Q: What do you feel now, Marat?
M: How do you think? Not everyday one has such a historical moment. It is very important to feel that your achievements are valued.
Q: Admit it, did you feel nostalgia, when the touching video clips of your performances were shown, and the guests were applauding you?
M: No! Because in those videos I saw something different. I saw all that that I had to go through to live to these moments.
Q: So, you feel comfortable as an official in the Russian Tennis Federation?
M: Right now it's easier for me.
Q: Do you get "drive" from your current job?
M: Of course.
Q: How do you think, will it be possible to make two more ATP tournaments in Russia - in Sochi and Kazan? This mission is given to you by the federation....
M: There is a chance for success, but I'll not run ahead of time. This is unbelievably hard to get such tournaments. there is a cruel battle for them from many countries. So, until the mission is done, there is nothing I will talk about.
Q: But wait, what about your huge image in the tennis world, your charisma?
M: There is no such thing. The tennis bureaucrats are like our policemen. No charisma could affect them.
Q: Are you saying that our traffic cops don't let you go, after they stop you for inspection?
M: No way! In our country people hate those, considered as rich. They want only one thing - to get money from them.
Q: What goals will you am to achieve now?
M: I want to do real things. I don't like lies. About the short-terms plans... Probably, I'll celebrate the award (smiling)
Marat left with the friendly company of Likhovtzeva and Myskina to fulfill the positive goal