Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Somewhere fairly shingly
Re: Re: Duck Hunt
Trouble is, I don't think he's powerful enough to make that jump higher than about 15 in the world. Against Federer in Montreal, he again played the better set, he was absolutely slamming the forehand return and punishing Federer's second serve, but he was having to hit the ball as hard as he possibly could, outside his normal comfort zone, to achieve that result. He had 0-40 twice, only just failed to convert, and then Federer managed to break to win the set on his first breakpoint by hitting a forehand pass at about half-power. He just has more strength plus a flatter hit on the ball.
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.