The Biofile Scott Lipsky
by Scoop Malinowski|
Scott Lipsky reveals his greatest sports moment, a funny tennis memory and his favourite players to watch in this biofile...
First Tennis Memory: "I'd say hitting balls at the back of the house when I was five."
Tennis Inspiration: "My favorite player was Pete Sampras."
Nicknames: "My nickname is Lipper."
Last Book Read: "The Lost Symbol."
Favourite Movies: "Any comedy."
Pre-Match Feeling: "I don't really think about much. Getting ready to play. Just go out there and just do my thing."
Favourite Meal: "Pasta."
Favourite Ice Cream Flavor: "Chocolate."
Current Car: "Jeep (red)."
First Job: "This is my only job."
Greatest Sports Moment: "Winning the French Open mixed doubles (with Casey Dellacqua over Srebotnik/Zimonjic). You watch these matches on television, and you wish that someday you can be there. To be on this stage playing a Grand Slam final, and to come out with a win, and to say now for the rest of my life that I’m a Grand Slam champion, it’s amazing."
Most Painful Moment: "Losing in the finals of NCAA doubles. We lost to a team from Auburn."
Favourite Tournament: "Wimbledon."
Closest Tennis Friends: "Any of the Americans."
Funniest Player Encountered: "Jordan Kerr. (Why him?) He says a lot of stupid things [smiles]."
Embarrassing Tennis Memory: "Can't think of any. Never lost love and love."
Best You Ever Felt On Court: "I played a tournament in Barcelona this year and we beat all the good teams. We beat the Bryans (who were on a 10-match win streak) and we beat Melzer/Zimonjic (and also Mirnyi/Nestor). Yeah, those were good matches."
Strangest Match: "I played a match in Kuala Lumpur last year. We won 21-19 in the third set tiebreak. Against Santiago Gonzalez and Travis Rettemaier."
Favourite Players To Watch: "Federer. And I like watching Dimitrov. He plays like Federer."
Favourite Sport Outside Tennis: "Football."
Funny Tennis Memory: "I got one from Wimbledon this year. The baseline umpire fell asleep during the match [smiles]."
Favourite TV Show: "Seinfeld."
Hobbies/Interests: "I like to watch sports on TV and go to sporting events."
People Qualities Most Admired: "Sense of humor."
Education: Stanford University.
Courtesy of Scoop Malinowski,