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famous quotes from safin

yesterday, it was the first time that safin lost before the third round at RG

So i create this thread to forget this bad performance
i took these famous quotes from his MTF forum:
enjoy!

"I wasn't interested in tennis, but didn't know what to do with my feets, too."

I wasn't a genius I wasn't stupid. I was okay. I was a normal guy. Sometimes I cheated in exams. we all do."

Girl "Say something to me Marat!!" Marat " Something."

"Everything is possible in this life, as you can see."

"I'm coming here to play tennis, not just to fight with the chair umpire."

"He's (Santoro) the only person in this world who can beat me - no, I mean who beat me five times in a row without any problems. This is the only one who can drive me crazy on the court like he did already for two years. »

"If the crowd is like this with me tomorrow, I have no chance to be somebody in the world. "Maybe I'll wear a sign on my head that says, 'I'm Marat Safin.'"


"I try to have a normal life, but during the tournament it's impossible. Everybody wants something, a photo, an autograph. Me, my job is to play tennis. I don't care about popularity. I don't want to be invited to all TV shows, I don't want to see my mug in the front page of all the Russian's newspapers. I just want to live my life, to do my job and when my day at the office is finished I want to be a normal guy. Here, it's impossible. And Yevgueni who bores me in order that I make at least a semi final, in order that there is a lot of public/audience. I know what he wants: a head to head between him and me..."


"I watch TV, go to restaurants. I saw Shallow Hal. That was the worst I ever saw. Terrible, horrible, disgusting movie. I think the director never watched it after he finished filming. Stupid movie." I also enjoyed "Dumb and Dumber", but I would not consider it a master piece."

"You know why I want to win? Because of 15,000 reasons inside of the tennis court."

"I have to play good tennis to show them I'm not the yo-yo from Moscow"

"you think about dinner, your car, playing golf and sometimes I thought about sex… But these thoughts don't have to get out of control, otherwise the point, the set or the match got lost very fast."

"I played one hour and a half, and I met the press for already 25 hours."
Maybe is the reason for yesterday…

[after a practise session with Marc Rossett at his Geneva tennis club]

Interviewer "How did you find Marc [Rossett]?"

Marat "Old."

"He's catching, but he's young, you know. He has very good potential. He's a great player, and his potential is No. 1. I assume he's going to play a lot of matches, he's going to break other racquets. Is going to be big fight, you know. Depends how long I going to play, you know. ... I think he throws the racquet with emotions. That's how you
should throw the racquet."
- Goran Ivanisevic on Marat Safin's chances to pass him for the lead in most career broken rackets

“I don’t want to make him rich.”
- Marat Safin explaining why he’s making an extra effort to break less racquets - these days he gets fined $100 by coach Mats Wilander for each one he smashes


You have a stiff self-control ?
Marat: They teach us that. And also, often, someone approaches me in the street and starts, “You’re Safin? No, are you really Safin? No, you’re probably kidding, you just look like Safin...” That’s why when they ask me who I am, I usually say that I’m Safin’s cousin.

That’s because you’re modest?
Marat: That’s because it’s stupid to try to prove that you’re you. And life is too short for spending it on every trifle thing.


Press the car’s speed pedal 300km/hour and be carried away on a highway...

»NO! That pleasure is for people who want to become a donor of organs quicker. I’m not ready to bring humanity profit that way, that’s why I drive carefully. »

"I was too busy with my own problems. Roddick won something, I think. He was in the final against, what was that guy's name again?"-- Quote machine Marat Safin joking about not paying attention to the results while he was injured.


"This year, I haven't been able to play even three consecutive weeks without becoming injured. Now I want to do well here in Barcelona and then the big tournaments. If I stay fit, my confidence will come back. I want to win Roland Garros. That's my main goal. I going to be at Roland Garros and take my chances. I am going to be dangerous this year."-- The dangerous Russian Marat Safin in Barcelona.

Q. Earlier in the year, Brad Gilbert said that only two players would make him come back on the tour as a coach: Andy Roddick and Marat Safin. I don't know whether you heard him say that. What do you think of that comment?

MARAT SAFIN: The only thing that I heard is just he said that I'm injured completely on my brain, which didn't give me any respect to myself. He should take care of Andy, he's doing really good job, and just leave me alone. That's the only suggestion I can give him. And he's doing really good job, so why break my balls?

