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PersephoneDisco
Jun 11th, 2009, 10:28 PM
Marat looks like the presidential version of a pimp and I love it :hearts:

makini
Jun 11th, 2009, 10:48 PM
Those pics of Marat are just :drool:. He is just yummy.

Aleksandrina
Jun 11th, 2009, 10:56 PM
http://i033.radikal.ru/0906/d3/5cc8dddbae18.jpg

Aleksandrina
Jun 11th, 2009, 10:59 PM
http://s60.radikal.ru/i169/0906/5b/4f11869d6a6d.jpg

Dinayer
Jun 11th, 2009, 10:59 PM
Marat, marry me :sobbing:

Aleksandrina
Jun 11th, 2009, 11:00 PM
http://nabchelny.ru/upload/image/0-foto_press_news/2009_2/06/11/dsc_0585.jpg

Aleksandrina
Jun 11th, 2009, 11:00 PM
http://nabchelny.ru/upload/image/0-foto_press_news/2009_2/06/11/dsc_0532.jpg

HRHoliviasmith
Jun 11th, 2009, 11:13 PM
OMG...OMG...OMG....I felt something! Marat looks AMAZING! :bigcry: :sobbing: i am not coming into this thread anymore. you guys are trying to drive me crazy.

PersephoneDisco
Jun 11th, 2009, 11:17 PM
It's only the natural reaction of a straight woman :shrug:
HE'S the one driving you crazy..not us ;)

Tatianadove
Jun 12th, 2009, 06:09 AM
:bowdown:http://nabchelny.ru/upload/image/0-foto_press_news/2009_2/06/11/dsc_0576.jpg

:lol:

:hearts:

svetaisthebest
Jun 12th, 2009, 08:16 AM
http://s60.radikal.ru/i169/0906/5b/4f11869d6a6d.jpg

:ras: she's so lucky:rolleyes::p

:bowdown:http://nabchelny.ru/upload/image/0-foto_press_news/2009_2/06/11/dsc_0576.jpg





:speakles::inlove:

DS.Fan.
Jun 12th, 2009, 10:27 AM
http://nabchelny.ru/upload/image/0-foto_press_news/2009_2/06/11/dsc_0585.jpg

I love this pic:hearts:

Ashi
Jun 12th, 2009, 11:00 AM
Marat:hearts::hearts::hearts:...its a crime to look this good:lick::drool: i mean god some guys have all the luck;)

camilia
Jun 12th, 2009, 11:28 AM
Hi girls and guys!

I was lucky enough to catch Marat practising at Queens on Monday and naturally I took lots of pics :angel: :lol:

I apologise in advance for the crap quality, I really should have put a zoom lens on my camera (plus this is my first SLR and also I'm no David Bailey by any stretch of the imagination! :lol:) so they're a bit hit and miss quality-wise I'm afraid :(.

Anyway some Marat is better than no Marat at all :angel:

Oh, last time I posted some of my photos on this site someone saved one and sent it to Maria Kirilenko's website claiming it was their own :o So I don't mind you saving them, just if you're going to post them somewhere else please credit me! (not that these are good anyway! :p :lol:)

http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss215/watchdogfish_2009/Safin.jpg

http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss215/watchdogfish_2009/Safin3.jpg

http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss215/watchdogfish_2009/Safin7.jpg

http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss215/watchdogfish_2009/Safin11.jpg

http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss215/watchdogfish_2009/Safin15.jpg

http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss215/watchdogfish_2009/Safin17.jpg

http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss215/watchdogfish_2009/Safin19.jpg

http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss215/watchdogfish_2009/Safin25.jpg

http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss215/watchdogfish_2009/Safin29.jpg

http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss215/watchdogfish_2009/Safin30.jpg

Thanks for sharing ;)

camilia
Jun 12th, 2009, 11:34 AM
:bowdown:http://nabchelny.ru/upload/image/0-foto_press_news/2009_2/06/11/dsc_0576.jpg

:lol:

Marat :hearts:

Dinayer
Jun 12th, 2009, 01:16 PM
Marat :hearts:

thanks watchdogfish :D

lilimi
Jun 12th, 2009, 02:13 PM
http://nabchelny.ru/upload/image/0-foto_press_news/2009_2/06/11/dsc_0585.jpg

new adidas outfit? :drool::hearts::hearts::hearts:

Dinayer
Jun 12th, 2009, 02:26 PM
new adidas outfit? :drool::hearts::hearts::hearts:

good idea :hearts: :hearts:

Aleksandrina
Jun 12th, 2009, 09:06 PM
http://nabchelny.ru/upload/image/0-foto_press_news/2009_2/06/12s/dsc_0780.jpg

http://nabchelny.ru/upload/image/0-foto_press_news/2009_2/06/12s/dsc_0794.jpg

Aleksandrina
Jun 12th, 2009, 09:08 PM
Sabantui 2009

http://nabchelny.ru/news/oficialno/2009-6-12/sabantui-2009

PersephoneDisco
Jun 12th, 2009, 09:15 PM
Thank you Aleksandrina!
I may have to visit this festival because look at the crazy activities that they do! :lol:

Aleksandrina
Jun 12th, 2009, 09:20 PM
:lol::lol:
http://nabchelny.ru/upload/image/0-foto_press_news/2009_2/06/12s/dsc_0919.jpg

http://nabchelny.ru/upload/image/0-foto_press_news/2009_2/06/12s/dsc_0812.jpg

http://nabchelny.ru/upload/image/0-foto_press_news/2009_2/06/12s/dsc_0901.jpg

http://nabchelny.ru/upload/image/0-foto_press_news/2009_2/06/12s/dsc_0929.jpg

http://nabchelny.ru/upload/image/0-foto_press_news/2009_2/06/12s/dsc_1083.jpg

Aleksandrina
Jun 12th, 2009, 09:21 PM
http://nabchelny.ru/upload/image/0-foto_press_news/2009_2/06/12s/dsc_0958.jpg

http://nabchelny.ru/upload/image/0-foto_press_news/2009_2/06/12s/dsc_1060.jpg

http://nabchelny.ru/upload/image/0-foto_press_news/2009_2/06/12s/dsc_1191.jpg

http://nabchelny.ru/upload/image/0-foto_press_news/2009_2/06/12s/dsc_1137.jpg

http://nabchelny.ru/upload/image/0-foto_press_news/2009_2/06/12s/dsc_1173.jpg

HRHoliviasmith
Jun 12th, 2009, 09:22 PM
why can't I stop coming in this thread? :sobbing:

HRHoliviasmith
Jun 12th, 2009, 09:23 PM
Thank you Aleksandrina!
I may have to visit this festival because look at the crazy activities that they do! :lol:


crazy is an understatement...:eek:

Aleksandrina
Jun 12th, 2009, 09:28 PM
This is Russia :lol:

makini
Jun 12th, 2009, 09:59 PM
Thank you Aleksandrina!
I may have to visit this festival because look at the crazy activities that they do! :lol:

:lol: It looks like it will be a lot of fun. What is with the sheep though? Marat looks good but that is to be expected.

Dinayer
Jun 12th, 2009, 09:59 PM
why can't I stop coming in this thread? :sobbing:

because Marat is God :sobbing:

PersephoneDisco
Jun 12th, 2009, 11:07 PM
:lol: It looks like it will be a lot of fun. What is with the sheep though? Marat looks good but that is to be expected.

It must be cos of the highly famous.....sheep carrying custom that male tatars like to do...I'm just clutching at straws here :p

camilia
Jun 13th, 2009, 10:51 AM
It must be cos of the highly famous.....sheep carrying custom that male tatars like to do...I'm just clutching at straws here :p

:eek:
Oh and what's up with the hat!

PersephoneDisco
Jun 13th, 2009, 12:39 PM
:eek:
Oh and what's up with the hat!

:lol: I didn't say they do carry sheep but rather that I'm clutching at straws :p.
It's a tatar festival and you're meant to dress up in the cultural outfits and Marat has one of the hats on, very cute ;) We have something like it but different design.

camilia
Jun 13th, 2009, 04:56 PM
:lol: I didn't say they do carry sheep but rather that I'm clutching at straws :p.
It's a tatar festival and you're meant to dress up in the cultural outfits and Marat has one of the hats on, very cute ;) We have something like it but different design.

It kind of distracted me from the "Marat is hot in a suit" theme:p

Tatianadove
Jun 13th, 2009, 06:37 PM
http://nabchelny.ru/upload/image/0-foto_press_news/2009_2/06/12s/dsc_0753.jpg
those two women in the first row on the right are probably udmurts. look at national udmurt dress . the necklaces call monisto
http://www.finnougoria.ru/upload/iblock/742/festival%20v%20Kingiseppe24_thumbnail.jpg
http://www.finnougoria.ru/upload/iblock/922/hymvsksfti-fvogsyp.JPG
my grandmom was also from Kazan's udmurts :p

PersephoneDisco
Jun 13th, 2009, 06:49 PM
I'm seriously going to this festival when I have the money, Tati come with me, you can be my translator! :p

Nina.
Jun 13th, 2009, 10:00 PM
I wanna go too :bounce:

PersephoneDisco
Jun 13th, 2009, 10:03 PM
Field trip! :D

camilia
Jun 14th, 2009, 11:34 AM
http://nabchelny.ru/upload/image/0-foto_press_news/2009_2/06/12s/dsc_0753.jpg
those two women in the first row on the right are probably udmurts. look at national udmurt dress . the necklaces call monisto
http://www.finnougoria.ru/upload/iblock/742/festival%20v%20Kingiseppe24_thumbnail.jpg
http://www.finnougoria.ru/upload/iblock/922/hymvsksfti-fvogsyp.JPG
my grandmom was also from Kazan's udmurts :p

What is undmurt Tati?

lilimi
Jun 14th, 2009, 12:20 PM
i've never heard about udmurts either! these girls are beautiful :eek: one reason wht i've always been fascinated by russia : so many different people leave there!

