Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Somewhere fairly shingly
Re: Federers TMC Round Robin Record (15-0).
The next best record after this, I think, is Lendl at 20-3 (he played the YEC about a dozen times, but there were several years in the middle where it was a simple elimination format starting at the QF stage). From 1986-1991 he was 16-2 in RR matches, but guess who was responsible for one of those 2 losses? Federer's countryman and best mate (j/k) Jakob Hlasek....
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.