After the recent spat between the Governor of the Bank of England, Mervyn King, and our Head of the Treasury, Alistair Darling, it's no wonder that Mervyn took the day off yesterday to sit behind Pete Sampras to watch the Wimbledon four-hour final extravaganza between Roger Federed and Andy Roddick.
Mind you, he does seem a tad shy about it:
Shame really as, sitting in the Royal Box, he was too easy to spot. Especially when Pete Sampras made a live, televised and not-to-be-missed entrance and sat right in front of him.
Source: the Times
No way can you be that discrete Mr. King, but I thought offering to give Federer a bit of a warm-up beforehand was a bit rich:
Source: the Telegraph
Mind you, after your recent spat with Mr. Darling, maybe you just wanted to hear the umpire shout: "new Balls, please!"