Tatianadove
Jun 14th, 2009, 01:57 PM
What is undmurt Tati?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Udmurt_people
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Udmurt_language

camilia
Jun 14th, 2009, 02:00 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Udmurt_people
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Udmurt_language

thanks sweetie :kiss:

Tatianadove
Jun 14th, 2009, 02:03 PM
thanks sweetie :kiss:

:hug: u r wellcome!

makini
Jun 17th, 2009, 01:31 PM
Marat is seeded number 15 for Wimbledon.

PersephoneDisco
Jun 17th, 2009, 01:36 PM
Marat is seeded number 15 for Wimbledon.

YAY! :p

Nina.
Jun 17th, 2009, 03:15 PM
As he can probably lose to anybody it is not that important I guess :p
Just hope he can at least win some matches...

camilia
Jun 17th, 2009, 05:25 PM
As he can probably lose to anybody it is not that important I guess :p
Just hope he can at least win some matches...

sadly, that's so true:tape:

makini
Jun 17th, 2009, 05:35 PM
As he can probably lose to anybody it is not that important I guess :p
Just hope he can at least win some matches...

Unfortunately true:rolleyes:! Oh Marat get it together, please.

Dinayer
Jun 17th, 2009, 10:42 PM
Marat is seeded number 15 for Wimbledon.

oh well.
good luck :unsure: those SF points :crying2:

svetaisthebest
Jun 18th, 2009, 12:03 AM
the SF points:crying2:
oh well good luck Marat:hug::kiss:

Aleksandrina
Jun 18th, 2009, 01:44 PM
_VMAAaJ9ScE

PersephoneDisco
Jun 18th, 2009, 02:03 PM
that is hilarious Aleksandrina! could they make Rod Laver or Marat any crazier?

Tatianadove
Jun 18th, 2009, 02:51 PM
_VMAAaJ9ScE

:hearts:

ad-out
Jun 18th, 2009, 04:12 PM
That video! He is so... :drool:

camilia
Jun 18th, 2009, 05:55 PM
_VMAAaJ9ScE

:haha: that's the biggest smile I've ever seen

Dinayer
Jun 18th, 2009, 06:13 PM
Ernie & Marat <3 <3 <3

:rolls: what a video :bowdown:

PersephoneDisco
Jun 18th, 2009, 06:14 PM
"Dinara, Laura Robson, Nando, Marat and Jojo Tsonga are just a few of adidas sponsored players who will get to take advantage of this new soles at the coming Wimbledon."

Aleksandrina
Jun 18th, 2009, 06:44 PM
http://s46.radikal.ru/i114/0906/96/c2900ded9d7f.jpg

http://i071.radikal.ru/0906/d8/bf9ae7c95558.jpg

http://s48.radikal.ru/i120/0906/a2/43237923b0e5.jpg

http://s48.radikal.ru/i120/0906/62/f922c7cb5982.jpg

http://s49.radikal.ru/i125/0906/e3/621290920344.jpg

PersephoneDisco
Jun 18th, 2009, 06:54 PM
:haha: OMG it's the contrived smile if you can call it that!

BTW His seeding at Wimbledon will be 14 seeing as Monfils pulled out with an injury.

Nina.
Jun 18th, 2009, 07:21 PM
:haha: OMG it's the contrived smile if you can call it that!

BTW His seeding at Wimbledon will be 14 seeing as Monfils pulled out with an injury.

http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f250/Wyna123/f67f7ba13f99.gif

Dinayer
Jun 18th, 2009, 07:23 PM
:haha:
that gif!!

Go Marat :inlove:

Tatianadove
Jun 18th, 2009, 07:35 PM
Why is he so hot?????? :sobbing:

makini
Jun 18th, 2009, 07:36 PM
Even with the fake smile Marat is beautiful. :drool:

ad-out
Jun 18th, 2009, 08:23 PM
Even with the fake smile Marat is beautiful. :drool:


Yes he is! I just wish he had shaved for his "close-up".. ;)

BTW, I love how he is the main "bad boy" for getting on the grass.. What fun!

PersephoneDisco
Jun 18th, 2009, 08:33 PM
Yes he is! I just wish he had shaved for his "close-up".. ;)

BTW, I love how he is the main "bad boy" for getting on the grass.. What fun!

and his dubs partner is Ernie? so much fun!
The Bryan Boys acting are as iffy as ever :p

ad-out
Jun 18th, 2009, 09:20 PM
I like Ernie, too. Wish he would get it together! Why can't I like Nadal or Federer?? All my favs need :help:!

PersephoneDisco
Jun 18th, 2009, 09:34 PM
I like Ernie, too. Wish he would get it together! Why can't I like Nadal or Federer?? All my favs need :help:!

:hug: Just have some solid back up :tape:

PersephoneDisco
Jun 19th, 2009, 10:17 AM
Wimbledon Draw
R1 jesse levine v marat safin

Dinayer
Jun 19th, 2009, 12:14 PM
dont choke like RG, please.

makini
Jun 19th, 2009, 01:07 PM
dont choke like RG, please.

That is asking for a lot Pepi.

PersephoneDisco
Jun 19th, 2009, 01:21 PM
He's playing doubles as well.

Andrey Golubev KAZ
Marat Safin RUS
v
Guillermo Garcia-Lopez ESP
Ivan Navarro ESP

PersephoneDisco
Jun 19th, 2009, 01:59 PM
Twitter ;)
Marat Safin and Roger Federer are re-enacting last year's semi-final right now on Court 14. This time around there is a lot more joking.

OMG, he's like less than 10 miles away from my house :speakles:

camilia
Jun 19th, 2009, 02:04 PM
Good luck Marat :)

PersephoneDisco
Jun 19th, 2009, 02:07 PM
Marat practising with Roger today on Centre Court.

http://i42.tinypic.com/2jeqzia.jpg

Dinayer
Jun 19th, 2009, 02:17 PM
That is asking for a lot Pepi.

I know....:crying2:

Dinayer
Jun 19th, 2009, 02:18 PM
Marat practising with Roger today on Centre Court.

http://i42.tinypic.com/2jeqzia.jpg

:hearts:

Ashi
Jun 19th, 2009, 02:34 PM
Marat and ernie together:hearts::hearts:...... faints!!!!!! why isnt tsonga featured too:(

Tatianadove
Jun 19th, 2009, 03:43 PM
He's playing doubles as well.

Andrey Golubev KAZ
Marat Safin RUS
v
Guillermo Garcia-Lopez ESP
Ivan Navarro ESP

Damn, my love and my namesake playing against each other:fiery:
Marat GL!!!

Aleksandrina
Jun 19th, 2009, 07:19 PM
Today

http://www.sports.ru/images/object_79.1245421668.jpg?1245421758.89234

Aleksandrina
Jun 19th, 2009, 07:20 PM
http://s56.radikal.ru/i154/0906/65/9ec7c80a4d39.jpg

http://s61.radikal.ru/i172/0906/f5/539289ab2672.jpg

http://i019.radikal.ru/0906/ef/394dbc9bfc70.jpg

Dinayer
Jun 20th, 2009, 12:38 AM
Marat and ernie together:hearts::hearts:...... faints!!!!!! why isnt tsonga featured too:(

I already wondered :(
Tsonga, Marat, Ernie <3 <3 :hearts:

Dinayer
Jun 20th, 2009, 12:40 AM
http://s56.radikal.ru/i154/0906/65/9ec7c80a4d39.jpg

http://s61.radikal.ru/i172/0906/f5/539289ab2672.jpg

http://i019.radikal.ru/0906/ef/394dbc9bfc70.jpg

:hearts:
so damn hot

camilia
Jun 20th, 2009, 12:35 PM
thanks Alek

makini
Jun 20th, 2009, 03:11 PM
Thanks Alek. Oh Marat.:hearts:

Aleksandrina
Jun 20th, 2009, 04:40 PM
http://lh3.ggpht.com/_0G6IjweJBkA/SjxLplyI4WI/AAAAAAAAAjI/0MRWrQ2nEIk/s576/20_10029560_1.jpg

svetaisthebest
Jun 21st, 2009, 12:18 PM
Marat and Roger:inlove:

Aleksandrina
Jun 21st, 2009, 05:18 PM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3604/3642310228_1be7ea084a_b.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2470/3642304074_1d932aa4f5_b.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3540/3641489669_6dffdb89bd_b.jpg

ad-out
Jun 22nd, 2009, 07:51 PM
Marat is playing 3rd tomorrow on court 18! Guess Dina really is the favored sibling now.. HA HA!

makini
Jun 22nd, 2009, 08:37 PM
Marat is playing 3rd tomorrow on court 18! Guess Dina really is the favored sibling now.. HA HA!

Role reversal :lol:. Everyone is going to be calling him Dinara's brother soon :p.

PersephoneDisco
Jun 22nd, 2009, 11:07 PM
OMG I'm watching that first!! I hope I get a seat!

