Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Somewhere fairly shingly
Re: British Eurosport.... fuck off you whoppers!
Hey, I don't care what happened with the coverage, Henman somehow won! Did Eurosport know something we didn't? It would have been hell on the nerves trying to stick it out through the last few games of that match.....
Much more of an irritant for me was commentating maestros David Mercer and Chris Bailey deciding midway through the match that the tennis unfolding before them was obviously less interesting than reminiscing about 70s children's TV. Mercer is old enough to have different tastes, for a start.
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.