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post #8 of (permalink) Old 04-18-2008, 09:28 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Wins over no. 1 players

Yes, I don't know why I forgot him - add them in a moment.

Actually, on further checking McEnroe was only no. 1 during one of the three times Wilander beat him in 1983 - the final in Cincinnati. When he beat Mac in the semis of the AO at the end of the year he then went on to win the final against Lendl, who was no. 1 at that moment. So it's only four wins overall, two against Mac and two against Lendl, but I'll include them anyway as they were pretty big matches, three coming in the Slams on three different surfaces, and two of those in finals.

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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