Hilarious anecdote in Filip Dewulf’s blog
It’s about “Big Dick Norman” aka “Dikke”.
He was playing in Mexico and had to play singles and doubles semifinal.
He played his singles match, lost and went back to his hotel to get some rest.
A guy followed him and explained in crappy “Spanish-English” that Dick was selected for a doping control.
So Dick got a “chaperone” to stay with him. He was a bit distracted and when he got back to the stadium, he came to the conclusion that he forgot his tennis shoes…
So 3 guys were on the field, waiting to start the match and one guy was desperately trying to find a pair of tennis shoes size 48!!!
A Dutch player (Rogier Wassen) with size 46 agreed to borrow his shoes for 30min because he had to play too and Dick ended up on the field, walking like a geisha… He could hardly walk, let go run…and his partner Jiri Vanek (always punctual like a Swiss watch himself) was FURIOUS.
Meanwhile Dick’s gf rushed back to the hotel for Dick’s shoes in Felipe Massa style and came to his rescue just in time so the guys could win and reach the final.
Happy ending, but I think Vanek will think twice before partnering with Big Dick again