I hope so, Neely!
I spotted this profile at http://sport.guardian.co.uk/wimbledo...239355,00.html
Thursday June 17, 2004
Lives: Altstaetten, Switzerland
Height: 5ft 11in
Weight: 11st 1lb
Turned pro: 1995
Tournaments won: 4 (0 grand slams)
Wimbledons: 6 since 1998
Best performance: Fourth round 2003
Career prize money: £2,394,526
World ranking: 8
View from the locker room
Best friend is fellow German Lars Burgsmuller but popular with most players, who rib him for his painstaking, almost fanatical, neatness. He's going to make someone a wonderful husband one day.
Bet you didn't know ...
Schüttler once brought his mobile phone on to court to photograph the mark left by a line call he had unsuccessfully disputed.
Wimbledon wiz or wuss?
Reached the fourth round last year in his best run. Not the most famous face outside his birthplace of Korbach, Schttler was, shall we say, untroubled during his stint in the Wimbledon autograph tent last year.
Obsessive fear of "those dirty microbes" means he changes his shirt at the end of every set and always has his towel in exactly the right place at the back of the court. Dare you to go to his house and jumble up all his cds.
In form or in tatters
Lost in the first round of the French Open and didn't need his phone/camera once.
Like Muttley, Rainer enjoys a good mumble. "I like to mumble so if you watch my matches before I used to do it and I always will do it. So?" Er ... sorry?
Currently with a mysterious Swiss girlfriend who speaks no German, so Schüttler is learning French especially for her. Has already mastered the seven uses of "Paf" and all the best swear words.
Despite Schüttler's best efforts, Boris Becker is still the darling of the volks back home. Being German No1 these days doesn't guarantee worldwide acclaim: just ask David Hasselhoff.
A big supporter of Borussia Dortmund - along with chancellor Gerhard Schröder.
Fourth round. Has a good all-round game and is immensely quick but does not have the heavy artillery to take him beyond the last 16.
Don't rule out ...
Gets caught in uncompromising position in broom cupboard in a bid to enhance public image.
So...what's all this about a mysterious Swiss chick who doesn't speak German?