Anyone for tennis?
In a tense, drawn out match, Andy Murray, sometime consort of Lady Mondegreen, battled his way through to the Wimbledon quarter final with scarcely a grunt. He deserves to make a mint (geddit?), unlike the unsporting fakers in the latest racket from Newsbiscuit:
Michelle Larcher de Brito, the latest tennis grunting sensation, was booed off the court at Wimbledon yesterday when it was revealed that she was miming. The crowd turned on the teen star when her ‘wounded fox’ recording began to skip, and continued playing while she was seen to be sitting down eating an energy bar between games.
Martina Navratilova, the former champion best remembered for her between sets renditions of ‘Old Man River’ during her 1980s heyday, complained that Michelle was ‘cheating, pure and simple’. Meanwhile, Wimbledon institution Cliff Richard was asked for his views on the controversy, but was unavailable for comment in the wake of revelations that he had provided the vocal track for the Chinese girl lip-syncing at the Beijing Olympics opening ceremony.
Posted on 06/29/2009 5:43 PM by Mary Jackson
29 Jun 2009
I saw that match. Wawrinka played surprisingly well, but Murray was the golden boy. It'll be a Murray-Federer final for sure.
29 Jun 2009
Wawrinka is a name I dare not conjure with. He played very well indeed. Both were tired - it was extremely hot and humid by English standards, and the new roof on centre court may have made it even more so. Murray was often careless.
Murray has a reputation for being a bit of a superbrat (like the MacEnroe of old?) but he's only 22 and has matured over the last year.
He has beaten Federer before, but the Brits never win Wimbledon.
30 Jun 2009
It will be close, but Murray could definitely do it. Shame about Nadal, though.