Originally Posted by Bibir
Yeah, that depends on the perspective...We are focused on his gamesmanship and biased Safin fans in MTF...but what about the others who thought before AO Open that he was a joke, an underachiever, an entertainer, a clown..They were more annoying no?
There are lots of biased people there too.
There are certain people who are always going to call him an underachiever, when they have unrealistic expectations. I guarantee if he won 6 Slams, some people still wouldn't be happy with that. Everyone has biases this is obvious, it depends on the degree and how they are expressed.
Now that Marat won another slam, he's become suddenly the true rival, the savior...In fact, he's still the same.
Maybe because he has never been outplayed.
No, seriously, Good point...But I didn't know we were that annoying for you.
Just stating a point and I have seen him outplayed a few times.
ok! He is in final again..and he is completly lost once again...He wants desperatly to win and uses this gamesmanship to regroup a little bit because he was not himself obviously...woow..TERRIBLE!
Just remember that if someone does it to him in a major match and Marat isn't good enough to hold his concentration. No whining about gamesmanship in this case.
I am going to ask for timeouts when I have to do something cause I am nervous.
Nobody said he was perfect...And he was honest enough to admit that he had to do something to change the situation.
Not everything is black and white in sport or in life
When did I say it was? There are somethings that can be controlled and others can't.