"If you look at Nadal, Djokovic and Federer when they come on the court, they have a demeanour.They are exceptionally well-dressed and clean-shaven. Andy doesn’t come on like that."
David Lloyd, former English Davis Cup captain, feels that Andy Murray lacks an on-court presence unlike his rivals, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic.
What he really meant:
“I really don’t feel a beard suits Murray but since I’m not qualified to talk about fashion sense, I’ll just link that to his lack of Grand Slam wins.”
What he definitely didn’t:
“I love Bjorn Borg.”
The spectre of ‘book-fixing’ raised its ugly head at the annual inter-school ‘book cricket’ competition last Sunday, the 8th of May 2011.
The school championship , over the years, has been dominated by Shuddersharam English Medium School and Potter High School.
This year, it was no different.
The final saw familiar antagonists confronting each other.
Kevin O’Brien led his Irish team to a sparkling upset over their English rivals knocking over a total of 327 runs with nonchalant ease. The burly Irishman scored the fastest ever fifty in a World Cup off 50 balls at a strike rate of 200.0. The English were well and truly KO’d.
India awaits this Sunday.
On a lighter note:
Why is it called pyjama cricket?
Just a little hint to get into bed once the game’s done.
Quote of the day:
A thought is often original, though you have uttered it a hundred times. – Oliver Wendell Holmes
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It has been a women’s lib , of sorts, at the French Open this year with Samantha Stosur and Francesca Schiavone bulldozing all in their path on their way to the final at Roland Garros.
Samantha Stosur , with her all court play , has ousted Henin, Serena Williams and Jankovic in quick succession. This is her best result ever in any Grand Slam. But it should come as no surprise to followers of the game as her game has improved considerably over the past year or so. She is considered a doubles specialist and it is her play at the net that has served to unnerve and demolish her more accomplished rivals.