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The OAF is back! Marat loses to Dent.

azinna
03-16-2005, 04:43 AM
:(

jmp
03-16-2005, 04:53 AM
I don't think Marat oafed. He was playing poorly. He couldn't play through it to get a win. Taylor played a fabulous serve and volley match. He was moving well, sticking his volleys, and getting enough serves in play to make it happen. The weight loss really paid off and Taylor looked great! Congratulations, Taylor! :D

I'm proud of Marat. He doesn't usually do well in these tournaments. He did his best and took his loss without giving up. He's my guy. So,

GO MARAT!! :D :D

mickymouse
03-16-2005, 04:54 AM
Dent volleyed really well today and won 100% of the points from his first serve in the second set. Safin, on the other hand, didn't serve well at all and made too many UEs. He should really have more friendly practice sessions with serve and volley players.

Fergie
03-16-2005, 04:54 AM
Marat :smash:

Dent :ras: :ras: :ras:

Chloe le Bopper
03-16-2005, 04:54 AM
TDENT 4EVA

Chloe le Bopper
03-16-2005, 04:55 AM
^^that was going to be the name of the thread, but oyu made it first :p

CassL
03-16-2005, 04:56 AM
Taylor on my hate list NOW. Well, not really, but I got so mad at this match. Marat was playing HORRIBLE, JUST HORRIBLE! Did you guys see his volleys? I don't think he made any point out of 20 attempts.

Auscon
03-16-2005, 05:00 AM
definitely a good start to the year for Taylor, defeating the #2 and 4 players

azinna
03-16-2005, 05:01 AM
^^that was going to be the name of the thread, but oyu made it first :p

disculpas, chloe.......pero necesitas post-ar muy rapido aqui...... :devil:

perrygreen
03-16-2005, 05:03 AM
Dent volleyed really well today and won 100% of the points from his first serve in the second set. Safin, on the other hand, didn't serve well at all and made too many UEs. He should really have more friendly practice sessions with serve and volley players.

I don't think Marat has a problem to deal with serve-volleyer. His loss is due to his poor play: incredibly horrible serve, forehand and volley :o . Dent played ok but not exceptionally well. It's Marat who lost it but he has never done well in this tournament :o .

In fact I didn't expect him to win at all and I don't think he will do well before RG :sad: .

As always, mental toughness was lacking in this match though he did not tank it.

tennischick
03-16-2005, 05:04 AM
Dent played well.

Bibir
03-16-2005, 05:05 AM
Well done Taylor DENT! :)


Marat, your misery is everyone else's entertainment....

tangerine_dream
03-16-2005, 05:05 AM
Dent volleyed so well tonight, he had his game face on for once and didn't melt. Huge win for him to take down the AO champion. :bigclap: I just hope he can continue to play well and finally get a win over Canas. :)

Fumus
03-16-2005, 05:05 AM
wow...Taylor...we all know how he is going to celebrate this win...lol


http://latakia.dyndns.org/~ruhl/images/pizza.jpeg

Smankyou
03-16-2005, 05:06 AM
Marat you nobhead.

jmp
03-16-2005, 05:07 AM
Taylor on my hate list NOW. Well, not really, but I got so mad at this match. Marat was playing HORRIBLE, JUST HORRIBLE! Did you guys see his volleys? I don't think he made any point out of 20 attempts.

His volleys got better later in the first and in the second when he kept having to save BPs. But, you're right. He missed a couple of very easy ones. Unfortunately, he was just off tonight. It happens.

PaulieM
03-16-2005, 05:08 AM
YAY TAYLOR!!!! :yippee:

CassL
03-16-2005, 05:16 AM
Marat? YOU SUCK! Baby, I still love you, but you're killing me here. I might have to give up on you and tennis for my poor health.

azinna
03-16-2005, 05:20 AM
Definitely off tonite. And though not a tank (not an official OAFing as we fans have come to know it), I certainly don't like Marat's continued inability to play well at certain important tournaments. He also has issues with pre-RG clay, Wimbledon, indoors except Paris. Hopefully the New and Improved Marat of 2005 should be on-form for most of these tournies, not just his faves.

