Google Down the Line!: HE SAID/SHE SAID: Wimbledon Day 1

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

HE SAID/SHE SAID: Wimbledon Day 1

HE SAID/SHE SAID is officially back! Apparently, the Wimbledon officials have more sense than the Roland Garros officials and have allowed transcripts to be posted a day later. See? Now everyone's happy (at least I am)...

Q. Given how long you've been playing now, is it fair to call you an 'old school player'?

VENUS WILLIAMS: Uhm, 'old school' has a lot of good connotations, you know what I mean? But, uhm, I'm not sure like in the style of my game I'd be old school. I still think I come out with a lot of new moves, so...

Q. How nice was it for you to see your mother and father sitting in the Royal Box in the front row?

RAFAEL NADAL: Too many beautiful things to saw my mom and my dad in the Royal Box. For sure can just say thanks to Wimbledon, to the people who organize this fantastic tournament to invite my mother and father to the Royal Box. I think for them was a great experience. So, yeah, everything in general was very, very nice today.

Q. How did the break play out, the break for rain? What effect do you think it had on the game?

FRANCESCA SCHIAVONE: For me it was fantastic because really I start the third set and I couldn't understand why she was playing so aggressive and I couldn't move her. So at the end I say, Something is not working. Of course, when they put the roof, I went back to the locker room and I spoke with Barazzutti. He say something to me, something that was really important. So I came back and I was playing better.

Q. He told you to work more on moving her around?


Q. Did you make them a cup of tea when [the drug testers] arrived?

ANDY MURRAY: My Mum did, yeah, which we shouldn't make them cups of tea. You know, it's just very intrusive when you get someone sort of in your house in the morning. When you're going to the toilet and they're staring at you, it's a bit... you know, in your own home, it's just quite strange feeling. (Laughter.)

Q. Are you sure they're drug testers?

ANDY MURRAY: You hope so. I've actually spoken with a few of the players about that in the past that, you know, they could easily... because it's not like we ever check. I don't really check, you know, whatever they're saying.

Q. They don't have a card saying...

ANDY MURRAY: They do, yeah. They do have the card, but I don't know. I mean, you're not going to know if it's real or not, are you?

[Photo(s) credit: Getty Images]


  1. WHAT?! The players don't check if the stranger in their homes watching them pee is an actual drug tester? All you need is a little card? Hmmm...

    I'm off to Kinko's. They have a laminating machine right?

  2. Yeah it's weird but who else would show up at your place at 7am asking you to pee in a cup? On second thought, don't answer that.

  3. oh my god.....Andy , that was funny quote, 'im rollin on the floor laughin my ass off, tears comin out of my eyes


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