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Talking Boy, do I feel sorry for Safin!

With some of the more unstable Fed fans invading our Andy space, I’m feeling like a naughty girl today. Let’s bait the Safinsluts, shall we?

If Safin thinks he’s got an easy comeback next year because Sampras isn’t around, he better think again. Look what he’s up against:

- a powerhouse Aussie with ice in his veins who’s been known to win matches that he should’ve lost by sheer will and determination alone.

- an audacious, nervy American with a dangerous forehand and a massive serve that sends his more fragile opponents to the infirmary. He’s had the gall to nail both Pete Sampras (!) and his own best friend with that serve. No one is safe.

- a phalanx of Latino dirtballers who refuse to surrender the red clay to anybody.

- a Swiss dude that’s got even dead tennis legends creaming their pants over him for his “artistry” and all-court prowess.

- a short, bald, harmless-looking geezer who’s still got game and will be more than happy to serve your ass on a silver plate if you are foolhardy enough to dismiss him as being “past his prime”.

- an underrated German rugrat who tends to sneak up and beat the best players, leaving everyone stratching their heads afterwards and wondering what just happened.

- a Frenchfroggy who refuses to get off the court and let the big boys play unhindered. Seems to take particular joy in dismanteling a certain British chump.

And these are just the top seeds Safin would have to beat a path through . . .

And for the record, yes, I realize that Safin’s w-l record against many of these guys is excellent but those results were from the 2001-2002 season. These guys aren’t the same amateur players they once were and Safin has been out all year with injuries. I think he’ll be in for a shock when he sees how much has changed. The fact that he can’t believe that Roddick is No. 1 is a sign that he’s pretty much out of the loop these days.

So. Considering what Safin, Haas, and a few others making their play to come back in 2004 have to look forward to, do you think these guys stand a chance of getting back into the Top Ten?

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LMFAO. Tangy, I love you

I think Mr. Safin is a little overconfident... but it's up to him to show it. If he goes out there and beats these guys, then props to him. None of these guys are scared of him, I'm sure. If he thinks he owns Andy because he beat him on two breaks of serve during Andy's first year on tour, he's got another thing comin' lol

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Re: Boy, do I feel sorry for Safin!

It will be very interesting to see how Safin does. He had a long time off, and it is difficult to get back into the game. If he really applies himself, he can do it. But, I think we won't know just how good he can be in 2004. If he comes back and works hard, I think the next year will be the telling year.

With Safin the question has always been..... how much does he want it?
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Re: Boy, do I feel sorry for Safin!

Maybe I'm not cutting him enough slack, but I really think this guy is overrated. He won one slam ages ago and people think he's the second coming of Christ?

Andy wins a slam and two Masters titles back-to-back and these same people think he's a hack?

Yeah. Right.

Safin crashes out with injuries all year and actually *retires* from matches --- not because he's injured but because he's LOSING. What kind of a player is that? "I'm tired, I guess I'll quit now." Pshaw! He's about as mentally strong as cheesecloth. Agassi and Fed own him. There's nothing I've seen in his game that I haven't seen others do just as well or better.

And like star says, I don't get any "I'm hungry to win and take over!" vibes from him the way I do with the others, especially Hewitt.

I almost can't wait for him to come back so I can see if he's improved his game any. I also want to see how the others stack up next to him now since he whipped quite a few of them two years ago when he was on fire.

And of course, it'll be all the more sweet to watch Andy rip him a new one.

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Maybe I'm not cutting him enough slack, but I really think this guy is overrated. He won one slam ages ago and people think he's the second coming of Christ?

Andy wins a slam and two Masters titles back-to-back and these same people think he's a hack?

Yeah. Right.
Tangy Tangy Tangy, I love you dear, but please get the story straight. Andy got REALLY easy draws (all the tournament directors call Andy and Brad the night before the draw to find out who Andy wants in his half), he slept his way through the USTA and the whole umpire staff while he was at it, and he he always gets the lucky end of questionable line calls. And anyone else Andy hasn't screwed, Brad has paid them off. You mean you didn't you know that every time Andy hits the ball, the net automatically lowers too? OBVIOUSLY with everyone in the whole world helping him, his accomplishments aren't worth jackshit.

Marat is OBVIOUSLY better. DUH!!!


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Tangy Tangy Tangy, I love you dear, but please get the story straight. Andy got REALLY easy draws (all the tournament directors call Andy and Brad the night before the draw to find out who Andy wants in his half), he slept his way through the USTA and the whole umpire staff while he was at it, and he he always gets the lucky end of questionable line calls. And anyone else Andy hasn't screwed, Brad has paid them off. You mean you didn't you know that every time Andy hits the ball, the net automatically lowers too? OBVIOUSLY with everyone in the whole world helping him, his accomplishments aren't worth jackshit.

Marat is OBVIOUSLY better. DUH!!!

Was that sarcasm?


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me? sarcastic? no I really hate Andy, I just hang around here to scout out the enemy.

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me? sarcastic? no I really hate Andy, I just hang around here to scout out the enemy.
Aaaahahahahahaa! My ears are bleeding. You rock, bunk.

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I do what I can Glad someone appreciates my attempts at humor LOL

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I can't wait to see Marat back.

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Are you a Marat fan, jackson? Don't worry, I'm not holding a gun to you LOL. But I'd like to know what it is about his game that you like.

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No, I'm not a Marat fan. I just would like to see him back and into the mix.

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No, I'm not a Marat fan. I just would like to see him back and into the mix.
Hey, good enough.

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