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Safinator Def Navarro 6-3 6-3 6-4

stzenit
01-19-2009, 07:51 AM
Good Win played well to be honest moved much better then usual. something like 36 winners and 26 unforced errors.

HoistDaColors
01-19-2009, 07:54 AM
yes he did play well. Very emotionally composed as well. Navarro fought hard but against a consistent Safin, it was not enough.

oranges
01-19-2009, 07:56 AM
So serious, Marat. I like the look of it :yippee:

camilia
01-19-2009, 08:03 AM
well done Marat, solid win

Tommy fan
01-19-2009, 08:07 AM
Davai :D
But honesty, I thought his movement was poor..

CooCooCachoo
01-19-2009, 08:07 AM
He looked completely disinterested out there. If you don't want to play, then don't.

Served well, but in the third set that's pretty much all he did. Congrats though; if he can fulfil his potential he can go far.

Voo de Mar
01-19-2009, 08:07 AM
Navarro is a funny player, he pushes himself into the net but he isn't a good volleyer at all. Many baseliners have better volley technique than the Spaniard.

stzenit
01-19-2009, 08:08 AM
Davai :D
But honesty, I thought his movement was poor..

haha still poor but better then usual ;)

Puschkin
01-19-2009, 08:09 AM
Davai :D
But honesty, I thought his movement was poor..
me too, but I saw only parts of the first set, so my impressions might be wrong.

fanfare
01-19-2009, 08:17 AM
He looked completely disinterested out there. If you don't want to play, then don't.

Served well, but in the third set that's pretty much all he did. Congrats though; if he can fulfil his potential he can go far.

You know, it's hard to stay focused against guy who you know, won't do any damage to you. Anyway, good win, I liked it and I am looking forward to the match against Federer.

oranges
01-19-2009, 08:20 AM
He looked completely disinterested out there. If you don't want to play, then don't.


That was not my impression at all. Are you sure you're not mistaking the serious, composed Marat for a disinterested one? ;)

Vlad1980
01-19-2009, 08:29 AM
Marat played ok for first round. More or less consistent with no lapses.. forehand held up ok.

Stensland
01-19-2009, 08:31 AM
what match did you guys watch??

it was a pretty crappy match overall with hardly any rallies except for the third set. marat looked bored, navarro looked like a future player with all the hustling and bustling to no avail.

bokehlicious
01-19-2009, 08:36 AM
One down six more to go, now win the whole thing you champ! :rocker2:

CooCooCachoo
01-19-2009, 08:36 AM
That was not my impression at all. Are you sure you're not mistaking the serious, composed Marat for a disinterested one? ;)

Well, you might call him composed for the lack of tantrums and outbursts of temper. I thought he just looked plain bored.

reggie1
01-19-2009, 08:37 AM
what match did you guys watch??

it was a pretty crappy match overall with hardly any rallies except for the third set. marat looked bored, navarro looked like a future player with all the hustling and bustling to no avail.

Yeah but a win's a win! At least he's not bookng his flight home.

CooCooCachoo
01-19-2009, 08:38 AM
Navarro is a funny player, he pushes himself into the net but he isn't a good volleyer at all. Many baseliners have better volley technique than the Spaniard.

Navarro definitely is a very different kind of player. His volleys aren't that good, and he has little reach at the net, but the very queerness of his game style is very unsettling to many players. He gets wins on all surfaces because of this weird mixture of baseline and net play. I actually enjoy watching him play.

oranges
01-19-2009, 08:40 AM
There were as many rallies as net rushing Navarro would let :lol: No one said it was a match to be remembered. Safin did not look bored, he looked like a guy eager to get it done, but uncommonly composed when he would miss his opportunities, quite a few missed BHs, a terrible volley, you name it, he sailed on. What did you expect from this match?

Stensland
01-19-2009, 08:47 AM
i didn't expect anything - which is why i was surprised about the people in this thread saying marat played well or that he moved better than before and calling this a "good win". both players' game was far from peak form, it was a dull first round, that's all there is to it.

leng jai
01-19-2009, 09:36 AM
I was at the court for this match. It was pretty funny. Navarro's grunts were ridiculous and Marat looked like he was barely trying. Funny see Navarro rushing the net even though his strike rate was around 33% was pretty funny. Safin is looking good for a 3rd clash with Fedmug.

Dini
01-19-2009, 10:01 AM
Fedmug?
OK we will se about that. Anyway good win Safin woooohooooooo....but enjoy it whilst it lasts.

New Balls Please
01-19-2009, 10:45 AM
Let Safin turn back the clock to remind everyone who's boss. Hope he does well this year to stem any thoughts of retiring.

HeretiC
01-19-2009, 11:31 AM
Nothing much to be impressed about, but he is in the next round after all. :shrug:

TheBoiledEgg
01-19-2009, 11:40 AM
a routine win for Marat :bolt: