Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Somewhere fairly shingly
Interesting hardcourt stats concerning Djokovic and Murray
Number of major outdoor hard finals reached: 20
Won 11, lost 9
Australian Open/Indian Wells/Miami: won 8, lost 2
Canada/Cincinnati/US Open: won 3, lost 7
Number of major outdoor hard finals reached: 13
Won 8, lost 5
Australian Open/Indian Wells/Miami: won 1, lost 4
Canada/Cincinnati/US Open: won 5, lost 1
If you add in Murray's two Shanghai titles then he is 7-1 in big outdoor hard finals in the second half of the year. Obviously statistics alone can never tell the whole story, but it's worth noting the difference between the two men regarding their favourite part of the hardcourt season.
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.