Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Somewhere fairly shingly
3rd round: G. Gaudio v F. Mantilla. What kind of court assignment will these two get?
It should be a great match-up of claycourt stylists that could turn into a long encounter if Mantilla fights as hard as he did today. Gaudio won the last one in Barcelona quite comfortably, though. Will this one be placed on Chatrier for the French crowd to admire?
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.