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Safin def. Agassi 6-3, 7-6

Billabong
10-23-2004, 03:48 PM
Great match from Marat, tons of winners and great consistency:yeah:!

Andre:sad:! Missed too much opportunities, especially in the tiebreak!

federer_roar
10-23-2004, 03:49 PM
Marat rocks !!!

Crazy_Fool
10-23-2004, 03:50 PM
Marat congrats :bounce:

Andre :sad: , not taking your chances

maratski
10-23-2004, 03:50 PM
:banana:

Bilbo
10-23-2004, 03:51 PM
Marat found his brain today :yeah:

Havok
10-23-2004, 03:51 PM
I expected more out of this match.:o Nice win from Marat, now keep it together tomorrow and beat Nalbandian.:D

¿esquímaux?
10-23-2004, 03:51 PM
GJ OAF! :D And good luck to both men tomorrow :)

Billabong
10-23-2004, 03:52 PM
Oh and by the way GO Marat in the finals:bounce:!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm 100% with you:D!

tall_one
10-23-2004, 03:52 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v345/fuzwadd/smileys/b_rainbow.gif Now beat Nalby in the final!!

User ID 4783
10-23-2004, 03:55 PM
:woohoo: :yeah:


btw great banana tall one! ;)

Lady
10-23-2004, 03:57 PM
Well done, Marat!!
And in straight sets! :hearts:

Rogiman
10-23-2004, 03:58 PM
Marat was excellent! :yeah:

So was Nalbandian.

Let's hope they can maintain this kind of form next year, and remain healthy.

BelgianWaffle
10-23-2004, 03:58 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v345/fuzwadd/smileys/b_rainbow.gif Now beat Nalby in the final!!

:eek: flashy banana ;)

:woohoo: marat

PennyThePenguin
10-23-2004, 04:02 PM
MARAT!!!!! :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:

can i complain abt star sports again??? DIE STAR SPORTS DIE!!!!!!!

yanchr
10-23-2004, 04:03 PM
Marat was excellent! :yeah:

So was Nalbandian.

Let's hope they can maintain this kind of form next year, and remain healthy.
to stay a threat to Roger ;)

Well done Marat!!! It's a perfect final for me with this entry list.

TheBoiledEgg
10-23-2004, 04:04 PM
Marat was stunning today

must have been the models :tape: he was inspired.

thats the 1st Marat match the models have done, and Marat wasnt distracted :lol:

ytben
10-23-2004, 04:05 PM
:woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:

Good job Marat! :yeah: Seems he was really focused, can only guess from the comments in the scoring thread. I will only get the delayed coverage tomorrow :rolleyes:

Hope he can keep this up in the final. My dream final :D Both guys can really use the big win. I am hoping for Marat but will be happy too if David can end his title drought here.

lsy
10-23-2004, 04:05 PM
MARAT!!!!! :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:

can i complain abt star sports again??? DIE STAR SPORTS DIE!!!!!!!

Another starsports hater here ;)

Yeah...I stay home to watch these matches tonight, yet they skipped Safin/Andre, luckily they did show Nalby's match.

And not live coverage also tomorrow :mad:

SLICK
10-23-2004, 04:05 PM
I expected more out of this match.:o Nice win from Marat, now keep it together tomorrow and beat Nalbandian.:D
Yeah, like a 3rd set maybe.
What a great match again from these two. Marat was just a little too hot for Andre today. If Andre had converted one of those two break points he had in the 2nd set, we would have had a 3 set classic. Anyway, i think Safin shold now go and beat Nalbandian in the final. He seems confident going in with a 4-1 head to head record.
Great match today fellas :clap2:

crimson
10-23-2004, 04:06 PM
Congratulations to Marat. :D

It's great to see both David and Marat back on form and in the finals on a TMS. :yeah: Hopefully it will be a great match tomorrow.

Rogiman
10-23-2004, 04:06 PM
to stay a threat to Roger ;)

Well done Marat!!! It's a perfect final for me with this entry list.

