I saw Andy play in person against Sampras at the Nasdaq-100 in
Miami 2001. After he beat Pete, Andy was walking to the net with
his racket & arms holding his head & smiling, like he couldn't believe
he had just beaten a superstar.
I also saw him in Davis Cup. Andy was the life of the team the same
way some people are the life of the party.
He & Pat McEnroe seemed to get along real well.
At the Masters Cup 2003, I along with some other fans, were lined up
at the stadium exit, after a match. Andy stopped to sign autographs
for some fans.
I was standing almost right next to a girl who
got his autograph & seconds later she got a big sexy wink from Andy!
She & her 2 friends were gushing & blushing & squealing & flailing
for about 30 seconds!
Also, at the Masters Cup 2003, Andy had a mob around him, watching
him practice with Brad Gilbert.
I was sitting on the front row of the stands!
During the last 10-15 minutes of his practice, Andy was acting silly & having fun, cracking jokes.
He used his racket like a baseball bat to knock the tennis ball as far as yards in the neighborhood. He also engaged in a running conversation with us fans. One little boy commented to Andy that he (Andy) sure was driving his car fast when he arrived at the tournament site that morning. Andy replied that he was "just testing the suspension on the car". That was so cool to see him as just a regular human being, who happens to have immense talent!