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Dmitri Tursunov b Marat Safin in 4 sets!

Springy
06-22-2004, 02:45 PM
sorry Marat fans but Dmitri is one of my fav after meeting him in Roma! :worship:

Ten_Isse_Fan
06-22-2004, 02:48 PM
:sad: Oh well, I guess when you're a Marat fan, you have to always be prepared for results like this once in a while, but still :sobbing:
COngrats to Dmitri, though :) This is a great win. Why is he your favorite since Roma ??? Did you sleep with him ? :D :lol:

Tennis Fool
06-22-2004, 02:49 PM
Glad I wasn't putting much into Safin's chances here. Did he tank that tiebreak (1-7) :confused: Well, looking forward to the hardcourt season, his blisters healing properly and getting back into the top 10.

Looks like a upset day anyway, first with Dementieva, now Safin :sad:

Ruski
06-22-2004, 02:52 PM
I really hate this early all-Russian encounter........ :mad:
Only one can go through to the next round..........

Congrats, Dmitry!!! ;)
Good Luck in the hardcourt season, Marat!!! :)

Havok
06-22-2004, 02:53 PM
:eek: lets see if Marat will comment on the fact that Dmitri was "lucky" in his press conference and if he comments on his blisters (does he still have those :scratch: )

Neely
06-22-2004, 02:57 PM
:eek: lets see if Marat will comment on the fact that Dmitri was "lucky" in his press conference and if he comments on his blisters (does he still have those :scratch: )
Marat doesn't need any excuses like that, he just needs one excuse and that's his head

IMO, he has beside Federer and Coria the most complete game, but he's too often a headcase to do so well like Federer/Coria etc. do.

Marat :sad: :smash:

Ten_Isse_Fan
06-22-2004, 02:57 PM
:eek: lets see if Marat will comment on the fact that Dmitri was "lucky" in his press conference and if he comments on his blisters (does he still have those :scratch: )
:ras: :lol:

Havok
06-22-2004, 02:59 PM
Marat doesn't need any excuses like that, he just needs one excuse and that's his head

IMO, he has beside Federer and Coria the most complete game, but he's too often a headcase to do so well like Federer/Coria etc. do.

Marat :sad: :smash:
I know it's his head that's the problem, but he always seems to use the word "lucky" when he loses matches (and sometimes when he wins)

Space Cowgirl
06-22-2004, 03:01 PM
Marat! :eek: :sad:

star
06-22-2004, 03:09 PM
sorry Marat fans but Dmitri is one of my fav after meeting him in Roma! :worship:

I think Tursunov does have that effect on people. I like him too now after getting to have a little interaction with him at IW. He's a very nice guy and he's had to get through some tough times early in his career. I don't know that he will ever be a top player, but I'm glad to see him have a good result. :)

Vass
06-22-2004, 03:09 PM
SHAME ON YOU MARAT! :rolleyes:
I think he had one of those tiny rain clouds over his head the whole match, the one that losers have... :rolleyes: :sad:

EDITED: yeah like I realy mean that! :sad: :awww: :awww: :sobbing:

star
06-22-2004, 03:10 PM
Marat doesn't need any excuses like that, he just needs one excuse and that's his head

IMO, he has beside Federer and Coria the most complete game, but he's too often a headcase to do so well like Federer/Coria etc. do.

Marat :sad: :smash:

I think Marat has many more natural gifts than Coria. :sad:

Billabong
06-22-2004, 03:11 PM
Marat :bigcry:!
His 4th set tiebreak was absolutely awful, he didn't seem to care losing all the points :sad:... and the only point he won was a DF by Tursunov...

safinaferrero
06-22-2004, 03:13 PM
im sad very sad and dt know why marat dt play as he could as he must with all the talent he has it's a shame .......... shame on u having so much talent and dt be able to use it!!!!!!!!!!!!

CooCooCachoo
06-22-2004, 03:23 PM
:eek:

I turned to a diff. match after Dmitryi didn't impress me at all in the beginning of that match..

maratski
06-22-2004, 03:25 PM
I've got no words for this :fiery:

Vass
06-22-2004, 03:27 PM
I've got no words for this :fiery:
I got tears for this.
My anger passed and now I'm thinking why I just spent my last money on my internet credit card for that stupid site!

