Players in comedic form at Wimbledon

Friday, June 28, 2013 /by
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The players were in very good humor on a rainy Saturday at Wimbledon. Laura Robson was asked this about a potential battle of the sexes match between Andy Murray and Serena Williams: “Are you interested in seeing how that one might go if they get it on in Vegas?”
 
The British teenager laughed and answered: “That’s interesting wording. I think everyone would watch that, yeah.”
 
Jurgen Melzer, who is married to Czech player Iveta Benesova, was asked about the “disadvantages and advantages of playing with one’s wife”
 
“You have to watch out what you say,” the Austrian responded with a laugh.
 
Tommy Haas says he’s tired of talking about the effect that injuries had on is career and that he’s an elder statesman.
 
“I don’t get a handout just because I’ve had five surgeries in my career. It’s not like that. You have to earn everything. You can’t buy ATP points to buy your ranking. It’s not possible; otherwise [Ernests] Gulbis would be No. 1 in the world.”
 
[Editor’s note: Gulbis is from one of the wealthiest families in Latvia.]

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