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Wouldn't it be great if Marat Safin could win one more slam?

FlameOn
02-11-2009, 09:12 AM
Since it looks as though he'll retire after this year, wouldn't it be great if he could bow out by winning one more slam (ie. US Open end of the year)? He got to Wimbledon semis last year so he's still capable of a deep run. It probably won't happen though.

nestingus
02-11-2009, 09:15 AM
I can think of other more gracious candidates to be honest. Safin has lost his desire, he even said it himself.

FlameOn
02-11-2009, 09:19 AM
I can think of other more gracious candidates to be honest. Safin has lost his desire, he even said it himself.
Did he really say that? Hmmm. I guess two slams isn't too shabby. :) Anyway, if he managed a really deep run he might get his desire back (well, for that tournament at least). Who knows?

HattonWBA
02-11-2009, 09:19 AM
not gonna happen

FlameOn
02-11-2009, 09:21 AM
not gonna happen
Yeah I thought as much myself. I'm just fantasizing here. :D

nestingus
02-11-2009, 09:49 AM
Did he really say that? Hmmm. I guess two slams isn't too shabby. :) Anyway, if he managed a really deep run he might get his desire back (well, for that tournament at least). Who knows?

Yeah I can't remember where I read the article now, but he said that he was finding it really tough to motivate himself for tennis season. I think he said this before he announced his retirement though. Maybe he's a bit more fired up now knowing this year is his swansong.

drf716
02-11-2009, 09:54 AM
sure, it would be great.

sammy01
02-11-2009, 10:01 AM
would be a nice story, he aint doing it at RG, and wimbledon aint gonna happen, so the us open is only his realistic chance and thats a very slim one.

still hes given plenty of entertainment over the years, look damn hot throughout and has 2 slams. he will be remembered above others with just 1 or 2 slams for his charecter.

orangehat
02-11-2009, 10:05 AM
hate the person, so no.

JolánGagó
02-11-2009, 10:15 AM
No

petar_pan
02-11-2009, 10:39 AM
it would,but he can't.

CooCooCachoo
02-11-2009, 10:52 AM
No, it would not. I'd rather see someone who actually cares win it.

gulzhan
02-11-2009, 11:18 AM
I'd rather see him winning Davis Cup one more time ;) Bercy or Madrid would be nice too :o But I agree, it'd be cool if he won something major in the end of this season :unsure:

oranges
02-11-2009, 11:20 AM
It would be the best slam title and story since Goran :D

typicay
02-11-2009, 11:37 AM
It would sure be very interesting and make for a great finale to his career, but it's not gonna happen

Yves.
02-11-2009, 11:38 AM
What's so grear about this Safin anyway? :shrug:

Bazooka
02-11-2009, 11:52 AM
Nadal and Federer have make the Slams a very expensive luxury very few can afford. Definitely Safin has not enough in him to pay that price.

Not that it would be a great thing, either. Pretty much an anticlimax after the last slams.

miura
02-11-2009, 12:05 PM
I'd love it if he snatched the French :D

dijus
02-11-2009, 12:09 PM
No

syd
02-11-2009, 12:21 PM
i would be fantastic but i don't believe it anymore ...

federernadalfan
02-11-2009, 12:23 PM
great, but not going to happen

Bazooka
02-11-2009, 01:12 PM
I'd love it if he snatched the French :D

LOL, on second thought, that would be hilarious. Go Marat!

TankingTheSet
02-11-2009, 01:30 PM
What's so grear about this Safin anyway? :shrug:

History...he used to be a very good player many years ago. For example around 1999-2002. Also at the end of 2004/early 2005 he was succesful again and defeated Fed at the top of his game to win the Australian Open. In those years no other player could come even close to beating Fed in a big match outside of clay, Fed was unbeatable, so that was a very good achievement by Safin.

madmanfool
02-11-2009, 01:43 PM
Safin winning the US open
Gaudio winning the French open
Sampras winning Wimbledon :)

That's what i'm hoping for.

safinalium
02-11-2009, 01:58 PM
I'd love it if he snatched the French :D

me too hehe this is his favourite tournament where he started his career and it would be incredible if he wins it. Of course it won't happen but it won't hurt to dream a little bit, right ;)

GlennMirnyi
02-11-2009, 02:47 PM
No.

ad-out
02-11-2009, 02:53 PM
It would be amazing and I would absolutely love it! Plus it might even motivate him to continue after this year... Something most Safin fans are dreaming about.

