SW19 Diary: 'Funny' Corden trumps the Bard for Murray
Wednesday 22 June 2011
This is turning into a summer of firsts for Andy Murray; an eventful and at times baffling maiden trip on the Paris metro has been followed by his first visit to the theatre to take in a play. His choice was One Man, Two Guvnors at the National, starring the ubiquitous James Corden. "Really, really funny," was Murray's judgement and one that was matched by the reviewers.
The Independent gave it five stars. "James said I was lucky to have gone to this one first because most plays are not very funny," said Murray. Shakespeare next? "No, I don't understand it," said the Scot. Nobody thought to ask him about Burns.
Broad leaves England a man short
two of England's three cricket captains were in the Royal Box yesterday. Andrew Strauss and Alastair Cook appeared to be enjoying themselves enormously but the missing link was Stuart Broad, who had been told to stay at home and rest his bruised foot in the hope of making his debut as Twenty20 skipper on Saturday. His sister, Gemma, a team analyst, was there but Stuart had to make do with games of golf and Formula One on the Xbox.
Two-year-old falls foul of All England Club
It wasn't a good day for the Broady family. As Naomi was being dumped out of the women's singles by fellow Briton Anne Keothavong, her sister was falling foul of the All England Club's stewards who would not let her bring Naomi's two-year-old niece courtside to watch her auntie's brief moment in the limelight. Children under five, say the regulations, are not allowed on show courts.
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