I saw Marat practise today - It was such a surprise, first thing I did once I got inside the grounds was stalk the practise courts and who should I see but Marat! :speakles: He just oozes SEX and I like it :angel: He was practising with spanish-speaking players. I've got loads of pics (my videos turned out awful!!) and I'll upload them on wednesday :)

Dinayer
Jun 23rd, 2009, 10:12 AM
yay gemela! :banana:
cant wait to see the videos and pics :hearts:

Nina.
Jun 23rd, 2009, 12:54 PM
Wow, Maz you're so lucky!

Ashi
Jun 23rd, 2009, 06:07 PM
OMG Maz...i am so J :angel:;):lol:. Cant wait for the pics and have fun the rest of the days you go to see the Tennis:D

Nina.
Jun 23rd, 2009, 06:15 PM
Marat got already broken :fiery:

makini
Jun 23rd, 2009, 06:21 PM
Marat got already broken :fiery:

twice, oh Marat :rolleyes:

camilia
Jun 23rd, 2009, 06:22 PM
what the hell!5-1 I'd better go to bed and have sweet dreams instead of nightmares!

tejmeglekvár
Jun 23rd, 2009, 06:22 PM
The Safin Family And The Secrets of Grass Court Tennis!
Buy it now! only $9,99!

Nina.
Jun 23rd, 2009, 06:22 PM
what the hell!5-1 I'd better go to bed and have sweet dreams instead of nightmares!

that's the beauty of Marat, he can give you both :devil:

camilia
Jun 23rd, 2009, 06:25 PM
that's the beauty of Marat, he can give you both :devil:

I bet Maz is having one of those only since she got to see him yesterday and today :devil:

makini
Jun 23rd, 2009, 06:28 PM
He lost the first set, what am I going to do with you Marat?

makini
Jun 23rd, 2009, 06:29 PM
:lol: Marat's stats 1 winner 7 UEs

camilia
Jun 23rd, 2009, 06:31 PM
The Safin Family And The Secrets of Grass Court Tennis!
Buy it now! only $9,99!

that's so cheap, with the title Safin family, it should be expensive

makini
Jun 23rd, 2009, 06:32 PM
and as I say that he hits 2 aces and a winner.

Ashi
Jun 23rd, 2009, 06:32 PM
I am seriously:mad: :fiery:

camilia
Jun 23rd, 2009, 06:34 PM
:lol: Marat's stats 1 winner 7 UEs

Only Marat baby :rolleyes:

camilia
Jun 23rd, 2009, 06:35 PM
Enjoy the rest of the matches guys, I'm off to bed:wavey:

Nina.
Jun 23rd, 2009, 06:36 PM
:lol: Marat's stats 1 winner 7 UEs

and as I say that he hits 2 aces and a winner.

:haha:
but even with your stats being correct, that would still only make 3 winners which is not exactly great.

makini
Jun 23rd, 2009, 06:56 PM
Marat won the second set I am less pissed off at him

Dinayer
Jun 23rd, 2009, 07:05 PM
I want a livestream :hysteric:

makini
Jun 23rd, 2009, 07:07 PM
I want a livestream :hysteric:

try this link pepi http://atdhe.net/7621/watch-wimbledon-levine-vs-safin

HRHoliviasmith
Jun 23rd, 2009, 07:17 PM
that's the beauty of Marat, he can give you both :devil:

isn't this the truth. :sobbing:

I'm just sitting here thinking I'm going to miss my ex. I watched highlights from the 2005 Aussie Final this morning and was :bigcry: the whole time.

Dinayer
Jun 23rd, 2009, 07:19 PM
try this link pepi http://atdhe.net/7621/watch-wimbledon-levine-vs-safin

thanks :D

makini
Jun 23rd, 2009, 07:48 PM
Marat was right the ball was good

Nina.
Jun 23rd, 2009, 07:54 PM
Is Marat the worst tb player?

makini
Jun 23rd, 2009, 08:00 PM
Marat sucking again.

Nina.
Jun 23rd, 2009, 08:01 PM
:sobbing:

Dinayer
Jun 23rd, 2009, 08:05 PM
OMG :sobbing:

Nina.
Jun 23rd, 2009, 08:10 PM
he's going to lose it :awww:

makini
Jun 23rd, 2009, 08:25 PM
Marat lost :sobbing:

Nina.
Jun 23rd, 2009, 08:25 PM
blah...

makini
Jun 23rd, 2009, 08:37 PM
ESPN has decided to torment me by showing the end of Marat's match again, thanks a lot.

Nina.
Jun 23rd, 2009, 08:43 PM
how very nice of them :inlove:
Oh Marat, why is it so hard to be your fan? :bigcry:

van£ss
Jun 23rd, 2009, 08:56 PM
Ok so...one more GS left for Marat :help: :sad:

ad-out
Jun 23rd, 2009, 09:18 PM
Marat... you break my heart! :sad: :sad:

Aleksandrina
Jun 23rd, 2009, 09:37 PM
http://www.wimbledon.org/en_GB/news/interviews/2009-06-23/200906231245786199343.html

Dinayer
Jun 23rd, 2009, 11:02 PM
:sad: :sad::sad:

Dinayer
Jun 23rd, 2009, 11:19 PM
http://d.yimg.com/a/p/sp/getty/49/fullj.99c9e368a7ca8ddca05a1efa357c9abc/99c9e368a7ca8ddca05a1efa357c9abc-getty-tennis-gbr-wimbledon.jpg

:hug:

DS.Fan.
Jun 24th, 2009, 07:31 AM
:banghead::bigcry: Poor Marat!

svetaisthebest
Jun 24th, 2009, 08:22 AM
http://d.yimg.com/a/p/sp/getty/49/fullj.99c9e368a7ca8ddca05a1efa357c9abc/99c9e368a7ca8ddca05a1efa357c9abc-getty-tennis-gbr-wimbledon.jpg

:hug:

:bigcry:

Xanadu11
Jun 24th, 2009, 08:52 AM
I have to admit i've been kind of 'off' Marat this year but I just read his interview and i'm like damn it's not going to be the same without him. So much Charisma :hearts:

Oh well at least there is no chance of him getting pregnant and not finishing his retirement year like Kim :lol: So hopefully we'll get to enjoy him for the rest of the year.

Although if that russian pussycat doll he's dating gets pregnant :spit: *dies*

Although I really should give Marat credit, he has been very careful over the years :angel:

Tatianadove
Jun 24th, 2009, 09:44 AM
:sobbing: Why? Why did he lose? PLZ, Marat, don't retire!!!! Please!!!!! :sobbing:

Nina.
Jun 24th, 2009, 10:01 AM
I have to admit i've been kind of 'off' Marat this year but I just read his interview and i'm like damn it's not going to be the same without him. So much Charisma :hearts:

Oh well at least there is no chance of him getting pregnant and not finishing his retirement year like Kim :lol: So hopefully we'll get to enjoy him for the rest of the year.

Although if that russian pussycat doll he's dating gets pregnant :spit: *dies*

Although I really should give Marat credit, he has been very careful over the years :angel:

I don't really see a reason for him not to finish his "farewell tour" because of that ;)

:sobbing: Why? Why did he lose? PLZ, Marat, don't retire!!!! Please!!!!! :sobbing:

I know, he can't retire. He is going to win the French in 2010! It's the 5 year curse. 2000 US Open, 2005 Australian Open, 2010 French Open :shrug::angel:

Dinayer
Jun 24th, 2009, 10:03 AM
I have to admit i've been kind of 'off' Marat this year but I just read his interview and i'm like damn it's not going to be the same without him. So much Charisma :hearts:

Oh well at least there is no chance of him getting pregnant and not finishing his retirement year like Kim :lol: So hopefully we'll get to enjoy him for the rest of the year.

Although if that russian pussycat doll he's dating gets pregnant :spit: *dies*

Although I really should give Marat credit, he has been very careful over the years :angel:

:lol: :crying2:

Ashi
Jun 24th, 2009, 10:18 AM
I have to admit i've been kind of 'off' Marat this year but I just read his interview and i'm like damn it's not going to be the same without him. So much Charisma :hearts:

Oh well at least there is no chance of him getting pregnant and not finishing his retirement year like Kim :lol: So hopefully we'll get to enjoy him for the rest of the year.

Although if that russian pussycat doll he's dating gets pregnant :spit: *dies*

Although I really should give Marat credit, he has been very careful over the years :angel:
:lol::lol:

Dinayer
Jun 24th, 2009, 10:20 AM
I know, he can't retire. He is going to win the French in 2010! It's the 5 year curse. 2000 US Open, 2005 Australian Open, 2010 French Open :shrug::angel:

:sobbing:
2010 French Open Champion and Dinara as well :hearts:

camilia
Jun 24th, 2009, 10:33 AM
I went to bed and I still had hope he's gonna come back and win :(

camilia
Jun 24th, 2009, 10:58 AM
http://www.wimbledon.org/en_GB/news/interviews/2009-06-23/200906231245786199343.html

Counting, reading, memorizing :haha: I'm gonna go ahead and guess he means math by counting :p

I wonder if anybody actually likes memorizing:eek:

PersephoneDisco
Jun 24th, 2009, 02:50 PM
I'm glad I didn't go to his match, wanted to remember him in all his casual hotness :p Love how he practises with spaniards :hearts:

makini
Jun 24th, 2009, 02:53 PM
I'm glad I didn't go to his match, wanted to remember him in all his casual hotness :p Love how he practises with spaniards :hearts:

That was a good choice Marat got a bad line call and then just melted away. It was so :sad:.

