Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Somewhere fairly shingly
Re: Mal: Coria will win in five
"They'll each try to hit a lot from their forehand side"... hmm, yes, because we all know that's Gaudio's stronger wing, don't we? A little research Mal, just a little, like watching one of his matches or something similarly drastic. But it certainly does come down to the mind, it's pretty much a given that Coria is going to show up mentally but if Gaudio doesn't there is definite potential for the recent trend of GS final washouts to continue. I mean heck, if he wins this he is Top 10 - only just but he's still there. He'd most likely end up going to the Masters Cup this year. He's never come anywhere near this close to the big time before.
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.