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Archive for March 2011

More Breaking News: Wozniacki is awesome

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I don’t care if she never wins another match, she’s still the best female tennis player on the tour.  In every way that matters.



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31/03/2011 at 8:13 pm

Breaking news: Wozniacki not the best woman’s tennis player in the world.

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Shame, as I know she plays a lot of tennis to remain in the top-10.  But as she has never won a grand slam title, how can she be called the best woman’s player in the world?

Aha.  I agree.  She’s not.  She’s probably a nice person though, and that has to count for something. (nothing).

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30/03/2011 at 9:55 pm

Stay Tuned Folks…

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I’ve bagged myself an interview with the notoriously reclusive Natalie Cordova.  The date is still to be set but I’m very excited.

She may not be a household name yet, but the 26 year old (who only took up tennis 2 years ago) is beginning to make quite a splash on the tour.  Ex pro Rebecca Van Der Muff described her simply as “The most exquisite tennis mind to have emerged from Falkirk for over 26 years”.  High praise indeed from the former world number 16.

She’s invited me up to her winter training complex in Falkirk, and has given me permission to film her…unusual techniques.

Should be a real treat.

Murray parts with Coach Corretja

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29/03/2011 at 4:37 pm

I feel it in my fingers, I feel it in my toes…

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It's all about the love you make, not the love you take.

So not only has Dr. Evil, Ivan Lendl, come out and offered his coaching experience (nil) to Andy Pandy.  Even worse, as far as our resident mad-man is concerned, superstar tennis king Roger ‘Feddy’ Federer has offered sympathy and encouragement to ‘our Andy’.

Roger Federer, a 16-time major winner, is confident the Scot will rediscover his best form. “Andy not playing well for three tournaments is not that big a surprise for me,” he said.

“I struggled hugely when I was between 19 and 23, so for it to happen once in a while, I don’t think it’s that much of a worry. It’s important he picks it up before the French [Open] and Wimbledon but he’s too good a player to continue like this, so he’ll be all right.”

The difference is somebody was able to make their own tea at age 20, and the other is not able to do so.

S.A.C.K.  M.U.M.

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28/03/2011 at 11:29 pm

Interview with Gemma Arterton

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I caught up with the absolutely stunning Gemma Arterton at the Cheeky Fisherman’s Lobster Palace in Berlin.  It’s a little on the pricey side but if you’re looking for quality lobster there really isn’t anywhere better.

I ordered us a Wreath of Kolsch and we got down to business.

So Gemma are you in Berlin for filming ?

Yeah, I’m working on my latest project.

What’s that?

I really can’t say it’s kind of hush hush, you know?

Not really, hang on a second.

At this point in the interview I finished off my first pint and headed to the mens room to check out IMDB.

So, Wrath of the Titans, is that really a good idea?

What do yo mean by that?

Well, I mean Clash of the titans…

Clash of the titans was a spectacular movie, did you even watch it?


What? What does 5.9 mean?

5.9 stars out of 10. Not just my ranking Gemma, the ranking of the internet movie database.

Right well, anyway, you said you wanted to talk about tennis.

Aye.  Ok, who do you think will win Wimbledon this year?

I don’t know, I guess Novak Djokovic is doing pretty well. Maybe him.

Maybe Not Gemma.

Why can’t he win it?

I don’t like him


At this point I terminated the interview.  Djokovic is ok, but Wimbledon! Do me a favour, there’s more of chance of Gemma offering to go Dutch on the bill.

I called Gemma a cab, and I stayed on to finish off the wreath I ordered.  I got chatting to a German Barmaid called Alize.  I was going to ask her out, but I was 85 Euro’s down from Dinner and Berlin’s an expensive city.

Maybe another time Alize…Maybe another time.

I’ll take that last comment and raise you…

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When he plays doubles, he wins.

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28/03/2011 at 5:30 am