MissMoJo
03-16-2005, 05:23 AM
Taylor : :bigclap: after he couldn't convert all those bp's i was sure he was gonna tank....and he doesn't look that bad on tv :p

li'l red
03-16-2005, 05:23 AM
marat! :sad:

perrygreen
03-16-2005, 05:24 AM
Marat? YOU SUCK! Baby, I still love you, but you're killing me here. I might have to give up on you and tennis for my poor health.

When everybody expects him to win, he will lose. When everybody gives up on him, he will start to win :devil:. Marat's yearly cycle: :worship: :o :) :o :worship:

ugotlobbed
03-16-2005, 05:27 AM
what a ************* dissapointing loss...ok so u beat federer and now u play like ****?

Carolinita
03-16-2005, 05:27 AM
Marat lost the patience very fast :( ...even he broke his raquet :smash: ...better luck in KB ...if you can :rolleyes:

BlackSilver
03-16-2005, 05:44 AM
Great win of Dent, playing this way he can challenge anyone. Wasn't Safin day, but you can't play well in 100% of your matches. If he don't repeat last year and do well in Miami, that's perfectly ok.

nkhera1
03-16-2005, 06:26 AM
Taylor Dent should have beaten Marat by more than he did. He only got in about 45% of his serves but he won 95%+ of them. Marat is not a player to bet for or against becuase you never know what you are going to get.

NYCtennisfan
03-16-2005, 06:30 AM
Dent really dominated. He won 20 more points overall and only lost one point when he got his first serve in. Safin only won 57% of the points on his first serve. That's just plain wrong for a guy with Safin's serve on a fast hard court. Dent only got 45% of his first serves in. That's not very good, but Safin could not do anything on the second serve. Nice to see Dent with another big win.

foul_dwimmerlaik
03-16-2005, 06:32 AM
Oh, shit.

adele
03-16-2005, 06:40 AM
Marat lost?!!?.... :mad: :sad:
Hippo, you asshole, just couldn't play to semifinal... :rolleyes:
I can see Indian Wells via TV from the semis...
But not Marat. This happens again!

Well, I ain't mad. Just sad...
Lova ya Marat!

drf716
03-16-2005, 07:02 AM
marat i lost all $219 of my regained vcash now i'm broke thanks to you!

but you're forgiven for looking so good

foul_dwimmerlaik
03-16-2005, 07:03 AM
Congrads Dent, a fine win, but oh, what a miserable start of the day!

El Legenda
03-16-2005, 07:11 AM
I dont got it.how does his leading foot go up in the air.and serves off 1 foot..
http://www.pacificlifeopen.com/global/styles/indianwells/graphics/dent_iw9.jpg

darnyelb
03-16-2005, 08:35 AM
Dang Marat, looks like we're back to old times. I love you man, but sometimes... geesh.

But I'm freakin' thrilled for Taylor Dent. He's been my favorite American player for years, and I'm glad he can pull off these kinds of upsets (Ferrero, Hewitt, Safin, etc.). Just wish he could do it more consistently!

Chloe le Bopper
03-16-2005, 08:40 AM
Just in case I didn't make myself heard the first time:

TDENT 4EVA!

That is all there is to it.

Wednesday Addams
03-16-2005, 08:41 AM
Definitely off tonite. And though not a tank (not an official OAFing as we fans have come to know it), I certainly don't like Marat's continued inability to play well at certain important tournaments. He also has issues with pre-RG clay, Wimbledon, indoors except Paris.
LOL Azzina. That doesn't leave much, you know....

Rogiman
03-16-2005, 08:44 AM
Amazing how he's not able to grow up and get better results in tournaments he usually sucks at.

