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How long will it take for Safin to fire his coach?

Rosa Luxembourg
06-22-2004, 02:49 PM
vote.

Havok
06-22-2004, 02:54 PM
The coaches aren't his problem, he himself is his own problem.

Tennis Fool
06-22-2004, 02:56 PM
He was having better results with Denis :lol:

Fumus
06-22-2004, 02:57 PM
Safin has the talent, he just doesn't have the desire/will to train to be the best...that's his problem, that's why he's soo spotty. I like Safin and I hope he improves. He is great for the game and I know the blisters are still bothering him but, he really has to train harder to be the best. He has the best groundies in the game, wtf is he doing losing the first round..

Ten_Isse_Fan
06-22-2004, 02:58 PM
Safin has the talent, he just doesn't have the desire/will to train to be the best...that's his problem, that's why he's soo spotty. I like Safin and I hope he improves. He is great for the game and I know the blisters are still bothering him but, he really has to train harder to be the best. He has the best groundies in the game, wtf is he doing losing the first round..
Exactly, if he only he could find that fricking motivation. :mad: GET IT TOGETHER, MARAT!!!!

Tennis Fool
06-22-2004, 03:01 PM
This was OAF's worst result since AO 2000...but we all know what he did later that year. Who knows about the US Open??? Hardcourt season he will pick up points again and enter the top 10 barring injury...

Fumus
06-22-2004, 03:08 PM
This was OAF's worst result since AO 2000...but we all know what he did later that year. Who knows about the US Open??? Hardcourt season he will pick up points again and enter the top 10 barring injury...

He has no business going out this early. He will never be in contension Roger or Andy because he does this too often. :rolleyes: I would like him to be up there and with his talent he deserves to be, he just doesn't show up everyday.. :rolleyes:

Vass
06-22-2004, 03:24 PM
i start to doubt that there is a man out there who is capable of changing Safin. realy doubt. But i think he will stick with Lungren a bit longer...

maratski
06-22-2004, 03:28 PM
I don't even care who coaches him, as long as he doesn't change himself nothing will change.

star
06-22-2004, 03:33 PM
Safin does what he wants to do. I dont' think he is coachable.

The question is: Even if Marat wants him, will Lundgren stick around?

amethyst
06-22-2004, 03:50 PM
Safin must change his attitude, not his coach!

tegan
06-22-2004, 04:39 PM
i think most everyone is in agreement, no?! :)

Marat is his own worst enemy... he has incredible talent - but lacks the intense desire that makes someone a consistent champion :confused:
no coach in the world can change that personality...it has to come from within.

and besides - i'm not sure i want him to change... i love Marat and would love to see him use all of that talent to be No. 1 (which he could be!) -- but perhaps the focus that would require would alter what makes him so fun (and frustrating) to watch. :confused:

oxy
06-22-2004, 04:45 PM
i agree with most of u....he won't change coach....he must change himself to challenge the top again

tegan
06-22-2004, 04:52 PM
here is an interview that Marat did with his sister Dinara...
i think that the questions that he asked her say alot about his approach to the game. for him - winning isn't everything. it's more about enjoying life and realising that there is another world away from tennis.

i guess that is the attitude i was referring to in my last post. to Marat, tennis is not a matter of life or death...not his only focus. perhaps with all of that talent things have come too easily for him - who knows?! :confused: but, i think this interview is a cool insight into Marat's personality (as well as Dianara's). ;)

Dinara Safina : Perfectionnist(Interviewed by her brother Marat Safin)
[excerpt from a L'Equipe Interview during Kremlin Cup 2004 with Russia's top female players]

Marat Safin: Why are you so impatient? Why do you want everything immediately while you are just 17?

Dinara Safina: I love tennis too much. I love winning too much. I train myself hard. It's all I think about. So, I give everything to tennis and what I do is working. When I lose, I can't cope with it, it really makes me suffer. It's true that I'm only 17 but at this age, Martina Hingis was number one... And my temper is like that, when I want something, I need to have it.

M.S: What for example?

D.S: It's especially about tennis, about victories, about technical improvements... Anyway, nothing counts more than tennis.

M.S: And do you think it's good for you?

D.S: Yes because I love it. I want to give everything to tennis for the ten or twelve years I will play. Then I will move on to something else, I will have children, I will have another life.

M.S: But today, what do you like in this lifestyle as a professional tennis player? What really gives you pleasure?

D.S: Apart from winning matches, I like earning money. I really like to know that I can earn enough money to be able to live well for my whole life and buy whatever I want, whenever I want, without having to count my money. I'm reassured to think this, that I'll be able to spend money without having to count too much, and bring my children up without running out of anything. Apart from this, I don't really like travelling, I'm too scared of airplanes; it is the big black cloud over my life. And also defeats. Oh yes, there is something else that I like: the player's lounges. I love chatting with everybody, so I spend a lot of time there, and I talk, I talk...

M.S: Last question: What do you think of me?

D.S: You're my God! When you play, I love watching you. When you lose, I'm even sadder than when I lose. When you're hurt, I suffer. When you talk to me, I drink your words. When you come to see me playing, I'm beside myself with joy. I hate hearing or reading something bad about you. I know you are hard-working and that you do everything you can to be number one. For me, you have the biggest talent of any player and I don't have half of your talent. The only thing I have more of than you, is that I like working more than you do, I could be doing only this for 24 hours a day, and it's not your case, I know it. In any case, if you don't practice for 3 days, you're still as strong. If I miss one practice, I regress and I'm unhappy. It makes me cry, just like when I went to school and had mad marks. I want to do everything perfectly. Approximation makes me crazy.

Gonzalo81
06-22-2004, 04:59 PM
Doesn´t need a change of coach

Alisa
06-22-2004, 05:10 PM
Rosa Luxembourg, LOL very funny poll)))) a voted for the first one though i think he won't fire his couch. I think the great thing about marat is that he is so unexpectable and emotional. and the upper interview only approves that he is an amazing player wins he or not he shows perfect game.

Rosa Luxembourg
06-22-2004, 05:27 PM
it was intended to be sort of funny. I know that it's not his coach problem. Does Marat?

Bubble
06-22-2004, 05:38 PM
Marat just needs a brain transplant... :(

Leo
06-22-2004, 07:04 PM
LOL, funny poll. :lol:

Great interview, tegan. Dinara is one determined girl, that's for sure! That's partially why I love her. :D

tegan
06-22-2004, 07:57 PM
that is a good interview, isn't it Leo? ;)

like i said - i think it reveals alot about the personalities of both of them. Dinara does seem incredibly determined and focused --- unlike her older brother (god bless him! :lol: )

Denise
06-23-2004, 06:24 AM
He won't fire..... he needs Pete, Gosh! I don't undestood this question "mongol".... if pete changed Roggi, I mean, if Pete helped Roggi with his mind probs, why not Marat dammit?? :confused:

WyveN
06-23-2004, 06:53 AM
Marat produces amazing tennis once a year :lol:, have never seen anyone who throws away his talent like that and it is becoming obvious he wont change.

If being away from tennis due to injury for a year only motivated him for one tournament then what hope is there?

CarnivalCarnage
06-23-2004, 07:07 AM
How many times would you guys like to say the same things about this guy? Does it ever get boring?

Aurora
06-23-2004, 09:26 AM
He's not changing CarnivalCarnage, so there isn't anything different to say. And yes, it gets boring.
lmao at this poll!