Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Somewhere fairly shingly
Re: Commentary at its best
Bails used to pronounce it "Jorkovic" for some unknown reason, leading to quite a few British posters on here spelling it "Djorkovic" and getting mocked by the Serbs.
You could just sense Bazza's delight early in the match that the aggressive game was winning, defensive players succeeding seems to contradict his world view on tennis. I like him, but I stopped trusting in him as an unbiased commentator after last year's pre-match prediction for the Monte Carlo final that Federer was going to play a sublime match and sweep Nadal off the court in straight sets.
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.