02 August 2007

Stella Artois Tennis League

(photo courtesy of Cobalt Blue)

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair lunges in vain for an approach from former Secretary of State, Henry Kissinger, in a match that was later postponed by rain. The two are participating in the Stella Artois League of World Leaders circuit that has made a stop at London's Bourthshire Abbernathy, where the likes of past governing officials are competing for the coveted Churchill Cup, and a handsome $437,000 purse. Kissinger broke Blair's serve at 2-1 in the third before heavy drizzle befell the tour rivals; play will resume on Sunday weather pending.

A highly anticpated match between Panama's Manuel Noriega and Sweden's Nils Daniel Carl Bildt was also rescheduled for Sunday. The League caught considerable flack from critics in Washington this past winter over the aggressive amnesty it pursued to suspend Noriega's life sentence for the tour. Bildt has 4-0 lifetime record against Noriega.

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