Marat Safin Expects A Family

09-14-2002, 03:00 PM

I don't know if y'all have seen this or whether it's an old interview or anything so I apologise in advance :o But I thought this was a great interview and it's accompanied by great pics ;)

09-14-2002, 03:02 PM
Beautiful Safin expects a family and desiring good health than fame & wealth.

Picture this: A family-man holding a bottle of beer in one hand and a baby in another. A tall and handsome Russian tennis player. In which image will Safin look more attractive to you? It is not bull. Safin, a giant who is now 21 and 6 feet 4 in height, seems pretty much enjoy drinking the Qingdao beer (a local beer's brand name) during his stay in Hong Kong and says it is as good as the famous beer he drinks in the foreign countries. Safin says he likes kids so much and will give birth to two at least.

Reporter: Everybody agrees you are good looking. Which part do you think you look the greatest? Do you think the fans like you due to your appearance?

Safin: I think the fans like me because I play pretty good. I don't know if I'm good looking, you know, I'm a man and I don't always look into the mirror (Safin gazes at me [the reporter] and oh, I am almost electrified), and I don't care much about how I look by the way.

Reporter: How are you going to rank the following: Family, tennis, friends, girlfriend, beer.

Safin: (Safin looks at Sylvia who sits quite far apart at once and then smiles) My girlfriend is here, I can't say she is not number one. Actually, Family is number one, including my girlfriend, friends then, tennis, and beer the last.

Reporter: Do you drink beer everyday? You are not afraid of having getting pumped?

Safin: (undoubtedly) Yep, Qingdao beer, I drink it almost everyday, I like its taste. I am not easy to getting fat.

Reporter: Have you got any plans to get married? And how many children do you want to have?

Safin: I'll maybe get married at 23, maybe 25, or even 30 or 35, I can't say when I should get married. I won't get married until I feel I would like to, which means I am ready to be a father. I like children so much that I think I am going to have at least 2 children. However, it is not good to have the life I have now (running around the world to play tennis) when I have children, so I must think carefully in advance.

Reporter: You knew Anna Kournikova when you two are still young. Kournikova now earns a lot apart from playing tennis. As beautiful as you are, have you ever thought to follow her footsteps?

Safin: Boys and girls are different. Girls can easily be the people's focus because of how beautiful they are, and there are not many beautiful women tennis players after all. But there are many charming guys in the men's tennis world, look at Rafter, Philippoussis and Haas. I have earned enough from playing tennis and it is unnecessary to find other stuff to do apart from this. I don't feel like doing ads, making films or some kind of self-promotion. There used to be people asking me to do these things in Moscow but I declined them. Fans can go to the tennis courts supporting me if they want to see me.

Reporter: Fame and wealth, which is more important to you?

Safin: Neither compared to good health. I have been injured which makes me learn how important it is to have good health. Without a healthy body, how can I earn fame and wealth from tennis?

Reporter: Many people say you are the successor of Pete Sampras and Andre Agassi. Whose successor would you want to be? Pete or Andre?

Safin: I think "Successor of Sampras" is more applicable to me since both of us are low-profiled. You can see Agassi on TV and magazines while Sampras only concentrates on playing tennis.

Source: Apple Daily, Hong Kong

09-14-2002, 03:42 PM
it must be pretty old because hes no longer with Sylvia

I've never seen it before so thank you very much :D

09-15-2002, 11:08 PM
yep, its an old interview. :D Its from last October when Marat played in HK.

09-16-2002, 11:16 AM
I almost died from heart attack, I thought Marat got married and his wife is pregnant, :D :D :D without telling me :eek:

I think Marat is going wild now because when he does settle down it will be for keeps! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

09-17-2002, 04:19 PM
Originally posted by warfreakbix
I almost died from heart attack, I thought Marat got married and his wife is pregnant, :D :D :D without telling me :eek:

LOL! Sorry didn't mean to scare you! :o :o :o :p

09-26-2002, 01:31 AM
oohhhh...scary subject...
please you almost killed us from a heart attack
that interveiw is very old....he splited with Sylvia more than one year
we are safe

Ada Monroe
09-27-2002, 02:43 PM
I love that first picture :)

Ma. Estefania
10-02-2002, 09:27 PM
THanx 4 the interview.
I think that after all he's such a sweet boy! although he doesn't seem to be it, je je, at least when he's on the court, je je.

I love u MARAT!

10-08-2002, 06:58 PM

I didn't know where to post this & I didn't want to start a new thread unecessarily, but could someone tell me is this Sylvia?? I know she's connected to Marat in some way as I found it on Marat's google search :confused: Well whoever it is needs to cover up :eek: :eek: Does she have no shame-it's a tennis match not a nightclub :o :o

10-08-2002, 09:28 PM
:wavey: Cilla!

No, that is not Silvia!:o That's Katya, she's a Russian model. She was spotted at one of Marat's matches last week in Moscow. I just wish she would go away! :mad:

This is Silvia:

Marat and her were together for 6 years!

10-08-2002, 09:29 PM
Btw, Silvia's sister is Cristina Torrens Valero. She plays on the WTA.

Ma. Estefania
10-08-2002, 11:32 PM
Sylvia is not ugly, but in the 1st pic she looks awful. By the way, I like her more than this "russian model". At least with Sylvia, Marat had much better performances.
I remember that I saw Sylvia in Toronto 2000, I mean, by tv; she was there when Marat won that tournament, he even went to hug her when he won it.:rolleyes:

Ma. Estefania
10-08-2002, 11:36 PM
I agree with Jessi.....I hate that russian model!!!

10-10-2002, 12:48 PM
Thanx Jessi! I agree Marat doesn't need that Russian Model hanging around :rolleyes: Makes me wonder what kind of "model" she is....:o

He and Silvia were together for 6 years! Wow! They look cute together :) They must have really loved each other to be together for that length of time :) She C.T Valero's sister ooh interesting bit of WTA Trivia!