Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Somewhere fairly shingly
Re: Federer def. Phau, 7-5 6-0 6-4
I'm pretty sure a top player sometime in the recent past, it may have been Agassi, described Phau as one of the fastest guys he'd ever seen on a tennis court, and it was in evidence today - the number of times he threw up defensive lobs from impossible positions was remarkable. Best of all had to be that point at the end of the first set, that should go in a highlight reel for Day 1 for sure.
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.