Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Somewhere fairly shingly
Re: Re: A year ago this month, ATPWorld went kaput...
The US Open 2002 matches versus Kuerten and Gonzalez, I've said it before but those are definitely his best victories ever in a big event. Surprisingly, the first few on that list I'm not too keen on seeing again... I haven't seen his one win over Agassi, although I gather it was a tough encounter. The win against Nieminen is also good value, a tough five-setter where he was down a double break in the final set and then won six games in a row to take the title.
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.