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well, see you next year Marat , hopefully
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He will play next year.

He said he wanted to retire during Bercy....So if he doesn't come this year (I hate Bercy without Marat, that sucks!!) he won't retire this year, he will play next year!!!

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He said he wanted to retire during Bercy....So if he doesn't come this year (I hate Bercy without Marat, that sucks!!) he won't retire this year, he will play next year!!!
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see ya in '08 Marat ... ... ... hopefully *fingers crossed*

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No Mawat in Bercy

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well. I hope he really takes the time to decide what he really wants. whether he comes back or not isn't really the most important issue with me (yes, I'm a baaad baaad fan, and it's probably the 2nd most important issue with me), but what's most important is that he's doing whatever he does for the right reasons and motivation. and because he really wants it.

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well. I hope he really takes the time to decide what he really wants. whether he comes back or not isn't really the most important issue with me (yes, I'm a baaad baaad fan, and it's probably the 2nd most important issue with me), but what's most important is that he's doing whatever he does for the right reasons and motivation. and because he really wants it.

I think I'm starting to repeat myself
I agree with u...I might sound pathetic, but i just want him to be happy (!!!) seems like he's sad those times on a tennis court and it's killing me to see him like this....So he should take the time to think of what he really wants! and as good fans, we will have to respect his decision...But i really think, he won't retire this year...

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I'm with Ira Maybe he'll retire at the Aussie, since it's his best GS?

Or maybe he'll just retire

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i think next year will be decisive... either he'll be successful, or moderately successful and will have to decide whether it's enough for him, or may it'll be awful again. maybe he'll be happy with being top 30 for 15 more years,say, or maybe he'll decide it's top 5 or nothing...
all i hope is he gives his max after his 3 week break, so that he'll have no regrets whatever happens... (i also hope he goes in some kind of therapy. seriously, he can't have tried this way before, and i'm sure he'd solve stuff)

as for the news of no marat playing till next year, i'm rather relieved, to be honest

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Honestly, I'm not so sure he will be back at the AO... I mean, I'm not sure he will come back next year!!!

PLus, he seems so lost

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always the mad optimistic, krikry

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Yep, I know But unfortunately, it seems that I was right for Bercy

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Marat To be honest I'd have prefered him to stick to the earlier decision of quitting the season altogether in the first place. Now it seems as if he couldn't make up his mind...the press will love this but the most important thing to me is that he does what he feels is right. He seemed so miserable on the court lately even when he won last week; it was heartbreaking! I think this time off can only do him well. He not only gets to work on his fitness and mental strength (work ethic sounds too good ) but he'll have the chance to contemplate whether tennis is still what he wants to do. Maybe it turns out he'll miss playing competitive on the tour or maybe it'll turn out that he's sick of the stress. I really hope he continues because I still believe in him but all your talk of retirement makes me doubt. I would miss him greatly, I knew the time would come someday but to be honest, I'd prefered not to think about it. But no matter what, he'll make the right decision. If he's happy, we'll be happy too so good luck Marat

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you know what I mean Marat not playing DC final tells a lot.


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NOOO NOOOO NOOOO Irochka, NOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!! I don't know how I will survive his retirement. Yes happy now, the word has been said. I will NOT survive this!


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I have a feeling that he doesn't know himself if he will return next year or not. Or worse, he wanted to quit but his people persuaded him to take a break and decide later.
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He will play next year.

He said he wanted to retire during Bercy....So if he doesn't come this year (I hate Bercy without Marat, that sucks!!) he won't retire this year, he will play next year!!!
I hope you're right but remember how many times he's said he wanted to retire


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No Mawat in Bercy
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well. I hope he really takes the time to decide what he really wants. whether he comes back or not isn't really the most important issue with me (yes, I'm a baaad baaad fan, and it's probably the 2nd most important issue with me), but what's most important is that he's doing whatever he does for the right reasons and motivation. and because he really wants it.
I think I'm starting to repeat myself
I agree, I hope he won't think of other people for once. Forget the management, the fans, what everyone else will say....if he doesn't enjoy tennis anymore he should quit, as hard as that is for us but it's his life. If he decides to come back, I want to see the hunger, the passion again. I missed that so much

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i think next year will be decisive... either he'll be successful, or moderately successful and will have to decide whether it's enough for him, or may it'll be awfu again. maybe he'll be happy with being top 30 for 15 more years,say, or maybe he'll decide it's top 5 or nothing...
all i hope is he gives his max after his 3 week break, so that he'll have no regrets whatever happens... (i also hope he goes in some kind of therapy. seriously, he can't have tried this way before, and i'm sure he'd solve stuff)
Exactly, because I never felt he could be satisfied with a top 20, 30 ranking. He knows he can be better and I do believe he's ambitious and self-critical enough not to be happy with a lower ranking.
And about the therapy. As much as he could need it sometimes, I highly doubt we'll ever see that happen in his career, unless Gumy is indeed such a good influence. I don't envy him about his job at all

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Honestly, I'm not so sure he will be back at the AO... I mean, I'm not sure he will come back next year!!!

PLus, he seems so lost
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I'm with Ira Maybe he'll retire at the Aussie, since it's his best GS?

Or maybe he'll just retire
Guys please stop. All that retirement talk makes me so depressed

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Re: News & Articles - Yeti Premonitions

guys, you're gonna make me cry with all this retirment talk I shall not believe it until the last moment. And it ain't coming people. At least I hope so! I love him, I want him to be happy whatever he decides to do (if he wants to go and climb mountains for the rest of his life that's just ) but let's just cool off a bit anything can happen and I'm sure we will support his decision whatever it will be.

and no offence, but so what if he skips the DC final? He doesn't feel ready and I think it might be a wise decision...come to think of his current level of play. I mean, why go there and lose and feel guilty and end the year on an even more sad note?

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I have a feeling that he doesn't know himself if he will return next year or not. Or worse, he wanted to quit but his people persuaded him to take a break and decide later.
I would agree with this. Who knows what's going on but I think the telling thing will be if and when he does go to Valencia and how long/how hard he practises there. Perhaps he'll play that exhibition match in Argentina or wherever it was that was mentioned and see how he feels then although probably unlikely.
Hate the thought of him retiring and personally think the balance lies in favour of him coming back next year and seeing how he does then. He has looked completely knackered since coming down the mountain and whatever he does in the next few weeks/months I hope it's constructive in some way and keeps him reasonably fit.
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