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Murray apologises for expressing non-bland opinion

and if he ever goes on Strictly...Following his last minute show of support for the Yes campaign in last week’s Scottish independence referendum, tennis star Andy Murray has issued a statement of apology to the British public for any offence he may have caused by saying something that was not a confused jumble of sports-related clichés in a miserable-sounding voice.

‘Having kept fully abreast of the referendum campaign in my home country, I foolishly proffered an opinion and showed a preference for a specific outcome on the issue of Scottish self-determination,’ Murray said. ‘I now realise that this was entirely wrong of me and that I had no right to enter the debate that affected the future of the country in which I was born and raised.’

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Posted: Sep 25th, 2014
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Murray asks fans to choose this year’s niggling injury

Andy Murray has launched a competition on his website asking for fans to choose his niggling injury for this year’s Wimbledon Championship, now that he is well into the later stages of the tournament where he starts to play better players and he goes through a few rough patches in games.

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Posted: Jul 1st, 2014
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Uproar as spontaneous tennis match breaks out at Wimbledon Grunting Championship

With this year’s grunting championships well underway at Wimbledon, spectators at the All England Club are becoming increasingly vocal about the tendency for competitors to follow up their grunts by playing a succession of tennis strokes.

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Posted: Jun 26th, 2014
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Wimbledon introduce ‘Vanishing Foam’ to keep crowds a safe distance from Sir Cliff Richard

Inspired by the World Cup in Brazil, officials at Wimbledon have announced that they will now be able to keep tennis fans heading to SW19 this week a ‘safe distance’ from entertainer and Centre Court regular Sir Cliff Richard, using ‘vanishing foam’.

The magic foam, currently in use by referees at this year’s World Cup, acts as a temporary visual marker to keep a defending wall a fair distance from a free-kick taker. Bosses at Wimbledon have said the spray is the ‘perfect solution’ to their problems of keeping Cliff Richard away from unsuspecting crowds.

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Posted: Jun 22nd, 2014
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Referendum forces Britain to face prospect of being sh*t at tennis again

Sue Barker and Andrew Castle not ruling out a return to competitionThe worrying prospect of Britain returning to a status of national tennis shame has topped a list of concerns in the results of an online poll issued to England, Wales and Northern Ireland today, further fuelling the debate surrounding Scottish independence.

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Posted: Feb 18th, 2014
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