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OMG I was wrong...marat is playing Sopot...

Bibir
08-07-2004, 08:10 AM
I read that news on TGFR site....he's playing Sopot on clay "to keep a promise" http://www.activistsandiego.org/wwwboard/images/smiles/Thinkingof_.gif
well...good luck marat (and poor Peter too).. :wavey:

maratgirl
08-07-2004, 10:12 AM
yeah read that too. don't know if I'm that happy with that but it's marats choose :)

Shadow
08-07-2004, 11:45 AM
even it seems stupid that he plays Sopot (clay inmitten hardcourt season), but its Marat, that he plays there "to keep a promise".:)

joeb_uk
08-07-2004, 07:15 PM
yes marat is the top seed, this would probably a tier 3 event at wta standard for the quality of the field, apart from marat the rest are mostly top 50+ the cut off being 114

BelgianWaffle
08-07-2004, 08:21 PM
yes marat is the top seed

so do you think he will be under pressure to win this :o

PennyThePenguin
08-08-2004, 03:53 AM
i'd say he'll feel the pressure seeing as how everyone else will be in athens. but if he's playing to gain some confidence or build on his confidence...then...all the best for hiM!!!!!!!!

Aurora
08-08-2004, 12:13 PM
hmm, feel very mixed about this. but I'll not be negative, let's keep our finger crossed it'll turn out well (:shrug: a title??)! so I'm getting a gravel-avatar out again lol.

Shadow
08-08-2004, 12:27 PM
The field in Sopot is so weak, that Marat normally couldn`t lose :o
On the other side we don`t know if he will lose by default to leave to the olympics in time.

joeb_uk
08-08-2004, 12:40 PM
and also i dont know what he is doing playing clay court champ before the olympics, not ideal preparation

Bibir
08-08-2004, 12:40 PM
:scratch:

joeb_uk
08-08-2004, 12:42 PM
? yes bibi

Shadow
08-08-2004, 12:44 PM
Marat will play Blanco in the first round.

Shadow
08-08-2004, 01:33 PM
here is the full draw

http://www.ideaprokomopen.pl/pl/rozgrywki/drabinki_single.php?typ=MG

Bibir
08-08-2004, 01:51 PM
Thanks Andrea...he he...I said "Andrea"... :)

well...not very difficult...but who knows...with the hippo everything is possible... :shrug:

Balaenopteramusculus
08-08-2004, 05:45 PM
A few pics of Sopot :angel:
http://imggal.trojmiasto.pl/zdj/arch/200/z203.jpg
http://imggal.trojmiasto.pl/zdj/arch/200/z205.jpg
http://imggal.trojmiasto.pl/zdj/arch/200/z200.jpg
http://imggal.trojmiasto.pl/zdj/arch/100/z194.jpg
http://imggal.trojmiasto.pl/zdj/arch/100/z183.jpg
http://imggal.trojmiasto.pl/zdj/arch/400/z472.jpg

Vass
08-08-2004, 09:32 PM
Wow. He should realy tank hard if he wants to make it to the Olympics. I wander what the ATP thinks of this?

Bibir
08-08-2004, 11:30 PM
Wow. He should realy tank hard if he wants to make it to the Olympics. I wander what the ATP thinks of this?

I think ATP does'nt care about Marat...about his balls...about his recreminations...his change of mood...his injuries or his schedule :sad:

BelgianWaffle
08-09-2004, 01:46 PM
A few pics of Sopot :angel:
http://imggal.trojmiasto.pl/zdj/arch/200/z203.jpg
http://imggal.trojmiasto.pl/zdj/arch/200/z205.jpg
http://imggal.trojmiasto.pl/zdj/arch/200/z200.jpg
http://imggal.trojmiasto.pl/zdj/arch/100/z194.jpg
http://imggal.trojmiasto.pl/zdj/arch/100/z183.jpg
http://imggal.trojmiasto.pl/zdj/arch/400/z472.jpg

:eek: that last pic is weird!

Aurora
08-09-2004, 04:36 PM
thanks for the pics, Balaenopteramusculus. Only now I see the appeal for Marat!

Balaenopteramusculus
08-09-2004, 05:02 PM
:eek: that last pic is weird!
Looks pretty cool,doesn't it?hehhehe ;)

tall_one
08-09-2004, 05:19 PM
yeah i like that building, looks like a fun house at an amusement park :)
thanks for the pics Balaenopteramusculus :kiss:

holagirl56
08-09-2004, 05:59 PM
Maybe he'll get his first title this year!

