Saturday, September 05, 2009
Mister Fred (why was he never dubbed by a monarch?), the last British winner of a Grand Slam, may not be sure whether to job for joy or turn in his grave. In his centenary year the new British hope Mister Andy is preparing to break away from his clothing label replacing the laurel crown for the three stripes of Adidas.
Mister Andy of course is currently trying to get a Grand Slam win wearing Mister Fred's gear, though Herr Roger and Senor Rafa may have a thing to say about that in the final and semi respectively. But having won 6-2, 3-6, 6-0, 6-2 despite and a rather lame looking second set, when the heat appeared to get to him Mister Andy is striving on with confidence; aided by the odd ice pack.
The move to Adidas is a success for both the Brit's management company 19 Entertainment and Adidas themselves. The company with the tick* have Herr Roger and Senor Rafa, Mister Andy adds to the big four tennis battle by joining Gospodin Novak, the world number 4 in the Adidas stable. Of course Eng-er-LAND both in cricket and football are already in the stable, so maybe Mister Murray's views on the auld enemy on the sports field may be tempered by a contract clause.
By the way you can follow Mister Andy's blog or Senor Rafa's blog through the links.