he was a friend to some of us on this board (myself included) but his loss is also a big blow for journalism
one of the very few unbiased people, with good research, not a fanboy or a hater, witty and talented - somehow this type of people (as few as they exist) never get jobs in big media... but they are read and influence tennis folk in the good way... there will be one less now
That's sad, one of the few posters who never had any haters, that says it all. RIP.
I am the Nelson Mandela of MTF
Federer, Nadal and Djokovic pander to plutocrats and charge huge appearance fees. The "trickle down effect" means that tournaments like the Heineken Open now have to pay appearance money for racketeers that many of us have never heard of. It's close to extortion.
At the end of Federer's first round match at the Australian Open a fawning interviewer asked about his kids and if he had bought coach Stefan Edberg a birthday present - no, by the way, the privilege of knocking up with 'King Roger' was enough of a present apparently.
"When I'm asked, how is it to be around Federer, and what is he really like, I always reply, "I wish people could meet him when cameras or an audience aren't around, as he is one of the nicest people I have ever met when stringing on tour. "." - drakulie