Yes I really felt for Kim hugo. I know she tries not to betray her emotions but how could she not when she must have feared Andy was on his way out and of course the camera dwells on that.
tj: I'd not seen Verdasco play recently but I was picking up that he was back to the kind of form he's shown when he hit the top 10 and slayed Andy in his path. It seems that a combination of new coach and new racquet have revitalised him and I think Andy was well aware of that.
I felt for Kim too. It must be awful to sit there watching someone you love go through that and not be able to do anything other than will them to fight. I felt sick just as a fan, so God knows what Kim was going through.
Ruthie, from what they said Verdasco is in the form of his life. I'd just totally forgotten what a good player he is. You could tell Andy was aware though, he'd said so right from the moment he knew he would meet Verdasco.
I've honestly not been in a state like that watching Andy for ages. It felt worse to me than any moment at the USO, even when he was a set and 5-1 down to Cilic. I wonder if it was because it was Wimbledon, with Andy at home, unable to escape all the crap that would have been heaped on him if the worst had happened.
The thing I'll remember most about the match was Andy's bravery in the fight. That took real courage because his back really was against the wall.