I was at AMS Canada for the entire week plus the qualifying days and I met Richard a few times. I've written about the "interactive" experience here
with a picture I got with him ( it's a terrible photo of me but who cares
)... and other times I was just watching his matches and getting autographs.
Here's just what I've said about that encounter, for those who are too lazy to click on the link....
.....Then back to the practise courts! RICHARDGASQUETRICHARDGASQUET
Esther hopped a little bit. IT WAS SO AWESOME. He was in the far court so we couldn't really see him, but for us it was like a chance for redemption from the morning's why-didn't-we-jump-him incident. AND, indeed.
Anyway, before I get into the whole Gasquet thing again, Roger Federer arrived. It was MADNESS. They put up some chain to stop people from swarming in, but I was RIGHT at that chain thingy so I was REALLY close to him and I shoved my pen and magazine at him but he politely neglected. There was just too many fans. I could feel his godliness though.
It was good news anyway because he was going to overtake Gasquet's practise court, so he had to come out. When he came out I asked for his autograph, and when he returned the pen to me, I grabbed his hand again like I did last year. HAHA. Two years in a row bitches.
After touching his hand I turned around and was like lol I touched him again. And this enthusiastic lady was like "GOOD GIRL. GOOD JOB!" I was like WTF. lol it was funny.
Then Lisa said she wanted a picture, so we chased him down and somehow this time I felt no shame or anything at all screaming, CAN WE GET A PICTURE WITH YOU?? And also to ask random strangers to take a picture for us. So we got me, Esther, Lisa, and Sheila in the frame and took some pics. He was really sweet about it, taking turns with each camera to look in every single one of them. ♥
I got a little bit of his sweat on my arm. HAHA.
I was a volunteer so I could go to the back, so I was there when he left the venue but I was too shy to go up and say congratulations, you did fantastic. He did look dashing in a long-sleeve Lacoste green polo though.
And I met him another time in Montreal last year but that was just an autograph.
From what I've seen of him he's kind of shy but he's really sweet and generous about photos and autographs and such.