Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Somewhere fairly shingly
Re: Andy Murray vs. Juan Ignacio Chela
Should be a very good close-fought match, and revenge here at the same event over best of five would tell us far more about Murray's improvement than the win in Paris would. It will certainly test both his fitness and his strategy; Martin was a grinder with no real weapons, Verdasco with huge weapons but way too inconsistent, while Chela has a combination of power and patience that will make him difficult to beat. Murray can't keep serving as poorly as he has been and allowing himself to be broken repeatedly as he was in his last round.
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.