This has really been an interesting thread. I can't add anything else - you guys have said it all.
I have all of the matches Andy and Roger has played together (except the 2003 Canada match) - but I did watch it and like someone said earlier, Andy won it in a 3rd set tiebreak, but it was a pretty entertaining match.
On Andy... I do think in 2003 he was sort of like Nalbandian in the last 2 months. Andy got extremely hot during the summer of that year - winning all the hard-court events leading up to the US Open and he took that mo into the US Open. I don't think I've seen Andy on that sort of run since. But people expected him to keep up that type of playing as "the norm" instead of "the exception". Now listening to Andy, he said he thinks he's actually playing better now than he did back in 2003. Uhm... I don't know if I would agree, but I guess he knows better. But Andy did say that the other players (or more so Federer) also got better.
Andy has the unfortunate instance of being the #1 American tennis player and that's a lot to live up to - especially since Americans were spoiled with Pete, Andre, Jimbo, Mac, etc. in the past. I can see Andy trying to do all he can to improve and keep up - but sometimes the fact remains that the other players are just better than you are. That is where Andy is right now. Sure, he can win against anyone on any given day, but the fact remains that I think Roger, Nadal, Djokovic, and others are 'just a little better' than Andy. Andy has his serve - but if you read it well and get it back - Andy doesn't really have another 'big' weapon. His forehand - which use to be right up there - is just a 'middle-of-the-pack' forehand to me now. There are so many who have bigger and better forehands than Roddick. Andy doesn't move that well, he plays in "Melbourne" (you know when Serena's mom told her to get out of the sign 'Melbourne' that was painted on the court). That's how far back Andy plays sometimes. And frankly, I question Andy's "brain" on the court a lot of times. I mean, sometimes Andy just plays "dumb" (sorry Blackgirltennis)...but that's just how I see it.
I don't know how long the Conner's team will last, but at least Andy is trying to do something to get better. The problem is that the other players are just simply 'better' than Andy.