"Who do I prefer? I prefer the trophy, that's what I prefer."
-- Roger Federer, when asked whom he wanted to play in the U.S. Open final. He's facing British upstart Andy Murray today at 5 p.m.
Billie Jean King, our host last Thursday when we watched Federer beat Gilles Muller in the quarterfinal, told us she believes that Federer is the best tennis player ever--even though he recently slipped to No. 2 in the world rankings. Does his ranking behind Rafael Nadel affect Federer's competitive juices? "Oh, he hates being No. 2," King said. "He hates it!"
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