Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Having just returned from a traumatic movie preview, I found myself watching Wimbledon for the first time. It should have been the news, but the Centa Court Thrilla between the Snarling Scot and the Silent Swiss over-ran. My first question is: does nobody volley any more? Was volleying banned at some crunch meeting of the tennis authorities? If so, I think they should reconvene. I, for one, always liked a good volley. My second question is: Andy Murray, better with/better without? He's better than Henman, of course, in that he appears to be conscious. Also I like the fact that he is very, as we used to say, untogether, threatening at any moment to dissolve in screaming anguish. On the other hand ... well, no I'll give him the benefit of the doubt, Murray - better with.
Posted by Bryan Appleyard at 5:43 am