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Wimbledon 2010 - Other Players

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Some Oliver Reed tidbits:

He died of a heart attack in a bar after downing three bottles of Captain Morgan's Jamaica rum, eight bottles of German beer, numerous doubles of Famous Grouse whiskey and Hennessy cognac, and beating five much younger Royal Navy sailors at arm-wrestling. His bar bill for that final lunch time totaled 270 Maltese lira, almost £450.

He was severely injured and almost died during the filming of The Three Musketeers (1973) when he was stabbed in the throat during the windmill duel scene.

In 1973 Steve McQueen flew to England to meet Reed and discuss a possible film collaboration. "Reed showed me his country mansion and we got on well," recalled McQueen. "He then suggested he take me to his favorite London nightclub." The drinking, which started at Reed's home, Broome Hall, continued into the night until Reed could hardly stand. Suddenly, and with no apparent warning, he vomited over McQueen's shirt and trousers. "The staff rushed around and found me some new clothes, but they couldn't get me any shoes," said McQueen. "I had to spend the rest of the night smelling of Oliver Reed's sick."

He was a bad lad and paid the price.  Still... he was very charismatic.
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   noooooooooo

NALBANDIAN OUT OF WIMBLEDON  .


Pulling out of Boodles wasn't the best of signs. And now the worst case scenario has become reality. David has pulled out of Wimbledon.

As DN .com reports, together with his team David decided today that he won't take the risk of playing Wimbledon and that he will instead focus entirely on the upcoming Davis Cup tie against Russia.

Fue Buena adds that having only played little tennis recently and no real preparation on grass also played a part in David's decision. According to Fue Buena, David is now already training indoors to prepare for the Davis Cup tie. "If I have to choose between the Davis Cup and Wimbledon, I'll choose the Davis Cup".

David Nalbandian website .
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Oh, so sad.  However, so very interesting that he has chosen Davis Cup over Wimbledon.  Will miss seeing him ....
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Oh, so sad.  However, so very interesting that he has chosen Davis Cup over Wimbledon.  Will miss seeing him ....

I think Gulbis will pull out too ...
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Tommy Haas (USA) hahahaha.
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Taking out American citizenship when he did makes a lot of sense to me .... ^
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Taking out American citizenship when he did makes a lot of sense to me .... ^

Daisy you are world number 1 ..... i hope you'll keep your status at the end of Wimby ....lmao
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Daisy you are world number 1 ..... i hope you'll keep your status at the end of Wimby ....lmao

Very doubtful ..... lol
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All those guys are OUT of Wimby ..... can u believe it ! w00t


Richard Gasquet
Mario Ancic
Radek Stepanek
Ivo Karlovic
Juan Martin Del Potro
Fernando Gonzalez
Tommy Haas
Juan Monaco
David Nalbandian
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I was just about to add Karlovic and Stepanek to the injured list Sylvie and see you have them up there already ... incredible, isn't it ...
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There are lots of dangerous players in this list so it will help boost Andy's chance.  It is a shame though that they can't compete.  It would have been good to watch their skill and artistry on the court.
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Don't know how old some of them are, but I'd have thought


Radek Stepanek
Ivo Karlovic
Fernando Gonzalez
Tommy Haas
David Nalbandian

are heading downhill ....
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Well I was thinking that Karlovic is a very dangerous floater with that massive serve of his.
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Yes, he's dangerous on grass.  Having said that, it always surprises me how the more able players get by him ...
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tender The Robinsons advert is just delightful...
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