A promise?

holagirl56
08-09-2004, 06:03 PM
I just read that Marat's going to Sopot to see his mom and his sister.

Shadow
08-09-2004, 06:08 PM
:) Family meeting in Sopot.

Shadow
08-09-2004, 07:58 PM
Marat will play his match against Blanco tomorrow, Tuesday. Its the first night match.

Shadow
08-09-2004, 08:04 PM
i read this on wtaworld, from people who were in Sopot-->

I've seen Dinara practising, and Vera Douchevina playing doubles qualifying today. It looks as though Nastya will be arriving tomorrow. Ooh, and I also got Marat's autograph :cool:

I mam here with Epigone so I saw Vera D. too :D . But she's not the one I like most. i saw Dinara as well and today going to press conference with Marat and Nastya.
But what was the best yesterday was seeing Marat train ing without the shirt :p God he is so hot live, and his face is even prettier in real. I really look foward to seeing nastya, hope she is fine. I am gonna ask her on this press conference if she really is thinking seriously about designing and why.

I have just came back from the conference. Wow it was incredible I have to say. Nastya and Marat were together on one table and people were just asking question one to Nastya and one to Marat. I am working on transcript now hope will do it soon. But have to say I didn't expect Nastya is so easy going, she was laughing at Marat a lot and it was very cool. i wish you all couldn't see that. By the way Nastya looks great live. Off court, I will have pics from this. More later.

Vass
08-09-2004, 08:40 PM
i read this on wtaworld, from people who were in Sopot-->
This Cool Olga is realy cool. She always has cool stuff. I hope she get's that transcript...

tall_one
08-10-2004, 07:05 PM
:woohoo:
marat won 7-5, 6-2

sol
08-10-2004, 07:09 PM
Congrats, Marat!.. :wavey: :bounce:

Shadow
08-10-2004, 07:09 PM
keep going Marat!

Bibir
08-10-2004, 07:12 PM
Please my sweet purple hippo don't make it harder...
If you're really motivated...win the hole thing :bigclap:
and bye bye Athens :rain:
just make the right choice

Vass
08-10-2004, 08:25 PM
Oh Marat! how could you choke at 5-2? Anyway, nice job not flunking in the whole match.

Shadow
08-10-2004, 08:59 PM
10 August 9:12 pm
Safin Looking Good

Marat Safin did not disappoint the crowd gathered at the central court this evening. The number 1 seed of the Idea Prokom Open tournament overcame the Spaniard Galo Blanco 7:5, 6:2 in the first round. The Russian played very well, especially in the second set relying on his powerful backhands and lightning fast serve. He was however a bit nonchalant at times, missing a few simple "put-aways". That's where the firs set score came from. He broke his opponent's serve to go up 4:2 and should have easily held his serve, but at 5:3, 40:30 he got impatient and over-hit a couple of balls and the score board read 5:5. At this moment Safin stopped fooling around and really got to work. After that, Blanco didn't have much to say in the remaining games of the match. As seems to be the custom at clay court tournaments, a lot of Spanish players, who are usually really good on this surface appear. That is why after beating one Spaniard in the first round, Safin has to deal with another in the second. He will face the winner of the match Marc Lopez - Oscar Hernandez. Marat seems to know how to handle their game though. Small wonder since he used to live and practice in Spain for many years.

Cris
08-10-2004, 08:59 PM
Good result! :) Vamos! :banana:

Bibir
08-10-2004, 09:07 PM
5-2 :bolt: 5-5
why? why?
except this...it's a good result
good "luck" for next round :)

Shadow
08-10-2004, 09:34 PM
5-2 :bolt: 5-5
why? why?
except this...it's a good result
good "luck" for next round :)

thats the typical thing in marats "should have been 6-1 6-2" matches... no match without the stupid mistakes that costs him the score.

Aurora
08-11-2004, 12:56 AM
I know I'm way ahead, but this could be a real nice tournament for him. [Should be, but :tape:]

PennyThePenguin
08-11-2004, 01:18 AM
marat's 3rd up on centre court. play starts at 2.30 local time.

and is cool_olga the one who wrote the inside tennis transcript?????

yupperz007
08-11-2004, 04:12 AM
Does anyone know if the promise for Sopot was for Anastasia? Since Anastasia said that both of them are going to Athens together...

merle
08-11-2004, 08:23 AM
Does anyone know if the promise for Sopot was for Anastasia? Since Anastasia said that both of them are going to Athens together...