PersephoneDisco
Jun 24th, 2009, 02:55 PM
That was a good choice Marat got a bad line call and then just melted away. It was so :sad:.

I heard about that, no hawkeye on his court. Still :shrug: At least it wasn't a straight sets loss :help:

redsonja
Jun 24th, 2009, 03:20 PM
"Counting". :spit:

Marat Safin, calculus whiz. :p

Aleksandrina
Jun 25th, 2009, 12:13 AM
queens club

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3396/3611762922_404b9dd706_o.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3638/3610949819_5c63da657a_o.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3659/3610949721_3e0e6c7dd9_o.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3628/3610949635_3e54c422db_o.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3324/3611762822_65d18d861d_o.jpg

Dinayer
Jun 25th, 2009, 10:56 AM
:awww: :hug:

Aleksandrina
Jun 26th, 2009, 07:27 PM
http://img269.imageshack.us/img269/7816/dsc01135j.jpg

Aleksandrina
Jun 26th, 2009, 07:28 PM
http://img99.imageshack.us/img99/3236/dsc01136e.jpg

PersephoneDisco
Jun 26th, 2009, 07:30 PM
Thanks Tracy, when was this from? :)

HRHoliviasmith
Jun 26th, 2009, 07:42 PM
http://d.yimg.com/a/p/sp/getty/49/fullj.99c9e368a7ca8ddca05a1efa357c9abc/99c9e368a7ca8ddca05a1efa357c9abc-getty-tennis-gbr-wimbledon.jpg

:hug:

he looks so virginal in white :sobbing:

makini
Jun 26th, 2009, 08:22 PM
he looks so virginal in white :sobbing:

:lol: Marat and Virginal talk about oxymoron. He looks good though!

PersephoneDisco
Jun 26th, 2009, 08:33 PM
:lol: Marat and Virginal talk about oxymoron. He looks good though!

A very hilarious oxymoron. I won't say anything more, no comment! :lol:

Nina.
Jun 26th, 2009, 11:01 PM
he looks so virginal in white :sobbing:

:lol: Marat and Virginal talk about oxymoron. He looks good though!

well, I was about to say the same as makini :p:haha:

Tatianadove
Jun 29th, 2009, 07:42 PM
http://spletnik.ru/img/gallery/comthumb/531/20090628-ap5.jpg
Marat at afterparty of Moscow Film Festifal

Nina.
Jun 29th, 2009, 08:08 PM
and we have another epic shirt :awww:

ad-out
Jun 29th, 2009, 08:11 PM
http://img99.imageshack.us/img99/3236/dsc01136e.jpg

Was Marat actually watching another match???

Ashi
Jun 29th, 2009, 08:11 PM
and we have another epic shirt :awww:
He looks good in it too:rolleyes:...

PersephoneDisco
Jun 29th, 2009, 08:15 PM
I really like the shirt! :lol:

ad-out
Jun 29th, 2009, 08:17 PM
Here is a little video and article from the party mentioned earlier by Tatianadove.. Would love to know who all these girls are!

http://www.life.ru/video/10036

ad-out
Jun 29th, 2009, 08:17 PM
Check out the other pictures after the video. Damn he looks hot in jeans. :drool:

Dinayer
Jun 29th, 2009, 09:44 PM
thanks :inlove:

Tatianadove
Jun 30th, 2009, 09:06 AM
Here is a little video and article from the party mentioned earlier by Tatianadove.. Would love to know who all these girls are!

http://www.life.ru/video/10036

It is written here that Marat is a cheater. He was at party with other blond girl when he was invited to go there with Nastya. But nastya had concerts at other town and can't go with him and he said her he was going to go woth some friend (mle friend) but he arrived with this girl and they even kissed. :o
http://life.ru/media/content/0609/31273a729545d710ff5444139c128e1f.jpg
and left the party together.
http://life.ru/media/content/0609/a5a96fa47377c80080a651ccbe4a9a98.jpg

Irina123
Jun 30th, 2009, 09:16 AM
It is written here that Marat is a cheater. He was at party with other blond girl when he was invited to go there with Nastya. But nastya had concerts at other town and can't go with him and he said her he was going to go woth some friend (mle friend) but he arrived with this girl and they even kissed. :o
He came there with his friend and the girl in jeans who could be his friend's gf. The is a video ;) The girl on the first pic was just there and Marat came to greet her. Life.ru had the nerve to put the pics of two different girls and pretend it was one girl. :rolleyes:

Tatianadove
Jun 30th, 2009, 09:17 AM
BTW Marat is one lucky guy in this situation with Nastya. It seems she and her friend Anna always repaet each other. They drees the same, they even did similar tatoo.http://life.ru/news/63180:lol:! piggy-back promotion hehe

Tatianadove
Jun 30th, 2009, 09:22 AM
He came there with his friend and the girl in jeans who could be his friend's gf. The is a video ;) The girl on the first pic was just there and Marat came to greet her. Life.ru had the nerve to put the pics of two different girls and pretend it was one girl. :rolleyes:

I ve just realized it too. Probably the first girl was his friend's Gf and girl in white was ...for Marat ;)Well it could be a bit uncomfortable to go to party with friend and his GF and be old man out so his friend probably could take his Gf's friend to bear company
http://www.glomu.ru/images/6867/69/68676916.jpg

Irina123
Jun 30th, 2009, 09:29 AM
I ve just realized it too. Probably the first girl was his friend's Gf and girl in white was ...for Marat ;)
I'm pretty sure the first girl had nothing to do with them ;) She is just the someone Marat knows so he came to greet her. If you look closely at "kissing" pic you will see that it was just a usual cheek on cheek greeting. On the video you see that Marat left with his friend and the girl in white. Life.ru just can't help but publish another lie. Let alone they keep on calling Nastya Marat's fiancee, while it's obvious that they are not together for almost half a year already.

Tatianadove
Jun 30th, 2009, 09:38 AM
I'm pretty sure the first girl had nothing to do with them ;) She is just the someone Marat knows so he came to greet her. If you look closely at "kissing" pic you will see that it was just a usual cheek on cheek greeting. On the video you see that Marat left with his friend and the girl in white. Life.ru just can't help but publish another lie. Let alone they keep on calling Nastya Marat's fiancee, while it's obvious that they are not together for almost half a year already.

I can't see vid. My flash player doesn't work :( But I believe u r right! ;)

Ashi
Jun 30th, 2009, 12:19 PM
:confused: the last few posts really confused me. :p Marat seemingly innocent party attendance has the ability to baffle:lol::lol:

camilia
Jun 30th, 2009, 12:41 PM
:confused: the last few posts really confused me. :p Marat seemingly innocent party attendance has the ability to baffle:lol::lol:

I'm always confused when It comes to marat and his gfs :lol:

PersephoneDisco
Jun 30th, 2009, 12:43 PM
I know, who cares about Marat and his women? Leave him be to party! :p

camilia
Jun 30th, 2009, 12:47 PM
Exactly ;)

ad-out
Jun 30th, 2009, 07:24 PM
Thanks for all the translation Russian speaking girls! But I actually thought that M and Nastya broke up?? Maybe that was just
wishful thinking on my part. :)

Also, I was wondering if Marat attended the Russian Millionaire Fair? I saw an article about it on Yahoo. Surely he
qualifies!

Tatianadove
Jul 1st, 2009, 08:41 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a4By3nT9Axk
:lol:
Someone in the crowd: Como se llama?
Marat: Papa Noel

Dinayer
Jul 1st, 2009, 10:15 AM
:haha: :haha:

Aleksandrina
Jul 1st, 2009, 03:27 PM
Queen's Club

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3552/3677192208_b40a7dc39b_o.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2571/3677192334_00f410225f_o.jpg

PersephoneDisco
Jul 1st, 2009, 07:32 PM
thanks aleksandrina! :hearts:

He didn't even play at Queens, bless him :p

Aleksandrina
Jul 3rd, 2009, 09:04 PM
Very interesting interview in Russian :lol:

http://www.sovsport.ru/gazeta/article-item/337104

ad-out
Jul 4th, 2009, 08:37 PM
Oooh! Could we pay you to translate?? :)

Google was OK but this one seems too good not to have an actual translation!

van£ss
Jul 4th, 2009, 08:54 PM
Thanks !
I love what he said about the part concerning his Tibet trip and all , i totally agree with him and yeah happiness is an abstract concept invented by a bunch of people , everyone has their own version of it .

Ah Marat why are you leaving us ? :sad:
Hopefully he'll be there in Paris in November ! :hearts:

JenAnn
Jul 5th, 2009, 12:23 PM
Translated by AnnieNik (MTF)

Ex-first racket in the world Marat Safin: I rarely watch sister's matches

*the journaslist accidentally met Marat at Louzhniki, while waiting for an interview with Pavel Bure and they agreed for an interview tomorrow (unnecessary info: Marat ordered apple-carrot juice and mexican salad). The interview took place a day before Dinara's semi-final on Wimbledon.

A fellow journalist: Marat I cursed you so bad on radio „KP“ (the reason was his match versus Jesse Levine)
Marat smiled: If you knew how I cursed myself...... I'd hid the last words.


