well i also think it's not a good idea to play at Metz...but maybe he wants to smell some French air before Bercy
when i knew he would play there, my first thought was "well, he'll lose in first round to a French player...
and media will scream everywere that Mathieu/Ascione/Santoro or anyonelse has beaten 'le grand Marat Safin'"
his first round is tough...he played good at bangkok...
I didn't knew Marat was a God in Metz...
Brève - 30 septembre 2006
Nous l’attendons tous, Marat Safin arrivera demain à l’aéroport du Luxembourg. Après sa belle semaine à Bangkok, le russe qui s’est incliné en demi-finale face à James Blake (3/6 6/4 7/6 (3)), fera son entrée dans le tournoi face à son compatriote Youzhny.
quick translation :
'we're all waiting for him, Marat Safin will arrive tomorrow at Luxembourg airport. after his good week at Bangkok, the russian, who lost in semis to James Blake will play his fisrt round against his compatriot youzhny'