Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Somewhere fairly shingly
Re: Nalbandian booed by crowd
He made some tame errors in the third set, but I think Federer worked hard to break him down and get that double break lead - by then he had just run out of ideas and belief. I don't think it was the mind that let him down tonight as much as the serve, which has of course been observed numerous times about him. Federer just has too many chances to get into his service games virtually every time in the course of a set. If he'd held onto the 4-2 lead in the second, we'd be in the middle of a tight encounter right now.
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.