Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Somewhere fairly shingly
Re: Life must suck if you're not a Federer fan
Ditto, Blaze (and you're not a Federer fan and I am, so that's a much greater comment from you).
I think one can see that Federer has passed his career apex, which was probably his 41-match winning streak from last year to the beginning of this. He's only going to lose more matches per year and win fewer titles per year from now on, but obviously the Slams will be harder to prise from his grasp. The challengers are there though, that should be obvious to anyone, and they're both young enough to be major threats to him for the rest of his career.
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.