Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Somewhere fairly shingly
Re: Re: Silly Poll! Do you still hate Duckboy?
I can't say I ever really hated him, but I am glad we have another challenger returning to the top of the game to add variety to the mix - for a time during Roddick's hardcourt run last summer I really did think he could shut all the other New Balls out and completely take over tennis (and all this without having access to an ESPN propaganda drip-feed, it's really rather worrying). I still can't say that I actually like him, but now I know that he is one among a number of young faces who will all, hopefully, achieve great things. Like I said in my title thread in the Statistics forum, they've all got a long way to go to catch up with Hewitt's career results...
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.