Thanks guys for starting this thread. He came into my radar this year with his recent thrashing of Capdeville and now I see he has done that again. I have taken the liberty of posting his bio off the ATP site for everyone who is reading and interested. Sounds like a funny guy.
"Full name is Michael Craig Russell...Nicknames include "Mighty Mouse," "Spanky" and "Iron Mike"...Began playing tennis at age five with his father, George, a member of Univ. of Michigan's Big 10 Conference championship team in 1965, who is manager of ATP Tennis Club in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., where his son practices...Mother, Carole, is an English teacher and tennis coach at Episcopal High School in Jacksonville, Fla....Older brother David, played collegiately at Princeton and he is attending Harvard Business School...Grew up in Michigan and graduated as valedictorian at Saddlebrook (Fla.) High School in spring 1995...Played one season (1996-97) and finished No. 7 in collegiate rankings at University of Miami before turning pro in summer of '97...One of wittiest players on tour...When asked about his biggest career pay day ($42,000) after reaching 4th RD at Roland Garros in 2001, he said, "It's great I don't have to go through the drive-thru at McDonald's anymore. Maybe I can have some filet mignon."...Another reporter asked if his life has changed after his result in Paris and he joked, "Well, I signed a $10 million contract," then added, "I get an extra bag of peanuts when I fly Southwest."...Considers clay his favorite surface."