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BY COLIN VICK­ERY I was re­ally happy to get the gig with Seven. I did 22 years of Wim­ble­don at Nine. I’m go­ing to do a cou­ple of matches at the Aus­tralian Open for Seven as well. You have had a cou­ple of health scares over the years. Howare you track­ing these days? The small stroke — a blood ves­sel on the left side of the brain — left me with mi­nor dam­age. I couldn’t write with my right hand for four months, but that got bet­ter. I wasn’t left with any (per­ma­nent) dam­age. The face thing was un­for­tu­nate. The roots had gone an inch down my nose and an inch across my face. You can’t see it (the scar) now un­less you look real close. I treat it as a lit­tle battle scar. Did those health scares change the way you live? The stroke did me a big favour be­cause I was be­ing a naughty boy. I had some bad habits; I was over in­dulging. I con­sider it the stroke I had to have. I have obeyed all the warn­ings and now I’m a good boy. I mon­i­tor my blood pres­sure and watch my choles­terol and have reg­u­lar check-ups for lit­tle cancer things that come from be­ing out in the sun too long. Whoare you pre­dict­ing to win Wim­ble­don? I’m think­ing Nadal. Ob­vi­ously you can’t count out Federer and Djokovic. Federer is not com­fort­able against Nadal these days. Djokovic has had such an amaz­ing six months. You won­der when he will go off the boil. The women’s event is wide open. You can’t say there’s a favourite. There are half a dozen women who could win. From June 20, Seven will broad­cast Wim­ble­don live. Dur­ing the first week the live broad­cast be­gins at 9pm on 7TWO, and from 10pm on 7TWO dur­ing the sec­ond week. The cov­er­age will then be on Chan­nel 7 from 11pm each night.

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