Originally Posted by Angle Queen
You know, I was shell-shocked at how many times I saw Andy stand there, apparently flat-footed...only to have Marcos crack a winner against him. Til I saw Marcos to the same thing to Nalby. Baggy must be really good at 'holding' the ball til the last possible moment...and is equally as good (or fearless) at picking on either side (FH or BH) of his opponent.
Sure, definitely. But Andy still put in a horrible mental performance in that match. He gave up pretty early on (many of us knew as soon as he got broken in the third set that he was a goner, from his horrific body language), and his shots were landing mid-court. His backhand was so horrible it was making me cringe at how it looped and puffed around the court. It was just AWFUL. If he got some real confidence and momentum and was hitting through his shots again, he won't lose matches the way he lost that one - you'll have to outplay him to beat him, like it used to be, and his weaknesses wouldn't be nearly the liabilities they are now. and god almighty, he needs to stop doublefaulting on break point!
Is doing this going to help? I don't know. I don't see what good crushing a few guys outside the top 150 will do for him, but if he wants matches he wants matches. I hope it doesn't blow up in his face or whatever somehow.