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View Poll Results: How far will Marat Safin go in the 2009 US open?
1st round defeat 17 19.32%
2nd round 26 29.55%
3rd round 23 26.14%
Round of 16 8 9.09%
Quarter-final 2 2.27%
Semi-final 3 3.41%
Final 2 2.27%
Inspired Marat all the way! 7 7.95%
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post #1 of 43 (permalink) Old 08-24-2009, 11:56 AM Thread Starter
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Marat Safin's Grand Slam farewell - How far will he go?

Due to the announcement of his retirement at the beginning of the year, this is very likely to be Marat Safin's final slam appearance. He has been a great player and a very interesting character on the tour for many years since bursting onto the scene with his US open final upset victory over Pete Sampras. What are his chances of getting to the latter stages of the draw and possibly causing a few upsets along the way?
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Re: Marat Safin's Grand Slam farewell - How far will he go?

he might make it to 2nd round

but we (true fans) always hope for the best

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Re: Marat Safin's Grand Slam farewell - How far will he go?

I don’t think there’s going to be a sudden inspiration or surprise run from Marat in his last slam, so I say he’ll bow out in the third round.

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Hopefully has a good run... pretty emotional seeing him go even for a non-fan.
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Marat should just retire already - he's stinking it up with his "farewell tour".
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I think he'll make it to the quarter finals.
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May we please see the draw first?

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You never know with Marat. Could be a 1st round loss, as well as a good run til the quarters or semis... Hopefully he'll make a great display for his last GS.

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He'll go out in the first round hopefully.

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Hope the draw is kind to him - but he will likely face a seed in the 1st round.

I really hope that Marat does well in his last slam.. Hard to believe he won't be here next year.
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Depends on the draw but it would be a shock to see him get to the R16 for me. I think it would be nice if he can win a few rounds and lose to a very good player when he does and hopefully on a big court as well. He's been a great player and it'll be sad to see him gone.

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I sincerely doubt he will even find the place. Lots of clubs and hookers in NYC.
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