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Marat's quotes are always the best

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MARAT SAFIN: The only thing that I heard is just he said that I'm injured completely on my brain, which didn't give me any respect to myself. He should take care of Andy, he's doing really good job, and just leave me alone. That's the only suggestion I can give him. And he's doing really good job, so why break my balls?

that was the best!!! Cartman-style (Southpark )

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Bond... James Bond.

Sorry, that's actually just him in his head.
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You forgot the best one:

"You know the story of the hippo? The hippo comes to the monkey and says, 'Listen, I'm not a hippo.' So, he paints himself like a zebra, but the monkey says, 'Look at you, you're painted like a zebra but you're still a hippo.' So then the hippo says, 'I want to be a little parrot,' and he paints himself like a parrot. He goes back to see the monkey who tells him, 'Sorry, you're still a hippo.' So in the end, you know, the hippo goes back to the monkey and says, 'I'm happy to be a hippo. This is who I am.' So, I have to be who I am and he's happy being a hippo."

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You forgot the best one:

"You know the story of the hippo? The hippo comes to the monkey and says, 'Listen, I'm not a hippo.' So, he paints himself like a zebra, but the monkey says, 'Look at you, you're painted like a zebra but you're still a hippo.' So then the hippo says, 'I want to be a little parrot,' and he paints himself like a parrot. He goes back to see the monkey who tells him, 'Sorry, you're still a hippo.' So in the end, you know, the hippo goes back to the monkey and says, 'I'm happy to be a hippo. This is who I am.' So, I have to be who I am and he's happy being a hippo."
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH

OMG he really said that??
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anothers quotes:

"Thank you. Thank you for the compliment."
after being asked if he had lost some weight when he had actually gained 2 kilos.-2002-
"Not yet. It's my first day on the job. Give me some time." -
on not breaking a racquet in his first match of the year -2002- against M.Chang in Auckland.

"After I had won the US Open, my recognizing value climb up. Unfortunately the funny things don't happened to me now - such as last new-year's-eve in Moscow. I wanted to go to a famous club and they didn't let me in. I liked it. When today somebody don't recognize me and ask me what I do professionally, I always answer that I'm a poor student. That's more interesting and funnier."

"I would not have a bet on myself."

"I came, I win two sets. I don't know where I've been the other two. I was in the locker room, I think."

"I'm getting older, so I know a little bit the game (smiling). I know the game a little bit more. But as soon as you know the game better than before, you start to choke more."

« Now you always have your legion of female fans, are we going to see the Safinettes at the Australian Open again?
NO NO NO NO NO NO, I am more serious, I am trying to focus on tennis, so no there will not be any no no...

So the girls won't be there this year?
No NO No

But you made the final? 2 years ago?
But now I am a bit... 2 years older and I am a little bit smarter so I can do it without the girls. »

Now you always have your legion of female fans, are we going to see the Safinettes at the Australian Open again?
NO NO NO NO NO NO, I am more serious, I am trying to focus on tennis, so no there will not be any no no...

The racquets were new. They are too new. I string them yesterday. I didn't want to -- I promise to myself that I will not do it today. Actually, I was quite nice on the court, no (smiling)."

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Marat's quotes are the best!

Goooo SAFIN ~ BERDYCH ~ MURRAY ~ SIMON ~ NALBANDIAN ~ SODERLING




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Anyway, I love playing against the guy. He brings something different to the tennis world with his character, the way he is on the court and the way he is off the court. He's larger than life.
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Thanks for the quotes. Only Marat would have produced some of those.

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HAAS | FEDERER | SANTORO | HEWITT | RODDICK | SAFIN

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TURSUNOV | AGASSI | ROBREDO | MONFILS | BLAKE
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You have a stiff self-control ?
Marat: They teach us that. And also, often, someone approaches me in the street and starts, “You’re Safin? No, are you really Safin? No, you’re probably kidding, you just look like Safin...” That’s why when they ask me who I am, I usually say that I’m Safin’s cousin.

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great ones
you also forget his "today we break tennis racquets for tomorrow we die"
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ive read all these b4 but its sooo funny to see them again. How does he come up with this stuff?

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im quoting Safin, as i heard him say it to someone on a elevator in Marriot at Cincinnati TMS few years ago,

"getting drunk last night was a bad idea, i have a match today"

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