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Question Will Safin win another Slam?

I think cat asked a legitimate question in the Haas thread about Safin on winning another Slam and it deserves a thread of its own.
I think this guy is too young and has too much game not to win another slam, a lot of people may not agree with me but I actually thought that Safin experiencing these loses might actually do him good in the long run. I really really hope that eventually he gets royally pissed at himself and loosing that he finally decides to win not only in thought but in deed!
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Not until he gets a real coach. I hope he will get back Alexander Volkov.

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He has everything what it takes to win many more. Its just a matter of time

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<--------- agrees with angelica
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I would be surprised if he doesn't have at least 5 at the end of his carreer - but I dont expect he's going to do things like Sampras did..

He'll be more sporadic like kart said.

I think he has the talent to dominate, but I dont think the mental aspect is there.

Frankly at the end of their carreers, Hewitt might end up the better player.

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yes he will




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a reporter once asked Marat this same question, if he thinks he'll ever win another slam, and Marat replied, "Yes, i will - otherwise i shoot myself!"

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Marat quotes are the best

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I'm sure he will
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So I guess that we are all in agreement, that unless Marats arm falls off, he will in another major?

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Of course he will!!

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Indeed. No doubt about it.

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he is much too talented not to. he gets soooooo frustrated with himself that he ends up being frustrating to watch. but if/when he gets it together, he will be a winner all the way.

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Thanks for a little credit warfreakbix!

Angelica, it's just a matter of time? Time runs out very quickly on tennis players. of that there is no doubt.

Well, the 2 years since Safin won the U.S. Open have come and gone, and he has not added to his slam total.

And Marat often has back problems or elbow problems. And his serve isn't nearly as good as I thought it would be. He gets into big matches this year, and his first serve is nowhere to be found.

I had hoped Safin could be in the grand slam title range of 6 or more, like Stefan Edberg, Boris Becker and Mats Wilander. Now, I would be thrilled with 5 grand slam titles for Marat Safin as Becca predicts. I only hope Becca is better with predictions than most of us are!

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He'll definitely win more. If he hadn't won the US Open and he had gone on for a few years not winning any more Slams, then he could have become like Goran, because I always think they are very alike in terms of personality, and it could have become a real mental barrier for him. But he doesn't need to worry about that, he'll win more for sure.

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