Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Somewhere fairly shingly
Re: HENMAN COMES BACK FROM 2 SET TO LOVE & SAVES ONE MATCH POINT
Nervous at the opportunity of getting to a first Slam QF outside Wimbledon? No, of course he wasn't, what makes you think that?
Seriously, at two sets to love down I could see the headlines in the papers tomorrow slamming him just as much as they praised him yesterday. Llodra played some inspired tennis all the way through and Henman was tentative, but gradually returned better as the match went on and I think Llodra ultimately folded mentally and physically in the last couple of games. But hey, I don't care how tight it was, Henman held his nerve when it looked like it had totally deserted him in that 4-5 game, the crowd were cheering his double faults (at that stage of a match it's understandable) and he was struggling to keep the ball in play, but he clung on and held his last three service games to love. Chela is definitely favourite to beat him, but Henman does have a clay win over the Argentinian and I won't discount his chances completely.
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.