Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Somewhere fairly shingly
Re: Schalken and Starace pull out
Thanks for the concern, guys, but he's pulled out of so many big events already this year that this wasn't a major surprise. I wasn't exactly expecting him to be a contender at RG either, it's his grass-court form that I'm far more worried about. Wimbledon represents his last significant ranking points of any sort, after that it's back to the challenger wilderness if he doesn't have a good showing there.
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.