Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Somewhere fairly shingly
Re: HENMAN: FIVE MORE YEARS AT THE TOP
On the evidence of today's match, I'm not sure he has five more years left of solid results on clay - if the draw is tough, he will struggle. And I'm not sure he can maintain the kind of fitness Agassi has considering that his style takes more out of the body than the baseline style does, let's not forget the injury problems he's had with the shoulder and back in the last couple of years... I certainly hope he can be competitive into 2007, it will be interesting to see whether he can live with the younger generation and, of course, still challenge for Wimbledon. Lord knows, we don't have much coming up to replace him, except a young talent who seems to be taking the scenic route towards the Top 50 goal that he has set himself this year.
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.