Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Somewhere fairly shingly
Re: Lucky Ferrer def Hrbaty 6-2 6-3
Which bank sponsors the ATM semifinals, out of interest?
It really is unbelievable that the X-Man's mouth has managed to land the Frog in a Masters Series semifinal. On hardcourt, no less! But it has to be said, great as Nalbandian, Ferrero and Hrbaty all are (and their career achievements will certainly never be matched by Ferrer), they all play a style of game that the Frog likes to counter with his speed and tenacity.
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.