Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Somewhere fairly shingly
Re: Bill Threlfall passes away.
Oh Bill, it won't be the same without you - other commentators may be able to get set points and break points confused, but not with the same skill, joie de vivre and ability for self-ridicule that you possessed. And amongst all the errors he actually had some very good points to make in almost every match.
No-one at Sky could have predicted that right after Chris Bailey left Bill Threlfall would pass away, the team is being rapidly eroded. It's the end of an era!
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.