Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Somewhere fairly shingly
Re: P. Srichaphan def. T. Johansson 1-6, 7-6, 6-3
I hate it when this happens, Hantuchova did the same thing at Eastbourne today. Srichaphan was rubbish for a set and a half, he was getting beaten at his own power game and started going for some ridiculous shots, including a number of hopeless dropshots into the net. Then he hauls himself back into the match, finally decides to make Johansson play the ball a little more, and is rewarded with a tight game from the Swede when he served for the title. You could tell Johansson was doomed from his body language in the final set, his whiny demeanour is something I've never really liked about him and it proved his undoing.
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.