Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Somewhere fairly shingly
Re: The Kid beats the King 6-1 7-6(4) 6-4 to win Barcelona
BTW, is Ferrero "back to his best"? Clearly he's at a higher level now than he was for the whole of last year, but would a peak 2003 Ferrero have been clocked on clay by Coria and Nadal in successive weeks? I'm speculating here, I don't have a definite opinion either way, but I have a nasty feeling that Ferrero against claycourt rivals he used to dominate could become like Hewitt against 2004/05 Federer; in other words, still playing at the same level, but the opposition has improved so much that the results begin to change.
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.