RG Day One: If You Were Forced To Answer Stupid Questions …
Posted by gauloises1 on May 23, 2010
Marin Cilic had about as a routine a win as he ever really does today, beating Ricardo Mello (not to be confused with Marcelo Melo of Melo and Sa, who I am reliably informed is an entirely different person) 61 36 63 61. And then, this being Roland Garros, he had to do a slightly mad interview.
If you were a country?
Croatia. It’s my country but, more importantly, it’s a fantastic country and a great place to live. It’s mellow, and the people are nice and open. We also have the sea, mountains and lots of different things to see.
[I hear it’s the Mediterranean as it once was. Am I right, Eurosport viewers?]
If you were a city?
Melbourne. It’s a great city, with a Mediterranean atmosphere. There is a lot to do and the people are relaxed. It is also a city that is on a human scale.
If you were a main course?
Filet mignon. Medium-rare, but not too rare.
[See? He wants me to feed him steaks. And pie. While dressed as a ’50s housewife.]
If you were a film?
Braveheart! I like the story, the characters and the epic battles. It’s a wonderful film.
If you were a song?
Numb-Encore, by Jay Z and Linkin Park.
[Christ on a bike. He means this.]
If you were an historic event?
The Olympics. I was lucky enough to be a member of Croatia’s 2008 team for the Beijing Olympics. For sports like athletics and swimming, it’s a once-in-a-lifetime competition.
If you were a car?
A Mercedes S50. A combination of power, speed and safety.
[Just like his game, if it had some safety.]
If you were a restaurant?
[I’d eat there.]
If you were a drink?
[I’d slurp it through a straw.]
If you were a tournament?
One of the four Grand Slams.
If you had special powers?
I’d like to be able to fly.
If you were a gadget?
If you were a football player?
Kaka, the Brazilian player. He’s my favourite player.
If you were a sport other than tennis?
If you were an airport?
If you were a time of day?
If you were a website?
[I’d search his engine.]
If you were a place in Paris?
If you were a French word?
If you were a time in history?
The birth of Jesus.
If you were a romantic location?
A pretty island beach.
But that’s not all, we also got this rather nice photo out of it.
What a handsome young man he is.