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marat safin won't play any tournement before wimbledon!!!

safinaferrero
06-09-2004, 01:10 PM
In the German version of the match report, it is said that Marat will prepare now for Wimbledon and that he is NOT going to play another tournament before Wimby.

this information i got it from safinatorboard

http://on.starblvd.net/cgi-bin/bbsmsg?marat_safin&tr=1548
:eek: :kiss: :scratch:

Sweden´s Jonas Bjorkman needed 145 minutes to post a dramatic overtime victory over fifth seed Marat Safin (picture) from Russia. Bjorkman, after wasting three match points in the second and saving one in the third, ultimately grabbed a tight 6-2, 6-7 (3), 7-6 (4) win. (picture: pmk)
After dominating the first set 6-2, Bjorkman cruised to another 5-4 lead when he squandered three match points to allow Safin back into the match. The Russian´s serve would hold, though, and he fired three great returns to gain his first break for a 6-5 lead. However, Bjorkman immediately returned the favour – just to find himself stumbling in the tie-break again. (picture: pmk)

In a hard-fought third set, there were no break points prior to the tenth game but Safin prevailed again. Bjorkman, down 6-5 and serving, then saved one match point before wrapping up the issue in the tiebreak, where he came back from a 3-1 deficit to clinch a 7-4 win. “It´s very frustrating to lose like this,” Safin said afterwards. “It was a lottery in the end and he made some great shots as well as the big points.”

“I´m no fan of grass and I´m not enjoying it,” he added. Bjorkman was “pleased to beat such a quality player in my first match on grass.”

In the day´s other action, second seed Rainer Schuttler stormed to an easy 6-3, 6-2 victory over Jan Hernych, while fourth seed Dutchman Martin Verkerk was sent packing following a 7-5, 7-5 defeat at the hands of Spaniard Fernando Verdasco. 2003 Gerry Weber Open finalist Nicolas Kiefer won the All-German meeting with budding Lars Burgsmueller in straight sets, 6-3, 6-4.

Sweden´s Joachim Johansson edged compatriot Robin Soderling 7-6 (3), 4-6, 6-3, Russia´s Mikhail Youzhny toppled Germany´s Florian Mayer 6-7 (4), 6-2, 7-6 (2), and Italy´s Andreas Seppi defeated Russia´s Nikolay Davydenko 7-6 (5), 2-6, 6-3.




and this is what he said:
"You had a match point in the third set, nevertheless you lost the match. Why that?
I don’t know, it is how it is. The win was one point away, second service. I’m not satisfied with the return that followed. This result is really frustrating for me. I had still some problems with the blisters on my hand, but all in all it was ok. Until Wimbledon it will be completely healed.
You lost the match, but could you get a bit confidence after this tough fight?
No, not really, I’m not. With that kind of results it’s hard to get confident. I’m really not enjoying playing on grass, also not in Wimbledon.

Did you expect the strength of Björkman?
Yes, he beat me four times, showed great tennis. I’m obviously a really comfortable player for him. Today he hit a couple of good returns, he served well and he made a lot of big points with which I did not have any chance to play. Also the luck was on his side."

CooCooCachoo
06-09-2004, 01:29 PM
Where is it that he states that he isn't playing before Wimbledon? I don't read it in that article.

Auscon
06-09-2004, 02:04 PM
seeing as how he's making a habbit out of playing marathons at grand slams, its probably for the best :)

Snoopy_Girl
06-09-2004, 02:16 PM
I don't see it in the article either and the link doesn't work...

I would hate to see him NOT come to Rosmalen for the second year in a row after he was actually on the commitment list :(

safinaferrero
06-09-2004, 02:44 PM
well u guys are right where did i f............ see it just wait i will search and send it here ok??

safinaferrero
06-09-2004, 02:49 PM
but the link is working for me for full informations go in :
http://www.theguyfromrussia.com in the chat room in the left

Havok
06-09-2004, 02:49 PM
Did Marat usually play 2 warm up tournies before Wimbledon before:scratch: not playing another tournament and practicing for Wimbledon isn't such a bad idea though, he's still gonna be practicing on grass, though he needs to fix his head :scared:

jtipson
06-09-2004, 04:32 PM
The reference to Marat not playing any more tournaments until Wimbledon was in the German version of the match report *on the Halle website*. I'd post the link but my computer is running so slowly it's taking several minutes to render a page :(

safinaferrero
06-09-2004, 05:31 PM
yeap thanx i knew i read it before

maratski
06-09-2004, 07:03 PM
What an @sshole :sad: :sad: :sad:

I knew it was a good thing to check out more players then just him ;)

Snoopy_Girl
06-09-2004, 07:17 PM
Marat.. really.. I'm seriously starting to hate you... The question comes to mind: To delete from my sig or not? ;) This is the second year he does this.. he also couldn't/didn't/wouldn't come to Rotterdam this year.. Man, he's making this so hard for me :(

Aleksa's Laydee
06-09-2004, 11:15 PM
lol so why did he get knocked out by jonas bjorkman in halle yesterday?

Vass
06-10-2004, 10:27 AM
Why the hell isn't he playing Rosmalen? ah! who cares.

safinaferrero
06-10-2004, 10:51 AM
it's his choice and we have to respect it i think that he know more what to do than us and moreover i prefer that he withdraw from an atp tournement and play great in a grand slam not u guys?????

Lady
06-10-2004, 02:28 PM
My Russian comentator said he's already back in Moscow today.

maratski
06-10-2004, 02:43 PM
Why the hell does he keep saying that he has changed if he keeps making decisions that make no sense to me. I'm not just talking about him skipping Rosmalen, but he has made the most idiotic decisions during his career and these so called managers of his don't do anything about it. I guess they just love the "getting money without doing anything for it" aspect too much.

