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Robson takes on 1D fans... and Essien to take up golf?

ESPN staff
June 30, 2013
Laura Robson has made herself a lot of fans this week © PA Photos

"I think Victor Hanescu will be in for a tough match here."
Tim Henman sets the benchmark for Wimbledon predictions ahead of the Romanian's first-round showdown with defending champion (and best player of all time) Roger Federer

"For me, it's not even worth the talk because it is what it is."
Fair to say Federer was not too pleased when he was drawn with the prospect of facing Rafael Nadal in the quarter-finals of Wimbledon. He need not have worried…

"I think I've gained 20,000 followers and they have no idea who I am."
Laura Robson reacts to getting a good luck tweet from One Direction singer Harry Styles

"I have been challenged by someone on Twitter to taking on Serena. I'd be up for it, why not?"
Andy Murray throws down the gauntlet to women's world No. 1 Williams as the battle of the sexes talk hots up

"Looking back I feel horrendous for doing it now. I'll have to live with that and take it on the chin."
British & Lions winger George North regrets his finger-wagging gesture during his side's first Test victory over Australia

"I hope there's nobody snogging her tonight."
Sky commentator David Lloyd offers words of warning to anyone attempting to get up close and personal with the Fire Breathers, who were the support act during England's loss to New Zealand

"I wouldn't give a s**t if any of my team-mates were gay."
England rugby star James Haskell speaks to the UK's best-selling gay magazine

"His knockouts are frightening to watch and give you a neck mohican."
Boxer Nathan Cleverly with an interesting description of the effect of Sergey Kovalev's punching power

"We'd love to see a professional role model, a golfing Michael Essien if you like."
A spokesman for the R&A talks about hopes for the growth of golf in Ghana

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