Perhaps he should give up the entire season and only play AO and Paris Masters...? :p

Wednesday Addams
03-16-2005, 08:44 AM
Nice to see Dent with another big win.
Two sets, 7-5 6-4....
Sorry, but that wasn't a 'big win'. A win over a top player, yes. A valuable win, yes. But not a 'big win'.

Rogiman
03-16-2005, 08:46 AM
Two sets, 7-5 6-4....
Sorry, but that wasn't a 'big win'. A win over a top player, yes. A valuable win, yes. But not a 'big win'.

A "big win" usually means a win over a top player. :confused:
Think twice before posting.

bad gambler
03-16-2005, 08:47 AM
Just in case I didn't make myself heard the first time:

TDENT 4EVA!

That is all there is to it.

i thought that was coria?

bad gambler
03-16-2005, 08:48 AM
A "big win" usually means a win over a top player. :confused:
Think twice before posting.

u took the words out of my mouth :shrug:

Wednesday Addams
03-16-2005, 09:30 AM
A "big win" usually means a win over a top player. :confused:
A win over a player (whoever he is) that plays like crap is not a 'big win' IMO.

Rogiman
03-16-2005, 09:31 AM
A win over a player (whoever he is) that plays like crap is not a 'big win' IMO.

This one is, though.

Bibir
03-16-2005, 09:32 AM
A win over a player (whoever he is) that plays like crap is not a 'big win' IMO.
Result is the only thing that matters, Dora. :hug:

Noelle
03-16-2005, 09:47 AM
I had a bad feeling about this match right from the beginning. It must have been that silly backwards cap look. Definitely did not look Marat-ish. :)

TheMightyFed
03-16-2005, 10:09 AM
Dent really stopped his pizza-oriented diet... :devil:

ftd999
03-16-2005, 10:57 AM
Marat blew a lot of chances in this match. At 5 all in the first, he had Dent 0-40, three break points, and lost the game followed by the set. Safin managed to fight back on his service games early in the second, but it was just way to many unforced errors from Marat. Dent actually outplayed Marat from the baseline, and Safin just blew way too many easy balls. Safe to say this wasn't one of Marat's better matches.

Still, this was the best all around performance I've seen from Dent (staying solid througout the course of a full match), as he was very solid from the ground, played intelligently, and moved pretty well. He looked very confident and had no nervous misses under pressure in the first or second sets. Still, I've only seen him a handful of times. Is this the biggest win of his career?

RonE
03-16-2005, 10:58 AM
Marat :rolleyes:

congrats to Dent :worship:

Billabong
03-16-2005, 11:50 AM
:eek:

mandy7
03-16-2005, 11:51 AM
:fiery:

CooCooCachoo
03-16-2005, 11:51 AM
Taylor :banana:

***Daniela86***
03-16-2005, 11:55 AM
wow...Taylor...we all know how he is going to celebrate this
http://latakia.dyndns.org/~ruhl/images/pizza.jpeg

:lol: miam miam :lick: :lick: :lick: but me will need this pizza to cheer me up :sad: :sad: :sad: Why,Marat why???? :bigcry: :bigcry: :bigcry: :bigcry: :bigcry: i really hope mr oaf'll do better next time :sad:

mandy7
03-16-2005, 11:56 AM
Taylor :banana:

:armed:

TennisLurker
03-16-2005, 12:41 PM
o Marat fans ever give credit to marat´s opponents or is it always Marat being an oaf? :rolleyes:

undomiele
03-16-2005, 12:44 PM
Dent served and volleyed pretty well. I was impressed. Of course Marat wasn't at his best with all those UE's but it definitely looks like Dent is on an upswing with his new form --he lost quite a bit of weight. I wish him luck in this tourney.

TheBoiledEgg
03-16-2005, 12:45 PM
Marat is always hopeless in 3 set matches :rolleyes:
always pathetic

takes him until October to realise how to win them :help:

Roger-No.1
03-16-2005, 01:16 PM
definitely a good start to the year for Taylor, defeating the #2 and 4 players
Definitely. :yeah:

Action Jackson
03-16-2005, 01:17 PM
Marat won a Slam that is what counts.

