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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 01-23-2004, 07:13 PM Thread Starter
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Time for the truth: what do you like the least about Marat?

It took me some time to finally post this one. But it is something different.
Anyway, c'mon everyone has some negative qualities, what is it?

To be frank I feel a bit uncomfortable when Marat starts to argue seriously with the officials especially the chair umpire. Ofcourse this is only in times when Marat is actually wrong. I feel like ripping the umpire's head off myself when Marat is right though .
PS: that Hopman Cup incident with a female foot-foult 'Nazi' was not so bad, but rather curious.

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yeah, maybe this is his biggest flaw. i can't think of anything else now, tho.

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Re: Time for the truth: what do you like the least about Marat?

You're right, that's the biggest probably. (did get the footfaults out his game soon huh? lol@when he smiled in his match against Martin when he was footfaulted) The most frustrating moments to watch for me are those when he loses the focus on tennis when he's mad or frustrated.
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Re: Time for the truth: what do you like the least about Marat?

That he beat Andre in the 1998 French Open!
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Re: Re: Time for the truth: what do you like the least about Marat?

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The most frustrating moments to watch for me are those when he loses the focus on tennis when he's mad or frustrated.
Yes for me too, then I gotta agree with you.

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Re: Time for the truth: what do you like the least about Marat?

I was going to bring tha "angry" point too. It might be amusing to some, but I want to cry during those moments. They are almost always associated with losing, and they detter the comeback into the game. Make it much harder to get back in the game.

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Re: Time for the truth: what do you like the least about Marat?

I love it when he's angry! Haha.. it brings some excitement and drama into the game. Although sometimes he does go too over the top and his emotions get the better of him.

As for least.. I agree with Vass and Estefania. His unpredictable nature makes his game exciting but sometimes its awfully frustrating especially because he allows his temperament to take over!
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i agree with Will. Its just a question of the temperament taking Marat over in the match or not. Thats different from match to match.
And Marat is like that, he cant change it

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Re: Time for the truth: what do you like the least about Marat?

I like least how Marat has concentration lapses. However, hopefully he'll work those out.
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Re: Time for the truth: what do you like the least about Marat?

It's dissapointing to watch him lose confidence and become enraged. It damages his game, but he's seems to get over it ok.

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Re: Time for the truth: what do you like the least about Marat?

But most players get mad some time or other.
In recent matches, Marat got over his anger.
He made an ace after disagreeing with one call in the match against Blake.

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I think it's because if he controlled his mentality just a little bit more, success would come easier for him.
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Re: Time for the truth: what do you like the least about Marat?

I like too his mentality....it's him that's all and I think it's quite funny when he start speaking in russian

but for my part his most defect is that he is lazzy...If he worked more he could be the first all the time (exscuse me I am not sure of the word because I stopped learning english last year : paresseux in french )
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I have to say when he gets frustrated with himself and he loses concentration and focus. Those are the times I feel the urge to bang my head against the wall. But on the other side of the coin, his being emotional is one quality that draws me to Marat. So does it cancel each other out? As long as it doesn't get overboard.

Marat is holding himself much better compared to..hmm about 3 years ago. The boy is maturing.

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Re: Time for the truth: what do you like the least about Marat?

Very true cheliste, it's a mixed bag. I'd rather get frustrated over the lapses sometimes than having a Marat with a different personality.
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