Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Somewhere fairly shingly
Re: Arthurs vs. Fish: Who will win
One thing's for sure, the pressure is on Fish; he's playing for his first ever 4th round in a Slam (his only two previous 3rd round appearances were both at Wimbledon, ending in a four-set defeat to Federer and a retirement against Labadze). Arthurs has already pulled off an improbable comeback in this event and is probably playing his last ever AO, so maybe he can relax a little; the match-up still favours Fish heavily with his returns, though. I wish I could see this one.
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.