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safin def labadze 64 26 76

alexito
03-26-2005, 04:03 AM
safin in problem in first round. :mad:

Billy Moonshine
03-26-2005, 04:05 AM
Go safin!
FIGHT, FIGHT , FIGHT! :wavey:
Good to see him pulling through :)

rue
03-26-2005, 04:06 AM
This is where Safin really needs to concentrate. He really does not have any threats in his part of the draw. If he can really get himself together, we could have ourselves a Federer/Safin match, but it all really depends on how far Marat can go. If he plays well and gets to the the semis, he has got a really good chance.

tennischick
03-26-2005, 04:07 AM
phew!!!!!! it looked close there for a minute (judging from the scoreboard) ;)

lucashg
03-26-2005, 04:12 AM
That match was close! But Safin found in Labadze a bigger choker than him. Not that he's actually a choker, but his mentality is pretty much questionable. From the stats it doesn't look like he played a good match.

Better luck against Hrbaty. Should not be a problem, though. After a tough match against Rochus, he defeated Hrbaty quite easily.

rue, Safin could meet Ljubicic in his semifinal, so I guess he should take care all the way through the tournament since he's not capable of breezing when he should.

jacobhiggins
03-26-2005, 04:13 AM
Safin better shape up, he hasn't really been playing that good of tennis this year, except for AO.

ftd999
03-26-2005, 04:18 AM
This is where Safin really needs to concentrate. He really does not have any threats in his part of the draw. If he can really get himself together, we could have ourselves a Federer/Safin match, but it all really depends on how far Marat can go. If he plays well and gets to the the semis, he has got a really good chance.

Yeah, that section is nice. Although Monfils doesn't seem ready yet to beat a Safin, it would still be a fun match to watch if he gets by Lee. If he does, I hope it get televised :) .

Safin - Ljubicic would be interesting too, if both are playing well.

wipeout
03-26-2005, 04:22 AM
The thing is with Safin, as we all know he can struggle one day against an okay player and destroy a top player then next day. :scratch:

Just think back to Marat at the US Open in 2000:

Guardiola in 4 sets
Pozzi in 5 sets
Grosjean in 5 sets
Obliterates Ferrero in 3 sets
Kiefer in 4 sets
Martin in 3 sets
Crushes Sampras in 3 sets

Marat is inexplicable. :D :confused:

jacobhiggins
03-26-2005, 04:31 AM
Yeah I agree, but Ivan and Federer are in consistant form, and I think Safin should start preparing mentally for them now, instead of match time.

uNIVERSE mAN
03-26-2005, 04:33 AM
The reason is absolutely no player fears Safin at all and rightly so, what's to fear exactly? Anyone can play him straight up. He's 6-6 with Hrbaty who he plays in the next round, I doubt Hrbaty is shaking in his boots.

Carolinita
03-26-2005, 04:44 AM
at least he has had a good record in tie breaks this year: 5-1 (If I'm not wrong)

CassL
03-26-2005, 04:59 AM
at least he has had a good record in tie breaks this year: 5-1 (If I'm not wrong)


yeah, that's a good point at least.

perrygreen
03-26-2005, 06:02 AM
Marat has never beaten Hrbarty in outdoor matches:o

Carolinita
03-26-2005, 06:33 AM
Marat has never beaten Hrbarty in outdoor matches:o
well, I guess always there is the first time...I hope so :unsure:

CooCooCachoo
03-26-2005, 06:50 AM
:woohoo: Irakli ;)

foul_dwimmerlaik
03-26-2005, 07:16 AM
Marat was lucky that Irakli outchoked him. Against Hrbaty in the next rd he'll be out in under an hour.

Drimal
03-26-2005, 07:43 AM
:woohoo: Pheeeeew Marat! :woohoo:

But you have to improve in round 2! ;) :angel:

perrygreen
03-26-2005, 07:57 AM
well, I guess always there is the first time...I hope so :unsure:

Hope so. No big expectation though:help:.

hablovah19
03-26-2005, 08:05 AM
well, I guess always there is the first time...I hope so :unsure:

Well, if he can beat Santoro, why not this player;)

Allez, go, davaiiiiiiii Safin!!! :angel: :wavey:

EternalFlame
03-26-2005, 09:35 AM
I don't expect anything in the next round. If he beats the Dominator. I'll be very happy. But I don't have any hope... :(

safdem
03-26-2005, 10:39 AM
thank god... :)
i hope he plays better next round

Bibir
03-26-2005, 11:17 AM
Viva clay season!

