YES The semifinal Marat Safin-Roger Federer takes it all.
It is for me the BEST
match I saw this year, although my favourite Marat Safin lost.
Both players had great fighting spirit and they played on the highest level of tennis. In this match tennis was no longer a simply match, it was art
. I'm bowing to those two great players.
Thank you Marat and thank you Roger for that great match. No one of you was a loser in this match but you were both winner, champions in fair play and friendship.
There were no adversors on the court, but there were two friends like these two pictures show :
14 Titles : Paris, Madrid, Beijing 2004, Paris 2002, St.Petersburg, Tashkent 2001, US OPEN 2000, Paris, St Petersburg, Mallorca, Barcelona, Tashkent,Toronto, Boston 1999
Junior Number 1 in 2000/2001 Finalist of Washington3 Challenger wins: Cordoba, Naples (2004), Valladolid (2003), 3 ITF Future wins Calda Novas, Montego Bay, Glasgow