Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Somewhere fairly shingly
Mellow Jiro def. Srichaphan 7-6, 3-6, 6-4, 6-4
I only saw the last couple of games, but Novak held his nerve nicely saving three breakpoints in the final game, the last on an ace down the T. The win even got a grin out of Cheery Jiri as he sat down in his chair afterwards! It was so good to see him on court again, it's been too long. I hope he puts up a good showing against Malisse, this could very well be his last US Open too.
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.