I'm still going, I bought a ticket for Tuesday as well so I'm hoping Safin will be playing then as last year the 6th, 7th and 8th seeds played on the Tuesday. Otherwise hopefully I'll have luck at the practice courts. Does anyone know if you're likely to get photos with players/autographs if you wait for them to finish practice? I have no idea as I haven't been to any tournaments other than Wimbledon before!
Do you reckon I will be likely to get a photo with Marat at Wimbledon? Basically the only reason I am going is to meet and see him.
I've been to both Wimbly and Queens and I managed to get his autograph at Queens; I could have taken a photo with him as well then, had my brain still function at the time
. I think it all depends on both his mood and your patience: in my case, he tried quite hard to get rid of us - by not coming off the court for over half an hour after he had finished his practice - but some of us have stronger wills than him.
I appreciate however that at least he came and signed/took photos with those still there and did not try to get off court other way. So yeah, especially at Queens, it's highly possible to get autographs, photos with him.
Wimbledon - I've been only once and did not manage to see Marat that day. As long as he practices at Wimbledon itself (I think sometimes he doesn't), then it's possible, but I imagine you'd have less chances than at Queens, since there are more people around and he might be more tensed also.