Andre played a pretty solid match, considering the difficult conditions! He coped with them better than Gaudio and took his chances at the right time!
The only moment of caution came when Andre lead 6-3 *2-1 with a break of serve - then a few minutes later, Gaudio broke Andre, held easily to 15 and had a break point on Andre's serve at 3-6 3-2* Advantage Gaudio.
From that point on, Andre gained the control and momentum and the inspiration to break in the 9th game came in the 7th when he recovered a 0-40 deficit on Gaudio's serve to deuce.
Andre is learning to adjust his schedule better. This play-one-week-take-another-off approach seems to be working for him. If he wins Montreal I'd be surprised if he shows up for Cincy.
Hopefully next year he'll just skip the entire clay season altogether--why kill yourself on your least-favorite surface?--and get ready for the grass and Wimbledon, which he hasn't played at in two years.
Tonight's SF: if Greg's going to beat Andre then tonight will be his best chance. He is playing better than I've seen him play in a while plus Andre had to finish off Gaudio just this morning.
"What kind of shape am I in now? Well round is a shape." said Roddick with a laugh. "I had a very detailed retirement plan, and I feel like I've met every aspect of it: a lot of golf, a lot of carbs, a lot of fried food, and some booze, occasionally — I've been completely committed ... The results have shown."