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and also the article about him (again in croatian ).
http://www.slobodnadalmacija.hr/Atle...6/Default.aspx
Unfortunately I only kmow swear words in croatian so if anybody knows this beatiful lang please do us a favor and translate both articles!

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you see this is when my love of eastern European men comes in! must be all that time i spent in russia as a kid!
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The Best Dianara's quote was "Чему радуешься, сука? (What are rejoicing for, bitch?) which was directed to Ana Ivanovic after Ana's 10000 fistpump and "Ajde"
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I dont think he is sexy. but Krajan is.
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haha krajan is cute! and has great hair! but maybe too short for dinara hehe
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now i know why he likes wearing shades and caps



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he is actually better looking in real life, well on the telly. Him next to Krajan watching safina, not bad looking men at all. Thought i think krajan may be married, i saw a wedding ring but hey my vision is rubbish nowadays!
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Great thread
I mean, obviously they all are a great team and they seem to get along, which I think can be very hard with Dinara sometimes. But it looks like this team knows how to handle each other. It's so good to see because now Dinara can finally show what she can do.

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lol we are such girls, ' give us some hot pics of the fitness coach!' oh girls!......no but seriously some hot pics will definitely be appreciated
No, we should dedicate a thread to her coach, i mean without good ol' ljubicic's help what would safina's position in be now?
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It seems hard to find photos of Dejan.

Here's a small photo of the Croatian bobsled team. He did track and field and bobsled. Dejan is second from the right.

Did he do the bob sleigh thing professionally?

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I dont think he is sexy. but Krajan is.
Just looking at this pic of Dejan I would agree but it's not a really good one of him. He looks better when he's in the stands.

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lol i think NO ONE looks good after they've finished a sporting event, dejan looked much better sitting next to krajan watching the match
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Did he do the bob sleigh thing professionally?

I read somewhere he was a former olympian, im not sure though



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lol i think NO ONE looks good after they've finished a sporting event, dejan looked much better sitting next to krajan watching the match
He got my attention during Safina's match in LA, he looks cool w shades, lol
If only someone can make a screencap of them next time



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Really good interview - Aug 29th 08

Dinara Safina was tired of the bickering. It was enough to deal with the pressure of trying to beat the Serenas and Venuses and Marias and Anas and Elenas of the tennis world without having to make herself heard to her own coach. Enough already.

So after the U.S. Open last year, Safina decided it was time to be heard - by somebody else. She parted with the Dutchman Glen Schaap, started working with Steffi Graf's old coach Heinz Gunthardt and also developed a working relationship with retired Croatian pro Zelko Krajan. It didn't hurt, too, that she took on another Croatian, Dejan Vojnovic, as her fitness trainer.

Krajan is now full-time, and Safina is now full-bore. She's the hottest, most consistent player on tour, No. 7 in the world and rising. She wasted little time in beating Roberta Vinci, 6-4, 6-3, yesterday to advance to the third round of the U.S. Open.

Tennis is a team game, and we aren't talking doubles or World Team Tennis or Davis Cup or any of that. We're talking a player, a coach and that small assembly of trainers/nutritionists/best friends that provide stability to an athlete who performs alone. Justine Henin, who retired after losing to Safina in Berlin in May, credited coach Carlos Rodriguez with giving her much more than tips on technique and strategy. He provided a father figure for her when she was estranged from her family and husband. She always said she couldn't be No. 1 without his support.

Now Safina is getting that support, without argument.

"I was working with the Dutch guy almost two years. Just at the end we just stop listening to each other," Safina said. "He would not accept what I would say. He didn't want to hear my opinions. It's tough, you know, when a coach doesn't want to hear a player's opinion, even if I am wrong, but at least he can talk, he can listen then we can discuss."

That wasn't happening, and it was getting ugly.

"I have enough stress on the court playing a match and if I go practice and I'm still fighting with my coach, I don't need this," she said. "So I took a decision, like, OK, I better try with somebody else who would listen a little bit more to me."

And these are the results. Safina, 22, has been a dominating player from the spring right up to now. She's reached the final of six of her last seven events and won three of them. She ran off 15 straight match victories by taking the titles at Los Angeles and Montreal before losing to Elena Dementieva in the final of the Olympics. She reached her first major final at Roland Garros, losing to Ana Ivanovic. But her march there was impressive and indicative of both a new focus and piece of mind. In matches against Maria Sharapova and Dementieva she rallied from a set and 5-2 down, facing match point, to win.

Her older brother Marat, the Open champion in 2002, has touted her potential for years, often saying that she just needed to grow up, something he admits freely he's had difficulty with.

Sure, she's talked with her brother a lot, he's given advice, but they are siblings. "I would say more my tennis coach had to spend time with me, because I think my brother would not have so much patience," she said. "Because I mean, I would never imagine that one tennis coach would have so much patience for me that I would scream, cry, whatever, and he would say, 'OK, let's go.'"
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Tidbits from yesterday's win:

The fourth-seeded Safina struggled in a three-set battle in the quarterfinals against Estonian qualifier Kaia Kanepi, but her game came together once she reached the semifinals.

She said a mental boost from coach Zeljko Krajan snapped her out of a funk.

"When I won the match against Kanepi, he was a little bit like, 'You still have so much more inside you. Go out there and just play your game, because if you play your game, it's so difficult to compete with you.'

"And from yesterday, I was a completely different player. Even he said, 'OK, I just have to sit and enjoy your [semifinal] match. There was nothing to say to you,'"



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