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Marat the Master in Paris

maratski
11-07-2004, 03:33 PM
He won 6-3 7-6 6-3 to become the first ever man to win back to back indoor TMS titles :woohoo:

Domino
11-07-2004, 03:34 PM
Hell yeah, what a run OAF!!!

Mmmm, Vcash delux, this rocks!

Time to push for world number 2.

maratski
11-07-2004, 03:35 PM
I got a lot of vCash on this one too :cool:

Elam
11-07-2004, 03:36 PM
Congratulations Safin!
Well done!

SaFed2005
11-07-2004, 03:37 PM
woo hoo

:aparty:

tondinh
11-07-2004, 03:38 PM
OK, I just joined this board. Why do you guys call him OAF? :devil:

RonE
11-07-2004, 03:39 PM
:woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:

ataptc
11-07-2004, 03:41 PM
back to back indoor titles!! major cause for celebration!! :woohoo: :woohoo:

TheBoiledEgg
11-07-2004, 03:44 PM
Marat :banana: :D :)
been some two weeks :D :)

now win in Houston too
that will just cap it off and give all hell to mattress mac :banana:

Purple Rainbow
11-07-2004, 03:44 PM
OK, I just joined this board. Why do you guys call him OAF? :devil:

As I understand an Oaf stands for a stupid person, which is used to refer to Marats ability to waste golden opportunities and to lose to players 3 times as bad as he is (oafing).
However, Safin hasn't oafed a lot, lately!
Great victory Marat! I didn't know you're the first to win back to back indoor TMS titles!

CassL
11-07-2004, 03:47 PM
Congrats Marat! Even though he played such a horrile 2nd set. It was miracle he won that one.

Bilbo
11-07-2004, 03:49 PM
As I said 2 weeks ago in Madrid Marat will win TMS Paris :yeah:

RonE
11-07-2004, 03:49 PM
As I understand an Oaf stands for a stupid person, which is used to refer to Marats ability to waste golden opportunities and to lose to players 3 times as bad as he is (oafing).
However, Safin hasn't oafed a lot, lately!
Great victory Marat! I didn't know you're the first to win back to back indoor TMS titles!

It is also an acronym OAF- which stands for "Only A Fan", meaning only true fans of Safin can survive this mental rollercoaster without getting a heart attack in the process.

Incidentally, it was funny that being up a break in set #2, Safin dropped his serve right after Stepanek had put on a headband- he must have thought it was Federer for a moment and lost his concentration.

maratski
11-07-2004, 03:51 PM
It also stands for Oooooooooohhhhhhh Aaaaaaaaaaahhhhhh why the F*ck did he play another dropshot, said in a frustrating tone while watching him play ;)

Vass
11-07-2004, 03:57 PM
Incidentally, it was funny that being up a break in set #2, Safin dropped his serve right after Stepanek had put on a headband- he must have thought it was Federer for a moment and lost his concentration.
:lol: I can't good-rep you today, but expect one later...
Actually he would have concentrated more against Federer. Might have seen a better set.... :wavey:

Thank you Marat for a brilliant couple of weeks. One might have thought that you can get through atleast one indoor season without ruling it, but no... as it turns out, you're still the King, with no intention of getting off the throne. Great!

Lady
11-07-2004, 04:04 PM
:banana: Yay, Marat!! :woohoo:

TaTaaa
11-07-2004, 04:08 PM
woooooooooooooooohoooooooooo :woohoo:
VIVA MARAT!!!!!!!!!!!!
King in Paris already!!! :yippee:

Congratulations MARAT!!! you deserve it!!! ;) :clap2: :clap2: :clap2:

Carolinita
11-07-2004, 04:11 PM
Well done Marat :bounce:
you're the best :yeah:
good luck in Master Cup!!!!!!!

tennischick
11-07-2004, 04:12 PM
i can't believe he's actually back! :hearts: congrats to Marat and Lundgren -- a winning team!

Pea
11-07-2004, 04:16 PM
Great job, Marat!

