I don't know if u already post these quotes (and I'm to lazy to read all again lol) so sorry if that's not new
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 7 2000 (usopen so)
"Sometimes is good, sometimes no. But normally, it doesn't work. You have to be afraid every time you go to the court. It gives you, you know, motivation, adrenaline is going to your body. Otherwise you go to the court like to the beach ... I think you have to be afraid, otherwise you going to the court, you think that you have to win. These other guys, they're playing great tennis, like Kiefer. If you go to the court and you are not araid, he can beat you very easy because he's playing great tennis. You're going there, you know, (saying) 'I'm going to beat this guy very easy.' I could be three sets to love very easy, so you have to be afraid -- a little bit, not too much. A little bit, yes, but before the match. It give you a little bit of concentration. You have to move a lot, otherwise if you are a hundred percent sure that you going to win, you don't move at all. Then the problems coming, like against Grosjean. I came, I win two sets. I don't know where I've been the other two. I was in the locker room, I think."
- Marat Safin
on confidence going into a match. Safin beat Nicolas Kiefer, 7-5, 4-6, 7-6, 6-3.
"Not yet, but I will do it."
- Marat Safin on whether or not he's broken any rackets during the Open.
"Not in the power (area)... In pure talent, yeah. There's a lot of talented kids out there... I can't of anyone who is more powerful than Safin off the groundstrokes."
- Pat Cash
on Marat Safin's ability and power vs. today's up-and-coming players.
"I think he can be the best player in the world. I think he's capable of being No. 1. I worry about his grass court play at this point, but certainly on hard courts or clay, or indoors, he can be extremely dangerous ... You look at him or Lleyton Hewitt. I mean, to me, it's one of those two fellas down the road, unless these middle-aged tennis players -- whether it's Gustavo Kuerten or (Magnus) Norman, or players of that nature -- can turn it on and reach the No. 1 ranking...It's (going to be) wide open."
- John McEnroe
on the potential of US Open semifinalist Marat Safin.
I'd like to walk off the court without holes in me ... he hits the ball so hard. I think he and Lleyton (Hewitt) are the guys we're going to watch in the 21st century."
- Todd Martin
on facing Marat Safin for the first time in the semifinals.