Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Somewhere fairly shingly
Re: RG Final Quali round: Tenconi def. Squillari 7-6 0-6 6-0
As I said in the scoring thread, welcome to RG! Only on clay could you get a scoreline like this... pity for the Squirrel, I imagine this was his last ever chance to play at RG and as a former semifinalist, to go down by this scoreline is rather sad. He blew the first set as well, was up a break and then served for it at 6-5, so this is a case of snatching defeat from the jaws of victory.
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.