I would love Roger to share the cake with Marat and David!

PennyThePenguin
10-23-2004, 04:07 PM
Another starsports hater here ;)

Yeah...I stay home to watch these matches tonight, yet they skipped Safin/Andre, luckily they did show Nalby's match.

And not live coverage also tomorrow :mad:
IT'S NOT LIVE TOMORROW????

*faint*

grrrr......

and TBE>>> i heard marat hit one of the ball models in the stomach with a ball lol...

GermanBoy
10-23-2004, 04:08 PM
Well done, Marat! :lick:

Experimentee
10-23-2004, 04:08 PM
Andre :sad:
He definitely had his chances in the 2nd set, was up 4-2 in the TB but lost the next 5 points :mad:
At least he is playing Stockholm next week to get more points for the TMC.
Safin had better win the title now and not put up a poor effort like in the AO :rolleyes:

lsy
10-23-2004, 04:08 PM
IT'S NOT LIVE TOMORROW????

*faint*

grrrr......



Nope. Will only be shown the next day :mad:

All coverages on football, so many channels showing football on my tv :mad:

ytben
10-23-2004, 04:09 PM
Another starsports hater here ;)

Another one here :mad: Argh I like football, but this is just too much.

WF4EVER
10-23-2004, 04:09 PM
Will this secure Marat for the Masters Cup?

RPH
10-23-2004, 04:09 PM
Andre :sad:

Marat showing talent and maturity finally :eek: :) don't lose all the temper though ;)

PennyThePenguin
10-23-2004, 04:10 PM
Nope. Will only be shown the next day :mad:

All coverages on football, so many channels showing football on my tv :mad:

u're KIDDING!!!!!!!!!!! nnnoooooo....i though i saw an ad saying they were showing it tomorrow??? damn.,.i'll go check my listings...then again...we get the same feed right? BLOODY EPL!!!!!!

BLOODY CABLE!! AND THEY HAD THE AUDACITY TO RAISE MY SUBSCRIPTION FEES!!!

RonE
10-23-2004, 04:13 PM
Great job by Marat :worship:

People tend to underestimate hippos- they appear to be lazy and slow but when they are provoked they are deadly and powerful. Keep it up :banana: :banana: :banana:

lsy
10-23-2004, 04:13 PM
u're KIDDING!!!!!!!!!!! nnnoooooo....i though i saw an ad saying they were showing it tomorrow??? damn.,.i'll go check my listings...then again...we get the same feed right? BLOODY EPL!!!!!!

BLOODY CABLE!! AND THEY HAD THE AUDACITY TO RAISE MY SUBSCRIPTION FEES!!!

:tape: :tape did I just make you losing sleep tonight...:tape:

But yeah we're not getting it LIVE tomorrow, scoreboard staring it is.

yanchr
10-23-2004, 04:17 PM
I would love Roger to share the cake with Marat and David!
just a small fraction to add some fun ;)

ytben
10-23-2004, 04:18 PM
Great job by Marat :worship:

People tend to underestimate hippos- they appear to be lazy and slow but when they are provoked they are deadly and powerful. Keep it up :banana: :banana: :banana:

:lol: Perfect analogy Ron. Hippoes have been known to kill more people in Africa than lions afterall. So never underestimate them

tall_one
10-23-2004, 04:20 PM
Will this secure Marat for the Masters Cup?
no, but it gets his chances up to about 85%, if he wins he will jump over Henman and take the 6th sport in the rankings

PennyThePenguin
10-23-2004, 04:21 PM
:tape: :tape did I just make you losing sleep tonight...:tape:

But yeah we're not getting it LIVE tomorrow, scoreboard staring it is.

