But Skinny!Andy is quietly tearing through the field and he's looking great. He destroyed Disco to move to a 10-0 record against him, 75 61 63. I don't love his style of tennis to watch, but good on him for making changes in the off-season to address his game. I have a lot of respect for that.
But he'll get his first major test when he meets Nole in the quarterfinals. I've always maintained that the "non-elite" players always look great when they're playing "non-elite" players, but when they play the top guys the gap in quality is ridiculous. I have a feeling it's going to be a pure grindout, with the deciding factor being how well Andy can serve.
Nole has to come in with some confidence in coming through after being tested by the always dangerous Baggy. It took him four hard fought sets, but he won, 61 76 67 62. And when you 're talking about two of the more charismatic and emotional guys in the game, you know there's gonna be some love at the net: