I don't think he's a national hero for Iran, are you kidding me? You can argue if most Americans give a shit or not, but I'm pretty sure IF Iranians had an opinion of him, they'd view him as a traitor.
I can tell you that he's a national hero in Armenia/for Armenians, b/c that's where his dad is actually originally from. Hey we're a small nation, we take what we can get
It's just you don't want to have a lot of expectations, because when you start to have a lot of expectations you just end up losing in the third round to God knows who.
~Marat Safin, summarizing his career
he kinda reminds me of me, he feels obligated to have every sentence be a joke
and he takes his clothes off when he sees a camera
it's a little pathetic
it's like his first reaction