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Let's talk about 2005!

Bibir
11-30-2004, 08:55 PM
Return to a tennis thread...the main subject! ;)

So what do you think?...He'll do well or very well?

Can he win another slam this year? Which one?

Can he beat Roger?...Can he be beaten by Andy? :o

.............

:wavey:

MissPovaFan
11-30-2004, 09:01 PM
I think Safin will improve during 2005 and will emerge as Federer's main rival! Hewitt and Roddick clearly have no chance against him so it could be up to Safin I feel :) I think if he has a good clay court season then he will finish as world number 2.

Tennis Fool
11-30-2004, 09:03 PM
Bea, where's your avatar from?
Safin will be #2 in 2005, if he stays focused and doesn't get injured. :D

maratski
11-30-2004, 09:17 PM
He's going to win Wimbledon!

MissPovaFan
11-30-2004, 09:20 PM
He's going to win Wimbledon!

hehe I wouldn't go that far :p But I hope Safin does put in a better effort on grass than he did this year.

Bibir
11-30-2004, 09:38 PM
My av is from Miami 2004...not from caribbean 2004 ;)
correction: probably from 2002.
http://www.safinator.org/images/20040409185206_22_1b.jpg


I think he can win Roland Garros next year, if he stays focused during the two weeks...and without "blisters" injury.
He can play well on clay...and he likes so much the tournament...FO + Bercy (in the pocket)...He'll be the king of Paris.:banana:

I'm not sure about Roger but I think that FO will be his main goal next year... hard...very hard.

brazuca5copas
11-30-2004, 09:38 PM
I'd like to see Marat win Roland Garros, but I know it's hard , have a lot great players on clay like Ferrero, Moya, Guga etc... But I still believe !

MissPovaFan
11-30-2004, 09:40 PM
I'm not sure about Roger but I think that FO will be his main goal next year... hard...very hard.

hmmm I dont think Federer will win it - if he struggled like he did against Kuerten then I dont fancy his chances to be honest.

Bibir
11-30-2004, 09:51 PM
We know Roger can play very well on clay...And this year he struggled against a perfect gustavo...really motivated by the "almost home" crowd.

Crystal702
11-30-2004, 10:30 PM
Quick question: What caused those blisters??

And, I, too, believe he will be #2 in 2005!

Aurora
11-30-2004, 10:42 PM
You crack me up, Ilhame! I think I would have to worship Peter a god if that happens.

Important to not have such deep lows as last year and I'm confident he won't, although oafish hiccups can surely happen but not for long.
Roland Garros ... yeah that would be The One for sure.

I have to get back on this.


[btw Bea, that pic is from before 2004, not?]

Jennay
11-30-2004, 11:32 PM
I have been lurking Marat's forum for a couple of weeks now, time to post ;) :banana:

I think 2005 will be a great year for Marat (God willing with no injuries) since he ended this one on such a high note. :) He has good chances at AO, RG, and USO, so he could definitely take one home. I personally think he will be the best rival for Federer, and that him and Andy will have a great matches as well. :D

PennyThePenguin
12-01-2004, 01:02 AM
yeah hanneke>>> pic's from 2002 probably..not this year.

and marat. for me, i'd like him to win RG ;)

merle
12-01-2004, 06:51 AM
Quick question: What caused those blisters??


In Paris he said he doesn't know, had never happened to him before (blisters like these), it was very strange indeed. I don't know if they found out something later. It might have been something that caused some allergic reaction or something.... or just from sweating and suddenly playing so much.... who knows. He has pretty delicate skin it seems.

chocc0
12-01-2004, 06:59 AM
i'll kiss his beautiful skin better!

*Ljubica*
12-01-2004, 08:20 AM
I think 2005 will be a great year for Marat and he can finish the year at Number 2. I think he has a great chance of winning the Australian Open to start the New Year well :)

maratski
12-01-2004, 12:00 PM
I really think Marat can win Wimbledon one day. We all know that when Marat sets his mind on things, then he's dangerous. He has a big serve, he can volley and Lleyton proved that you can win Wimbly without playing serve and volley, so there is hope. If Peter talks to Marat and makes him realise he shouldn't give up on grasscourt tennis, then he'll do fine. He has made it to the quarters there before and lost a tight 4 setter to Goran, something he definitely shouldn't be ashamed of and something that wasn't just a LUCKY thing.

