Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Somewhere fairly shingly
Re: One trick pony Karlovic smashed by Llodra 6-4 7-6(10-8)
They played at Wimbledon in 2003 after Karlovic had beaten Hewitt in the opening round and Mirners emerged the victor in four tight sets. I cannot understand the horror, the disgust, the surprise at this defeat, though. How exactly is losing 4 and 6 to a player with a good serve-volley game an insult to tennis? As a standout doubles player one would expect Llodra to play well against big servers, these simple tactics of serve-volley/return/pass are what he is familiar with.
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.