Rafa Nadal's position of world tennis no.1 was put under serious threat today as a signed off application form for his British Citizenship was recieved at the Home Office this morning.
It's thought that Nadal was duped into signing off the form by somebody matching the description of Andy Murray's mother Judy immediatley after his semi-final victory yesterday. While Nadal was innocently signing autographs for fans on his way out of centre court he unwittingly signed off an citizenship application form thrown under his nose by the opportunist Mrs. Murray.
Judy Murray was unavailable for comment last night as she had to quickly leave to find a letter box to post the application but a close friend who sat by her throughout the match was available for comment and told us of Judy Murray's increased anger and irritation as her son was getting roundly walloped by the spanish superstar.
'I didn't think she was capable of such language. For the best part of an hour it was effing Nadal this, effing Nadal that' commented Judy's friend 'it was in the final set that she started to go on about how her Andy was struggling to cope with the mantle of the being the best British hope since Fred Perry and how would Nadal cope with it if he was British'.
Murray's friend went onto describe how her mood then totally changed, 'after she said that, she grinned from ear to ear and told me "that's it, if Nadal was British he'd be winning fuck all instead and it might give my Andy a chance especially if we fall back on the old Scottish blag". She fumbled around in her hand bag for some paperwork that she said been keeping back for a rainy day before disappearing with great purpose towards the players exit and I that's the last I saw of her'.
Home Office officials confirmed receipt of the application and have already been in touch with Nadal to check it's authenticity.
Nadal was said to be unconcerned by the desperate attempt on Judy Murray's part to weaken his chances of winning anything by making him British by saying 'I'm shocked that she could try and con me in such an underhand manner but if her underhand was as good as her son's forehand then the plan would probably fail anyway'.