... and Nole reminded me a little of Sampras in his ability to get out of dodgy situations.
yes. he reminds me of sampras more and more as his game matures. not so much in style, but in attitude and composure. nothing can break his focus any more. this is an area where lendl will have to work with in andy in. bu there's no better person for this.
if andy can think soberly about this in a day or two and take the positives, I am sure he is taking a GS, maybe even this year.