I swallowed hard. By this stage I’d interviewed a lot of sports stars – many of higher profile than Alexio – but none had ever asked this question. I don’t know why but I was afraid of telling the truth. Perhaps I liked the guy so much that I didn’t want him to think me a fan boy with a tape recorder. I wanted to be taken seriously. After all, what did my age matter? I researched my subject material as well as any professional, I never faltered in my questions and I never gushed or appeared star struck.
I hesitated to answer, praying that the elevator door would open and provide a timely distraction.