Bibir
03-26-2005, 11:20 AM
I don't expect anything in the next round. If he beats the Dominator. I'll be very happy. But I don't have any hope... :(
If he beats Hrbaty (I can dream) he'll be more motivated...He always struggles in first rounds.

Ruski
03-26-2005, 11:44 AM
Marat!!! Woooooooo......... :o

Will be another tough match for Marat next round..... against the marathorn man Hrbaty!!!! I hope he can find his form (game wise and mentally) to beat Hrbaty!!! Go Marat!!! :)

TheBoiledEgg
03-26-2005, 12:03 PM
this should be a celebration

Marat won another 3 set match :banana:
there's not many he does win :o

Bibir
03-26-2005, 12:13 PM
The dark side clouds everything. Impossible to see the next round is. ;)

gary
03-26-2005, 01:49 PM
Marat scared us again :o :rolleyes:

jmp
03-26-2005, 02:15 PM
this should be a celebration

Marat won another 3 set match :banana:
there's not many he does win :o

WOOT! :banana: WOOT! :banana:

GO GO GOOOO MARAT! :dance:

Win the next round! :yippee:



Great match, Irakli! :yeah:

~EMiLiTA~
03-26-2005, 02:34 PM
a third set tie-break against Labadze? wtf? puhlease Marat...

what's he going to do against Hrbaty? *shudders*...

lucashg
03-26-2005, 02:57 PM
Safin has beaten Hrbaty in outdoors: don't you remember the Australian Open QF? It was in straight sets, 6-2 6-4 6-2 after a difficult match against O. Rochus. So I would say Safin will have no problems this time around. If he's focused, that is.

foul_dwimmerlaik
03-26-2005, 03:03 PM
That was after the roof was closed. Indoors.

Rosa Luxembourg
03-26-2005, 03:58 PM
http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20050326/capt.flla13903260423.nasdaq_100_open_flla139.jpg

Irakli Labadze, of Georgia, walks off the court after breaking his racket and ripping his shirt after losing to Marat Safin, of Russia, 4-6, 6-2, 6-7, at the Nasdaq 100 Open in Key Biscayne, Fla., Friday, March 25, 2005.
(AP Photo/Luis M. Alvarez)

-ernie-
03-26-2005, 04:25 PM
Marat won, phew! But I really like Irakli so i am glad he made it close :yeah: The pic where he ripped his shirt......:lol: Irakli when will you ,learn?

CassL
03-26-2005, 05:34 PM
http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20050326/capt.flla13903260423.nasdaq_100_open_flla139.jpg

Irakli Labadze, of Georgia, walks off the court after breaking his racket and ripping his shirt after losing to Marat Safin, of Russia, 4-6, 6-2, 6-7, at the Nasdaq 100 Open in Key Biscayne, Fla., Friday, March 25, 2005.
(AP Photo/Luis M. Alvarez)


OMG, Irakli :eek: :scared:
Now, if it was Marat who ripped his shirt off... :hearts: :lick:

NATAS81
03-26-2005, 05:56 PM
Tweedle Dee defeats Tweedle Dum. One less :cuckoo: to worry about klutzing in the later rounds.

Goget
03-26-2005, 06:00 PM
next match with Hrbaty can be very tough for Marat...I won't be suprised if Safin lose...

EternalFlame
03-26-2005, 06:07 PM
If he beats Hrbaty (I can dream) he'll be more motivated...He always struggles in first rounds.

Yes it will be a good motivation if he wins this match. He just needs some confidence. I hope, hope...

-ernie-
03-26-2005, 08:26 PM
I have a feeling that from this match on irakli will do very well.

gsm
03-26-2005, 09:06 PM
it 's plain obvious that labadze fixed this match , god you guys are easily fooled. ;)