Contradictions

I’ve loved watching the tennis at Wimbledon over the last couple of weeks. The tennis has been stunning; but sometimes the commentary has made me smile. During the fifth set of the men’s quarter-final match between Stan Wawrinka and Richard Gasquet, the BBC commentator remarked, “He left that a bit late, …. but he timed it perfectly.” I know it was nearing the end of a very long match, and the commentator must have been getting tired (but surely not as tired as the players!), but how could ‘he have left it a bit late’ if he had in fact ‘timed it perfectly’?
Ho hum!

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