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post #1 of 35 (permalink) Old 09-04-2006, 09:36 AM Thread Starter
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Olivier Rochus vs. Marat Safin

Almost every match between these two were great to watch! Who will win this one?

Marat Safin leads Olivier Rochus 5-4

2001 Hopman Cup 2001 Hard (I) O.ROCHUS 6-2 1-6 6-3
2002 French Open 64 Clay (O) M.SAFIN 6-4 2-6 6-3 3-6 3-6
2002 Wimbledon 64 Grass (O) O.ROCHUS 6-2 6-4 3-6 7-6(1)
2003 Sydney 32 Hard (O) M.SAFIN 1-6 4-6
2004 Monte Carlo 64 Clay (O) M.SAFIN 6-4 3-6 3-6
2005 Australian Open 16 Hard (O) M.SAFIN 6-4 6-7(1) 6-7(5) 6-7(2)
2005 Halle QF Grass (O) M.SAFIN 4-6 6-7(4)
2006 Dubai 16 Hard (O) O.ROCHUS 7-6(5) 6-4
2006 Halle 16 Grass (O) O.ROCHUS 4-6 6-4 6-1


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post #2 of 35 (permalink) Old 09-04-2006, 09:41 AM
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Re: Olivier Rochus vs. Marat Safin

I'm afraid that Marat will leave his brain at home. Rochus in 4.


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Re: Olivier Rochus vs. Marat Safin

They both played 5set matches yesterday and now they have play next day at 1pm without any time to recover. So I don't expect a good match. Whoever wins, it will be ugly.
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Re: Olivier Rochus vs. Marat Safin

marat should win this one cos rochus really doesn't have any weapons to threaten safin. if safin can keep his ues at a low level and serving well then marat in 3 or 4 sets
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Re: Olivier Rochus vs. Marat Safin

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marat should win this one cos rochus really doesn't have any weapons to threaten safin. if safin can keep his ues at a low level and serving well then marat in 3 or 4 sets
really? no weapons? then what would you say about their two last matches or even AO2005 match when Marat needed tiebreaks to win it?
And how about Marat's own words that he doesn't like to play against Rochus?
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really? no weapons? then what would you say about their two last matches or even AO2005 match when Marat needed tiebreaks to win it?
And how about Marat's own words that he doesn't like to play against Rochus?
marat just don't like players that doens't attack but rely on his on mistakes. santoro is a good example.
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marat just don't like players that doens't attack but rely on his on mistakes. santoro is a good example.
which only proves that your statement about Rochus having no weapons to threaten Marat is wrong. Besides, it's not like Marat and his game is 100% back

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which only proves that your statement about Rochus having no weapons to threaten Marat is wrong. Besides, it's not like Marat and his game is 100% back
well what i meant is that rochus didn't have weapons that could threathen safin if he is playing well.

besides rochus didn't 5 sets against sweeting he almost lost in the 4th set, so im not impressed. think that safin has a decent chance to win this match
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Re: Olivier Rochus vs. Marat Safin

Safin is almost a foot taller than Rochus.
For confidence purposes, I hope Safin wins this, but he's so screwed up mentally you never know what might happen.
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besides rochus didn't 5 sets against sweeting he almost lost in the 4th set, so im not impressed. think that safin has a decent chance to win this match
Apart from being happy for his win , I'm not too impressed with Marat either.
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Re: Olivier Rochus vs. Marat Safin

I hope Olie in 3 or 4.
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Apart from being happy for his win , I'm not too impressed with Marat either.
haven't seen sweeting but im pretty sure that nalby is a much better player than he is.
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I like both players, but I'd like to see Rochus win this one
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go oli!

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