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London's Evening Standard ran an article this week detailing how the father of British teen sensation Laura Robson was taking a rare week off from work to watch his 17-year-old daughter play Maria Sharapova at Wimbledon.

British newspaper prints wrong picture of teen star’s father

The caption to the picture reads "That's my girl: Laura Robson's father Andrew has taken time off work to watch her." There's only one problem. Robson says that's not her father. The 2008 Wimbledon juniors champion Tweeted a note to the Evening Standard saying the man giving the thumbs up isn't her dad. Presumably, he's just a guy that likes giving positive affirmation to active tennis players.

The Evening Standard has yet to comment. While we wait for that, here's a handy guide for the newspaper to use for future Robson articles.

Other people who aren't Laura Robson's dad:

British newspaper prints wrong picture of teen star’s father

British newspaper prints wrong picture of teen star’s father


British newspaper prints wrong picture of teen star’s father

British newspaper prints wrong picture of teen star’s father

British newspaper prints wrong picture of teen star’s father

British newspaper prints wrong picture of teen star’s father

Turns out we couldn't find a legitimate photograph of Andrew Robson, leading us to irresponsibly speculate that he's either a superhero or international jewel thief.*

* He's actually a senior executive at Royal Dutch Shell.

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