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Last Friday I saw at the Tsinghua BBS that Safin will show on the Eastern Stadium in the campus at 13:30 on this Wednesday. Meanwhile some table tennis and badminton players such as Deng Yaping and Li Lingwei (famous athletes in China) attend the Activity. Unfortunately I am not a Tsinghua student then I must borrow some students ID. I have organized a dozen fans there. Besides I have planned to send him a gift on Thursday morning and the tennis authority has agreed. So we’ll talk about it and I think we must give him a surprise!

Today the local and national TV Station has both broadcast the news. He came to Beijing with a childhood friend and fairly many fans went to the airport. He is in a black jacket and a grey sweater; blue jeans and dark adidas sneakers. Surprisely he has garnered a light moustache. I have also seen the Chairman of the event. He gave a brief interview at the airport. He said: “I am glad back China after a year, and I really like the nation, and I think the origination in Shanghai TMC is pretty good. I am pleased to see another event well be held here because many children can take part in it and enjoy it. And I prefer more tournaments in China.” (I can’t catch his words but this is the main idea.)

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Tuesday afternoon: press conference at the International Club on the Wangfujing Avenue.

Wednesday afternoon: playing with some student players

Thursday morning: instructing and training junior players at the Tennis Administration Center

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thanks for the news

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Here're some pix of Safin arriving in Beijing





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Thanks Andrea and Lee
Chinese fans and press are always nice with Marat. It will be a great week for him. Hope ESPN, CNN or another channel can show some images of him there.

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Wow, you guys are amazing! I can't believe how quick you are to pick up news & photos - you're posting it faster than I can type it!! *rotfl* - Ughhh...I feel like such an amateur....

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I don't really llike that whole 'mustache' thing going on. I would rather have him clean shaved


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I don't really llike that whole 'mustache' thing going on. I would rather have him clean shaved
me too Stacy

here is another pic...
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I guess I'm smoking something this morning because I can't get this pic to show up here....oh well, if you click on the link it should work (hopefully)
Marat is smiling in this one!
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Thanks for the pics, Nicki

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My brother is wearing a suit like that too today

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