Olympic fever hits tennis twittersphere


Originally published on: 25/07/12 00:00

Milos Raonic, at 6’5”, laments being the short guy around town
@milosraonic: I’m pretty tall but here in the Olympic Village, with all the athletes that are taller than me, I feel pretty short/average!

Mahesh Bhupathi squeezes in amongst those big guys for a spot of breakfast
@maheshbhupathi: 8:30 breakfast call, jam packed at the Village this morning. Feels like all 10,000 eating together 🙂

Jelena Jankovic won’t be hurried. Even by the Olympics
@jelena_jankovic: Spent the afternoon at the beach in Dubai. Tomorrow off to London.

Victoria Azarenka reckons she’ll need protection from fellow Belarusian Max Mirnyi
@Vika7: Me and Max practiced a bit of mixed dubs…volley reaction drill 🙂 I have to say playing with Max I will borrow a helmet 🙂

Venus Williams, three-time Olympic gold medallist carries the torch and flies the flag
@Venuseswilliams: To carry the Olympic torch on World Sjorgrens Day represents strength 2 triumph for every1 with autoimmune disease!

Ryan Harrison gets into his Olympic tracksuit with just three days to go
Made it to London! Awesome new Nike gear for the Olympics! Can't wait to get going. #USA

Caroline Wozniacki gets the party started
@CaroWozniacki Left all alone in the house tonight.. Guess it will be 'two and a half men' on tv, and then early night..

Grass is usually enough to put a smile on Sabine Lisicki’s face, but throw in the Olympics too…
@sabinelisicki Arrived in the Olympic village and I'm simply fascinated! There are. No words for this… Something very special!!


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