Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Somewhere fairly shingly
Re: Srichaphan vs Sanguinetti - US Open replay
A little bit, but to be honest I think it was exaggerated and it had disappeared by the end of the match. My abiding memory from that encounter, and from the whole tournament, is when Sanguinetti had just saved breakpoint at 5-5 in the fifth with an absolute marathon rally and nodded with a droll wink at Srichaphan as he stepped up to serve, as if to say, "Yeah, no problem, let's do this again." Srichaphan saw that and mouthed a joky, very overdone, "Come on!" as he crouched down to return serve. I can't believe there would be any ill feeling at the end of a match like that, even if it's better to come out on the winning rather than the losing side.
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.