I would skip the p[ress conference if I was Marat. There's nothing to say, at least NOW.

maratski
06-22-2004, 03:30 PM
nice signature ;)

Are you in Moscow now?

Vass
06-22-2004, 03:31 PM
nice signature ;)

Are you in Moscow now?
thanks...:rolleyes:
nope I don't know exactly when I'm leaving

Auscon
06-22-2004, 03:34 PM
As much as I'd like to see Safin remain in the tournament, this makes things a little better for Lleyton if he can keep winning his matches....not having to come up against safin would have to be a relief

|-Safin_Coria-|
06-22-2004, 03:39 PM
*sigh* what an upset, but for some reason, i'm not that shocked or disappointed

maratgirl
06-22-2004, 03:44 PM
you all know that he doesn't like playing on grass and he never did well on it. so I think he could better skip all grass tournies. it's less depressing for us and less frustrating for him :o

Alisa
06-22-2004, 03:46 PM
it's sad... and also it is sad that u keep blaming marat instead of cheering him up.. every player has periods of wins and looses.

maratski
06-22-2004, 03:46 PM
You know that's a weak excuse Femke. Don't you have to learn to play on all surfaces as a topplayer and if you are SERIOUS about getting to #1 in the rankings?

Springy
06-22-2004, 03:46 PM
:sad: Oh well, I guess when you're a Marat fan, you have to always be prepared for results like this once in a while, but still :sobbing:
COngrats to Dmitri, though :) This is a great win. Why is he your favorite since Roma ??? Did you sleep with him ? :D :lol:

no i didnt slept with him

maratski
06-22-2004, 03:46 PM
it's sad... and also it is sad that u keep blaming marat instead of cheering him up.. every player has periods of wins and looses.

I prefer to live in the real world ;)

maratgirl
06-22-2004, 03:50 PM
You know that's a weak excuse Femke. Don't you have to learn to play on all surfaces as a topplayer and if you are SERIOUS about getting to #1 in the rankings?

sorry, do I know you??

maratgirl
06-22-2004, 03:52 PM
it's sad... and also it is sad that u keep blaming marat instead of cheering him up.. every player has periods of wins and looses.

Í'm not blaming marat. he didn't grew up on grass and every player has also a favourit kind of court.

henree
06-22-2004, 03:54 PM
I just wanna strangle Marat. I saw a little of the match as well, and Tursunov played a pretty flat match. That pisses me off even more, because Marat just had to play with some consistentcy and he could have won in straights. Marat should have not entered the tournament if he wasn't prepared to win matches.

jmp
06-22-2004, 04:26 PM
Marat is my favorite player of this generation. But, I'm not disappointed or angry by this loss. He doesn't play smart, major tournament tennis and I don't think he was in any mental or physical (blisters) condition to compete here. He's so talented and entertaining to watch when he's on. But, few players can mess around with long, drawn out matches in the early rounds and have anything left for week 2. It's too bad... I hope Marat comes back strong at US Open '04. COME ON, MARAT!!

Anyway, I really liked the little bit I saw of Tursunov during the US Open TV coverage last year. I didn't see much of this Wimbledon match. But, I hope he can win a couple more rounds. Congrats, Dmitri! :D

Deboogle!.
06-22-2004, 04:26 PM
nice behavior Marat

"After Safin lost four straight games to drop the second set, Yeltsin left the court. Safin received a warning for smashing his racket on the ground in the third game of the third set. He smashed it again while walking to his chair to get a new one. He swore at umpire Gerry Armstrong, who took no action."

tangerine_dream
06-22-2004, 04:44 PM
Marat always gets away with murder. :o

junekidd
06-22-2004, 05:24 PM
you guys have said so much on this match. whatever u thought about this discreditable match, it has gone! I prefer to look forward to next tournament... I have to say it's really a tough month for me!

Snoopy_Girl
06-22-2004, 05:30 PM
To me it just seemed like Marat hates grass so much that he doesn't even REALLY try, in his head is this thing that says: Grass doesn't suit my game, grass is my worst enemy... So once again: He lost to himself...

junekidd
06-22-2004, 05:38 PM
it's just the reason that I will not excuse for him! he even didn't try to win! what did he think about on the court? his vacation with his GF??? :(

*Ljubica*
06-22-2004, 05:54 PM
Sorry to all you Marat fans :sad:

Well on the subject of him playing at Wimbledon again or giving up grass altogether, I just saw this posted on another web-site and thought you all may be interested in reading it:-

Safin vows not to return

Marat Safin claims he will never play at Wimbledon again after his first-round exit to compatriot Dmitry Tursunov.

