Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Somewhere fairly shingly
"After you, Stefano." "No, after you Florian." "No, after YOU Stefano."
In the Galvani-Mayer match today, the Italian led 5-1 and serving in the third set, then proceeded to lose five games in a row to allow Mayer to serve for the set at 6-5; and Mayer promptly displayed an equal sense of philanthropy, got broken and lost the tiebreak. Impressive that he was able to come back and win the fourth set afterwards, but he still ended up losing 7-5 in the fifth.
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.