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The Andymonium will drive everyone crazy; RESULT!

Byline: DEREK McGOVERN; JOHN SHAW

I SAID when it was first built that Wimbledon's retractable roof was a big mistake - I'd like to take that comment back now.

The Centre Court roof has added a certain je ne sais quoi - for the benefit of the English, that's French - to a tournament that offers the best (the men's draw) and the worst (the women's draw now there are no Anna drawers) that sport has to offer.

Women play a maximum of three sets, men five - proving beyond doubt that men last longer when it comes to sets.

Like a monster movie that comes to life only when the monster first appears - unless the movie is Jeepers Creepers - Wimbledon this year will be Wimbledon lite until we get the first glimpse of that retractable behemoth (ooh er, missus).

The new roof cost millions to erect, though it's a mystery why Wimbledon didn't just claim it on insurance like the rest of us.

Action on Centre Court could theoretically go on even longer than Tomorrow's World and Hills are offering 7-1 for play to pass midnight - that would be some pass - at least once over the fortnight.

They quote 6-1 (from 10-1) for the roof not to be used. Andymonium at Wimbledon will crank up a notch today when Andy Murray takes on American no-hoper Robert Kendrick. The Scot is 1-100 to beat the Yank and 14-1 to win Wimbledon without dropping a set.

He's 5-1 with Hills to hit an ace with his very first serve and 10-1 for a double fault.

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SURE SHOT Murray in training at Wimbledon yesterday
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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Jun 23, 2009
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