«I would like to be on Kovalchkuk's place»
Q: At first I would like to say Hi from Ilya Kovalchuk (note: a Russian hockey player). Right now he is on vacation in Miami and plays tennis.
M: I wish him all the best! What did he say?
Q: Kovalchuk was chosen for best sport player in the month of May by us and the TV channel „Sport“. Ilya said that he is amazed by Marat Safin's game. Eevery match of his has a script that cannot be thought of even in Hollywood.
M: He said that? Good! - laughed Marat.
Q: When did you meet Kovalchuk?
M: We are friends for a long time. It's sad that we spend so little time together. Ilya is playing in America and I go there on tour only.
Q: To continue Kovalchkuk's thought, how do you think, which if your matches is the biggest blockbuster?
M: I do not see tennis like this. And I do not plan to make personal hit-parades.
Q: What about your supergame against Federer in AO 2005, when you became a champion?
M: One has to deal with this easily. Yes, there were good, interesting matches. Some even I liked. But there were also bad ones. That is why I do not plan to choose between them. Ilya Kovalchuk could easy reply to that question. He will instantly recall Quebec. I would also like to be on his place. To score two goals in a world championship final - that rocks.
I remember how much I was excited for Ilya, when I watched this match with friends in the sport bar. This year, also on the Swiss championship Kovalchkuk shot. Now this is a script, this is Hollywood.
Q: Did Ilya invited you on the Olympics?
M: So far no. But I would love to go to Vancouver even uninvited. Next year I would have more free time, when I will not be in tennis.

«I cannot go away suddenly»
Q: Pavel Bure just said in the interview for SovSprt that, when he ended his career, he wouldn't even skate for amateurs. He was so fed up with hockey. Do you have the same attitude towards tennis now?
M: Tennis is my life. I will always love it. But one has to realistically assess its opportunities. Do you have to keep on doing this, or you should choose another path. I would really love to try myself in another thing.
I have already achieved everything in tennis – won DC, GS, I was number one in the world... Now is the right time to change the environment. One doesn't have to stay in one business too long. Sport is after all a business, right?
I am not sick (i.e. fed up). I am thankful to tennis that I live well and I do not depend on anyone. That is why, exiting the sport I have bright opportunities. Tennis gave me so much.
Q: Why did you announce your retirement one year in advance? It appeared to be a last tour like Kobzon. Didn't you have desire to throw away everything like Evgeniy Kafelnikov?
M: Everybody has its character. Some cry on their last match. They say: we left our hearts on court.. I cannot go away suddenly. I decided to stretch this for an year.
Q: How do you see yourself further? As representative in the Parliament? Could you be in the politics?
M: Why not? I have many projects. The important thing is – this to be on my soul. Exiting the sport, I want to stay in it. To help develop it. This is my thing. To do it, I can go also in the politics. But I do not want be tennis coach. There are people who solve big issues. And there are other who solve tiny little issues. I love big scale.
Q: TF President Tarpishev said that you helped to solve the problem with Kremlin Cup?
M: Oh, yes. That was during RG. There was this unpleasant situation, when they wanted to drop the status of our KC. It was necessary to be brought back to its level. The issue was solved well, and it kept its high status until 2010.
Q: You have such weight among the tennis bureaucrats?
M: Why is this surprising? Many people know me as sportsman.

«I recommend a visit to Tibet!»
Q: Big tennis - big stress?
M: Very big. I feel it myself – the older I get, the more I suffer. It's easier for the young ones. You just entered the sport, you don't know many things. Full freedom and carelessness. With the years a mountain comes on your shoulders. Moral tiredness, fear of losing and so on.
Q: How do you fight stress?
M: Accepting it. That is the prose of life. Accept it as it is. You cannot think of anything extraordinary.
Q: But you have thought of something extraordinary, when few years ago you went to Himalayas. Peoples still talk about this.
M; That's because our people think that going to Himalayas is something supranatural. Some go to Sardinia, Monaco, Cot d'Azur, others go to Ibiza and Casantip, third go to different places. This is a normal choice. What is surprising in it?
What stuns me is the people, who say „Wow! You were in Tibet!“ Guys, this is ridiculous! I cannot understand what people do in Monte Carlo. They measure who has the better boat?
Q: You have a home in Monaco.
M: Yes, I live there, I do not show my yacht there. I went to the mountains, because I wanted to go to Tibet.
I do not envy the people, who cannot fulfil their dream. They also dream about the mountains, but at the end they go to Sardinia or Cannes. After that they whine that their vacation was boring and there were many Russians, and that next time they will certainly go somewhere else. But next year they go to Sardinia again.
Q: .... or in Turkey and Egypt. But Himalaya is not a sunny resort. I remember you said that three days and nights you had horrible headache. What was the altitude there?
M: 5300
Q: You see.
M: What's the difference. I had the will to do it, that's all. What is the extraordinarity of my act? The mountains are amazing! I recommend you to go there. Everybody who can afford it – leave the boring beaches and fly to Tibet!

«Very few believed in Dinara»
Q: When are you more emotional – when you play or when you watch your sister's match?
M: I do not watch how Dinara plays. Why should I?
Q: You have such principle or?
M: I have no desire to.
Q: When Dinara went into Wimbledon semi-finals all newspapers wrote that you instantly SMSed her with „Congratulations!“
M: To do that I don't necessarily have to sit in front of the TV, right? I learned the score and decided to congratulate my sister. Actually I don't have so much free time, to lose it watching tennis.
Q: You will miss even the semi Safina-Williams?
M: Easily. Dinara plays well on W without my support. Let her win further.
Q: Were you surprised, when she became number one?
M: That was a nice surprise. Dinara put many people on their place.
Q: What do you mean?
M: Many people doubted my sister's skills. I am very happy that the critics calmed down.
Q: What? did they have doubts? I think it was obvious, that Safina is a talented player?
M: Aha, when she became number one they say „Oh yes, we knew from the beginning that she will succeed“...Who knew what? Liars! Remember what was three years ago: „Nothing will come out of her. We do not believe in her...“ It was like that, agree with me,
Q: Do you recall a bright memory from your childhood, involving Dinara?
M: I cannot. We had different childhood – I went to Spain, when she was eight.
Q: Is it important for you to exit the sport beautifully?
M: I would like that. Everything has to be done beautifully, even exiting. I cannot say that with the coming USO – now that is my last chance. I do not need to prove myself. As in the Vyssotzky's song „I have already proved myself.“
Q: I have to go back to the interview with Bure. Pavel told a story, when the great Wane Gretzky retired from hockey he said „If in my Rangers comes Pavel Bure, I would stay in the sport for another year. What type of event would make Marat Safin stay?
M: There is absolutely no such event. I took final decision and I will not change it. How could I explain this to you?....
Q: Do you remember the movie Armageddon, when Bruce Willis saved the earth from the meteorite?
M: Great example! Even if the world's destiny hung upon it, I would not stay in tennis.

Another 13 questions from Marcel Proust:

«Happiness doesn't exist. That's an abstract term »
1 where would you like to live?
– Where I can live. Somewhere with more sunshine. But I love my country.
2 Main trait of your character?
– Good question. I do not know. It's hard to assess oneself. Moving on...
3 The trait that you appreciate in men ?
– Let me tell you what I don't like. I dislike lies and stupidity. When I confront one of those, I could go out of my skin. What do I appreciate? Decentness. Not just in men, in people in general.
4 The trait that you appreciate in women?
- Wisdom.
Note: MWUAHAHAHAHA
5 What do you mostly like in friends?
– Honesty.
6 What biggest bad trait.
– There are many. Anyone of all? I will not tell!
7 Your perception of happiness?
There is no happiness. It doesn't exist. This is an abstract term, specifically invented by people.
note: this reminds me of the old joke that communists invented love, so that there would be free sex
8 what would be the biggest misfortune for you?
– I hope I will never have to deal with that.
9 who would you want to be ?
– I already was him. Who I wanted to become as a child, I became. I will not concretisize. You could finish the thought.
10 What type of weaknesses are you most forgiving to?
– I think that weaknesses are sicknesses. How could I be forgiving to them? They should be treated. If one loves to eat too much sweets or smokes like a steaming boat - is all type of narcomany.
11 Your ideal?
– Ambiguous questions asks Marcel Proust. My ideal.. where? In architecture, music, painting? If it is ideal person, then there is no such. All people are imperfect. The ideal is boring.
12 How would you like to die ?
– I don't care. I just don't want to be painful.
13 Your motto.
– All to hell! (note: I am not sure about this, and my dictionary doesn't give me meaningful results). OK, I am joking. Let's choose something like this „whatever doesn't kill you, makes you stronger“. This matches me.

PersephoneDisco
Jul 5th, 2009, 12:32 PM
thanks JenAnn :D

~Kiera~
Jul 5th, 2009, 12:48 PM
Thanks, JenAnn and AnnieNik. I've been hoping for a translated version of that interview.

4 The trait that you appreciate in women?

- Wisdom.

:haha:

Xanadu11
Jul 5th, 2009, 12:54 PM
I always thought that all the women Marat has dated have looked so wise, that is if peroxide makes you wise :p

Irina123
Jul 5th, 2009, 01:01 PM
I always thought that all the women Marat has dated have looked so wise, that is if peroxide makes you wise :p
Why people always forget that he seriousy dated only two women and both of them were brunettes :p

Xanadu11
Jul 5th, 2009, 01:13 PM
Why people always forget that he seriousy dated only two women and both of them were brunettes :p

Your right but there is something memorable about these ladies:

http://app1.chinadaily.com.cn/star/2002/0131/31-29-03.jpg

svetaisthebest
Jul 5th, 2009, 01:16 PM
Thanks, JenAnn and AnnieNik. I've been hoping for a translated version of that interview.



