Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Somewhere fairly shingly
Judging by the way he won it last year, I don't think he needs any luck - he seems fated to win no matter who he plays.
He beat Robredo 1 and 2, but check out these scores from his other matches and see the similarity:
d. Ferrero 5/7 6/1 6/0
d. Federer 3/6 7/6 7/5
d. Grosjean 4/6 7/6 7/5 (was down 4/5 0-40 in the last set and saved three consecutive match points)
d. Henman (grrr) 3/6 7/6 6/4
I'm telling you, he is destined to keep up his winning streak there; and if he plays Federer and Henman again, both of whom he's beaten in the last two years there, I should say he's a surefire bet.
The Wit and Wisdom of the Tennis Journalist, Indian Wells 2004
ROGER FEDERER: Yeah, I remember this one time when I went on a vacation on the Maldives. That was in the year 2001, I think. I went to this spa. I went to walk around with my girlfriend. I walk in, and we want to book a spa. This guy goes, "AHH, I remember you. You beat Sampras. I saw you on TV." That was like, really, how can you remember me? This guy has probably never been off his island and still knows me. I was a little bit shocked. Then I went to play tennis with him because he was actually the tennis teacher. It was nice.
Q. Were you naked at the time in the spa?
ROGER FEDERER: No. It was at the front desk. I didn't walk in naked.