I wonder what excuses the Safin fans came out with when Santoro was making him his bitch.

Angle Queen
03-16-2005, 01:33 PM
Damn, now I wish I'd set my VCR for last night. Guess, I'll have to pay more attention to the schedule.

:hatoff: to Dent.

Roger-No.1
03-16-2005, 01:37 PM
won a Slam that is what counts.
That's what every slam winner says to himself everytime he loses. Like a TV producer who wants to be succesful with his TV show: "I know I can do it, I know I can do it, I know I can do it, right?"

I wonder what excuses the Safin fans came out with when Santoro was making him his bitch.
Was making him? A Santoro-Safin match in 2005 would be fantastic. We could see who's the bitch now....

Santoro 7-1 Safin....

Becarina
03-16-2005, 01:39 PM
Dent played very well, I thought. But damn that Safin...I thought he was starting to get it going late in the 1st set and then...nope :retard: :banghead:

Horatio Caine
03-16-2005, 01:40 PM
Yeah I could see that happening...Marat really is BAD at 3-set matches right now. :smash:

Wouldn't be surprised to see Dent in the QF.

syd
03-16-2005, 01:43 PM
Marat never play well in IW & miami !!
just let it pass them & after we'll see on claycourt !!!

onewoman74
03-16-2005, 01:46 PM
I just saw the score online...I was watching the match last night, but i left the match in the 1st set it both guys even at 4 all...what the hell happened? It looked like Marat finally got a hold of the Dent game...then I went to bed. Huh?

Action Jackson
03-16-2005, 01:47 PM
That's what every slam winner says to himself everytime he loses. Like a TV producer who wants to be succesful with his TV show: "I know I can do it, I know I can do it, I know I can do it, right?"

Slams are the biggest stage and that's where it counts the most. Slam champion or Indian Wells winner I know what I would take.

Was making him? A Santoro-Safin match in 2005 would be fantastic. We could see who's the bitch now....

Santoro 7-1 Safin....

Safin was # 1 when Santoro was beating up on him.

Roger-No.1
03-16-2005, 01:49 PM
takes him until October to realise how to win them :help:
:lol: :lol:

Paris, Paris, Paris.....

Art&Soul
03-16-2005, 01:49 PM
Congrats Dent :cool: , you deserved this win :) Poor Marat, Rogi'll have to wait to another tournament but don't know how long :p

perrygreen
03-16-2005, 01:50 PM
Congrats Dent :cool: , you deserved this win :) Poor Marat, Rogi'll have to wait to another tournament but don't know how long :p


Masters cup in Shanhai :o

syd
03-16-2005, 01:51 PM
Rogi'll have to wait to another tournament but don't know how long
......long time because after it' claycourt !!!!!!

Roger-No.1
03-16-2005, 02:02 PM
I know what I would take.
Just ask ToJo, Costa or Gaudio and Coria (he's still :sad: ).

And a title is a title. So many players who never win at least one. And if it's a Masters, Slam or International Series, hey! A title is a title. Ask Wayne Arthurs.

Safin was # 1 when Santoro was beating up on him.
Santoro :worship:

Please, Miami gods, give us a Santoro-Safin match in 2005. We all want to see who's the bitch now.

Action Jackson
03-16-2005, 02:02 PM
Just ask ToJo, Costa or Gaudio and Coria (he's still :sad: ).

It doesn't matter what would Hewitt want 4 Slams or 3 Indian Wells titles? It wouldn't be the second one. Safin is one of the elite players and that's what counts the most, it's not like IW is a career breaker.

The thing is Dent was too good and deserved to win.