Kiara
12-01-2004, 12:13 PM
the "i cant play on grass" thing is an "all in the head" thing ;)

Ilhame you're right, he has a great game for grass, heck, with a half decent draw he might even win. and besides it's nonsensical to say that he doesnt have a chance to win wimbledon after having made the quarters...

merle
12-01-2004, 12:29 PM
He has made it to the quarters there before and lost a tight 4 setter to Goran, something he definitely shouldn't be ashamed of and something that wasn't just a LUCKY thing.

I totally agree, too shame he himself doesn't think so. Maybe Peter will be able to convince him oterwise. Marat seems to trust Peter a lot, besides he coached JesusFed to his 1st Wimby title so I hope Marat will be convinced he can do the same. :angel: That would be awesome, wouldn't it!!!! :worship: :worship:

Aurora
12-01-2004, 12:50 PM
why has nobody mentioned the Grand Slam yet? :confused: :confused: ;)

Bibir
12-01-2004, 01:52 PM
yeah hanneke>>> pic's from 2002 probably..not this year.

oops...right! :o

I have been lurking Marat's forum for a couple of weeks now, time to post ;) :banana:
:banana:

I personally think he will be the best rival for Federer, and that him and Andy will have a great matches as well. :D
I hope too. :hug:...but I don't want to see "7/6 6/7 7/6" anymore! too hard for my small body. :awww:

~EMiLiTA~
12-01-2004, 01:53 PM
I think he could definitely win the Aus Open!!! Hope he can do it!!!

Bibir
12-01-2004, 02:16 PM
And what about his schedule?...I stole the "possible" schedule on tgfr....He didn't reduce it yet visibly! ;)

Please note this is not a definitive nor definite schedule; it is merely an estimation. The schedule below was a result of a conversation between a friend of Safinno1's & Marat that took place in Moscow 2004.

Jan1-8 Hopman Cup

Jan. 17-30 Australian Open :angel:

Feb. 21-27 Dubai

Feb. 28-Mar. 6 Davis Cup I

Mar. 7-20 Indian Wells

Mar. 21-Apr. 3 Miami

Apr. 11-17 Monte-Carlo

Apr. 18-24 Barcelona

Apr. 25-May 1 Estoril

May 2-8 Rome

May 9-15 Hamburg

May 16-22 ARAG ATP World Team Championship-Düsseldorf

May 23-June 5 Roland Garros :banana:

June 13-19 's-Hertogenbosch

June 20-July 3 Wimbledon :o

July 11-17 Davis Cup II

Aug. 1-7 Sopot

Aug. 8-14 Montréal

Aug. 15-21 Cincinnati

Aug. 29-Sep. 11 US Open :cool:

Sep. 12-18 Beijing

Sep. 19-25 Davis Cup III

Sep. 26-Oct. Bangkok

Oct. 10-16 Moscow

Oct. 17-23 Madrid

Oct. 24-30 St. Petersburg

Oct. 31-Nov. 6 Paris :kiss:

Nov. 12-20 Tennis Masters Cup Shanghai :D

Nov. 28-Dec. 4 Davis Cup Final

JuanChuffy007
12-01-2004, 02:57 PM
Great thread Bea :p.

Anyway, I think Marat will do very well next year. I think he can beat Federer, he's got a huge chance.
I'm not sure whether he'll win RG next year, JC will be back next year... so...
Australian Open on the other hand... great chance! GO MARAT!

maratski
12-01-2004, 04:43 PM
His name is on the homepage of the tournament in Marseille and I wonder if he really commited to the tournament or not. It's a week before Rottredam and I want him to skip Marseille and come to Rotterdam instead ;)

JuanChuffy007
12-01-2004, 07:49 PM
His name is on the homepage of the tournament in Marseille and I wonder if he really commited to the tournament or not. It's a week before Rottredam and I want him to skip Marseille and come to Rotterdam instead ;)

Hehhehe me too. It's in Holland so... :D :D

Aurora
12-01-2004, 09:01 PM
A schedule like that has a fan wishing for some first round oaf crashes. ;) Nicely scheduled at the right tournament of course.

Carolinita
12-02-2004, 12:49 AM
I feel he will win AO....I don't know why, but I feel...secondly, I think he can win RG....In any case, I'm sure he will have an excellent season 2005

VAMOS MARAT DE CARA AL 2005!! :bigclap:

Leena
12-02-2004, 01:03 AM
I think he'll start being an idiot again around Miami, and drop out of the Top 10 by TMC.

