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Andy puts defeat in perspective
Andy was in reflective mood after his defeat to Novak Djokovic in the final of the Shanghai Masters.
Rather than dwell on what might have been, it appears his US Open breakthrough has delivered a welcome sense of perspective.
“I feel like my game’s there,” said Andy. “If I had won one of whatever it was, one of five match points, I’d be sitting here in a different mood.”
“Yeah, I played pretty well for the most part (in Asia). You know, the match against Stepanek wasn’t particularly good, but I played fairly well in Tokyo. It could have been a different story. I could have come away with two wins.”
“But, last year I came away from Asia with three wins. I didn’t win a Grand Slam and the Olympics. Kind of a big year. It didn’t go necessarily as I would have liked.
“This year I would have signed up for the way I played here and having won the US Open.”