CarnivalCarnage
06-10-2004, 02:54 PM
Oh big deal.

Snoopy_Girl
06-10-2004, 04:27 PM
Ok.. to everybody in this thread defending Marat.. sure it's ok if he thinks he needs to skip that tournament... If that's what he needs to, then he needs to do that. We can only respect his decision and it's not like we can do anything about it anyway. But try to look at it from another point of view. For Dutch fans this is the first chance of seeing Marat live in action in one and a half year. He was one of the biggest, of not THE, biggest name on the commitment list and personally, I've been looking forward to seeing him play. If he then decides to skip the Dutch tournament for really no obvious reasons, can't there be some kinda "hell, why does he have to do that AGAIN?"- attitude?

Shadow
06-10-2004, 04:37 PM
Ok.. to everybody in this thread defending Marat.. sure it's ok if he thinks he needs to skip that tournament... If that's what he needs to, then he needs to do that. We can only respect his decision and it's not like we can do anything about it anyway. But try to look at it from another point of view. For Dutch fans this is the first chance of seeing Marat live in action in one and a half year. He was one of the biggest, of not THE, biggest name on the commitment list and personally, I've been looking forward to seeing him play. If he then decides to skip the Dutch tournament for really no obvious reasons, can't there be some kinda "hell, why does he have to do that AGAIN?"- attitude?

I understand that you are disappointed.

But I think its better for Marat when he skips this tourney, because his hands are not healed, and he really needs his hands to be ok for Wimbledon.
He already was stupid to show up in Halle.

Shadow
06-10-2004, 04:40 PM
and you really can`t complain about him not coming last year, i mean he couldn`t play most of the year, and he also had to skip the whole grass season and the whole summer hardcourt season BECAUSE of his wrist injury.

safinaferrero
06-10-2004, 04:47 PM
i understand allur point of view for ducth fans i know what u mean cos' last year when marat withdraw from paris bercy i was really disapointed even there is rg i knew that i won't be there so i understand u guys then for maratski u know i also agree with u i also thinnk that he made bad decision but it's not now that we will change him even i think that he is starting to feel that he has to take now good decisions if he want to go back in the ranking and of course win again a grand slam that we expected for soooooooooo long and finally lady ur sure he will play at Moscow he changed his mind again????!!!

Lady
06-10-2004, 06:32 PM
I don't know what he's planning to do in Moscow, just comentator said, that Marat arrived today.

Snoopy_Girl
06-11-2004, 09:58 AM
and you really can`t complain about him not coming last year, i mean he couldn`t play most of the year, and he also had to skip the whole grass season and the whole summer hardcourt season BECAUSE of his wrist injury.I certainly don't blame him for not being there last year! Of course not! Did I say that? Wrist injuries are a bitch, I was not expecting him to play Rosmalen last year :rolleyes: ... I'm just saying that the last time I got to see him was Rotterdam 2003, which is a while ago... So I really don't get why he went to Halle anyway with all thos blisters, instead of playing a few rounds in Rosmalen, which would have given his blisters a chance to heal a week extra. Now he played one round in Halle, which was too soon after RG anyway, he lost, has no confidence or rhythm going into Wimby. Sure he could've lost first round in Rosmalen too, but then it wouldn't have been totally cuz of the blisters :rolleyes: ... Now he probably aggrivated it and that might make his chances on a first round Wimby win even smaller.

safinaferrero
06-11-2004, 11:27 AM
Safin fails to win the tennis thriller in the evening

His first appearance at the Gerry Weber Open was the also his last, at least for this year. Marat Safin, seeded 5th fell to Jonas Bjorkman in the first round. The 32 year old Swede, a doubles specialist for a long time played as he did in his best years, and won with 6;2, 6;7(3) and 7;6 (4)

Tuesday June 8th 2004
“Jonas isn’t appropriate for me at all, and he already beat me four times, said Safin after his 2,5 hour grueling match.. and I'm not a fond of playing on grass. In the mean while both players were only one point away from victory. Bjorkman had 3matchballs in the 2nd set at a score of 5;4. Safin in his own time, had a match point in the third set at a score of 6;5. In the end, the Swede took control of the tiebreak in the third set. It’s frustrating when you fight, come back, and still lose, in addition to that, Safin declares: I had a match point and he only second serve

In the first set it looked as if the Swedish doubles specialist was going to waltz over Safin. Not until the middle of the second set a real match developed. Safin’s power and Bjorkman’s eye on the return and volley game had a great match as a result. “And a tie break is a lottery”, said Safin. He doesn’t have to explain him self, he had dealt with the toughest setbacks. Like in the 2nd set, when he served at a score of 6;5 with a break ahead, and right after that he got re-broken by Bjorkman. He didn’t lose his cool, in the first tiebreak he kept a clear head and he surprisingly won the tie break with 7:3

The 2nd lottery when to the Swede, and with it, so did the match. The winner spoke modestly: I played solid. He actually showed a great performance, acting like a rubber wall at the net and producing cold hard returns. Next he meat Nicolas Kiefer. “ I have an unbelievable though draw here in Halle.” That was his comment. Marat Safin didn’t want the blisters on his hands, which limited him in the French Open, to be an excuse. “they’re not completely healed, but it’s okay. He’s preparing himself for Wimbledon, however, he’s not going to play any more tournaments before he’s going to compete in the All England Championships

taken from safinator message board
http://on.starblvd.net/cgi-bin/bbsmsg?marat_safin&tr=1548.2.1.1.2

CooCooCachoo
06-11-2004, 11:31 AM
What an @sshole

I knew it was a good thing to check out more players then just him

:p Wise decision!