:wavey: naaahhh...won't lose sleep over it. lol... already lost too much sleep the past two nights watching it live. hahaha... 2am is no joke i tell u.

tape it is then...ah well... semis tmr too....gosh i need to stock up on tape

Bibir
10-23-2004, 04:28 PM
:lol: Perfect analogy Ron. Hippoes have been known to kill more people in Africa than lions afterall. So never underestimate them

:eek: :eek: ...Really??...I thought hippos were peaceful....
Okay...Marat...kill Nalby tomorrow !!!! :banana: :banana:

shortie
10-23-2004, 04:35 PM
Go Marat! Yay! I'm so happy I finally get to see him play and maybe even win... haven't actually see him win something on t.v. before.

Bibir
10-23-2004, 04:35 PM
wow...you're right...they're not peaceful at all !!! :( ;)

http://www.marlaine.com/personal/africa/Crater/HippoFight.JPG

ataptc
10-23-2004, 04:35 PM
:woohoo: now keep your head together tomorrow! :D

WHAT?!?!?! no live coverage tomorrow?!?! :fiery: yet another star sports hater here. damn football. never liked it..

BLOODY CABLE!! AND THEY HAD THE AUDACITY TO RAISE MY SUBSCRIPTION FEES!!!

my sentiments exactly :fiery: :shout:

ktwtennis
10-23-2004, 04:42 PM
YAY!!! Go Marat!

mitalidas
10-23-2004, 04:52 PM
Maybe Peter Lundgren's influence is finally having an effect, eh
Lets give him a little credit.. just a little

Havok
10-23-2004, 04:54 PM
Marat was stunning today

must have been the models :tape: he was inspired.

thats the 1st Marat match the models have done, and Marat wasnt distracted :lol:
Why would he get distracted? Those models are nothing spectacular, and they're wearing skirts the length grannies wear them.:o and they need help wearing better bras, their boobs should be more perky and higher up if they are indeed models.;)

Bubble
10-23-2004, 04:58 PM
Marat was stunning today

must have been the models :tape: he was inspired.

thats the 1st Marat match the models have done, and Marat wasnt distracted :lol:


yeah, he must have thought " I must win to impress the models" :p

Well done Oaf:)

tennischick
10-23-2004, 05:01 PM
didn't see this match but watched the replay of Agassi-Robredo and i am not surprised he lost. he has no business letting Tommy push him to 3 sets.

congrats to Marat. hope i get to see some highlights at least! ;)

Mrs. B
10-23-2004, 05:02 PM
i like both players so i'll be happy whoever wins tomorrow. hope it's gonna be a good match! :)

Vamos, Marat & David!!!

jmp
10-23-2004, 05:45 PM
This is great! I would really like to see Marat performing so well. But, reading about his surge here is fantastic!

:woohoo::bounce: :woohoo: :bounce: :woohoo: :bounce: :woohoo: :bounce:

superpinkone37
10-23-2004, 05:53 PM
i liked both andre and marat, but i actually thought andre would win. oh well, im glad marat won anyways now. now, if only he could keep his head together for tomorrows match...

Lucie
10-23-2004, 06:35 PM
congrats marat! and good luck in the final :)

maratski
10-23-2004, 06:52 PM
Andre :sad:
He definitely had his chances in the 2nd set, was up 4-2 in the TB but lost the next 5 points :mad:
At least he is playing Stockholm next week to get more points for the TMC.
Safin had better win the title now and not put up a poor effort like in the AO :rolleyes:

Seen the circumstances, AO final was definitely not a poor effort by Marat :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

maratski
10-23-2004, 06:52 PM
yeah, he must have thought " I must win to impress the models" :p

Well done Oaf:)

You took the words right out of my mouth ;)

-sOfia-
10-23-2004, 06:59 PM
Marat!!!
Great Job..

