Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Somewhere fairly shingly
Re: Monday OP & Scores
I have a feeling the scoreline will be similar to the one in Monte Carlo - the conditions are faster, which aids both men, but if Roddick can bagel Rusedski on hard then he has to wipe him out on clay.
I do hope the Italian crowd aren't hoping for great things from Di Mauro after his performance last year against Srichaphan, undoubtedly one of the three worst matches of 2004. But they may have a fun time with Seppi, who has potential on this surface, against the clay-allergic Aussie Pim. And yay, with interactive coverage I get to see Carlsen and Srichaphan displaying their mastery of the dirt on the same afternoon! This is what Masters Series tennis is all about.
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.