Wednesday Addams
12-02-2004, 09:20 AM
I want Marat to be no. 1, not no. 2. :p

junekidd
12-03-2004, 06:12 AM
cos it is Bea that opens this thread. I am optimistic on 2005. ;)
I am dreaming a Hippo-Guga RG final. (but if it really happens, I do not know who I will support... :p )
still, I hope he could win AO, which is my fav tournament. :angel:
I agree with Ilhame. Marat will win Wimbley one day. why not! :rocker:

chocc0
12-03-2004, 07:25 AM
cos it is Bea that opens this thread. I am optimistic on 2005. ;)
I am dreaming a Hippo-Guga RG final. (but if it really happens, I do not know who I will support... :p )
still, I hope he could win AO, which is my fav tournament. :angel:
I agree with Ilhame. Marat will win Wimbley one day. why not! :rocker:

I also believe Marat will win wimby one day

Kiara
12-03-2004, 10:12 AM
His name is on the homepage of the tournament in Marseille and I wonder if he really commited to the tournament or not. It's a week before Rottredam and I want him to skip Marseille and come to Rotterdam instead ;)

he's always played Rotterdam for as long as I can remember, except for last year, he should play it anyway, it's worth way more points and money than Marseille no?.

lol! at that schedule...is Marat planning to take a break at all before RG ;) ?

:o WTC is pointless, and no one cares.

chocc0
12-03-2004, 10:14 AM
does anyone know if he is playing sydney? because then i can follow....i mean admire him from a far for a week

Kiara
12-03-2004, 10:17 AM
he's not on the commitments list for sydney

tall_one
12-03-2004, 12:00 PM
...I am dreaming a Hippo-Guga RG final. (but if it really happens, I do not know who I will support... :p )...
I think i would die happy if that would happen :hearts: I think I'd cheer for Marat more since Guga has won it 3 times already but i'd be happy no matter who won

Shadow
12-03-2004, 01:34 PM
lol! at that schedule...is Marat planning to take a break at all before RG ;) ?

I think its a smart scedule. Marat has always been criticiced for playing too many tourneys, but this time he planned the scedule together with Peter, who also said before that Marat will play less tourneys in 2005.

:o WTC is pointless, and no one cares.

I do :p (will attend the tourney, and finally after 2 years Russia will play here again)

Kiara
12-03-2004, 03:14 PM
good for you :p

wtc is not pointless I take that back,but the scheduling of it is a tad dumb. However, it's a fun event/playing for your country/good preparatin for RG and blah blah blah, and im glad Russia qualified this time around :yeah:

I fail to see how playing 7 tournaments back to back is smart :confused: anyway thats just and estimate (or a guesstimate... if you consider the source)

According to the guesstimate, he's playing 's-Hertogenboschendenegenen, so Ilhame can propose to him then, if he doesnt go to Rotterdam ;)

Wednesday Addams
12-03-2004, 03:16 PM
According to the guesstimate, he's playing 's-Hertogenboschendenegenen, so Ilhame can propose to him then, if he doesnt go to Rotterdam ;)

:lol: :haha:

He'll say "YES!" anyway........ :p :angel:

maratski
12-03-2004, 03:31 PM
WTC is a good preparation for a guy like Marat, cause we know how he feels about pressure ;)

I'm still single so Marat HAS to come to Holland. Otherwise my life will be boring :angel:

Cat was in Paris and didn't ask Marat for a snog :fiery: ;)

maratski
12-03-2004, 03:35 PM
btw Kiara I will reply to your pm this weekend. I haven't come around to it yet :o

Wednesday Addams
12-03-2004, 03:38 PM
Cat was in Paris and didn't ask Marat for a snog :fiery: ;)
That's good, cos now you can do it! :devil: ;)

PennyThePenguin
12-04-2004, 01:48 AM
where's Cat anyway...shouldn't she be back by now?

tall_one
12-04-2004, 07:22 AM
no idea Jiat :( I'm about ready to call her house and ask, but if she isn't there i'm outta luck, Michel (her dad) doesn't speak any english and i haven't spoken any french in years so I think I'll wait a little longer. :o Hopefully she pops up before i embarass myself by attemping to speak french with her dad

PennyThePenguin
12-04-2004, 11:23 PM
awww....call her dad... call her dad ;)

Kiara
12-05-2004, 10:08 AM
Rumour has it that Marat will be training at Mensua's academy for 2 weeks in december :cool:

Bibir
12-05-2004, 10:41 AM
he's in Valencia?....Time to change my sig...thanks for the info.