Cris
11-07-2004, 04:17 PM
Well Done Marat! :woohoo: :worship:

*Ljubica*
11-07-2004, 04:21 PM
Very many congratulations to Marat for winning back to back TMS titles (yes even if he did beat David to win one of them :devil: ), and for becoming only the second man ever to win 3 Paris titles. I thoroughly enjoyed this match - Stepanek played much better than expected to give a good account of himself, and good luck to him in 2005 too.

maratski
11-07-2004, 04:26 PM
Radek can be proud of himself and this is very good for his ranking :)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v290/MaratFan/51693623.jpg

jazz_girl
11-07-2004, 04:29 PM
Great win Marat!!! :banana: Congratulations! :yeah:
Radek played amazingly well as well, congratulations!

Satanic Pasteur
11-07-2004, 04:40 PM
Radek looked like a Ninja turtle :)
Where has disapeared Marta these days? :devil:

Havok
11-07-2004, 04:44 PM
:haha: That stupid tree trophy gets me every time.

Well done Marat on a second TMS win this season.:) Now how about we stop being an idiot and play great tennis for the majority of next year ok?:yeah:

Black Adam
11-07-2004, 04:47 PM
Great job marat! looking forward to houston and see ya make number 3 :yeah:

Mrs. B
11-07-2004, 04:59 PM
Congrats to Marat & to his fans! ;)

:yeah: well done to a hattrick in Paris!

tangerine_dream
11-07-2004, 05:04 PM
Marat doesn't look very happy in that picture. Is he in shock? ;)

Congrats to Marat on his back-to-back titles win. :bigclap: I wonder how much of his success can be attributed to Lundgren's coaching? Seems like Marat has finally found somebody who "gets" him and can work with him.

The No. 2 race just got a lot more interesting. :p

*Ljubica*
11-07-2004, 05:05 PM
:haha: That stupid tree trophy gets me every time.

Well done Marat on a second TMS win this season.:) Now how about we stop being an idiot and play great tennis for the majority of next year ok?:yeah:

I love the tree trophy - don't know why - just think it's really beautiful :)

jole
11-07-2004, 05:09 PM
Hah, did Radek really don a headband during the match? I bet it was golden accompanying his pelvic thrusts.

*Ljubica*
11-07-2004, 05:11 PM
Hah, did Radek really don a headband during the match? I bet it was golden accompanying his pelvic thrusts.

Yes - he did, - actually I thought it suited him - he looked better with it than without!

jole
11-07-2004, 05:13 PM
I've got to find a pic!

maratski
11-07-2004, 05:19 PM
Marat doesn't look very happy in that picture. Is he in shock? ;)

Congrats to Marat on his back-to-back titles win. :bigclap: I wonder how much of his success can be attributed to Lundgren's coaching? Seems like Marat has finally found somebody who "gets" him and can work with him.

The No. 2 race just got a lot more interesting. :p

Marat isn't good at posing for a pic ;)

Peter has a good effect on Marat and if you combine that with the fact that he's completely healthy, he can win :)

Fergie
11-07-2004, 05:23 PM
Well done Marat :worship:

Bubble
11-07-2004, 05:39 PM
Marat's focus and mental strength this week has been very very impressive... He and Peter are on the right track to success. :)

It's been a very good last few weeks for all Marat's fans. :lol:

loeliepoelie
11-07-2004, 05:40 PM
Incredible Marat!!! He deserved these back to back TMS wins!!! :banana:

Now kick some ass in Houston!!! I've got a feeling I will win tickets for it on eurosport! :haha:

Eruwen
11-07-2004, 06:16 PM
Go Marat, go Marat!! :banana:

Now kick some ass in Houston!!! I've got a feeling I will win tickets for it on eurosport! :haha: Sorry... I'm already getting those :p :lol:

jazz_girl
11-07-2004, 06:32 PM
I've got to find a pic!
Here you go:

Jessi
11-07-2004, 06:33 PM
:woohoo:

Congrats Marat! His 3rd Paris title, 5 TMS shield and the first player to win back to back indoor titles! :hatoff: :worship:

the cat
11-07-2004, 06:33 PM
Congrats to Marat on winning Paris again. :) He's playing well now but he's also playing too much tennis. I hope he take a week off so he can rest and get ready for Houston.

