Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Somewhere fairly shingly
Re: Younes El Aynaoui vs. Martin Verkerk, who ya got?
I thought the rankings ended somewhere around 1500, obviously I was wrong. Still as you say, best of luck to both men. Whoever would have thought the two colourful big hitters of 2003 would have been reduced to this three years on.... of course both were fairly late bloomers, so hopefully there's life in them yet.
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.