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Usain Bolt’s obsession with ‘Call of Duty’

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For all of Usain Bolt‘s recent worldwide adventures, his home life is fairly common.

“My evening routine is usually just me playing ‘Call Of Duty,'” Bolt told FHM, according to the Telegraph. “I’m OK at it.”

One would hope he’s better than OK, given the copious hours he’s spent playing the gun-shooting video game series over the past few years.

Bolt plays “Call of Duty” against online foes using a gamer tag that keeps him anonymous.

“Once I heard a guy say, ‘I’m trying to kill this dude, but he’s as fast as Usain Bolt,'” Bolt told FHM. “I was laughing.”

Players can talk to one another over microphone while playing the game, but Bolt tries not to speak.

“The people I play against online have no idea they’re shooting Usain Bolt,” he said.

Bolt passed time at the London Olympics by playing FIFA and “Call of Duty.” He was reportedly given a widescreen TV at Jamaica’s pre-Games training base in Birmingham to use his PlayStation.

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“If I lived in Europe, I’d shut the curtains, play ‘Call of Duty’ on my PlayStation 24/7 and never go out,” he said last year, referring to his celebrity status overseas, according to Runner’s World.

He’s played the game with England soccer star Wayne Rooney and with friends, family and online strangers. An Esquire writer watched Bolt play “Call of Duty” on the edge of his king-sized mattress in 2010.

They began playing soon after they woke up, at 10:00 A.M., and by 1:00 P.M., neither has moved, even to go to the bathroom, though Bolt has occasionally shifted his position, loosening his shoulders, stretching his back, switching from playing while sitting up to playing while lying on his stomach or his side.

Bolt told the Sun in England that he was playing “Call of Duty” when he heard about Tyson Gay‘s positive drug test in July. (Gay, too, has been reported to play “Call of Duty”)

“I had to put down the controller and stop playing, that’s how badly it affected me,” he told the newspaper.

He also said the “main room” in his Kingston home is a game room.

“I spend most of my time in there, playing ‘Call of Duty,'” Bolt told the Telegraph

Bolt took Instagram video of his purchase of “Call of Duty: Ghosts,” which was released last week.

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2020 French Open women’s singles draw, bracket

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If Serena Williams is to win a record-tying 24th Grand Slam singles title at the French Open, she may have to go through her older sister in the fourth round.

Williams, the sixth seed, could play Venus Williams in the round of 16 at Roland Garros, which begins Sunday.

Serena opens against countrywoman Kristie Ahn, whom she beat in the first round at the U.S. Open. Serena could then get her U.S. Open quarterfinal opponent, fellow mom Tsvetana Pironkova of Bulgaria, in the second round.

If Venus is to reach the fourth round, she must potentially get past U.S. Open runner-up Victoria Azarenka in the second round. Azarenka beat Serena in the U.S. Open semifinals, ending the American’s latest bid to tie Margaret Court‘s major titles record.

Venus lost in the French Open first round the last two years.

The French Open top seed is 2018 champion Simona Halep, who could play 2019 semifinalist Amanda Anisimova in the third round.

Coco Gauff, the rising 16-year-old American, gets 2019 semifinalist Jo Konta of Great Britain in the first round in the same quarter of the draw as Halep.

The field lacks defending champion Ash Barty of Australia, not traveling due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Also out: U.S. Open winner Naomi Osaka, citing a sore hamstring and tight turnaround from prevailing in New York two weeks ago.

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2020 French Open men’s singles draw, bracket

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Rafael Nadal was put into the same half of the French Open draw as fellow 2018 and 2019 finalist Dominic Thiem of Austria, with top-ranked Novak Djokovic catching a break.

Nadal, trying to tie Roger Federer‘s male record 20 Grand Slam singles titles, could play sixth-seeded German Alexander Zverev in the quarterfinals before a potential clash with Thiem, who just won the U.S. Open.

Djokovic, who is undefeated in 2020 save being defaulted out of the U.S. Open, could play No. 7 seed Matteo Berrettini of Italy in the quarterfinals before a possible semifinal with Russian Daniil Medvedev.

Medvedev is the fourth seed but is 0-3 at the French Open. Another possible Djokovic semifinal opponent is fifth seed Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece, who reached the fourth round last year.

The most anticipated first-round matchup is between three-time major champion Andy Murray and 2015 French Open champion Stan Wawrinka. In Murray’s most recent French Open match, he lost in five sets to Wawrinka in the 2017 semifinals.

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