Jessi
11-07-2004, 06:36 PM
Cat, he'll have a week off. They're aren't any tournaments left ;)

User ID 4783
11-07-2004, 06:53 PM
:woohoo:

the cat
11-07-2004, 06:55 PM
Hi Jessi, I haven't seen you in a long time. :wavey:

merle
11-07-2004, 06:57 PM
It is also an acronym OAF- which stands for "Only A Fan", meaning only true fans of Safin can survive this mental rollercoaster without getting a heart attack in the process.

Incidentally, it was funny that being up a break in set #2, Safin dropped his serve right after Stepanek had put on a headband- he must have thought it was Federer for a moment and lost his concentration.

LMFAO @ the Fedex joke!!!!!!

And you're right about true Marat fans!!! :lol:

tennischick
11-07-2004, 07:00 PM
i had forgotten how silly that trophy looks. :lol:

jole
11-07-2004, 07:00 PM
Thanks jazz_girl. He looks quite flustered in the pic, but I'm sure he's pleased with making the finals of a Masters!

-sOfia-
11-07-2004, 07:18 PM
Marat! :bounce: :bounce:
Great run!!!!!!!!!!!! You deserve it ;)

Sjengster
11-07-2004, 07:29 PM
Bah. Where's Vinciguerra when you need him?

Jessi
11-07-2004, 07:42 PM
Bah. Where's Vinciguerra when you need him?


In my basement with Santoro :armed: :p

Jennay
11-07-2004, 08:05 PM
:yeah:

RonE
11-07-2004, 08:37 PM
In my basement with Santoro :armed: :p

Speaking of Santoro, I noticed Radek used a lot of different spins, dropshots and angles that really frustrated Safin at times- reminded me a lot of how Santoro always drives him nuts. So even more credit to Marat for being able to weather that storm :yeah:

Crazy_Fool
11-07-2004, 08:38 PM
Yes Marat congratulations!! :worship: :worship:

Jogg
11-07-2004, 08:46 PM
well done Marat :bigclap:

J. Corwin
11-07-2004, 09:06 PM
Congrats Marat. :yeah: I knew you could do it. Nice to see you come win these tournies that you're capable and deserving of winning. :cool:

tennischick
11-07-2004, 09:43 PM
Safin praised Radek a LOT in the post-match interview. nice match analysis by him -- listen to it on the ATP site.

Bibir
11-07-2004, 10:32 PM
http://www.igreetyou.com/files/My_Animated_Fireworks_S.GIF

star
11-07-2004, 11:09 PM
:hatoff: Marat!

and :yippee: for all the great Safin fans. :)

Fedex
11-08-2004, 12:09 AM
Marat :banana: :D :)
been some two weeks :D :)

now win in Houston too
that will just cap it off and give all hell to mattress mac :banana:
Anyone winning the tournement not named Roddick will be hell for Mac.

PennyThePenguin
11-08-2004, 12:23 AM
It also stands for Oooooooooohhhhhhh Aaaaaaaaaaahhhhhh why the F*ck did he play another dropshot, said in a frustrating tone while watching him play ;)

add the lob ilhame...that shot too...drives me nuts lol..... and i see u changed ur avvy ;)

Mr. Man
11-08-2004, 12:38 AM
Congrats Marat.

Billabong
11-08-2004, 02:55 AM
Marat is AWESOME:bounce:! He totally amazes me:D!

drf716
11-08-2004, 03:59 AM
:worship: :hearts: :kiss: :bounce: :lick: :lol: :clap2: :bigclap: :bowdown: :woohoo: :yippee: :crazy: :rocker2: :banana: :inlove:
MARAT, YOU DO THIS TO ME!!!

FryslanBoppe
11-08-2004, 05:20 AM
Anyone winning the tournement not named Roddick will be hell for Mac.

Too true.

Radek missed too many forehands, but congratulations to Marat, he played as well as he needed to against Radek, who had a great week and Marat is fast becoming the Bercy specialist with 3 titles there now.

Daniel
11-08-2004, 06:03 AM
Well done Marat :yeah: