LITESPORT 36 Monday, 29 June 2009 London Lite MURRAY HASYoucan thankyour mumfor thevariety saysWade BY NEAL COLLINS Vaughanrighttobowout,saysold DUNCAN FLETCHER believes Michael Vaughan is right to retire, hailing the former England captain as a gutsy fighter of whom the game can be very proud. Vaughan, formerly the worlds top-ranked batsman and the man who oversaw Englands 2005 Ashes triumph, is expected to announce his retirement from all forms of the game at Edgbaston tomorrow. Former England coach Fletcher gave Vaughan his Test debut in 1999 before making him captain in 2003 and told the Guardian: Vaughan was a classy batsman, but he became a marvellous captain and a good friend. English cricket can be very proud of him. The public saw one side only: a batsman who could cover-drive and pull like a dream, and a tactically astute leader who brought the best out of his players. What they didnt see was the gutsy fighter who could score 177 with a busted knee, as he did in Adelaide in 2002-03, or the burning desire which once made him furious with me when I told him he couldnt play in a one-dayer at Bristol against the Aussies because of a serious finger injury. Fletcher added: Its sad that hes going to announce his retirement, but reluctantly I have to say hes made the right decision. Cricket, and not just English cricket, will miss him. Vaughan stepped down as captain last summer but had hoped to retain his place as a batsman. His form let him down and he was left out from the 16-man training squad named last week after scoring just 147 runs in seven County Championship innings for Yorkshire. Inbrief Warnes dig at Collingwood SHANE WARNE has continued his feud with Paul Collingwood, slating the Durham all-rounders captaincy of England in the World Twenty20. Warne questioned whether Collingwood deserved an MBE for his part in Englands 2005 Ashes triumph and as the pressure builds before the 2009 showdown, Warne said: I think Australia will be wishing Paul Collingwood was captain because I dont think he was very good at all. Windies blow Indians away THE West Indies fast bowlers -- without Fidel Edwards -- embarrassed the Indian batting line-up to register a series-levelling win in the second One-Day International in Jamaica. They reduced India to 82-8 before a 101- run ninth-wicket stand between MS Dhoni (95) and RP Singh. Chris Gayle (64) and Runako Morton (84) replied with a 101-run partnership, reaching the 188-run target with eight wickets to spare. Jonah looming on the horizon JONAH LOMU is thrilled to be joining French third division side Marseille Vitrolles and wants to turn them into one of the countrys top clubs. The former All Black winger, who is one of the sports greatest ever players and has been out of the game for over a year, said: Marseille is the second city in France. My ambition? Help Marseille become one of the great French clubs. Coe promises to box clever LONDON 2012 chairman Sebastian Coe insists boxing chiefs will be given sacrosanct travel times across the capital in order to persuade the sport to accept Wembley Arena as a venue. AIBA, the international boxing federation, have said their tests revealed the target 38-minute travel time between the Olympic Park in east London and Wembley was unachievable, but Coe said: We will get there. Olympic rider in the hot-seat FOUR-TIME British Olympic rider Michael Whitaker has been suspended after his horse Tackeray failed a drug test during a competition at La Baule, France last month. The 49-year-old Yorkshireman, a silver medallist at the 1984 Olympics, has requested a B-sample analysis and a full hearing before an International Equestrian Federation (FEI) tribunal. BY NEAL COLLINS Over the ropes: Michael Vaughan ANDY MURRAY could win Wimbledon this year because he has a womans touch -- according to Britains last sin- gles champion Virginia Wade. Ginny,whowon thewomenswayback in 1977, claims the involvement of Andys mum Judy has given his game the necessary subtlety and variety to out-manouvre the big guns . As third-seed Murray prepares to face No19 Stanislas Wawrinka on Centre Court today, Wade, now 63, said: Andy has got so many options to his game. I think its because Judy was his coach--itissounusual to havea female coach. It adds a few more touch shots to a game rather than just all big boomers. He can do anything. He chases balls down, he throws in some slices which are very effective. He lures his opponents into the net. I have seen it time after time. What I think is his best asset is that he retrieves so well and his defensive game is so good. But he also has an aggressive game as well. If you look at all the players, they all hit the ball magnificently well at a million miles an hour from the baseline but most of them dont know how to stay in the point if things go a little bit wrong. He has got that other option and it is fantastic. Wadealsoknowsallaboutthepressure of home expectation. But she insists: Having Wimbledon behind you is like surfing. If everything is going well, the wave takes you and you feel like you are on top of the world. If it is not quite right, it overwhelms you and you are grovelling in the sand and upsidedownandinsideout.Heissogood atcoping.Heissmart.Heisalotsmarter than a lot of tennis players I see. He should go all the way to the final. On Saturday, Murray simply brushed aside Serbian Viktor Troicki 6-2, 6-3, 6-4 to reach the last 16. 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