:haha:

I know I'm dying here:rolls::haha::spit:

Irina123
Jul 5th, 2009, 01:17 PM
Your right but there is something memorable about these ladies:

http://app1.chinadaily.com.cn/star/2002/0131/31-29-03.jpg
yes, there is :lol: But he wasn't dating them :p

Xanadu11
Jul 5th, 2009, 01:22 PM
he wasn't dating them? :eek: But my mum said that nice girls....Oh wait I understand. I'm sure they just used to sit around braiding each others hair :angel:

Ashi
Jul 5th, 2009, 02:19 PM
The only thing memorable about those young ladies is a picture of one of em sitting in his box with her boob almost falling out of her top:eek: Wardrobe malfunction in marat's box:lol:.

Dinayer
Jul 5th, 2009, 04:17 PM
Translated by AnnieNik (MTF)

thanks a lot! :)

Dinayer
Jul 6th, 2009, 10:14 AM
Ranking:
60 Safin, Marat (RUS) 930

:bigcry:

camilia
Jul 6th, 2009, 12:25 PM
wisdom ha:hehehe: Any application forms to be filled:p

Aleksandrina
Jul 6th, 2009, 02:46 PM
http://img513.imageshack.us/img513/96/36683013842689c25dffb.jpg

Aleksandrina
Jul 7th, 2009, 07:30 PM
:hearts::hearts:

http://s48.radikal.ru/i121/0907/e3/2a078e86c010.jpg

http://i.one.co.il/Images/Packages/8421/557_372/_MG_9575.jpg

http://i.one.co.il/Images/Packages/8421/557_372/_MG_9592.jpg

http://i.one.co.il/Images/Packages/8421/557_372/_MG_9240.jpg

Aleksandrina
Jul 7th, 2009, 07:32 PM
http://i.one.co.il/Images/Packages/8421/557_372/_MG_9791.jpg

http://i.one.co.il/Images/Packages/8421/557_372/_MG_9752.jpg

http://i.one.co.il/Images/Packages/8421/557_372/_MG_9800.jpg

http://i.one.co.il/Images/Packages/8421/557_372/_MG_9843.jpg

http://i.one.co.il/Images/Packages/8421/557_372/_MG_9865.jpg

Aleksandrina
Jul 7th, 2009, 07:34 PM
:lol:

http://i.one.co.il/Images/Packages/8421/557_372/_MG_9836.jpg

http://i.one.co.il/Images/Packages/8421/557_372/_MG_9899.jpg

Aleksandrina
Jul 7th, 2009, 07:36 PM
http://msc.walla.co.il/archive/565811-5.jpg

http://msc.walla.co.il/archive/565813-5.jpg

http://msc.walla.co.il/archive/565812-5.jpg

PersephoneDisco
Jul 7th, 2009, 07:53 PM
Thanks Aleksandrina!


Loved the press conference photos, he looked so hot and bored :lol:

Dinayer
Jul 7th, 2009, 08:01 PM
thanks Alek :inlove:

Dinayer
Jul 7th, 2009, 08:02 PM
Tarpisex and Marat :inlove:

http://d.yimg.com/a/p/sp/getty/d3/fullj.89fb05c17385332781fe5bae8f8c8007/89fb05c17385332781fe5bae8f8c8007-getty-tennis-davis_cup-israel-russia.jpg

Dinayer
Jul 7th, 2009, 08:02 PM
so beautiful :drool:
http://d.yimg.com/a/p/ap/20090707/capt.c545f2c50a8343fd9be0c1746e274a6c.mideast_isra el_russia_davis_cup_tennis_asc102.jpg

van£ss
Jul 7th, 2009, 08:12 PM
I had a crush on him eight years ago , and it's still here especially when he looks as beautiful as on those pics...:help:

I don't know what he's gonna do next year but i hope it's something where we'll have the opportunity to see him once in a while

camilia
Jul 7th, 2009, 08:12 PM
Thanks Alek and Pepi :)

Dinayer
Jul 9th, 2009, 02:28 PM
Safin dropped from singles matchup with Israel

JERUSALEM (AP)—Russia’s Marat Safin will not play singles matches in the Davis Cup quarterfinal against Israel.

In Thursday’s draw, Russian coach Shamil Tarpischev decided to play Safin in doubles, alongside Igor Kunitsyn. Igor Andreev and Mikhail Youzhny will play the singles matches.

Safin says he respected the decision.

“It is important not to take chances but to play with the best combination,” said Safin, whose sister Dinara, is ranked No. 1. “I felt like I wasn’t in the best shape right now, so I needed some extra days to get ready.”

The 29-year-old Russian, who plans to retire this year, is ranked 60th after losing in the first round of Wimbledon.

Friday’s opening match will feature Andreev, ranked 24th, against 210th-ranked Israeli Harel Levy.

:sad:

van£ss
Jul 9th, 2009, 02:31 PM
Ok i'm really :sad:
I was really excited to see him play , but i guess it's better than Marat not playing at all !

DS.Fan.
Jul 9th, 2009, 04:13 PM
GOOD LUCK MARAT:sad:

PersephoneDisco
Jul 9th, 2009, 05:30 PM
Oh Jesse Levine :rolleyes:
Marat's still pessimistic about DC :p
But I guess it's just doubles for now :shrug:

makini
Jul 9th, 2009, 05:38 PM
oh Marat you are much better than 60th in the world. That damn Jesse Levine knew the ball was in.

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Jul 9th, 2009, 05:56 PM
oh Marat you are much better than 60th in the world. That damn Jesse Levine knew the ball was in.

:haha: You girls are so funny (but of course you are right!) I bet Tarpi has another "plan" for Marat to play on Sunday if needed.. He is signed up for the tourney in Sweden next week though so maybe he needs to get away early. ;)

And BTW the way those pictures... :drool::hearts: Surely OliviaSmith has come back to her senses regarding Marat now. :)

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Jul 9th, 2009, 09:55 PM
:lol: There is a thread in the non-tennis section about gay/lesbians on tour and someone has announced that Marat is gay "since he is never seen with women". :haha:

van£ss
Jul 9th, 2009, 10:02 PM
OMG Marat gay this is the biggest piece of shit i've ever heard :haha:
It's like saying that Pamela Anderson's boobs are real ! ( didn't found anything better at the moment lmao ):lol:

PersephoneDisco
Jul 9th, 2009, 10:02 PM
:lol: There is a thread in the non-tennis section about gay/lesbians on tour and someone has announced that Marat is gay "since he is never seen with women". :haha:

:haha: I can only assume the poster is being ironic? :spit:

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Jul 9th, 2009, 10:14 PM
Well, I think actually it was supposed to be serious.. Clearly someone who knows very little about men's tennis! ;)

PersephoneDisco
Jul 9th, 2009, 10:17 PM
Well, I think actually it was supposed to be serious.. Clearly someone who knows very little about men's tennis! ;)

Oh dear :spit: Even the most hardened WTA fan would surely know about Marat, right? :unsure: :lol:

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Jul 9th, 2009, 10:24 PM
One would think!! Perhaps it is just "wishful thinking" from a male poster... :lol:

PersephoneDisco
Jul 9th, 2009, 10:40 PM
Then I don't blame him but still! :cuckoo: :haha:

Tatianadove
Jul 10th, 2009, 07:30 AM
:lol: There is a thread in the non-tennis section about gay/lesbians on tour and someone has announced that Marat is gay "since he is never seen with women". :haha:

:lol:

camilia
Jul 10th, 2009, 10:16 AM
Oh dear :spit: Even the most hardened WTA fan would surely know about Marat, right? :unsure: :lol:

My sister doesn't even like tennis and she doesn't like Marat because she thinks he's always with some new girl:lol:

Ashi
Jul 10th, 2009, 02:36 PM
I actually feel that marat has dated/had flings with far lesser women than actaully purported in the press:p. But it maybe also WISHFUL THINKING on my part.:o:lol:

Nina.
Jul 10th, 2009, 02:39 PM
Safin dropped from singles matchup with Israel

JERUSALEM (AP)—Russia’s Marat Safin will not play singles matches in the Davis Cup quarterfinal against Israel.

In Thursday’s draw, Russian coach Shamil Tarpischev decided to play Safin in doubles, alongside Igor Kunitsyn. Igor Andreev and Mikhail Youzhny will play the singles matches.

Safin says he respected the decision.

“It is important not to take chances but to play with the best combination,” said Safin, whose sister Dinara, is ranked No. 1. “I felt like I wasn’t in the best shape right now, so I needed some extra days to get ready.”

The 29-year-old Russian, who plans to retire this year, is ranked 60th after losing in the first round of Wimbledon.

Friday’s opening match will feature Andreev, ranked 24th, against 210th-ranked Israeli Harel Levy.