TheMightyFed
03-16-2005, 02:06 PM
Marat sucks, it's his trademark after all. But he can still say: I beat Sampras and Federer on the big stages, that's what counts (isn't it GWH ?) :)

Roger-No.1
03-16-2005, 02:15 PM
The thing is Dent was too good and deserved to win.
Agree.

IMO, it isn't a career breaker.

A title is a title, you have to remember that.

And players don't go out on court thinking, you know, this is Barcelona or MonteCarlo, I'll lose.....

That whole, oh "this title doesn't matter anyways" comes after you lose.

Roddick would love his Toronto and Cincinnati titles back. Especially after Johansson beat him in Flushing Meadows.

And Madrid or Paris in 2004 are important too, you know.

alexito
03-16-2005, 02:19 PM
marat 1 good 10 bad. never will be number 1.

Action Jackson
03-16-2005, 02:20 PM
People remember Slam winners those are the facts whether people like them or not. Players have tanked in tournaments before and will do so again, no Safin didn't tank this match.

joie
03-16-2005, 02:29 PM
well, I love Marat, well, love to look at him really but I am happy that Taylor won-nice to see someone rewarded for that style of play :)

thelma
03-16-2005, 02:32 PM
awww Marat!

rue
03-16-2005, 03:05 PM
I think like he said, he just did not feel comfortable enough. He really did try his best to try and fight his way back into the match. He just did not look the same as he did previously. On the other hand Taylor played well. I think that if Safin had gotten his first serve in more times and gotten more comfortable, he would have won the match. He broke his racket when he was down three break points, but he was able to pull it together to win that game. Lets hope that the feels better next week.

He will be fine though I want to see him do much better in tournaments like this one. Lets hope that he can pull himself together and make a good run in Miami next week.

syd
03-16-2005, 03:07 PM
hope too
good luck marat

Roger-No.1
03-16-2005, 03:14 PM
I want to see him do much better in tournaments like this one.
I agree.

We'll always have Paris....

the cat
03-16-2005, 03:23 PM
Marat Mikhailovich Safin is my second all time favorite men's tennis player behind Stefan Jon Edberg. :) But Marat will never be the great player Edberg was because he has too mnay ups and downs and too many bad results. :( And while Safin is a very good tennis player he will never be the all time great men's tennis player I thought he would be when he won the U.S. Open at age 20 and showed so much promise to possibly become an all time great player someday. But I realistically hope Safin wins atleast a couple more grand slam singles titles in his career and gets inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame when his career is over. :)

As for Safin's loss to Taylor Dent last night his serve was a non factor in the match and let him down in big spots. If Marat has a good serving day he can beat anyone. But if he has a poor serving day he can be beaten by any good tennis player.

Action Jackson
03-16-2005, 03:25 PM
Who gives a crap about the Hall of Fame. It's more important for Marat to win majors.

dylan24
03-16-2005, 03:31 PM
safin is so unpredicatable
loses in straight sets to sanguinetti,kiefer and dent
but takes out fedex.
thank god he beat nieminen
otherwise i'd really be upset at him

Carolinita
03-16-2005, 03:44 PM
This match didn't win Dent...Marat lost it :( ...I'm so angry for this!!! :mad:

Turkeyballs Paco
03-16-2005, 03:52 PM
It doesn't matter what would Hewitt want 4 Slams or 3 Indian Wells titles? It wouldn't be the second one. Safin is one of the elite players and that's what counts the most, it's not like IW is a career breaker.

The thing is Dent was too good and deserved to win.

Yeah, that's true.

Marat! :sad: I'm sad because this means if Hewitt gets to the final, he'll probably face Federer again :help:

Action Jackson
03-16-2005, 03:54 PM
Got to beat the best to win tournaments.

RogiFan88
03-16-2005, 04:03 PM
maybe coria will stop hewitt unless phm does first...

