Marat Safin beats Lleyton Hewitt 6-4 7-6

11-05-2004, 06:42 PM
Safin served for the match at 6-4 5-4 got broken then was 2 set points down at 5-6 and just scraped through the 2nd set

Marat's ultra confident currently :)

11-05-2004, 06:44 PM
Congrats Marat! :bounce: keep it up! :yeah:

11-05-2004, 06:48 PM
GO Marat GO!!! :yeah:

11-05-2004, 06:58 PM
Plenty of amazing winners from Marat today :)
Peter Lundgren couldn't stop smiling at marat's winners today;


well done safin. :)

11-05-2004, 07:00 PM

11-05-2004, 07:02 PM
Way to go Marat! :yeah:

11-05-2004, 07:32 PM

11-05-2004, 07:46 PM
Great Marat :D :)

11-05-2004, 07:47 PM
Still feeling a bit :sad: because it's the end of the season and David's injured again :sad: , but I thoroughly enjoyed this match. Marat was excellent - some fantastic passing shots and great groundstrokes. I enjoyed Lleyton's performance too - congrats to both.

11-05-2004, 08:08 PM
Go Safin :bounce: :bounce:
Marat played well today, and if he contineus playing like this it will be a second masters shield in a months time. Hopefully he plays well in Housten too, cause the perfect scenario for the housten final still is a Safin\Federer final... :devil:

11-05-2004, 08:10 PM
According to the rumors (gossips), Lleyton dating Tatiana Golovin... :eek:

11-05-2004, 08:18 PM
According to the rumors (gossips), Lleyton dating Tatiana Golovin... :eek:

She's hot, he's not :eek: :eek: :eek:

11-05-2004, 08:24 PM
According to the rumors (gossips), Lleyton dating Tatiana Golovin... :eek:

Didn't take him long to recover from splitting from the woman he was planning to marry did it :angel:

11-05-2004, 08:29 PM
Well, I told you it was Marat's turn to win! :banana:

11-05-2004, 08:30 PM
lleyton :bigcry:

11-05-2004, 08:49 PM
Congratulations Marat, he's really awesome right now. I can't believe he's actually looking mentally strong :eek:

11-05-2004, 09:34 PM
:woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:

Just when you least expect it, Marat turns it on!!! I only saw up until 4-3 in the 3rd. Got broken when serving for the match- that shouldn't cause too much alarm since Hewitt can do that with regularity to opponents.

Now come on Marat, win your 2nd TMS in a row and follow through with a good showing in Houston to cap the year off. A year which started out great, was mediocre and at times below-par in the middle, but seems it will finish in a blaze of glory :yeah:

11-05-2004, 09:38 PM
Congratulations Marat!
I would have loved to see this match, but I was at school :mad:

11-05-2004, 09:45 PM
Congrats, Marat :bigclap: I hope he will win this tournament :)

11-05-2004, 10:07 PM
Well done to Marat, after not having had such a good year in between, he really has turned things around. Now it is for him to win the tournament.

11-05-2004, 10:50 PM
Its so nice to see Marat turn it around like this, and play this well. I hope he wins here at Paris too, sweep the indoor masters events. :)

11-05-2004, 10:54 PM
I hope this is the match that TSN is gonna show at midnight tonight.:)

11-05-2004, 11:17 PM
Marat you're the best :bigclap: I hope you win this TMS too :D

11-05-2004, 11:29 PM
MARAT! :bounce: :hearts:

11-05-2004, 11:34 PM
According to the rumors (gossips), Lleyton dating Tatiana Golovin... :eek:

GO SON! :)

oh, and congrats to Safin...wouldve liked to be able to see the match

11-05-2004, 11:34 PM
Like the commentors were saying, 'Marat's temperment is so much more focused when he starts playing the top's only when he plays lesser mortals that rackets start breaking'

Looking really good...go Marat get no.2 rank by end of year

11-05-2004, 11:42 PM
:bigclap: Go Marat, hope he goes on to win the tourny :yeah:

11-05-2004, 11:43 PM
congratulationssssssss!!! :bounce:
:clap2: :clap2:
kick 2 more a$$e$ and win this tournie!!!! haha

11-06-2004, 12:43 AM
Well done, Marat! Lleyton will just have to wait a week to catch the Duck in the race.

11-06-2004, 02:04 AM
well done hippo :D :woohoo: :yeah:

bad gambler
11-06-2004, 03:23 AM
as an australian i'm very disappointed that hewitt lost

but i think its best that he puts the defeat behind him, perform well in houston and regroup for the aus open 2004.

in any case he has already had a good year

11-06-2004, 04:33 AM
Good fight guys:D!

11-06-2004, 05:25 AM
This was a incredible nervous match!!! :eek:

I almost was incapable of breathe in the second half of the second set :)

But in the end of the day, Safin raises his tennis to a level unattainable to Hewitt.

Keeps playing this amazing, incredible beautiful tennis! :cool:

11-06-2004, 06:20 AM
well done Marat :D

11-06-2004, 09:52 AM
:yeah: :yeah: :yeah: Marat !!!

Horatio Caine
11-06-2004, 01:06 PM
Damn! I wanted Potato to win and promptly lose the next match!

11-06-2004, 02:30 PM
Congrats to Marat for winning and to Lleyton for trying to get back to business immedietly.

On a funny note, I just saw a CNN news update that read:
"World No.2 Martin Safin def. Lleyton Hewitt 6-4 7-6 in Paris Quarterfinals." :lol:

11-06-2004, 05:26 PM
Not really a surprise. When Marat is on, Lleyton has to be at his very best to beat him. For me, Marat is the real number 2 in men's tennis.

11-06-2004, 08:35 PM
I agree with you there. Marat's the real #2. He just needs to keep his cool like he's been doing and he'll be #2. He's got deep reserves of natural talent and power and is one of the few players who have the talent to challenge Federer. Lleyton looked powerless against Marat. Marat was just too good on that day. Marat said you have to be very focused to beat Lleyton. Well despite a few blips like losing the first match point against Lleyton and opening the door to give Lleyton 2 set points, Marat fought back and won in two sets showing that he's focused. Hopefully he'll be able to keep his cool next year. I have to admit though that indoors carpet is Marat's surface and he's fared well against Lleyton on indoor carpet before, but outdoors on different surfaces the rivalry is closer.