:sad:

I love this part :p

:lol: There is a thread in the non-tennis section about gay/lesbians on tour and someone has announced that Marat is gay "since he is never seen with women". :haha:

Probably just a gay poster trying to convince himself that he's having chances ;) :lol:
Oh wait, all these girls are just a cover up :haha:

HRHoliviasmith
Jul 10th, 2009, 09:25 PM
marat is ranked 60??? wasn't he like 20 just last week or whatever? :eek:

van£ss
Jul 10th, 2009, 11:46 PM
marat is ranked 60??? wasn't he like 20 just last week or whatever? :eek:

Yeah but he lost a lot of points at Wimbledon by losing at the first round when last year he went to the SF :sad:

Aleksandrina
Jul 11th, 2009, 08:31 PM
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2581/3709670589_bd43faa072_b.jpg

camilia
Jul 11th, 2009, 08:33 PM
thanks Alek, what are you looking at Marat:p love his eyes:hearts:

van£ss
Jul 11th, 2009, 08:38 PM
:hearts: he is the most handsome man i've ever seen i think :hearts:

camilia
Jul 11th, 2009, 08:49 PM
:hearts: he is the most handsome man i've ever seen i think :hearts:

OMG the I think part is funny :lol: He is trust me. He's second on my list after Nalby but I admit he's More handsome :p

HRHoliviasmith
Jul 11th, 2009, 09:42 PM
:hearts: he is the most handsome man i've ever seen i think :hearts:

2nd...after cristiano ronaldo....:bolt:

Nina.
Jul 11th, 2009, 10:01 PM
2nd...after cristiano ronaldo....:bolt:

http://www.smileygarden.de/smilie/Kotzen/17.gif

PersephoneDisco
Jul 11th, 2009, 10:42 PM
http://www.smileygarden.de/smilie/Kotzen/17.gif

Nina, I bloody love ya! :haha:

X2

Nina.
Jul 11th, 2009, 10:51 PM
thanks :angel: :kiss:

PersephoneDisco
Jul 11th, 2009, 10:53 PM
Oh Marat :hearts:

Safin was making his final Davis Cup appearance, before retiring at the end of the season.

“At the end of the day we were playing great tennis,” Safin said. “We were fighting and we came back until the end of the match. They were more experienced, I guess.”

Looking back on his Davis Cup career, he said: “We had some great matches in the past. It’s very nice to defend the colors of your country. It’s great to be part of the team.”

van£ss
Jul 15th, 2009, 11:44 PM
Pete Sampras on Marat

"Marat and I always got along very well when we were playing. He's a really nice guy, great player, showed what he could do especially at the US Open the one year, he tuned me up pretty good. He's an expressive guy on the court, shows emotion. Off the court, he's a happy-go-lucky guy. I was pretty reserved when I was playing, to myself. For whatever reason, he and I seemed to get on really well. We practiced quite a bit together.

"You know, he's a champion. He got to No. 1. He won a major, I think two majors. It's sad to see him go because I think he brought a lot to the sport. Haven't sort of kept in contact with him. But certainly when I see him, we'll talk about some of our matches. When Paul (Annacone) was coaching (Tim) Henman, Marat would ask Paul, How is Pete doing? He was always just a personable guy, really nice guy, and someone that I've always gotten along really well with."



I'm really NOT looking forward the end of the season :sad::sad::sad:

svetaisthebest
Jul 16th, 2009, 08:30 AM
neither am I:sobbing: please please change your mind Marat:hysteric:

camilia
Jul 16th, 2009, 12:17 PM
neither am I:sobbing: please please change your mind Marat:hysteric:

me neither, I don't mind if he loses all his matches as long as I get to see him play:bigcry: I know very selfish:tape:

van£ss
Jul 16th, 2009, 12:22 PM
Well that's what he's been doing for a while now :lol: but who cares what the result is as long as Marat Safin has a racket in hand !
I hope he'll go to Paris in November but at the same time i'm not sure i want to go , i'm afraid of my reaction when he'll walk away from the court after his last match , i can be really emotionnal :haha:

camilia
Jul 16th, 2009, 12:32 PM
Well that's what he's been doing for a while now :lol: but who cares what the result is as long as Marat Safin has a racket in hand !
I hope he'll go to Paris in November but at the same time i'm not sure i want to go , i'm afraid of my reaction when he'll walk away from the court after his last match , i can be really emotionnal :haha:

Well if you're gonna just cry, it's ok but if you are gonna jump into the court and run after Marat shouting please don't go, then it's probably for the best if you don't go :p

van£ss
Jul 16th, 2009, 12:35 PM
:haha: i wouldn't go THAT far !
But i still have time i'm waiting until we know who will be there

camilia
Jul 16th, 2009, 12:47 PM
:haha: i wouldn't go THAT far !
But i still have time i'm waiting until we know who will be there

sounds the right thing to do ;)

Dinayer
Jul 16th, 2009, 02:43 PM
oh Marat :bigcry:

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Jul 16th, 2009, 05:02 PM
Seems this was a very interesting interview (even asks Marat about his sex life :tape:) Google translate is horrible though. Could a Russian speaker please please provide a proper translation?? (begging!)

http://www.aif.ru/sport/article/28061

PersephoneDisco
Jul 16th, 2009, 05:08 PM
Woah you're right ad-out, google translate is RIDICULOUS. What a random interview :unsure: Especially about Dasha. We need the sex life question properly translated :lol: I'm sure it'll get translated on MTF, it's way too juicy not to be! :devil:

Legendary American basketball player Uilt Chamberlain proud that he had 20 thousand women. To you, Marat, many attribute. How many novels have you been?

- 20 thousand women ... Of course, impressive is the number of sex! But, as I understand it, Chamberlain had lived in the heyday of the sexual revolution in America. I do not follow the order, which the girls I newsboy in the asset record. And the stars do not put on the fuselage.

- Have you any of their loved passion?

- What do you look at me as a heartless sex machine? In my opinion, this is stupid. Of course, I loved!

- From Dashey Zhukova, you were almost a perfect pair. Why she went to Abramovich?

- The topic I will not even discuss with their parents.

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Jul 16th, 2009, 05:09 PM
I first saw it posted on MTF and no translation yet.. Will keep checking!

van£ss
Jul 16th, 2009, 05:13 PM
WTF ?! :haha:
They don't know what to ask him anymore or what :help:
But i'd love to know what he really said though :p

Irina123
Jul 16th, 2009, 05:38 PM
I first saw it posted on MTF and no translation yet.. Will keep checking!
The google translation of this part is pretty good.
I'd correct only translation of the following
Have you any of their loved passion - Have you loved any of your gf's
The topic I will not even discuss with their parents. - The topic I don't not even discuss with my parents.
I do not follow the order, which the girls I newsboy in the asset record - I don't follow whome tabloids attribute to me as my gf's. (I don't know how to translate it properly)

PersephoneDisco
Jul 16th, 2009, 05:42 PM
thanks Irina!

camilia
Jul 16th, 2009, 05:56 PM
The google translation of this part is pretty good.
I'd correct only translation of the following
Have you any of their loved passion - Have you loved any of your gf's
The topic I will not even discuss with their parents. - The topic I don't not even discuss with my parents.
I do not follow the order, which the girls I newsboy in the asset record - I don't follow whome tabloids attribute to me as my gf's. (I don't know how to translate it properly)

Thank you :)

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Jul 16th, 2009, 09:53 PM
Thanks for translating those parts.. :)

van£ss
Jul 16th, 2009, 09:59 PM
What ???! He do not talk with mama rausa about his girlfriends ?! I am shocked :eek: :lol:

Thanks ;)

Dinayer
Jul 17th, 2009, 12:18 AM
The google translation of this part is pretty good.
I'd correct only translation of the following
Have you any of their loved passion - Have you loved any of your gf's
The topic I will not even discuss with their parents. - The topic I don't not even discuss with my parents.
I do not follow the order, which the girls I newsboy in the asset record - I don't follow whome tabloids attribute to me as my gf's. (I don't know how to translate it properly)

thanks :D

van£ss
Jul 17th, 2009, 05:49 PM
I just found a great article in French mostly on Marat and on how hard it is to live that kind of life

http://translate.google.com/translate?js=y&prev=_t&hl=fr&ie=UTF-8&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.tennistalk.com%2Ffr%2Factualite s%2F20090717%2FDifficile_derni%25C3%25A8re_saison_ pour_Safin_&sl=fr&tl=en&history_state0=

PersephoneDisco
Jul 17th, 2009, 05:54 PM
Thanks Vanessa!

See this journalist gets the whole retirement thing :rolleyes:

camilia
Jul 17th, 2009, 05:56 PM
I just found a great article in French mostly on Marat and on how hard it is to live that kind of life

http://translate.google.com/translate?js=y&prev=_t&hl=fr&ie=UTF-8&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.tennistalk.com%2Ffr%2Factualite s%2F20090717%2FDifficile_derni%25C3%25A8re_saison_ pour_Safin_&sl=fr&tl=en&history_state0=

thanks Vanessa, good translation considering it's from google;)

van£ss
Jul 17th, 2009, 06:02 PM
So it says that his last tournament will be Paris , i knew it already but well now it's more official :lol:

PersephoneDisco
Jul 17th, 2009, 06:09 PM
And Drew's doing Bercy so ;) ;)

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Jul 23rd, 2009, 09:44 PM
Cute little interview he did from Moscow...

Interview with Marat Safin
Thursday, 23 July 2009 01:16 Shravan Chopra
http://www.thesportscampus.com/20090722 ... view-safin

Marat Safin will kick off the 2009 LA Tennis Open with the "Millennium Challenge" against Pete Sampras on Monday, July 27. It will be a rematch of the 2000 US Open final, which the Russian won to claim the first of his two career Grand Slam titles.
A former World No. 1, Safin also claimed the 2005 Australian Open championship, and owns 15 titles in his career. In addition to playing the Monday night match against Sampras, Safin will make his sixth main draw appearance in the LA Tennis Open. He has a less than flattering 6-5 lifetime record in LA, including a pair of quarterfinal finishes, and has announced 2009 will be his final season on the ATP World Tour.

