Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Somewhere fairly shingly
Re: Re: Who do you predict to win the Cup?
Miami is a slow hardcourt? Weird, I always thought it was quite fast (mind you, anything seems fast right after Indian Wells, they might as well just replace that with clay and it would play at the same speed). Certainly it would make sense for Federer's best US hardcourt tournament to be quite a quick surface - he's made at least the QF there three years in a row, which is more than he's managed at IW, Cincy or the Open.
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.