Above: Alexander Zverev and Dominic Thiem. Just two of today's current
Tennis hopefuls for this year's Wimbledon Championships.
The above image was part of a photo spread in last September's
|Of course with the start of Wimbledon on Monday it can only mean the return of the|
big mouth Big Mac, John McEnroe, a man that simply cannot stop talking, especially
in between tennis points. In our house he drives us all up the wall constantly bombarding
us with facts we didn't need to know about. I really don't know why sport has to
be dissected and analized. And when they all talk over one another it's as though they're
all individually competing against each other as to who knows the most. Jim Courier
can be very annoying as well, constantly bombarding us with trivial details.
Imagine if he ever worked alongside McEnroe. That would be a complete nightmare.
Poor ol' Dan Maskell. He'd probably turn in his grave just knowing that Tennis
all time bad boy John McEnroe ended up as a legitimate tv tennis commentator.
Still, McEnroe will be happy with his £150,000 that Wimbledon is paying him this year,
former Wimbledon Champion Martina Navratilova is not too happy about.
I'm not sure what to think about tennis bad boy Nick Kyrgios.
But I'll say one thing and that is you get your moneys worth
watching him. It seems that controversy follows him everywhere
In one of his early round matches at Queens Club last week
he was apparently swearing like a trouper, although as I had
the tv volume on low I wasn't sure what he was grumbling about.
And if it wasn't for the commentator I wouldn't have known
until he repeatedly, and rather stupidly, apologized for Kyrgios's
Even in his semi-final match with Marin Cilic the naughty
child in him emerged once more as he jerked off his water
bottle in a sexual gesture. And that cost him a £13,000 fine
by the Queens Club.
Oddly enough Kyrgios turned out with Lleyton Hewitt in the
main draw of the Doubles competition, even beating the top
seeds in the 1st Round.
And there was I thinking Lleyton Hewitt had retired.
Has Hewitt found something to replace tennis or does
retirement not suit him?
Below: Canada's new hope Denis Shapovalov