Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Somewhere fairly shingly
Re: IW R2 Federer CRUSHES Hanescu 6-3, 6-7, 6-1
Amazing, and hilarious, that Federer was 21/24 at the net but lost 2 of those 3 points in the tiebreak with terrible volley errors. Hanescu was completely on top of him from the middle of that set onwards, punishing his second serve seemingly at will, but then he seemed to fall in love with the backhand dropshot in the final set despite the fact that none of them worked, and he went down rather tamely in the end.
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.