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DannerCal
May 31st, 2004, 12:46 AM
I was watching the Australian Open News updates and John Mac was showing some of the best shots of the French Open. His pic was Marat Safin dropping his pants. Mac said he loved it.

anybody know what happened? Just seemed a little odd.


One idea: Maybe he really likes some of Serena's sexy outfits, and wants the least dressed award on the men's side :p

DannerCal
May 31st, 2004, 12:48 AM
Yes, technically I am talking about Safin - and I know this is for women's tennis, but Serena is the woman player I am also mentioning - so thought it would be o.k ;)

Fingon
May 31st, 2004, 12:49 AM
I was watching the Australian Open News updates and John Mac was showing some of the best shots of the French Open. His pic was Marat Safin dropping his pants. Mac said he loved it.

:p
You were watching the Australian Open News updates and John Mac was showing some of the best shots at the French Open:scratch: :silly: :cuckoo:

GermanBoy
May 31st, 2004, 12:50 AM
The difference is: I want to see Marat`s skin but not Serena`s!!! :cool: :kiss:

beauty_is_pink
May 31st, 2004, 12:51 AM
You were watching the Australian Open News updates and John Mac was showing some of the best shots at the French Open:scratch: :silly: :cuckoo::lol: :haha:

DannerCal
May 31st, 2004, 12:57 AM
OK - I am tempted to fix my mistake (saying Australian vs. French), but I made is so I will leave it (long day). Guess I was a little tired ;).

Here is the pic. Caption said he did it in reaction to a lost point. Hmmmm. So was he trying to moon the other player and distract him? Too funny.

DannerCal
May 31st, 2004, 01:06 AM
PARIS (AP) - Marat Safin celebrated a particularly nifty shot at the French Open by mooning the crowd, which raised the question: What will he do if he wins the tournament?

The mercurial Russian advanced to the third round Friday by winning a two-day marathon against Felix Mantilla, 6-4, 2-6, 6-2, 6-7 (4), 11-9. The match was suspended Thursday because of darkness at 7-all in the fifth set and ended 24 minutes after it resumed when Mantilla sailed a backhand long.

Afterward, Safin was still annoyed about being penalized a point for dropping his shorts early in the fifth set Thursday.

"I felt it was a great point for me," the former U.S. Open champion said. "I felt like pulling my pants down. What's bad about it?"

To celebrate a drop shot he hit for a winner, Safin grabbed his shorts, pulled them down to his thighs and leaned over. It appeared he wore underwear that remained in place, partially obscured by his long shirt.

The crowd cheered and laughed.

"Nobody complained," Safin said. "Everybody was OK. It wasn't like really bad."

He hitched up his pants with a smile, but it disappeared when chair umpire Carlos Bernardes Jr. penalized Safin a point. The Russian argued in vain with Bernardes and ITF supervisor Mike Morrissey, then applauded the ruling facetiously before play resumed.

Safin said tennis officials discourage making the sport fun.

"They tried to destroy the match," he said. "All of the people who run the sport, they have no clue. It's a pity that the tennis is really going down the drain. Every year it's getting worse and worse and worse. There has to be a radical change, and I hope it will be really soon."

Grand Slam supervisors decided not to fine Safin for dropping his pants. He was fined $500 for abusing his racket earlier in the match.

le bon vivant
May 31st, 2004, 01:14 AM
Mooning the crowd is soooooooooooo European, LOL.

Jericho
May 31st, 2004, 01:20 AM
Safin is so hilarious!!!! I was practically crying from laughter, especially his answer as to why he did it :tape:

DannerCal
May 31st, 2004, 01:25 AM
I remember Muster actually changing on court (and he was down to his jock strap).
He did not get fined.