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Sunday, 8 July 2012

Nice story

In a world where sport, money and professionalism seem increasingly tawdry, there was a wonderful story yesterday, when two professionals from the bottom rung of the professional ladder pulled off one of the all time great smash and grabs of world tennis. Jonny Marray and Freddy Nielsen, who spent the last few years on the Challenger circuit and look like they are the sort of players that have to buy their own shirts (the plain cotton T-Shirt not the woven V-neck collar style), walked away with the equivalent of Frank Lampard and John Terry's combined weekly wages by playing the sort of manic serve-and-volley crowd-the-net doubles normally seen on a municipal tennis court. And very enjoyable it was too.

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