Interview from 22 January 2015
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Marat Safin: "I shall not die without the Gucci or Prada» (google translation)
January 27 35 years old Marat Safin. In the early 2000s, Russian tennis player was considered one of the most popular athletes in the world.
On the court, where he performed Safin always going full platform. Marat did not suffer on the court, playing in a fun, did, did not hesitate to make fun of themselves. Safina talent allowed him to be the greatest tennis player in history, but it does on a daily basis to plow in training. Marat is too addicting nature to dedicate his life to one case. Flashing a bright star on the tennis horizon, with a clear conscience, he turned his attention to other occupations. That's the whole Safin.
Culture: Frequently wash the dust from the numerous trophies?
Safin: I do not know where they are. Maybe lost. And do not look at me in surprise. Cchitaetsya should, brushing away a tear, and to consider their daily baldet from himself? Always comfortable with the various cups and do not have the habit of sitting by the fireplace and wrapped in a blanket, in a burst of nostalgic feelings to talk about win the competition.
Culture: Do not even remember winning the tournament "Grand Slam"?
Safin: And CDs with recordings do not hold to show the children. Want to see, easy to find on the Internet.
Culture: In addition to Moscow, in which cities was especially nice to play?
Safin: In Paris, where he won three times at the prestigious tournament in the famous hall "Bercy". Organizers even awarded a special prize. Said about this beautiful words, something like: "Today, he put all his memories, the victories and defeats in a small box. The door is closed - and I hope to open another. " This was nice to talk, but not every day. Even the memories of the French capital associated with the victory of the Russian team in the final match of the Davis Cup. Defeated the French in a hard struggle, the fate of the match was decided in the fifth match. Misha South did not disappoint.
Culture: Do you have friends among tennis players?
Safin: I communicate with virtually all Russian players. I can name some friends, but nothing more. Best friends for tennis have no relationship. Communicate to other topics.
Culture: The world might well not know about tennis player Safin, if a child had opted for football.
Safin: Life failed (laughs), because going to become a football star. Still happy to chase the ball.
Culture: What is the main difference from football tennis?
Safin: In tennis, you can not shift the responsibility on the shoulders of a teammate for the result has to answer personally. At times during the match there is a feeling that you are alone against the world.
Culture: Let's get away from the topic of sports. They say you are a great mod?
Safin: My favorite clothes - the one that hangs in the closet and clean. Believe me, I die without a Gucci or Prada. Do not pay attention to brands. I think it is normal not to overpay for the outfit, but rather to buy it at a discount.
Culture: Is millionaire Safin goes on discount centers?
Safin: Some people have a strange way of thinking - they believe that if it is expensive, it's cool. You can also cross the road, buy in another store, but cheaper. It is not clear what a thing it would be better to sit ...
Culture: Ceychas when tennis is not distracting, you can spend more time on hobbies.
Safin: I like to read, especially history books, I want to better understand the country in which you live. From major Western literature prefer Voltaire and Descartes. But in the movie does not pull. Recently nothing interesting shoot. All the masterpieces in the past, the same identical clones Hollywood movies. Instead, go to the theater better good restaurant in good company.
Culture: What is the kitchen like?
Safin: As is the case with clothing, fashion does not chase. Russian, Italian, Asian cuisine - I do not care. The main thing that was delicious. By the way, I myself a good cook dinner. I did an ordinary person. No problem my floors, dishes, clean the apartment ... But the mood.