Hey, Andy's comments about Nole weren't nice either even if they were jokes. Shame I wake up to this.
Nole had calmed down by the time he did the press. Apparently they already spoke in the locker room.
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As for Andy, where to go? Where to go? Perhaps doing the impossible and beat Spain in Spain? No matter what some of us will still be rooting for you.
We can debate and go back and forth about this that and the other thing. I think Andy said it best in his press conference, so I will leave it at that. I will just say that (besides what Fee pointed out, that he was the one who started this all by proclaiming that his next opponent would be fitter than he is, and the fact that Andy's comments only came after he was asked about it) Andy would never ever do that, especially not to a home crowd. Andy, in fact, is always very cognizant of the home crowd and I remember many times especially in Davis Cup where he has specifically said that he toned down his celebration because of the home crowd. And therein lies the difference between them. After sleeping on it, I maintain what I said last night; if Andy ever did anything like what Novak did last night, I'd drop him like a hot potato. It's easy to apologize after the fact (and frankly, his sincerity is questionable). I'm sure that he and Andy worked it out, because Andy's too mature to let something like that continue, but I'm just glad that Andy always handles himself well after victory and defeat. He may get caught up in it during the match sometimes and I know that's why a lot of people don't like him, but in my opinion when it really matters Andy's one of the classiest guys out there, win or lose.
I was about to post this. I think this is a case of a big misunderstanding caused by the wonderful media.
They wanted drama, they got it I guess.
The player(s) didn't have to buy into that. If they bought into something the media was trying to do, shame on them. I said it beforehand and Andy basically said the same thing himself: anyone with a brain would know Andy was kidding. Novak should have known. If he instead listened to some blowhard like Jon Wertheim pump it up, that's not Andy's fault except maybe he shouldn't try to be funny, and if he did that, I would personally be very sad.