Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Somewhere fairly shingly
Re: This is beyond a joke it's time for the USO to get a roof!
It will need to be done in the future I think, trouble is the Ashe stadium is so enormous they'd probably need to build a new court to go with it - unlike say Centre Court at Wimbledon which is easily the smallest of the four Slams. The US Open has actually beaten Wimbledon into second place in the last few years for the most rain-affected Slam. The irony is that the one major with retractable roofs is also the one that suffers the least from rain, although it does still happen in Australia.
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.