Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Somewhere fairly shingly
Re: will nalbandian make it to shanghai?
Defence of points doesn't matter as much when you're fighting for a Race spot, providing you can gain enough CR points to make the cut-off then it doesn't matter if you lose some ground in the rankings here and there. Nalbandian certainly has the best indoor record of any of the players contending for those last few spots, hopefully he can play Paris for the first time since 2002 and gain points there as well as defend them in Madrid and Basel. And if he gets to a final, win it! I do hope he doesn't become the Cedric Pioline of his generation, a great talent but a massive underachiever in terms of titles.
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.