Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Somewhere fairly shingly
Re: Happy Birthday
I had no idea - hopefully he's rewarded with a good run similar to that of last year, although I may change my opinion if he's drawn close to one of my favourites... Two years ago his mother died shortly before he took to the court for his first round match at RG, so this birthday must be an unfortunate reminder of a less happy anniversary.
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.