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SPORTSNET TENNIS: Report: Genie Bouchard’s Super Bowl date story to become movie

SPORTSNET TENNIS: Report: Genie Bouchard’s Super Bowl date story to become movie

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Genie Bouchard’s Super Bowl date story has made it to Hollywood.

According to Deadline’s Amanda N’Duka, Fox 2000 is set to produce a movie based on the bet that won one of Bouchard’s fans a date with the Canadian tennis star after the New England Patriots‘ historic comeback win over the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl LI.

Bouchard will reportedly serve as an executive producer on the film, which will address modern-day relationships and dating in the digital world.

A Patriots fan, John Goehrke replied to a tweet from Bouchard during Super Bowl LI in 2017, when the Falcons still had the lead, asking if she would agree to go on a date with him should New England end up winning. The 2014 Wimbledon finalist seemed fairly confident in the Atlanta win, as her response was: “Sure.”

Bouchard kept her word and the two attended a Brooklyn Nets game a few weeks after the Super Bowl. Goehrke became largely known as “Super Bowl Bet Guy.”

According to Deadline, Diplomats writer Jonathan A. Abrams pitched the idea that was picked up by Fox 2000, and a few other producers are also set to work on the project.

Tue, 05 Mar 2019 17:42:21 EDT

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GUARDIAN TENNIS: Little Englandism after Brexit could endanger sport’s prowess and appeal | Sean Ingle

GUARDIAN TENNIS: Little Englandism after Brexit could endanger sport’s prowess and appeal | Sean Ingle

Elite level athletes and organisations have benefited from unfettered access to Europe; few are fully prepared for the ramifications of whatever happens on 29 March

It was during the death throes of the British empire that the penultimate high commissioner of Aden, Richard Turnbull, forecast: “When it finally sinks beneath the waves of history it will leave behind only two monuments: one is the game of association football, the other the expression ‘fuck off’.” How some Brexiters relish lobbing that expletive at the European Union, despite the pernicious risks to the national game and the rest of British sport.

Privately, some inside the Olympic and Paralympic system fear Brexit will make it harder to attract the best coaching talent. Others also warn that if sterling plummets further it will eat into budgets for training camps and Tokyo 2020 qualifying events. And if the economy tanks and government funding for elite sport gets a buzzcut, do not expect Team GB to finish second in the Olympic Games medal table again.

Related: Sunderland ’Til I Die, and the plight of the merely-very-good football player | Andrew Anthony

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Mon, 11 Feb 2019 11:00:06 GMT

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GUARDIAN TENNIS: ‘It’s OK to not be OK’: what top athletes have said about mental health in sport – video

GUARDIAN TENNIS: ‘It’s OK to not be OK’: what top athletes have said about mental health in sport – video

Professional athletes are said to be seeking mental health help in record numbers. More than ever before sportspeople have been speaking out on their struggles to cope with the pressure that comes with competing at an elite level. Here’s what Serena Williams, Clarke Carlisle, Kevin Love, Kelly Holmes, Michael Phelps and many others have said about mental wellbeing over the years.

In the UK, Samaritans can be contacted on 116 123 or email [email protected] In the US, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is 1-800-273-8255. In Australia, the crisis support service Lifeline is 13 11 14. Other international suicide helplines can be found at www.befrienders.org.

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Wed, 10 Oct 2018 15:52:44 GMT

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