Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Somewhere fairly shingly
Re: Roddick wins so shut up...
Ah, I had completely forgotten that WTC meeting back in 2002... it wasn't shown live, but I remember seeing a clip of the final point in a round-up of results on Sky. It could have some bearing because that was the same week El Chucho came good - after a tough loss to Enqvist 7-6 in the third and a schooling by Roddick, he really came out fired up and determined in the last group match and beat Clement, before fighting back well against Safin in the final and eventually benefiting from the Russian's retirement in the third set. He still played a good match, and was picked as one to watch in Paris, but he never capitalised on his good clay form until he won Sopot in the summer.
I'm looking forward to this match since I've barely seen anything of Acasuso since that 2003 retirement against Federer at the US Open. It's high time he achieved something in a Slam at last, he has a decent chance but I would still make Roddick the favourite considering that Acasuso is not in the premier league of Argentine players yet.
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.