Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Somewhere fairly shingly
Re: El Fashionista Koubek makes mincemeat of Querrey in 83 minutes, 7-6, 6-1, 6-1
I thought this would be a bad match-up for Stefan facing a big server as the return is not the best part of his game, but he was able to pull Querrey all over the court with sharp cross-court angles from the baseline. It's nice to be reminded that he can do that, he's a groundstroking lefty but on a bad day his shots resemble Arthurs more than Nadal.
I was certain Querrey would face Blake in the third round, now he'll probably be up against one of two lefties, Koubek or Llodra.
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.