Thank you for the warm words, Emdee, fscric.
Don't worry. I've got accustomed to see his underwhelming performances here in Japan Actually I have seen all his performances in Japan including NHK Trophy back in 2006. And he had never have a good result. He has been extremely weak and vulnerable here in Japan.
So today I don't expect much from him. I'll enjoy his beautiful program no matter what.
His morning practice.
All jumps were solid except 4T. I felt he was tense before the entrance of 4T.
Here are all the jumps he did during the practice.
2A, 3Lo, 3F, 3Lo, 3Lz, 3Lz-1lo-3S, 3F-2T
3Lz, 3lo, 3A, all solid and clean.
3A bit shaky but ok.
4T fall, 4T.
Run through 4T so, 3A, 3Lz-lo-3S, 3lo, 2A
4T fall, 4T-3T clean and gorgeous!
He drunk much water many times. And long talk with Kathy. I don't think he's in good shape.
I hope he finishes this last international competition before Sochi on a good note.
Relax, Patrick. As I said many times, there are lots of Patrick fans here and Japanese skating fans respect your gorgeous skating. Just show us who you are!