Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Somewhere fairly shingly
Re: General Questions about Andreev
I'm surprised he hasn't done well on clay before, I'd have thought that would be the only surface where he could get away with that amazingly extreme forehand grip of his, it's so Western it's almost in the Pacific (hmm, work on your puns Sjengster). As noted on Eurosport he's a very physical player who muscles the ball off both sides, good serve and a low, rasping grunt. I'm just hoping he'll be kind enough to lose in the next round and allow Gaudio through to his first ever Slam QF.
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.