It may seem to be weird, but Sharapova after AO 2005
I used to follow men's tennis in 1999-2000 with Safin being my fave, but then I gave up on him and tennis because of his inconsistency. Then I hear that he is being very solid at AO2005 and began to watch tennis again. That were the first time when I saw Sharapova playing it was a QF against Kuznetsova. And although the level of play were pretty average, since it was very hot and they were almost dying on court, I was impressed by Sharapova's comeback in 2nd and 3rd sets especially when it seemed that she were more affected by heat than Kuznetsova. Then I watched how Safin beat Federer and Hewitt and won the whole damn thing, but unfortunately missed the epic battle in women's SF.
After AO Safin were taking a break, so I had nothing better to do than watch women's tennis in Tokyo and witnessed how Sharapova won the title. Now after Dubai and SuperTierI when Safin again lost in early rounds I almost don't spare any time to ATP at all. I really like Sharapova for everything that Safin lacks - consistnecy, maturity, will to victory.
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Last edited by random fan; Apr 16th, 2005 at 04:59 PM.