Court­side

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - SPORTS -

Messy Mur­ray

Ev­ery­one with a royal-box in­vite dons their smartest threads but when you’re de­fend­ing cham­pion Andy Mur­ray, there’s no need to make the ef­fort.

Mur­ray looked com­i­cally out of place in a white track­suit with his hair still wet. He was be­tween prac­tice ses­sions but was join­ing fel­low Bri­tish Olympic gold medal­lists for lunch.

Steaks well done

Gar­bine Muguruza set the smoke alarms wail­ing for a good 20 min­utes at her rented house af­ter burn­ing some steaks — and feared the fire bri­gade would turn up to tell her off.

“I love red meat,” she said. “I did a lot of steaks. It was so much smoke”, said Spain’s world No 15. “I felt scared. I’m like, ‘Are they go­ing to come just be­cause of steak?’”

Hot-head Agassi

An­dre Agassi was seen strug­gling with a dif­fer­ent kind of heat. Watch­ing from No­vak Djokovic’s sun-drenched box on Cen­tre Court, the for­mer cham­pion was seen smear­ing white sun­cream all over his bald head, be­fore later tak­ing refuge un­der a towel.

Grigor Dim­itrov longs for a bit of peace and quiet on a Sun­day, call­ing it his fa­vorite day of the tour­na­ment.

“To­mor­row is go­ing to be the best day, that Sun­day just when ev­ery­thing is so calm. It’s just us, the play­ers. All you can hear is the hit­ting of the ball. You can just hear how the ball sits on the strings. It’s a pretty spe­cial feel­ing. It puts a huge smile on my face,” the Bul­gar­ian said.

Win­ning 11-9 in the fifth set to get through his dou­bles match took some su­per­hu­man ef­fort — per­haps ex­plain­ing why Poland’s dou­bles ma­chine Lukasz Kubot was in­tro­duced to the press as Lukasz Ro­bot.

Serene Sun­day Robo swap

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