Roger-No.1
03-16-2005, 04:04 PM
Taylor played a fabulous serve and volley match. He was moving well, sticking his volleys, and getting enough serves in play to make it happen. The weight loss really paid off
Taylor must be happy

TheMightyFed
03-16-2005, 04:05 PM
maybe coria will stop hewitt unless phm does first...
I tell you guys, PHM is going to win this tournament, he's on fire !!! ;)

Roger-No.1
03-16-2005, 04:06 PM
this means if Hewitt gets to the final, he'll probably face Federer again
Or Safin... oops, not really. Perhaps Lleyton doesn't like Safin either.

Action Jackson
03-16-2005, 04:06 PM
I tell you guys, PHM is going to win this tournament, he's on fire !!! ;)

Hewitt will make choucroute out of him.

TheMightyFed
03-16-2005, 04:10 PM
Hewitt will make choucroute out of him.
for a guy from Alsace, this is a dream !
A Hewitt's upset would be a dream for me... go Paulo ! Bring your DC spirit to the table...

Action Jackson
03-16-2005, 04:11 PM
for a guy from Alsace, this is a dream !
A Hewitt's upset would be a dream for me... go Paulo ! Bring your DC spirit to the table...

His 2002 DC final spirit yes that would be good.

Roger-No.1
03-16-2005, 04:15 PM
safin is so unpredicatable

He is.

Paris and Australia are Safin's favorite surfaces.... woud be surprised if he loses in Paris this year.

thank god he beat nieminen
Nieminen... isn't he a popular player?

otherwise i'd really be upset at him
ok. He lost to Dent.

Roger-No.1
03-16-2005, 04:18 PM
I am happy that Taylor won-nice to see someone rewarded for that style of play :)
Hey, Tim Henman is happy too.

perrygreen
03-16-2005, 04:18 PM
People remember Slam winners those are the facts whether people like them or not. Players have tanked in tournaments before and will do so again, no Safin didn't tank this match.

I agree with you that he didn't tank or the 2nd set would be 0:6/1:6.

Roger-No.1
03-16-2005, 04:25 PM
People remember Slam winners.
Tojo's, Costa's and Gaudio's favorite quote...

Everytime someone loses, they can pull the "but I won a slam" card

foul_dwimmerlaik
03-16-2005, 04:33 PM
This match didn't win Dent...Marat lost it :( ...I'm so angry for this!!! :mad:
Carolinita, this is rubbish. The "player X didn't win this match, player Y lost it" is the most lame excuse ever. It's not Dent's trouble to ascertain that Marat brings his A game to the court. I'm heartbroken over this loss, but the match had only one winner and that was Dent. He won fair and square.

Vass
03-16-2005, 04:37 PM
Carolinita, this is rubbish. The "player X didn't win this match, player Y lost it" is the most lame excuse ever. It's not Dent's trouble to ascertain that Marat brings his A game to the court. I'm heartbroken over this loss, but the match had only one winner and that was Dent. He won fair and square.
Both these statements can exist side-by-side. There is no doubt that Marat totally lost it in the match, and again, the same statement would have probably been true against any other player...

Roger-No.1
03-16-2005, 04:47 PM
Both these statements can exist side-by-side. There is no doubt that Marat totally lost it in the match, and again, the same statement would have probably been true against any other player...

"I lost the match" people fail to see the other player played better.

"I won the match" people fail to see the other player was not playing well.

However, this is not the case.

Taylor Dent played better than a lot of people expected.

And that had an impact on Safin's game.

Other players would've lost to "I'm playing poorly" Safin.

Not Taylor Dent.

He won the match.

intikab
03-16-2005, 05:12 PM
That was a fantastic exhibition of classic S/V tennis by Dent. The way he was blanketing the net, hitting gorgeous low backhand volleys and sweet drop volleys brought back memories of Cash and Edberg. I haven't enjoyed a match like that since Federer's virtuoso performances in 2003 Wimbledon SF and Final.

