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Re: Federer vs Nadal ranking points (First post always updated)

Originally Posted by World Beater View Post
Good stuff blue swan.

I have said this before and will say again. Fit Dave is federer's greatest rival at the AO. I can't see anyone else beating an inform federer. David is now 9? So he could run into him at the 16 stage.

It would be a huge pity for federer if nadal became #1 for like a week.
Nope, 9-12 meet 5-8 in the round of 16, it wouldn't be until at least the quarters. With their history in Slams though, that's probably exactly what will happen.... I still remember my disbelief at the 2004 AO draw as every single nemesis emerged in Federer's quarter. Mind you, that had a very happy result in the end.

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.
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