In Sports News this Monday: Radek Štěpánek is so frustrated at going out in the third round at Wimbledon that he breaks six rackets; Nicole Vaidišová enjoys something of a return to form at the tournament; Jaromír Jagr is considering his future as his contract with New York Rangers comes to an end; and the Czech football association make an embarrassing claim that Gerard Houllier wants the job of Czech coach, while Klaus Toppmoller’s wage demands could rule him out.
Štěpánek exits Wimbledon in third round after epic clash with Youzhny
“I put everything into it. I think I played three matches here that I wasn’t really up to playing, given the state I was in. But I gave my all and I have to look at it positively. If somebody had said beforehand that I’d win two rounds and play a match like today’s I wouldn’t have believed them. But they say fortune favours the brave, so maybe he was braver today.”
Vaidišová shows some recovery of form at All England Club
Jágr expecting to discuss move with more clubs once Rangers contract expires
“I think there will be more teams – at least I hope so. As far as I know more than one other club should be involved. If I can wait till July 1 I will be able to consider more offers. I would be working against myself simply if I sped anything up now.”
Czech football association left looking foolish over “Houllier email”
The search for a new Czech football manager grinds on. The Czech football association were left with lots of egg on their faces last week, after – on the basis of a hoax email – wrongly stating that French coach Gerard Houllier was interested in the job. The Czech FA are due to hold more talks with Germany’s Klaus Toppmoller this week, but may baulk at his wage demands.