What's so grear about this Safin anyway? :shrug:

Yves: He is a really great player who has won a lot of tournaments in his career. Plus have you ever seen him? ;)

brazuca5copas
02-11-2009, 03:12 PM
yes, it would be nice. The french open it's been always his dream ... who knows...
To be honest I'm not believe 100% in his decision to stop, I think a good result can change his mind, let's see what happen...

Certinfy
02-11-2009, 03:51 PM
Yes, Wimbledon would be great =P

FerrersLinda
02-11-2009, 04:18 PM
Only if he plays beautiful tennis and has a good attitude. If not ..... somebody else please.:)

tennizen
02-11-2009, 04:29 PM
What a useless thread.

TankingTheSet
02-11-2009, 04:33 PM
It almost feels as a discussion about our saviour coming to earth and bringing world peace -- it is that esotheric.

Kitty de Sade
02-11-2009, 04:38 PM
If we are just inserting arbitrary names into this improbable hypothetical, then I'd vote for a title change-

"Would it be great if Gaston Gaudio could win one more slam?"

That would work much better, thank you. :)

Bobble
02-11-2009, 04:40 PM
wouldn't it be cool if you could turn the ATP clock back to 04-05? I miss that top ten

Commander Data
02-11-2009, 05:24 PM
He won't have enough in him to win a Slam but I can think of something else. Wouldn't it be great of Safin takes Nadal out at the French :aplot: he might have left one crazy match

sawan66278
02-11-2009, 05:41 PM
Only if he paid back fans for all of the money he's stolen over the years.

oranges
02-11-2009, 06:31 PM
Only if he paid back fans for all of the money he's stolen over the years.

Does that mean Nadal will pays us for boring us to tears so often? Oh, the riches I'll receive :yippee:

r2473
02-11-2009, 07:14 PM
It would be great if:

1) Prior to the French Open, Federer drops to 3 in the world

2) Federer defeats Nadal in the Semis at the French in 5 exhausting sets.

3) A tired Federer loses to Safin in the French Open Finals.

ret
02-11-2009, 07:23 PM
sure it would.

Andi-M
02-11-2009, 08:06 PM
No

Igaarg
02-11-2009, 08:11 PM
It would be nice, Marat is so talented, it would be great to see him inspired again.

HattonWBA
02-11-2009, 10:06 PM
suppose

Lacey
02-11-2009, 10:20 PM
What a useless thread.

I have seen far worse ;)

General Suburbia
02-11-2009, 11:29 PM
MTF would shut down from the MADNESS.

Igaarg
02-12-2009, 12:14 AM
It would be great if:

1) Prior to the French Open, Federer drops to 3 in the world

2) Federer defeats Nadal in the Semis at the French in 5 exhausting sets.

3) A tired Federer loses to Safin in the French Open Finals.


Mmm, between Marat and Federer, Federer. Marat is my second.

sawan66278
02-12-2009, 02:52 AM
Does that mean Nadal will pays us for boring us to tears so often? Oh, the riches I'll receive :yippee:

At least the man tries. Marat steals.

the graduate
02-12-2009, 06:57 AM
why ....he is a headcase him and his sister

oranges
02-12-2009, 10:27 AM
At least the man tries. Marat steals.

:spit: Tries to kill us with boredom, that's as serious as you go with crimes, surely you know that

EnriqueIG8
02-12-2009, 12:38 PM
No.

Thanos
02-12-2009, 01:22 PM
no

FlameOn
02-12-2009, 07:14 PM
why ....he is a headcase him and his sister
A headcase with two slams. ;)

Roseisarose
02-12-2009, 07:44 PM
At least the man tries. Marat steals.

Just curious, what are you referring to?

ad-out
02-14-2009, 08:02 PM
Yes, I was wondering what you meant by that also..

fred perry
02-14-2009, 09:51 PM
I think it could be the final nail in the sport as we know it...:wavey:

trixtah
02-14-2009, 10:25 PM
I can think of other more gracious candidates to be honest. Safin has lost his desire, he even said it himself.

Where? I never heard him say that even when he was in the dregs of his career. I'd like to see it, but he's had too many career damaging injuries to even think about it