Hurray! A fun Friday story! Tennis Talk had a hilarious report today on the always entertaining world of London bookmakers and their odds-making on the future Baby Fed (click here for article.) Will baby Roger be named Rafael or Tiger, Martina or Venus? Will the kid win Wimbledon in 2035? And when the heck are Roger and Mirka tying the knot, anyway?
I’d lay a few quid on Martina being their pick if it’s a girl (Martina Navratilova was instrumental in starting Slovakian-born Mirka’s pro tennis career), and I have a few other suggestions for the London bookmakers:
Odds of baby Fed’s middle name being “L.A.M.B.”: 4/5
Odds of baby Fed playing in Gavin’s Bush reunion band (Las Vegas, 2045): 100/1
Odds of baby Fed growing up to be next Andre Leon Talley/Anna Wintour: 4/5
Odds of baby Fed growing up to be a Swiss dairy farmer: 200/1
Odds of baby Fed shaving his/her head in rebellion of Roger’s famous locks: 100/1
Odds of baby Fed dating Fernando Verdasco: 6/1
Odds of baby Fed playing left handed, even if he/she is a righty: 1/2
What else? What part of Baby-Fed’s future would you lay your money on?
Photo of young Fed: Reuters