Break Points: July 8, 2013

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Today’s notable results:

  • Båstad: Grigor Dimitrov d. Elias Ymer, 5-7, 6-2 6-4*
  • Newport: John Isner d. Ryan Harrison, 7-6(0), 6-2

*Seriously, Grigor?

News and Links:

Tanya Gold’s take over at The Guardian on John Inverdale’s disgusting comments about Marion Bartoli is a great read.

As was Clem Bastow’s for Daily Life, with this so-true-it-hurts lede:

Sometimes I think that the day a major women’s sporting event passes without some commentator spouting sexist “humour” will likely also be the day I ride my flying pig to the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow in Atlantis.

Arienna Lee wrote up both singles finals over at Extreme Western Grip:

As it was for Marion Bartoli, this was Andy Murray’s second appearance in a Wimbledon final and first time as the tournament’s victor. And as it was with the women’s final, the scoreline is shockingly easy for bloggers to type. No back-to-back tiebreaks or weird big numbers in the fifth set to worry about. This came as a surprise to me. I was primed to witness everything from a deadly dull grind to a thrill-fest of passing shots, service return winners, chest-thumps and Scottish thigh clutches. But I was unprepared for simple straight sets, longish sets though they were. I hardly knew what to do with the rest of the eight hours I’d penciled-in for tennis-viewing.

Tim Henman reported on Andy Murray’s post-match celebration:

“I spoke to all his team in the locker room and there was champagne being sprayed everywhere. I ducked out of the way but Andy wasn’t so lucky and got absolutely soaked. He had a swig himself which is quite something for a teetotaller – he must have been celebrating! However, as soon as he swallowed it he said ‘disgusting’. Last time he had a glass of champagne he accidentally went to clean his teeth with face cream instead of toothpaste on his flight home after winning the US Open. I hope he does have a few glasses later as he really deserves it.”

Click on this link and check out The Times’ incredible cover from today. (Deadspin)

Remember how Virginia Wade won Wimbledon in 1977? Not everyone does.

Tennis on Twitter:

Amy can be spotted on a tennis court in the Philadelphia area, shanking backhand volleys.

One Response

  1. Henk
    Henk July 8, 2013 at 4:42 pm |

    Can we dismantle the Dimitrov Hype Machine already?

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