the whole match
I had to move away from the TV a few times today. A bit of nerves, but mostly for fluids! Gosh it was hot! Given the heat, how Andy covered the court was incredible.
I still think he was awesome today. The odd lapse, sure, but he never gave up the fight. I don't know what anyone else thinks, but to my mind Djokovic made so many UE's because Andy kept up the pressure.
Just can't get over it. Awesome day!
I think the temp on Centre was 40C plus although it got slightly 'cooler' by late afternoon. I'd be dead in that, never mind playing tennis. It was 25C in Edinburgh which is hot enough for me.
It wouldn't surprise me if the crowd got to Djoko a little bit as well, but it's interesting that Boris Becker said that during the Delpo match (of which I only saw the last two sets) he noticed a few cracks in Djoko's game and felt that, for the moment at least, he perhaps wasn't as mentally tough as he'd been before. Delpo too, though, kept up the pressure until the 5th set when, rather sadly, he began running out of steam.