Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Somewhere fairly shingly
Re: If Berdych's finger to the lips is adopted by other players to insult the crowd....
Yes, I saw that, in fact that was what inspired me, if that is the right phrase, to produce this thread. Vliegen strikes me as a rather antagonistic character a bit like Berdych, you can see from his reactions to missed shots that he expects to be beating every opponent and is annoyed when it doesn't work out that way. Entertaining all-round game for sure, though.
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.