The Australian driver finished seventh fastest in the opening session on Friday but performed much better in the second session to finish second behind Nico Rosberg, finishing just 0.194 seconds adrift, but ahead of Lewis Hamilton. Rosberg, also late out, aborted his best lap. "From running it yesterday we found that there is a small fault in the fuel system, it is not a serious problem but for precautionary reasons we felt we should put a better one in there".
In addition to a surprisingly solid pitching performance in game five of the ALCS, he is getting married and his wedding registry is nearly entirely purchased. "Because our game is so much rhythm and timing, the rest is good for their bodies, but you also try to let them see some pitching so having five or six days between games doesn't get in the way of their hitting".
Hamilton has always been proud of his relationship with his fans. It is one of few of the nearer tracks where you can overtake. "I don't even have the app on my phone". Hamilton declared himself fully fit for Sunday's US Grand Prix after a sore foot ruled him out of tyre testing last week. I am feeling great. "It was just induced by running".
Also Friday, the Sixers said that guard Jerryd Bayless has chosen to pursue a "non-surgical option" to address the nagging left wrist injury that prevented him from participating in any preseason games. I did mention a hopeful January return. After doctors concluded the left wrist injury that has kept him sidelined since training camp was a ligament injury, Bayless consulted multiple hand and wrist specialists and made a decision to pursue a non-surgical option.
Sometimes we criticise ourselves the most , it's not people out there that criticise us, it's ourselves who criticise us the most ". "What have you done in your life?' And the only answer I will have is 'I tried to win football games.' He will say 'is that all you have done?' and I the only answer I will have is 'it's not as easy as it looks".
That 13th ATP World Tour Masters 1000 victory also handed Murray another boost in his bid to surpass 13-time Grand Slam victor Novak Djokovic and end a memorable year as the first British player of the modern era to hold the title of world number one.