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Re: Roland Garros to lose French GS?

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Originally Posted by rocketassist View Post
Without defending him, your man was jointly responsible with him for the death of the other big Paris event.
Now there's something I hope will never happen again in the future, that top players will effectively be able to hold a tournament to ransom, but I'd say there's an excellent chance of it happening again when there are a couple of big box office stars in the next generation. Ironic really, Federer and Nadal did a lot to help preserve Monte Carlo's premier status, so what they gave to a French MS with one hand, they took with another.

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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