Issue 1501
commentatorballs “It [Sweet Caroline] barely needs words, only lyrics”
SIMON MANN
Radio 4

“The most popular sport in my country is and always will be football, apart from in the mid-70s when it was tennis”
BORIS BECKER
Radio 5 live

“How does this final differ from the other matches in this tournament, Boris?” “It’s the last one there is”
BORIS BECKER
BBC1

“They [Scandinavians] beat us pants down in terms of productivity”
LORNA FITZSIMONS
Radio 4

“I wonder if Andy will be in her [Serena’s] box tomorrow?”
CHRIS BRADNAM
BBC2

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