First of all, screw you, ESPN. I really hate myself for falling into the stupid promo trap of actually thinking that this was going to be more of a match than it was. Why else would I stay up late to watch two players that I don't particularly root for. I love how they were so dismissive of Gilly's chances to beat Rafa but kept trying to sell this as an exciting and compelling match.
I mean, really, how could it be? Andy's that kid who busts his ass and gets B/B-pluses in all your basic courses so sometimes you think he can cut it in the AP classes. BUT HE CAN'T. He's just not "as bright" as the other kids. There's a reason there's a Big 2 or Big 4 and Andy's not in the conversation. I don't blame Andy for this. He did all he could in the off-season and he never pumped up his chances of beating Roger. But fuck you, ESPN. In my sleep deprived state and I actually thought this was a match worth watching. Boo face.
The one thing that kept it entertaining was how exasperated and disappointed Brad and Patrick were. Brad's "Why doesn't he just [insert tactic that Andy simply cannot execute]?" and Patrick's repeated "He's not going to win doing [insert tactic that Andy can execute]" was pretty funny. As were Andy's ridiculously childish and petulant outbursts contrasted to Fed's seemingly bored "I'm so over this" looks. That was pretty good.
But congrats to Fed for making the final. He'll have a shot to match Pete now. Vamos, Rafa (sorry, Fer, but your run has to end tonight).