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The next great King of the stage?

ESPN staff
June 3, 2012
Andy Murray: Brave battler or faking drama queen? © Getty Images

The latest Week in Words sheds light on Rebecca Adlington's dangerous driving, Mario Balotelli's misguided view on life, and Andy Murray's growing reputation as a theatrical entertainer...

"I don't need to let the world know that I'm at this restaurant eating a bowl of pasta."
Everybody already knew of Maria Sharapova's love of Pizza Express.

"I have more sympathy for the other guy as, honestly, you cannot play against someone who is being a drama queen."
Drama queen? Murray? Virginia Wade must have the wrong guy.

"I'm even competitive when I drive. I like to beat my sat-nav."
Rebecca Adlington loves to shave a minute off that three-hour drive from Oxford to Sheffield.

"There is an international bidding war going on for him."
Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis expects Barack Obama's offer for Ezequiel Lavezzi any time now.

"I have my life, my world, I do what I want, without annoying anyone. I believe I am more intelligent than the average person."
The irony of Mario Balotelli's statement should be lost on nobody.

"I enjoyed it a lot."
Alexandra Cadantu was surprisingly happy after losing 6-0 6-0 to Maria Sharapova.

"He would have been remembered in Washington as a legend and now he has thrown all of that away."
Amir Khan gets tough on Lamont Peterson; we await Balotelli's more considered verdict...

"They have no debts and Robin is idolised there."
Robin van Persie's mother Jose goes overboard in her reasons for why Van Persie should stay at Arsenal. Great fans? Chance of trophies? No, no debts is the key.

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