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Wimbledon Day 4: Royally Right

Posted by gauloises1 on June 24, 2010

A nation quaked, but it all turned out surprisingly well; Andy Murray bowed. Quite decently. One hand on the stomach, one on the back. All very respectable and with a definite air of having been practiced in front of the mirror.

You can find the bow here for post-game analysis. If you’re British. Sorry, everyone else.

He also won the match, by the way. There’s been some excited muttering about him not having played so well since Melbourne, and that’s probably true, but let’s face it, that’s really not that difficult. Anyway, it can’t have been easy out there today, despite Mandy’s claims he felt no particular additional pressure.

Bless you, you little liar.

You have to love the way that Wimbledon, in a year when for once most people’s attention will not be on Murray’s performance, still finds a way to pile on the pressure, as Mandy was duly sent up to have a private chatette with HRM immediately after the match.

How lucky is the AELTC that Mandy was playing someone as nice and polite as Jarkko, by the way? I mean, imagine if say, Daniel Koellerer was Mandy’s second-round opponent. He probably would have nutted her one. Or propositioned her.

HRM left before watching Wozniacki, for reasons which just boggle the mind, but she did have a full tour earlier on and meet a little receiving line of players past and present.

And then she was gone, and Wimbledon metaphorically heaved a sigh of relief, got out the beers and undid the top button of its trousers. Which is not something that is often said. Anyway, it was lovely to see her there. I just hope she doesn’t leave it so long this time.

See you soon, Liz II.

7 Responses to “Wimbledon Day 4: Royally Right”

  1. yellybean said

    JJ looks amazin!

  2. irefusetotellyou said

    “I mean, imagine if say, Daniel Koellerer was Mandy’s second-round opponent. He probably would have nutted her one. Or propositioned her.”

    … or licked her?

    And I’m sorry, but I say that Jarkko won the Battle of the Bow. Though, granted, I’m ‘Merican so I know nothing of these sorts of things! (USA! USA! USA!)

    P.S: Love her hat. Still can’t get over Novak’s track suit. 🙄

  3. Kris said

    I just have to say the image of Koellerer meeting the Queen won’t leave my head. Thanks for that.

  4. Aleksa said

    Aw. Andy is absolutely adorable. Bless him. I want to hug him and ruffle his ginger hair.
    Both Andys actually look quite amazing.
    Looks like someone has raided Fed’s closet, hee. Not looking at you, Nole.

    • gauloises1 said

      I loved how Roger said in this interview (youtube.com/watch?v=RcpgWZVuCjg) that he asked Nole what the protocol was for meeting HRM, because he knew Nole would know 🙂

      • Aleksa said

        Marvellous moment!
        Roger: “I just knew Novak would know.”
        My mind melted.
        You learn something every day 😀

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