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My sporting weekend

My only result this weekend was backing the Chilean prodigy Joaquin Niemann each way in the USPGA Rocket mortgage where the unknown Nate lashley ran away with his one. The South African Christian Bezuidenhout won the Andalusian Masters which most expected the Sponsor Sergio Garcia to do. Otherwise [...]

July 1, 2019 // 0 Comments

Nature Valley Eastbourne

Yesterday I went with Bob Tickler to the grass court tennis championships held in Eastbourne’s Devonshire Park. Bob is no expert on tennis though that has never prevented him from expressing his views but his take on its organisation, facilities and play is of value. Personally I prefer the [...]

June 28, 2019 // 1 Comment

Rust tennis preview

On this organ we tend to avoid doing the obvious when it comes to sporting previews because Fleet Street’s finest tend to cover the ground so comprehensively – and some might say better. As a result it seems appropriate, as the start of Wimbledon 2109 next Monday looms upon the horizon, to [...]

June 27, 2019 // 0 Comments

Ticket issues

Yesterday I made my plans to go Devonshire Park Eastbourne for the tennis tournament this week. I googled Devonshire Park and was directed to Nature Valley who sponsor the tournament. Several of the days were sold out but there were a few left for the day I wanted to go. The ticket allocation had [...]

June 24, 2019 // 0 Comments

Can you count on Konta?

Watching Johanna Konta’s two set defeat yesterday on the side court to Czech Marketa Vondrousova, I wondered if Konta would be in that great line of British never-quite-made- its. On the male line, there was Bobby Wilson, Mike Sangster, Taylor, Cox and Tim Henman. My great aunt Gladys, a [...]

June 8, 2019 // 0 Comments

Fabio Fognini wins in Monte Carlo

Last Monday week, when Fabio Fognini was one set down and losing 5-1 to Russian Andrey Reble, I never thought that I was watching the future champion who triumphed over Serbian Dusan Lajovic in the final on Sunday and 11 time winner winner Rafa Nadal in the semis. At 31 he struck a blow for the [...]

April 23, 2019 // 0 Comments

Rolex Monte Carlo Masters

Through the good offices and contact book of Bob Tickler I had tickets in a box behind the base line for the Rolex Monte Carlo Masters yesterday. This is the clay court event won 11 times by the greatest exponent of this surface Rafael Nadal. Novak Djokovic – a native of Monaco – was [...]

April 16, 2019 // 0 Comments

Murray should still make a mint

I have a confession to make. Ever since earlier this week – on the eve of the Australian Open – Andy Murray made his not altogether unexpected but nevertheless shock announcement that the chronic hip condition he has been suffering from these past two years had almost certainly brought him [...]

January 13, 2019 // 0 Comments

Female tennis issues

I recently blogged on this organ on the subject of the French Open tennis authorities declaring that in future it would not be acceptable for Serena Williams to wear a cat suit on court during their tournament. Overnight I spotted this piece by Susie Mesure criticising the attitude of the French [...]

August 30, 2018 // 0 Comments

Would you ‘Adam and Eve’ it?

Here’s another example of political-correctness gone mad. Today I spotted on the website of The Guardian an opinion piece by Chitra Ramaswamy claiming that Serena Williams being banned from wearing a black cat-suit like garment at the next French Open is an example of unacceptable [...]

August 28, 2018 // 0 Comments

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