Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Somewhere fairly shingly
Amid the eulogising, how about a big hand for those line calls, eh?
Nice to know that in a tournament where horrendous calls were the trademark, the event finished on a similar note. They were nearly all on the baseline nearest to the camera, and were actually about equal for both players - Federer benefited from a couple, but so did Hewitt, and they were on fairly important points too. There's been some bad line judging at all the Slams this year, but the US Open was by far the worst, in fact just about the worst I've ever seen. The Grand Slam Committee has met to discuss these issues and it reopens the technology debate - any thoughts?
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.