Murray and Simon get demerits for being anti-bibliophiles (or maybe they're just run of the mill illiterates). I like the end when Jamie snickers and says "You can tell he [Andy] doesn't read."
Not surprised to see a few motivational/self-empowerment books mentioned.
I like how Roddick's answers have for the most part been the complete opposite of what people tend to expect from him.
"What kind of shape am I in now? Well round is a shape." said Roddick with a laugh. "I had a very detailed retirement plan, and I feel like I've met every aspect of it: a lot of golf, a lot of carbs, a lot of fried food, and some booze, occasionally — I've been completely committed ... The results have shown."
Wow Nadal > 'City of the Beasts' ('La ciudad de las bestias') - Isabel Allende.
Wow Novak > 'Power in the Present Moment' - Merina Arjumand
Wow Ljubo > ' Corrections' - Jonathan Franzen
Wow Andreev > 'The Master and Margarita' - Mikhail Bulgakov
Simon & Murray > for honesty but Federer - magazines are not books
'If you don't like where you are, than change it. You are not a tree'
Huh? Murray reached his first slam final at the 12th attempt. Federer took 18 attempts. So what if Murray only has 1 slam final? He got there quicker than Roger. He didn't have the good fortune to play a Mark Phillipousis in his first GS final, though.
Brian Baker - Steve Johnson - Lleyton Hewitt - Robby Ginepri - Carlos Berlocq - Tommy Haas - Ivo Karlovic - Richard Gasquet - Kevin Anderson - David Ferrer - Michael Russell - Fabio Fognini - Michael Llodra - Oliver Rochus - Dustin Brown - Somdev Devvarman
Re: ATP players speaking about their favourite books
Querrey likes Dan Brown. Way to overcome the caveman image, dude.
Ljubo and Haas are pretty much the only ones that don't come across as halfwits, but then they're the older ones too. The younger guys probably have no spare downtime at all, and redeye flights aren't exactly conducive to thoughtful literature :-)
Murray bluntly honest - you can see so many of them thinking "uh, what can I say, think of a book". Murray doesn't give a **** ....... "I don't read".
Federer got out of the same conundrum more elegantly :-)