TheBoiledEgg
03-16-2005, 05:30 PM
No one has beaten Marat until they beat him in a best of 5 match

Marat could probably lose to a 2 yr old in a best of 3 set match :rolleyes:

he's an OAF and always will be an OAF
but in best of 5, it gives him time to OAF about and still win :o

tennischick
03-16-2005, 05:41 PM
No one has beaten Marat until they beat him in a best of 5 match

Marat could probably lose to a 2 yr old in a best of 3 set match :rolleyes:

he's an OAF and always will be an OAF
but in best of 5, it gives him time to OAF about and still win :o
:worship: :worship:

and you know Dent has already run of steam. he himself admitted in the post-match interview that he plays well one day and plays like crap the next.

Billabong
03-16-2005, 06:05 PM
Marat said it was the worst match of his career:eek:

tangerine_dream
03-16-2005, 06:57 PM
Carolinita, this is rubbish. The "player X didn't win this match, player Y lost it" is the most lame excuse ever. It's not Dent's trouble to ascertain that Marat brings his A game to the court. I'm heartbroken over this loss, but the match had only one winner and that was Dent. He won fair and square.

:worship: Well said. Dent outplayed Marat. Simple as that.

Don't worry Marat fans. Your guy will probably go on to win the French Open. :)

Roger-No.1
03-16-2005, 07:08 PM
but in best of 5, it gives him time to OAF about and still win :o
Definitely.

Lee
03-16-2005, 07:22 PM
Dent really stopped his pizza-oriented diet... :devil:

May be he switched to vegetarian pizza :devil:

Lee
03-16-2005, 07:30 PM
Marat played poorly but Dent's play was above his normal performance. Dent covered the net really well and didn't give Marat room for passing.

Marat played with no confidence at all. Both his backhand and forehand were very tentatively, IMO.

tennischick
03-17-2005, 03:40 AM
and, as expected, Dent had nothing left for his next match :mad:

congrats Canas :kiss:

CassL
03-17-2005, 04:30 AM
and, as expected, Dent had nothing left for his next match :mad:

congrats Canas :kiss:


Yep, if Dent had won the whole tournament, I wouldn't feel so bad about Marat's loss. If he was gonna have food poisoning, he could have had it one day earlier. ;) At least, there would have been a complete match.

Carolinita
03-17-2005, 05:20 AM
Carolinita, this is rubbish. The "player X didn't win this match, player Y lost it" is the most lame excuse ever. It's not Dent's trouble to ascertain that Marat brings his A game to the court. I'm heartbroken over this loss, but the match had only one winner and that was Dent. He won fair and square.
I'm not agree with you. When Marat lost against Fed in SF (TMC), Fed was superior to Marat....Marat played really good, but this not reach to win... and when this happen, I'm calm. But now, I feel he retired to the match before finishing the first set and when this happen, I can't to say that the other player won completely "fair and square" :rolleyes:. Today, we had another example: Agassi v/s Coria....Coria tried and tried and tried...he played really good, but Agassi won 'cuz he still played much better...So, I feel that more that to lose Coria, which won was Agassi....."The "player X didn't win this match, player Y lost it" exist for me, though you don't like it. :speakles:

foul_dwimmerlaik
03-17-2005, 06:53 AM
But now, I feel he retired to the match before finishing the first set and when this happen, I can't to say that the other player won completely "fair and square" :rolleyes:. Again, it's not the other player's fault that his opponent fails to bring his best game to the court. Dent was beating the player who was on the other side on the net, not some ideal projection which exists somewhere on the old tapes. On that day Marat wasn't good enough to win that match. Dent played better, end of story. Besides , Marat admitted himself that he didn't give up - he just couldn't play well enough to beat Taylor - whos fault was that? But continue with the excuses if it makes you feel better.

Action Jackson
03-17-2005, 08:28 AM
This match didn't win Dent...Marat lost it :( ...I'm so angry for this!!! :mad:

Empty excuses and that's all they are.

Ruski
03-17-2005, 11:51 AM
Marat always doesn't do well around this time in every seasons. :o

His time will come at the clay season. ;)