I♥PsY@Mus!c
10-23-2004, 07:02 PM
I am dying now,Andre. :tears::sad:

merle
10-23-2004, 07:35 PM
Why would he get distracted? Those models are nothing spectacular, and they're wearing skirts the length grannies wear them.:o and they need help wearing better bras, their boobs should be more perky and higher up if they are indeed models.;)

LOL Naldo the expert! :lol: :rolls:

maratski
10-23-2004, 07:43 PM
LOL Naldo the expert! :lol: :rolls:

I think he's an expert in underwear models only. I won't call Naomi, Tyra, Claudia or Cindy perky ;)

Havok
10-23-2004, 07:54 PM
I think he's an expert in underwear models only. I won't call Naomi, Tyra, Claudia or Cindy perky ;)
At least they wear proper fitting bras.:)

Havok
10-23-2004, 07:55 PM
Seen the circumstances, AO final was definitely not a poor effort by Marat :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
After that first set tie-breaker, it was a poor effort from him.

maratski
10-23-2004, 07:58 PM
At least they wear proper fitting bras.:)

That's true!

maratski
10-23-2004, 07:59 PM
After that first set tie-breaker, it was a poor effort from him.

Those matches against Andy and Andre took all the energy out of him. Both physically and mentally he was dead after the semis. Not so surprising seeing how long he was out.

merle
10-23-2004, 08:08 PM
Guys, IF, I mean, IF he had won the 1st set TB in the AO final the whole history might have been different, no? :o He just had no energy to fight 4 more sets and he realized that. I'm not saying Fed would have given up after losing the 1st set but Marat would have fought harder.... but that was definitely not a bad final from Marat! :kiss:

Havok
10-23-2004, 08:12 PM
Yes I know he was drained from beating both Roddick and Agassi in epic 5 set matches, but he was in complete tank mode after that tie-breaker.

merle
10-23-2004, 08:19 PM
Yes I know he was drained from beating both Roddick and Agassi in epic 5 set matches, but he was in complete tank mode after that tie-breaker.

Can you blame him? JesusFed the bagel'er! :angel: He realized Fed was too good on that day!
BTW he didn't get bageled! ;) Honestly, don't mean to hurt you!

maratski
10-23-2004, 09:33 PM
Marat might have tanked in some matches in the past, but imho that was not the case in the AO final. Wimbledon 2004 on the other hand...;)

Jogg
10-23-2004, 09:34 PM
:yeah: well done Marat. Hope he wins tomorrow

Chloe le Bopper
10-23-2004, 09:58 PM
At least they wear proper fitting bras.:)
I'm no expert, but I would assume that the models are wearing sports bras... not lacy push up bras. Hence their boobs not looking quite up to par with those of underwear models...

Being a non expert on boobs here, I can say that mine certainly look different from bra to bra.

J. Corwin
10-23-2004, 10:01 PM
Another chance lost :(...ah he's saving himself up for Houston. Old sneaky one. ;)

BaselineSmash
10-23-2004, 10:40 PM
Another chance lost :(...ah he's saving himself up for Houston. Old sneaky one. ;)

What chance? He could only stand there as Safin's backhand-down-the-line winners came whizzing by.

merle
10-24-2004, 09:25 AM
What chance? He could only stand there as Safin's backhand-down-the-line winners came whizzing by.

Oh yeah, lovely description BaselineSmash! :yeah: I LOOOOOOOOOOOOVE Marat's BH!!!!!!!!!! :angel: :hearts: :hearts:

Boludo
10-24-2004, 09:32 AM
Yes, the backhand down the line was a thing of beauty and Baldy could only wish he had a shot that good.

RonE
10-24-2004, 09:51 AM
Yes, the backhand down the line was a thing of beauty and Baldy could only wish he had a shot that good.

His BH down the line used to be very explosive in his prime years, but we are seeing less and less of it these days.

Eruwen
10-24-2004, 09:51 AM
Good job Marat! Good luck in the final today! :yeah:

Boludo
10-24-2004, 09:53 AM
His BH down the line used to be very explosive in his prime years, but we are seeing less and less of it these days.

He has been done with that shot for years, and he doesn't have it anymore. I loved how Kucera and Rios handled Agassi and Corretja at his best gave it to Agassi as well.

Daniel
10-24-2004, 10:14 AM
Well done Marat :yeah:

Andrew.
10-24-2004, 01:22 PM
Marat :yeah:

Agassi :( Looks like he won't be going to the Masters.