Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Somewhere fairly shingly
Re: Escude def. El Aynaoui 6-3, 6-0!
No surprise really, the scoreline must surely be connected to that injury that forced him to retire from the doubles yesterday. He usually has some problems with serve-volley players, but there's no doubt he wouldn't have lost this easily in front of a Muslim crowd if he was 100% fit. Now I suppose it's a race against time to be ready for the AO where he has QF points to defend. Still, good comeback for Escude, hopefully he can build on it and go further in the tournament.
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.