LITESPORT London Lite Tuesday, 1 September 2009 35 LITE&BITTER Gotanaxetogrind?Doithere... PETE (L&B 28/08) go on YouTube, search Gerrard and diving and you will see that its not just foreigners cfb PETE (L&B 28/08) why after one dive is Eduardo demonised for something Drogba and Ronaldo have made a living out of? jugs PETE (L&B 28/08) cheating foreigners? How many times have we seen Joe Cole or Stevie G dive? And Im a Liverpool supporter. CJ RE DIVING (L&B 28/08) how ridiculous do Celtic look now? Macca RE CITY (L&B 28/08) Neil Warnock believes Man City will make the top three based on their full squad eventually squeezing past his relegation candidates 2-0. Loser Fred To be considered for publication, texts must be submitted with name and address or postcode. Please restrict messages to 25 WORDS. Thanks. >>Text TELLUS to 65800 followed by a space and your messageEach text costs 50p plus standard network charges >>Text LL RANT to 65400 Terms apply. See ANDRE AGASSI believes British No1 Andy Murray will cruise through his US Open first round clash with Ernests Gulbis tonight -- and go on to win his first Grand Slam in New York. The world No2 can already count on the support of John McEnroe and Martina Navratilova -- now eight-time Slam winner Agassi has chosen the Scot (right) to see off reigning champion Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. Agassiinsists:Ithink Andyisgoingtowinthis US Open. McEnroe adds: Andre talks about the respect he hasforRogerandRafaandthen picks Andy. How much pressure does that put on Andy? Murray has been granted prime-time status for his first round clash with Latvian Gulbis. He reached the final at Flushing Meadows last year, losing to Federer in a contest that pushed his nameintotheUSheadlinesafterbreak- ing the Federer/Nadal monopoly. Murray said: I am really looking forward to this. The atmosphere is unique, there are a lot of things going on. Thats what I really like and theres lots to do away from the court. Ihaveworkedhardon my game following last years final and I am a bet- ter player, but this is a tough first match against Gulbis. One of thethingsIwanttodonowistowin aSlam.Itssomethingthatsincredibly difficult to do but something I believe is possible. Live, Sky Sports 2, from 4pm. Agassi backs Murray to lift US Open title BY NEAL COLLINS Kneesy does it: Venus Williams battled against an injury to her left knee to beat Vera Deshevina Venushas to battle backfrom the brink THIRD seed Venus Williams was three points from defeat before recovering to beat Russias Vera Dushevina in the first round of the US Open. Williams needed treatment to her left knee after just three games. And Dushevina, the world number 47, was close to a shock victory in game 10 of the second set before Williams came back to win 6-7 (5-7) 7-5 6-3. Williams said: She played so well, moved so well and did so many things so well but I had so much help from the fans here. I got extra energy. John McEnroe andthe support of Martina Navratilova -- now winnerSlameight-time thechosenhasAgassi offseeto championreigning thiswintogoingisAndy Andreadds:McEnroe herespecttheabouttalks thenandRafaandRogerforhas ing the Federer/Nadal monopoly. reallyamIsaid:Murray looking forward to this. oflotaarethereunique, lastfollowinggamemy nal and I am a bet-years fi toughaisthisbutplayer,ter OneGulbis.againstmatchrstfi index.html2.html3.html4.html5.html6.html7.html8.html9.html10.html11.html12.html13.html14.html15.html16.html17.html18.html19.html20.html21.html22.html23.html24.html25.html26.html27.html28.html29.html30.html31.html32.html33.html34.html35.html36.html37.html38.html39.html