Three Lions On The … No, Wait.
Posted by gauloises1 on May 5, 2010
Defending champion Andy Murray announced formally that he’s coming back to the AEGON Championships at Queens this June. This is a not merely a thing, it is a Good Thing.
Mandy also revealed that he’s hooked on the election debates (you and the rest of the country) and took the time to reveal the nature and extent of his World Cup England-related rooting:
The subject turned to football, and the World Cup and England. Murray, mindful of being trapped the last time he was asked about their prospects, answered in a manner that suggested the Scot may have a future in politics. “When England play in the World Cup and concede a goal, I’m not jumping up in front of the TV because I’m happy they are losing,” he said. “If one of my English friends is watching and England score, he’ll be on his feet yelling and screaming and, though I’m happy, it’s not the same sort of passion.
“If England lost, my friends will be deflated and disappointed and I will be, too. But I’m not cheering whoever England’s opponents are. That’s absolute ****.” Subject closed.
The Queens field also includes Nadal, Djokovic, Roddick, Verdasco, Tsonga and Cilic. And, in a spectating capacity, me. I’ve got my tickets for two whole days (bloody World Cup) and I am frankly unbelievably excited about it. Anybody else out there planning to attend? I’ll be the girl drinking beer and watching Michael Llodra lying on the ground. For an hour.