Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Somewhere fairly shingly
Re: Who will be the next player to win his first title?
Mayer will surely off-backhand slice his way to victory at some small event next year, at least I hope so; it could well be third time lucky in Sopot, who knows. The K-Man also did quite well this year on all surfaces, semis indoors, semis on grass and his second ATP final on clay (the first being Adelaide way back in 2003), so he has a better than average chance of breaking through somewhere.
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.