LOL, I don't think so, I guess he promised he'll come to the tournament director!

Shadow
08-11-2004, 10:00 AM
several reasons i guess, promise to the tournament director, meet his mum and sis, and maybe be together with Anastacia ;)

BelgianWaffle
08-11-2004, 10:38 AM
lol.. anastasia is.. spunky ;)

merle
08-11-2004, 12:09 PM
several reasons i guess, promise to the tournament director, meet his mum and sis, and maybe be together with Anastacia ;)

LOL, yeah, you're right about meeting his mom and sis but what's Anastasia got to do with it?? :rolleyes: You think he likes her that much?

Shadow
08-11-2004, 12:12 PM
LOL, yeah, you're right about meeting his mom and sis but what's Anastasia got to do with it?? :rolleyes: You think he likes her that much?

I was a bit joking, but they really get along well and have fun together, so its good :) Anastacia was also there at Marat`s match yesterday together with Dinara and Rausa.

merle
08-11-2004, 12:55 PM
I was a bit joking, but they really get along well and have fun together, so its good :) Anastacia was also there at Marat`s match yesterday together with Dinara and Rausa.

You get the Polish TV Andrea? WOW!!! Good for you!!!!!
And yeah, I know you were joking! It's good that they get along well and have fun!

Bibir
08-11-2004, 01:04 PM
Marat, Anastasia, Elena and Anna had the same coach when they were young: "Rauza"....maybe the hard training made them closer or maybe we are very imaginative ;)

merle
08-11-2004, 01:09 PM
You know people say Rauza was pretty strict coach!! So yeah!

Bibir
08-11-2004, 02:01 PM
You know people say Rauza was pretty strict coach!! So yeah!

yes you're right...but she had to be strict...at this age they have to learn discipline too...
I don't take pity on them....look at them now...How many cars does marat have? ;)

so congratulations mum! they are all disciplined...except one...your hippo son :lol:

Shadow
08-11-2004, 02:19 PM
You get the Polish TV Andrea? WOW!!! Good for you!!!!!
And yeah, I know you were joking! It's good that they get along well and have fun!

nah, i wish i would get polish tv. I read it on wtaworld, two posters there are in Sopot and reporting and stuff :)

merle
08-11-2004, 02:46 PM
Oh, I see!

PennyThePenguin
08-11-2004, 03:07 PM
weeeelllll......u have to stand up for and stick with ur compatriots i guess.... ONE FOR ALLLLLL and ALLL FOR OOOONNNNNEEEEEE!!!

Shadow
08-11-2004, 05:25 PM
3-6 2-6 against marc lopez, broken 4 times in the match.

nice tank, Marat :wavey:

:bigwave: see you in Athen.

Bibir
08-11-2004, 05:59 PM
oh dear!....hippo lost
I'm sure he's very disappointed now ;)
http://www.activistsandiego.org/wwwboard/images/smiles/-crucified.gif

Juanquis.Angel
08-11-2004, 06:45 PM
Ah, bibir, I love your avatar! :drool:

Bibir
08-11-2004, 07:03 PM
Ah, bibir, I love your avatar! :drool:

Thanks Juanquis.Angel :wavey:
He seems to sleep so peacefully :zzz:
sleeping marat....like his performance today :rolleyes:

Tennis Fool
08-11-2004, 09:17 PM
3-6 2-6 against marc lopez, broken 4 times in the match.

nice tank, Marat :wavey:

:bigwave: see you in Athen.

:haha: :haha:

Aurora
08-11-2004, 10:35 PM
in the first round would be too obvious I guess.

dude :rolleyes:

BelgianWaffle
08-12-2004, 10:21 AM
:lol: @ swb

PennyThePenguin
08-12-2004, 10:49 AM
in the first round would be too obvious I guess.

dude :rolleyes:

yepz..... i guess..... geeeeeeee...... now for marat spotting at the opening ceremony....

Bibir
08-12-2004, 12:10 PM
Do you think he will be at the opening ceremony?
not very sure :scratch:
"Hi, I'm Marat Safin...I don't recall saying that tennis doesn't need the Olympic Games...I love Athens so much" ;) :lol:

PennyThePenguin
08-12-2004, 01:53 PM
Do you think he will be at the opening ceremony?
not very sure :scratch:
"Hi, I'm Marat Safin...I don't recall saying that tennis doesn't need the Olympic Games...I love Athens so much" ;) :lol:

i;m not sure if he'll be there but i sincerely hope so.....since i have to crawl up at 2.45am to watch it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :mad:

he's suffering from amnesia!!!

