Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Somewhere fairly shingly
Re: best ever (by age)
Yes, it'd be touch and go. I think he stands a good chance of reaching 16 titles by his 20th birthday, even if he doesn't win another Slam until next year's RG (which would be the day after, I think). One thing's for sure, both will be remembered as incredibly dominant claycourt players, although Nadal has a long way to go to match Borg's achievements in Paris.
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.