Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Somewhere fairly shingly
Re: Re: MAIN DRAW
The Sjengster, top seed for such a big event! I feared he might draw an unseeded Mathieu early, but the defending champion does have to get through Lopez and Chela first... mind you, Schalken has Ljubicic early on, who beat him indoors in Madrid last year. Still, at least he avoided the Russian big guns who are crammed into the bottom half. A couple of notes - Massu seeded no. 6 at an indoor tournament? Stop the madness! And Mantilla versus Dent in the first round, talk about a contrast in styles.
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.