from Left field:

Murraymania keeps on building … but Andy’s unimpressed

July 1, 2009


Andy Murray's brutal straight sets victory over Juan Carlos Ferrero took him through to the semi-finals at Wimbledon for the first time in his career on Wednesday but while the centre court fans and the Henman Hill mob did their Mexican waves one man was singularly unimpressed by the Murraymania.

from Commentaries:

Will Murray success at Wimbledon be RBS’s best return?

July 1, 2009

Royal Bank of Scotland is not best known for backing winners.


So the Scottish bank must be savouring Andy Murray's run at the Wimbledon tennis tournament.

from Left field:

Wimbledon raises the roof … whether they needed to or not

June 29, 2009


Like a man who comes back from the shops with a dirty big power tool and immediately decides the pictures need re-hanging, Wimbledon just couldn't resist putting their expensive new toy to use ... even if it wasn't completely clear they needed it.

Is RBS chief Stephen Hester worth £9.6m?

June 22, 2009

As chief executive for a company that is 70 percent owned by the government, a 9.6 million pounds pay package is quite a tidy sum.

Dad can’t bear to watch sister act

July 3, 2008

    **** For full Wimbledon coverage click here ****

serena2.jpgRichard Williams cannot bear to watch if his daughters Serena and Venus make it to the Wimbledon final on Saturday — he will be flying back home to the United States instead.

Olympian feats

July 1, 2008

olympic-flag.jpgSerena Williams glides across the ice rink. Ana Ivanovic leaps to the net in beach volleyball.

Clash of the muscle men

July 1, 2008

**** For full coverage of Wimbledon click here ****


Andy Murray made a great show of pointing to his bicep after his 5-sets win over Richard Gasquet but when it comes to muscles, his next opponent, Rafael Nadal wins hands down.

Reasons to be cheerful

June 26, 2008


       **** For full coverage of Wimbledon click here ****

Thank heavens colour television was up and running in Britain when we had our last Wimbledon singles winner.

The dangers of burnout

June 26, 2008

**** For full coverage of Wimbledon click here ****

Lindsay Davenport believes she has survived to the ripe old age of 32 in tennis because she took two lengthy breaks from the stamina-sappping demands of the globe-trotting sport.