BelgianWaffle
08-12-2004, 08:39 PM
lol! selective amnesia ;)
I'm looking forward to the opening ceremony.. Lucky for me it's at 8pm and not the middle of the night..

PennyThePenguin
08-13-2004, 09:43 AM
well...there must have been sth wrong with my calculations...but the tv schedule says it's 1.45am....which isn't much better. ah well...i'll just have to set the alarm clock i guess. is Greece like +3 GMT?

Bibir
08-13-2004, 10:33 AM
well...there must have been sth wrong with my calculations...but the tv schedule says it's 1.45am....which isn't much better. ah well...i'll just have to set the alarm clock i guess. is Greece like +3 GMT?

yes, Athens is GMT+3

but you know generally the opening ceremony is very boring to watch except the last part with all athletes...you're very courageous to wake up at 1.45am :worship:
don't forget some coffee...it helps :hug:

as I'm living in Paris it will be 8.00 pm for me

Shadow
08-13-2004, 01:08 PM
I hope Marat will be there at the opening ceremoney. HE MUST!

Bibir
08-13-2004, 01:16 PM
I hope Marat will be there at the opening ceremoney. HE MUST!

Hi Andrea! :wavey:
I hope too!
but I don't think we'll see him even if he's there
there's so many russian athletes
hopefully he's tall ;)

PennyThePenguin
08-13-2004, 02:03 PM
Hi Andrea! :wavey:
I hope too!
but I don't think we'll see him even if he's there
there's so many russian athletes
hopefully he's tall ;)


just look for an unshaven homosapien... maybe marat will be jumping ard excitedly...haha.....waving his flag...

merle
08-13-2004, 02:12 PM
Hehe, I'll be watching but I also doubt that he'll be there or that we'lle be able to see him in the crowd! :)

PennyThePenguin
08-13-2004, 02:14 PM
yeahl.....russia has a HUGE contingent...not like the 16 from us here...

Bibir
08-13-2004, 04:37 PM
yeahl.....russia has a HUGE contingent...not like the 16 from us here...

go Singapore!
Do it for Jiat! :banana:

Bibir
08-13-2004, 11:17 PM
:haha: :haha:

SOPOT, Poland (AP) -- French Open champion Anastasia Myskina left the Idea Prokom Open without explanation before her semifinal Friday, forfeiting her match against Klara Koukalova of the Czech Republic.

Myskina will explain her decision at a news conference Saturday, the Polish news agency PAP said. The match featuring the top-seeded Russian eventually was washed out along with the entire day's program.

Tournament officials could not be reached for comment, but Myskina was not listed on the official schedule for the women's semifinals Saturday.

The other semifinal pits ninth-seeded Flavia Pennetta of Italy against Marta Domachowska of Poland. The men's quarterfinals also were postponed.

PennyThePenguin
08-14-2004, 03:16 AM
go Singapore!
Do it for Jiat! :banana:

thanks bea! :D

but hopes aren't high. the singapore contingent usually aims to just improve their personal marks or the national mark in swimming and athletics.

as for badminton...we have high hopes for ronald and lili....but they somehow BOTH managed to draw the world no.1s in the first round. so..... sigh.....i hope they put up a good fight though. they both play on saturday.

and table tennis....we got 4th in the womens singles in sydney. hopefully they can go one better!!!

woohoooooo!!!!! and i'm off topic.

back on topic....what's the latest on the nastya thing? the article from the site is kinda cryptic

Bibir
08-14-2004, 08:06 AM
oh! I see Jiat...good luck anyway for your team :worship:

concerning Anastasia...there is the latest news:

No.1 seed Anastasia Myskina withdrew from tournament IPO 2004 because of a light shoulder injury,confirmed by a supervisor and a doctor.
With a possibility to play 2 matches in Saturday a player won't risk a serious injury in perspective to play match in Athens on Sunday or Monday.
She thanks to all for a nice time in Sopot and promise to be back in 2005.

Nothing more to say :mad:

PennyThePenguin
08-15-2004, 04:30 AM
oic......ah well...we'll see her in athens then!!! thanks bea