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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.
I don't know if it should be blamed on/related to the mountain thing...He played and competed awfully even before that: against Kiefer in Cincinatti, for example: I don't remember having seen him play worse or be in a worse mood than in that match...he was not too sharp in Montreal or US Open either...I actually think that he played better (he hit a few impressive shots) against Karlovic this week than in Cincinatti or Montreal, only that he looked totally unmotivated and did not compete well: he gave away 2 service games and 2 break points - at times it looked as if he were playing an exhibition match, as if the result did not matter.

all in all, I think this is a good decision, hopefully he'll manage a comeback, but lets wait and see what happens next...
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I don't know if it should be blamed on/related to the mountain thing...He played and competed awfully even before that: against Kiefer in Cincinatti, for example: I don't remember having seen him play worse or be in a worse mood than in that match...he was not too sharp in Montreal or US Open either...I actually think that he played better (he hit a few impressive shots) against Karlovic this week that in Cincinatti or Montreal, only that he looked totally unmotivated and did not compete well: he gave away 2 service games and 2 break points - at times it looked as if he were playing an exhibition match, as if the result did not matter.

all in all, I think this is a good decision, hopefully he'll manage a comeback, but lets wait and see what happens next...
I'd like to add that he was already unhappy at Wimbledon. Let's not forget he decided to break up with Sasha, so there must have been some unhappiness already. I remember one of his interviews then. Back then I already thought he was down. I didn't know how far it would go.

In fact, I can now remember that in his Ferrero match in Hamburg he was asking Sasha if he could just retire and fans esp on TGFR have complained about his total lack of motivation. I think it's been a long time and he only hit rock bottom after the US Open and hasn't come up again.

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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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No Mawat in Bercy


I'm seriously tired of trying to follow the guy's choices I mean, if he's tired, or if he's completely lost and needs a break, fine. But here he's changing his mind every other week:
I won't play anymore this year, I'm injured.
I'm going to Nepal.
I'm coming back and hope to be ready for Madrid.
I'm playing even before Madrid since I'm back in Moscow!
I'm not playing anymore.

... what's next week? "I skipped Saint Petersburg, or Lyon whatever, and I'm back to Paris" ???

First it's really confusing (anyone else feeling dizzy raise your hand). And, on a very egoistic note, I'm sick of having my hopes for Bercy up and down every week. I would really have prefered him to be clear from the beginning and think "ok, he won't be there, fine" instead of starting to think each week "oooh, we might have a chance to see him play! "


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I'm seriously tired of trying to follow the guy's choices I mean, if he's tired, or if he's completely lost and needs a break, fine. But here he's changing his mind every other week:
I won't play anymore this year, I'm injured.
I'm going to Nepal.
I'm coming back and hope to be ready for Madrid.
I'm playing even before Madrid since I'm back in Moscow!
I'm not playing anymore.

... what's next week? "I skipped Saint Petersburg, or Lyon whatever, and I'm back to Paris" ???

First it's really confusing (anyone else feeling dizzy raise your hand). And, on a very egoistic note, I'm sick of having my hopes for Bercy up and down every week. I would really have prefered him to be clear from the beginning and think "ok, he won't be there, fine" instead of starting to think each week "oooh, we might have a chance to see him play! "

He went to Nepal to free his mind...But he came back more confused than before!!!good choice Marat!!!!

But yes, i know what u mean....on september, i was just saying "ok Marat's season is over, i won't see him in Bercy" but i was ok (I had time to get over it lol), than he came back so i was "yeahhhhhhhh! i will see him!!"....And now....I dont even know what to think!!!!

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He went to Nepal to free his mind...But he came back more confused than before!!!good choice Marat!!!!
yep Given the way he played all year I don't blame him for the Nepal thing at all. But at least, whether he wanted to end his season or continue playing I wish he could stick to his choices from time to time. because if one week he's the "let's play tennis" spirit (which means, practice, take it seriously, try to work on his game) and then the next one he's all "i quit, see you in January", I don't think he's doing himself any good
(and he once said he wasn't a yoyo, huh, )
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But yes, i know what u mean....on september, i was just saying "ok Marat's season is over, i won't see him in Bercy" but i was ok (I had time to get over it lol), than he came back so i was "yeahhhhhhhh! i will see him!!"....And now....I dont even know what to think!!!!
I know! I really get used to the idea of not seeing him, that wouldn't be the first time i plan to go to Bercy knowing he won't be there. But then he says he'll play so I have expectations again!... and nope, not coming. grrrr

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Guys, it's not that easy to give up. Hope dies last. He decided to end the season in September but when he came back he probably was in good spirits and after practicing in Moscow he could get another hope and thought it's not over yet (someone from atptour.ru saw him practicing with Mitya before KK and said they both looked impressive). He was wrong. It happens.
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Yeah being out of top 50 will be fun.... NOT
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где наша не пропадала!
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Looks as if Tarpi won't hear any of it...
Should we bet if he'll come to Paris anyway?
Change his mind again?
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He'll not come to Paris. As for DC who knows. If Tarpi push Marat might change his mind. But I think Tarpi should back off.
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Looks as if Tarpi won't hear any of it...
Should we bet if he'll come to Paris anyway?
Change his mind again?
Gab suggested that since Marat is not playing we should as well invite him to go to Bercy with us, as a spectator

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I'm sure he would have fun!
And he could kick mamie's ass for us!

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

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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.
While I agree with all this I can't help but feel Marat should at least have the ambition to not go out like this.
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But here he's changing his mind every other week:
I won't play anymore this year, I'm injured.
I'm going to Nepal.
I'm coming back and hope to be ready for Madrid.
I'm playing even before Madrid since I'm back in Moscow!
I'm not playing anymore.

First it's really confusing (anyone else feeling dizzy raise your hand).
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He went to Nepal to free his mind...But he came back more confused than before!!!good choice Marat!!!!
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I'm seriously tired of trying to follow the guy's choices I mean, if he's tired, or if he's completely lost and needs a break, fine. But here he's changing his mind every other week:
I won't play anymore this year, I'm injured.
I'm going to Nepal.
I'm coming back and hope to be ready for Madrid.
I'm playing even before Madrid since I'm back in Moscow!
I'm not playing anymore.

... what's next week? "I skipped Saint Petersburg, or Lyon whatever, and I'm back to Paris" ???

First it's really confusing (anyone else feeling dizzy raise your hand). And, on a very egoistic note, I'm sick of having my hopes for Bercy up and down every week. I would really have prefered him to be clear from the beginning and think "ok, he won't be there, fine" instead of starting to think each week "oooh, we might have a chance to see him play! "

Excellent point. I don't think he'll play much longer.
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My gut feeling is that Marat will play the AO at the least, and then decide. I actually don't want to see him play this year anymore. It just looks... morbid.

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