Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Somewhere fairly shingly
Re: Basel QF: Karlovic def. Berdych 6-7(5), 7-6(2), 7-6(13)
A nail-biting finish but Karlovic was a deserved winner, he won more points overall, more return points, and was much closer to breaking serve in the final set even though there was one eternal game on his serve at 4-5 down. If it hadn't been for that double fault when he was 4-2 up in the breaker, after which he lost 4 points in a row, the match might have been over a lot quicker. I wonder if Berdych was thinking about Shanghai when he had that one chance on serve at 6-5, though....
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.