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Safin withdraws from Kooyong

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Safin out of Kooyong Classic

Former world number one Marat Safin has withdrawn from the invitational Kooyong Classic with a shoulder injury.

Safin was replaced in the eight-man field for the Melbourne contest by Croatia's Ivan Ljubicic.

World number two Roger Federer, who missed last year's event due to what later transpired to be glandular fever, headlines the field, which also includes his Swiss compatriot Stanislas Wawrinka.

The duo combined to win gold in the doubles at last year's Beijing Olympics.

Spain's Fernando Verdasco, Marcos Baghdatis - the 2006 Australian Open finalist - Croatia's Marin Cilic, Chile's Fernando Gonzalez and Spain's Carlos Moya make up the rest of the field.

Play in the tournament, which guarantees each of the entrants three matches, begins on Wednesday.
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Re: Safin withdraws from Kooyong

Oh that really sucks I suppose he saw that the weather on Wednesday is gonna be 39 degrees, did the smart thing and pulled out.

Seriously, I hope his shoulder injury will be ok for the Australian Open. It will be nice seeing Ljubicic again anyway, he's a nice guy.

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Re: Safin withdraws from Kooyong

I hope somebody hasn't hit him again!
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Re: Safin withdraws from Kooyong

Good move withdrawing from the clown event, he has had enough matches already.

On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


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Re: Safin withdraws from Kooyong

ljuuuuuubo
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Re: Safin withdraws from Kooyong

wouldn't get to see it anyways

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Re: Safin withdraws from Kooyong

Any precaution is good. I'm afraid the next serious injury will end his career.
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Re: Safin withdraws from Kooyong

Any guesses for the replacement? Brydan Klein anyone?


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Surprised Federer didn't pull out too. Don't think I've ever seen him play that much prior to a Slam.

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This is bullshit.
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Any guesses for the replacement? Brydan Klein anyone?
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what a weak field for Kooyong, it used to be pretty strong.
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what a weak field for Kooyong, it used to be pretty strong.
that was before Abu Dhabi $$$ came into the picture
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Re: Safin withdraws from Kooyong

marat
but i'm obviously happy ljubo is going to get some matches in after he had to pull out of chennai

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Any guesses for the replacement? Brydan Klein anyone?
Please, don't even joke about that! I don't think I could handle hearing the whole stadium chanting 'Brian' again

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