Nicki <<<<I can help you for the french part with daddy

PennyThePenguin
12-05-2004, 03:17 PM
in valencia? cool! nicki mentioned that dina was in valencia too...:D

merle
12-05-2004, 04:09 PM
in valencia? cool! nicki mentioned that dina was in valencia too...:D

WOW, you're all so well informed! Where do you know all this?

Kiara
12-05-2004, 05:08 PM
it was posted on the Safinator messageboard I just copied it and posted it over here :smoke: , funny how some posters think Marats going Valencia to hook up with Silvia :retard:

As for Dina she lives and trains in Valencia (but dont tell Myskina that ;) ) and Marat still visits his dentist in Valencia or sth :cool:

Bibir
12-05-2004, 05:57 PM
funny how some posters think Marats going Valencia to hook up with Silvia :retard:
:silly:

As for Dina she lives and trains in Valencia (but dont tell Myskina that ;) ) and Marat still visits his dentist in Valencia or sth :cool:
:haha:
you're a great reporter Kiara! :smoke: What a scoop! Marat still visits his dentist in Valencia!!! ;) :banana:
He did a great job...I love his smile. :D

Shadow
12-05-2004, 06:02 PM
Marat once said the dentist in Valencia is the only one he trusts so... ;)

merle
12-05-2004, 06:06 PM
Oh yeah, I have also only 1 dentist I trust! That's for sure!! Otherwise it would be too scary to go to the dentist! Brrrrr!

Bibir
12-05-2004, 06:42 PM
Marat once said the dentist in Valencia is the only one he trusts so... ;)
hopefully he's rich enough to go to Valencia! ;) ...lucky him!

JuanChuffy007
12-05-2004, 08:18 PM
Rumour has it that Marat will be training at Mensua's academy for 2 weeks in december :cool:

Thanks for the info :)

andyroxmysox12191
12-05-2004, 10:31 PM
I've liked Marat since earlier this year and I always meant to post here, but I was a bit afraid(still am kinda cause I'm kinda shy sometimes). After some pushing from someone, I'm gonna post now. :) Now, I'm gonna stop sounding like an idiot. lol
I really think Marat is gonna do great in 2005. He really did improve this year and he's most likely to give almost everyone, including Roger maybe, a run for their money. Really hope it happens cause he has a great game and he deserves it. :)

PennyThePenguin
12-05-2004, 11:40 PM
MANI!!! THIEF!!! FINALLY! :hug:

Marat once said the dentist in Valencia is the only one he trusts so... ;)
thought it was dina that said that of marat. but it's all the same. marat has to tell dina who has to tell us.;)

Wednesday Addams
12-06-2004, 04:10 PM
Marat once said the dentist in Valencia is the only one he trusts so... ;)

:lol:

Hi, Mani!!!!!!!!!!! Welcome! :wavey:

bubulldon
12-06-2004, 06:37 PM
it's hard to not see marat play!!!!but a break is necessary!!!but I would like to know how many time a tennis player can not play in holiday?They can't play all the time of the year!!!they stop their game sometime?(sorrry sorry sorry if my english is not good but you know french people are bad to learn different language so......if I have made some mistakes sorry and tell me please how make progress in englishh....) :rolleyes:

tall_one
12-07-2004, 10:55 AM
:wavey: Hi Bubulldon! :hug:

Kiara
12-08-2004, 04:02 PM
:wavey:

Dinara-

"Did Marat give you something on your last birthday?"

- "No. He generally does not have the habit to make gifts. Only for the New Year's Eve. In the childhood my brother gave me a golden ring with a heart. And last year – a necklace with a small diamond."

- "Do you often see your brother or only on the telephone?"

- "No, he flies often to us. One week before Sopot he came to us."

- "He wanted to support you?"
- "Actually he had to go to the dentist..." (:lol:)

- "But did he say to you something before such a tournament?"

- "He said: "Relax, sister. Play and get your pleasure!""

- "Do you throw your rackets like your brother?"

- "Yeah, but rarely. I try to control myself..."

- "Forgive me the indiscreet but does Marat treat his teeth only in Valencia?"

- "No, just his favorite dentist is here. He doesn't trust someone else."

Bibir
12-08-2004, 09:30 PM
Thanks Kiara! :banana:

I suppose that his spanish dentist is very experienced...hipoo teeth! :devil:

http://www.boneclones.com/images/KO_006S_WEB.jpg

Jessi
12-09-2004, 02:16 AM
thanks for that Kiara!

too funny that Marat has a favorite dentist... wonder what her name is? ;)

merle
12-09-2004, 09:47 AM
Maybe it's he? ;)