Ah, TBE, such a charming supporter of my favourite players. I'd love to know which injured players exactly Schalken has displaced to reach no. 14 in the world (on the back of three Grand Slam quarterfinals and a semifinal, which he got to by beating Kuerten and Gonzalez back to back), but I suspect the answer is not forthcoming. Anyhow, Henman has a break at 2-0 in the final set; I will feel disappointed for the loser of this match, but here's hoping the winner can make it all the way to the final.
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.