Originally Posted by Dirk
Shell I wish more people here would not press panic here. The year is not over and 4 titles is not bad at all. There is no sure bet that Andy can win one of the 3 majors he is able to win. To say his year stank because he didn't win one of those 3 events is really unfair. Andy played very well and lost close matches. If andy was like Marat and didn't care then you have a problem but since he does care it means he won't stop competing hard. Again, the year is not over as well. I celebrate every title a player I like wins small or large.
here here exactly, it makes me laugh that people say andy's has had a sucky year coz he won 4 titles and no slams, some people don't even win one title or ANY slams, it's like talking to a Man Utd supporter who sulks coz they finished 3rd in the league, hell if fulham finished 3rd i'd be in heaven lols.
Also 2 of Andys titles were defences, and it is always good to get back to back titles no matter where it is yes a back to back slam would be great but very few people manage it (yes i know federer did but he is one of the few).
You could also look at the people who have managed to defend queens club titles in the past the list is pretty impressive and Andy is in that list with McEnroe, Connors, Lendl, Becker etc.