Safin, who reached the quarter-finals at the All England Club in 2001 but has only won two other matches, lost 4-6 7-5 6-3 7-6 to the world number 70 on court two, the famous 'Seeds Graveyard'.

The former US Open champion, who lost to Roger Federer in the final of the Australian Open in January, said: "I give up on Wimbledon. It's definitely not the tournament for me. I hate this, I have to admit it. I try to be serious. I came here one week before and I was practising quite a lot. I spend a lot of time on the courts."

He added: "I tried and I tried but it doesn't work. It is not a tournament where I can play well because I don't feel comfortable. I cannot move. For me it's difficult to play my tennis.

"The bounce is very low for me. I hate the low bounce and sometimes bad bounces. For everybody it's like this but especially for my game I cannot adjust to this. You have to be really focused in your mind but it's not my territory.

"Every time I don't know how it (the ball) is going to bounce. So it's really a nightmare for me. So after a while I just get bored. I completely lost motivation and I give up."

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Must say I can't blame him at all - grass is a hateful surface imo - and that comes from an English person who grew up playing on the damned stuff!! I'm not particularly a Marat fan, but he always adds interest and excitement to any tournament he plays in, so I am very sad he lost......without David and most of my other "faves" (Calleri, Gaudio etc), my home tounament is getting worse for me by the minute :sad: Hope he doesn't feel too mad or sad.

Havok
06-22-2004, 05:57 PM
:rolleyes: people dog on americans and other players who can't play well on clay, but they play on it. Safin needs to suck it up and play. Skipping a SLAM because you lost is just :retard:

tegan
06-22-2004, 06:00 PM
You have to be really focused in your mind but it's not my territory.

:haha: :haha: :haha:

that man cracks me up!!! he said the same thing months ago (don't recall what tournament) at a press conference...
"i started to think out there in the 3rd set -- and that's just not my game" :haha:

too much talent + too little brains = Marat Safin. i love him just the way he is. ;)

junekidd
06-22-2004, 06:14 PM
thanks Rose! it's an interview as usual. he is always the same when he lost, losing confidence, having no motivation, unliking the surface and so on...

LCeh
06-22-2004, 06:35 PM
It will be nearly impossible for Marat to get back to #1 if he skips Wimbledon. He has to remember that tennis is his job. He has to give his best, he cannot give up, or else he will not succeed again.

Deboogle!.
06-22-2004, 06:53 PM
Marat is really quickly turning into a :baby:

¿esquímaux?
06-22-2004, 07:22 PM
Allez Dmitri :bigwave:

Tricky_Forehand
06-22-2004, 07:24 PM
I'm so proud of Dmitry :bigclap:

This was destined to be a match of two head-cases and Dmitry proved to be the stronger one and hung in there. He doesn't always keep his concentration when he needs to, and sometimes he gets lazy, but he really seemed to be into this match. I really hope that he can win the next round.

I've been a fan of Dmitry's since his run at the US OPEN. I haven't spoke to him or met him but I have seen him play at the Torrance Challenger last October. I became an even bigger fan then.

It can be frustrating to be a fan of his though knowing how good he can be if he would just care at all times.

:bounce: :woohoo: :bounce: :woohoo:

BaselineSmash
06-22-2004, 07:28 PM
Marat is really quickly turning into a :baby:

Marat is a :baby: Baby should take lessons in rudimentary professionalism and stop throwing toys out of pram. If baby good, baby gets sweetie.

azinna
06-22-2004, 07:52 PM
The oaf is back!!


Not that ever went too far, but after Melbourne one had started to wish.......

maratski
06-22-2004, 07:57 PM
Marat is really quickly turning into a :baby:

One of the few times I agree with you. After reading his press conference I have to say that I wish he just withdrew and gave his spot in the draw to somebody who does want it.

maratski
06-22-2004, 07:58 PM
Femke I had a name change, I'm Ilhame