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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.

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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.

3 Responses to “Three Lions On The … No, Wait.”

  1. AmyLu said

    Yay! I’m so happy you have tickets to Queens — can’t wait to hear your firsthand reports!

  2. irefusetotellyou said

    I’m planning on attending … through your eyeballs.

  3. lauren said

    I’m so jealous you are going. I’ve tried for three years to get a ticket and it’s been impossible. I mean, applying months in advance for special advance booking, only to find that when the phone and web apps opens at 10am they are jammed solid and sold out by 10.02am. It’s a joke. But you’d be hard put to find a better field of players in such intimate surroundings.

    I do miss the red of Artois though, it went so well with the pristine green grass. Aegon blue is just the same old blue we’ve seen everywhere since the Athens Olympics.

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