As a follow-up to our interaction with Pete Sampras last week, TheSportsCampus.com had an opportunity to catch up with Marat Safin on the eve of the LA Open and speak to him about the upcoming match, his expectations from the rest of his retirement finale, his sister's success and her battle with Serena Williams at the top of the women's rankings, and his plans after retirement.

Here's a snapshot of what he had to say...

Q. You'll be doing the exhibition with Pete Sampras. Could you just tell us a little bit about that first great win you had at the US Open over Pete, and how you look that now and what it meant for you in your career.

MARAT SAFIN: Well, first of all, it looks like it was yesterday, but it already pass almost ten years. We're kind of looking backwards, and it's really a warm feeling when he have an achievement like beating Sampras in the final of US Open.

It was my first breakthrough actually, and it gave me the chance on becoming No. 1 in the world. Thanks to Pete that he wasn't at his best that day. And I'm really happy to repeat the match on Monday.So I would love to play against him.

Q. Pete told us the other day you guys are kind of close. It's a very odd combination, because Pete Sampras is a very different kind of a guy from you. Can you talk about the relationship you have? Talk about the kind of guy he is and the kind of guy you are.

MARAT SAFIN: Yes, well, we are a little bit different. Few years we are different. But you know what, when I first came out on the tour it was maybe a time when you come into the locker room, you know, you just don't know anybody. It always seemed like you could talk with him.

For me, it was honor just to talk to him. He was pretty normal and you could chat with him for a few minutes. It's always nice to see the big guys are also people and are very down earth and very relaxed.

It was a big, big pleasure of sharing -- I shared the locker room with him.

Q. We know that you're a very charismatic sportist, and so was Gustav Kuerten. We would like to know if Gustav Kuerten was one of your biggest rivals of your career?

MARAT SAFIN: Yeah, well he kind of stole from me the No. 1 in 2000. I lost a couple of finals, one in Hamburg and one in Indianapolis, which there was basically a few points off becoming No. 1 in the world. Basically I lost that losing to him in the final. So if I would win one final, it would change the position as well at the end of the year.

He's always been a tough opponent, you know. He was playing very aggressive, very nice guy. But unfortunately I'm pretty pissed at him, because he stole my No. 1. (Laughter.)

Q. Do you think that victory against Sampras could make the rest of your final season more motivating, a good exhibition in Los Angeles?

MARAT SAFIN: First of all, it will be a nice to play. It will be a night match probably, and it will be nice. It would be nice to play against him. I would love to remember the feeling when I was in the finals. It will be nice to repeat it.

Q. You've told us you're retiring at the end of the year. Do you wish maybe you didn't tell us so you would just be able to play the season out and not have to deal with all the questions?

MARAT SAFIN: Well, but it came out. It came out, and I'm not really -- people have been asking too many questions. But anyway, I don't care about it. I know what I want. I know what I want to do. I'm pretty satisfied with my career, and I'm not changing my decision.

Q. When Pete retired, he didn't go near tennis at all. He played a lot of golf and he kept to himself and; et himself slept in, he told us. He was very excited not to be on schedules and not have to play. Other players have said that same thing. I'm wondering, do you have any specific plans, say, you want to go to sit on the beach for six months, or are you not thinking about that? What is your fantasy for taking it easy when you retire?

MARAT SAFIN: Well, of course I'm gonna take it easy at the end of the season after I retire, because I need a couple months just to relax and just to realize that you really retired.

Because you're always on schedule and always on a flight and always running to practice and always doing something around tennis. It's kind of tough to, you know, like change your mind.

You need a couple of months to realize that it's over and start a new life. Of course it has to be somewhere nice where you can just be relaxed without any stress.

Q. What do you imagine as a great way to live for a guy in his 30s and has a fair amount of money? Is there a special thing, passion, or interest that you have that you would like to realize somehow? I don't know, like you did some hiking mountain climbing? What do you look forward to in retirement?

MARAT SAFIN: Well, there's plenty of things to do. I'm gonna stay active and do something different. Definitely not gonna retire and then sit on my -- sit on the beach and do nothing and just relaxing for the rest of my life.

I'm gonna be active and do my things. I have a few projects. I don't know, I'm gonna be working, so...

Q. Can you tell us what those projects are?

MARAT SAFIN: No, no. They're my things and it's okay. I don't want to share it yet.

Q. All these years, I don't remember your being asked about your name. What was with your mom and Jean-Paul Marat? What's the story there? Can you give us a little insight on that?

MARAT SAFIN: Oh, I have no idea. I guess she liked the name. It's pretty rare in Russia to hear this name, so it's kind of nice to have the name that not many people have.

Q. Yeah. Do you know anything about the historical figure, Jean-Paul Marat? Any thoughts about him? He was quite a character.

MARAT SAFIN: Obviously he's a French revolutionary, and he been a pretty famous guy in Europe, mostly in France. But nothing to do with my --I mean, I don't think my mother and father named me after him. I'm pretty sure about that.

Q. What are you doing now? It's pretty late in Moscow, isn't it?

MARAT SAFIN: No, it's 9:00 in the evening.

Q. Pete is the ultimate competitor and showed last year in some exhibition games with Roger that he still possesses all the weapons to give anyone a run for their money. Do you see this match as a bit of lighthearted fun, or do you expect a tough battle out there?

MARAT SAFIN: No, it's gonna be mostly fun because I don't have to show to anybody anything, and he doesn't have to. Just to play there, remember good times, have fun so that the people have fun. Work some nice points so the match will be nice.

It's all about fun. It's not about to show to each other who is the best one and whatever. I know he was much better player than me. He achieve much more than me, and I don't want to argue with that. I don't need to. I just want to have fun.

Q. You're not too far away from retirement. Any special memories that you would like to share with us?

MARAT SAFIN: Well, just been some great moments. There have been so many things that I lived through and so many good decisions that I made, and couple of bad decisions. But actually it's good for the experience in life, and I'm pretty happy that everything what happened to me, it actually happened and was a really, really nice trip all those 12 years.

Just I can't pick a specific one that made me happy, because every moment was special and every moment was a different stage of life. It's difficult to pick one.

Q. You've got a handful of tournaments left to play. What would be the perfect way to say good-bye to the tennis world?

MARAT SAFIN: Well, if I would win a couple matches here and there it would be great.

Q. Your sister is keeping the family flag flying high at the moment. She is, however, yet to win the elusive first Grand Slam. Do you think it's just a matter of time, or something significant that she needs to change in her game physically or mentally to climb to the next step?

MARAT SAFIN: No, it's just more just take some time. She been unexpected the No. 1 in the world, because not many people really believe that she would become one day, and finally she became.

But the next step, maybe she was not really ready for that, now she's been through a few finals and she's more experienced and the next one will be hers.

I'm pretty sure sooner or later she gonna make it. Once she gonna crack one down, first one, and then much more will come. She's really competitive and really tough girl. She was crack it down, it just takes a bit of time.

Q. Dinara has remained extremely graceful in light of Serena Williams' criticism of the rankings and how she deserves to be the real No. 1. Is there anything you would like to say to that matter?

MARAT SAFIN: No, it's okay. It's a girls' matter. It's just girls talk. Well, they're two big players. Serena is more experienced and she been on tour much more time. She been out there for much longer time.

My sister, she's a new one, basically new No. 1 in the world. The rivalry, the next time they're gonna play, it's gonna be a nice match. Serena, she is a nice girl, but it's her own fault. They are tough actors, and it's what happens.

But I think it's good to see that it happens on the tour that they are fighting for No. 1 and giving a little bit of trouble to each other, but without any harm to each other.

Q. Tennis has been so enriched with so many great characters: Nastase, Gerulaitis, Connors, McEnroe. With your going, do you think you're one of the last great characters? Does that piss you off in some way?

MARAT SAFIN: Thank you very much to put me in the same as all these guys. Thank you, thank you, thank you for the honor. For tennis, I hope there is much more to come. Because tennis, actually they need somebody not -- a little bit not crazy, but just a little bit untender, but it has to come natural.

So I'm really hoping there will be somebody on the tour. In the early years, like 20, 15 years ago, it was much more character. But over time it only became more as business and just trying to be less, less, and less like that.

Like you said, Mats, Andreas are kind of -- but I'm sure it's a circle. Sooner or later it will come, people like that, and tennis will live another nice era.

Q. Can you see anybody? Maybe Tsonga or Monfils?

MARAT SAFIN: Well, they are good players, great players, but let's see what they gonna do. They have a great potential, but the result will come at the end. You can be somewhat close to the final but never achieve anything, you know.

So like quarterfinals and semifinals don't really count. Only finals and the winners. Mostly winners. So the rest, quarters, semis, it's nice, but it's not big enough to become a class tennis player.

Q. With a personality like yours, what was the toughest part of this way of life? What were the things that were really hardest for you to deal with?

MARAT SAFIN: Throughout the years, probably continuous, not stress, but some kind of thing about -- you have to live with tennis 24/7.

There is no way you're gonna leave and like for days relax and not think about it. Sooner or later you're gonna think about tennis. This is the toughest part. Once it gets into your head, you really think you have to travel and practice and defend the points here and there. It's in your mind.

So basically the mental game is a little bit the tough one. It brings a little bit slightly stress, because you are all the time depending on tennis.