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Blame the snow

Right now I'm wasting my days away watching 'The Wire' on DVD - "ain't no thing" - and wondering whether today will be the day where I finally punch someone in the face for saying, "you need to learn german."…


Added by Mark Carruthers on March 28, 2011 at 7:30am — 2 Comments

Mens semis diary

"Times New Roman";color:#444444;mso-ansi-language:EN-US;mso-fareast-language:<br /> DE">Soderling v Berdych is the ultimate clone war.…


Added by Mark Carruthers on June 4, 2010 at 7:16pm — 2 Comments

French Open Q & A

It’s time for a little French Open question and answer session.…


Added by Mark Carruthers on May 30, 2010 at 3:54am — No Comments

A few sets with Rafa

I’ve just come from a party that involved copious amounts of meat and alcohol, so yeah … hopefully I don’t pass out while I write this.

I didn’t see Rafa play his first match at Roland Garros and have been wanting to see the fast rising lefty from

Argentina, Horacio Zeballos play for a while, so sitting down and watching them play a couple of sets in the second…


Added by Mark Carruthers on May 28, 2010 at 9:30pm — No Comments

French Open diary - guest appearance

Since I'm tired from the sun, work, trying to figure out where Al Qaeda is holding Lee from 'American Idol' hostage and various other things, I'm handing today's post over to the immortal Sou Sylvester off 'Glee'.



Added by Mark Carruthers on May 26, 2010 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Evil deeds in Paris

“Ladies and gentlemen, can I please have your attention. I’ve just been handed an urgent and horrifying news story. I need all of you to stop what you’re doing and listen.”

"Andy Roddick won a match at the French Open. And not just any match, he beat an extremely capable exponent of claycourt tennis…


Added by Mark Carruthers on May 26, 2010 at 12:00am — No Comments

French Open diary - part deux

Sure, Federer, Serena and Djokovic all made appearances, but day two at Roland Garros is all about one match – Richard Gasquet v Andy Murray.

Before we kick things off, I’d just like to thank Novak Djokovic for screwing around for a set and winning in four and not straight. If he hadn’t gone walkabout…


Added by Mark Carruthers on May 24, 2010 at 6:03pm — No Comments

French Open diary - day one

Welcome to the first edition of my 2010 French Open running diary.

You could also call it, how many cynical comments, pointless observations and utter dribble can I write in 2 weeks.

You’d be…


Added by Mark Carruthers on May 23, 2010 at 9:29pm — 2 Comments

French Open Men's Draw Breakdown ... kind of

In 1997 the unknown Gustavo Kuerten won the French Open.…


Added by Mark Carruthers on May 22, 2010 at 2:51am — No Comments


It’s time for a game of French Open true or false with the ladies.

Here’s a hint, only one of the following is false.

With the cream of the crop all present, someone named Maria Jose Martinez…


Added by Mark Carruthers on May 18, 2010 at 6:00pm — No Comments


Simply put, the 2010 French Open is the most eagerly awaited grand slam tournament since Wimbledon 2008.

Try all…


Added by Mark Carruthers on May 18, 2010 at 12:24am — No Comments

letter to rafa

(Rafael Nadal is returning to the tour at the Rogers Cup in Montreal in a few weeks. Not that he needs it, but I thought a letter of encouragement from yours truly would be a nice gesture to tennis' ultimate warrior.)

Dear Rafa,

You don't know me.

I'm not mental or anything so don't freak out.

We have nothing in common except we both play tennis - you slightly better than me - and that we have both been MIA as of late. As a matter of fact, one of my… Continue

Added by Mark Carruthers on July 16, 2009 at 9:42pm — No Comments

'09 Wimbledon awards courtesy of cousin Avi and co

My favourite pommy movie ever is 'Snatch' and my favourite pommy invention ever is Wimbledon.

In case you're wondering - and I know I have you on the edge of your seats right now - curry after a night on the turps wins the silver with bangers and mash, english breakfast tea and Keira Knightley fighting it out for the bronze.

Why not combine the two I thought? Don't mind if I do. So, without further delay, here's some Wimbledon awards courtesy of Turkish, Mickey, cousin Avi… Continue

Added by Mark Carruthers on July 7, 2009 at 10:31pm — No Comments

complete coverage of roddick v federer

For the most complete and humurous round-up of one of the greatest Wimbledon finals ever, check out where I compiled an up to the minute running diary of the match.


Added by Mark Carruthers on July 5, 2009 at 7:42pm — 2 Comments

funniest tennis website now up and running


Please check out my new website,

It's totally devoid of political correctness and guarantees to be entertaining and make you think, laugh and hopefully teach you something at the same time.

I am sick of generic BS tennis journalism so I have started out on my own crusade that aims to make tennis even more fun to follow.


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Added by Mark Carruthers on July 4, 2009 at 9:16pm — 3 Comments

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