Wimbledon 2010 begins today and Swiss tennis champion Roger Federer expects Britain’s Andy Murray to be on form.
“Andy is one of the favourites,” Federer told The Sun.
“It has been a disappointing few months for me and Murray. But Andy is very tough to beat in five-set matches – and that is why he is one of the big guys here,” he added.
Federer could net fortune for Oxfam
Roger Federer could win Oxfam £100,000 if he defends his title at the tournament.
The bet was placed by Nicholas Newlife, who left his estate to Oxfam when he died aged 69 in February 2009.
Mr Newlife placed £1,520 on Federer to win Wimbledon men’s singles at least seven times before 2020 at 66/1 – a gamble that will land the charity £101,840 if his wins the final this year.
Murray won’t bow to Queen
Proud Scotsman that he is, Andy Murray has said that he may not bow to the Queen when she visits the All England Club, as is the players’ tradition.
“I’ll have to wait and see,” he said when asked about bowing.
Australian star Laura Robson calls rivals ‘sluts’
16- year-old Aussie tennis star Laura Robson, who won Junior Wimbledon two years ago, will take on the world No 4, Jelena Jankovic of Serbia, in the women’s singles today.
However, she may not find her fellow players being too friendly, after she called them “sluts” in a Vogue magazine interview.
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