When it's friends such as you two. It's hard not to.
What was his reply?
there was no interview, sadly. i do remember i spoke to Mark Koevermans that year,or was it another year, the clay specialist had booked a "win" over Sampras the week before on his hated carpoe (memphis). Sampras retired a set up and early in the 2nd with injury. i said to Mark : good win over Sampras last week man, king of carpet !
He was pleased with it, "lots of bonus points too" he said.
back then players were awarded bonus points for beating high ranked players