Oh Andy, whats happening?
The Roddick was supreme at Wimbledon- blasting his way into the final and back into my heart (bikini model wife be damned). He did amazingly after he and others believed he would never play at that level again (seems harsh since hes remained dancing in the top 10 for the better part of a decade). Of course he lost the final to Federer some how, seriously I have no idea how he managed to lost it and i watched it. He had 5 set points in the second set tie break to take a 2 sets to love lead, but somehow lost it.
He should have won, and maybe deep down he feels he blown his last chance and its made him go crazy...?
Losing in the 3rd round of the US Open and now in the first round of the China Open is not the best end of the year. I may have some personal bitterness in this as I stayed up until 2am watching the Live Text Updates on the BBC during his US Open match against John Isner only for him to lose, and for me to feel rather rough in the morning.
This part of the year is always a little lack lustre- the slams are over and every feels tired and tennis-ed out. But after such a great summer a few poor performances may leave a bad taste in Andy's mouth.