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Safin qualifies for Shanghai

asotgod
09-14-2005, 05:50 PM
Guess he cannot fall out of the top 20 irrespective of his results for the rest of the year, by sheer virtue of Roger winning the U.S Open, eliminating another grand slam winner to cause Safin any problems. Check the ATP website.

Congrats Safin and hope you have a speedy recovery!

asotgod
09-14-2005, 05:51 PM
More information:


Marat Safin, 2005 Australian Open champion, will make his fourth appearance in five years at the Tennis Masters Cup

Safin, who captured his second career Grand Slam title at the Australian Open in January when he defeated Federer in the semifinals and Lleyton Hewitt in the final, first qualified for the Tennis Masters Cup in 2000. He reached the Tennis Masters Cup semifinals last year, when he and Federer played a riveting match that ended when Federer won a record-tying second-set tie-break 20-18.

Safin’s season to date has been hampered by a knee injury, forcing him to miss almost two months between Wimbledon and the Western & Southern Financial Group Masters in Cincinnati. Having played in only one hard court tournament leading up to the US Open, Safin’s injury also prevented him from playing in Flushing Meadows.


SAFIN SAYS: "I am looking forward to going back to Shanghai for the Tennis Masters Cup,” Safin said. “I played there in 2002 but was not so successful, so I want to do better this year. I know they have built a brand new stadium, which is very modern and impressive."

RonE
09-14-2005, 06:07 PM
SAFIN SAYS: "I am looking forward to going back to Shanghai for the Tennis Masters Cup,” Safin said. “I played there in 2002 but was not so successful, so I want to do better this year. I know they have built a brand new stadium, which is very modern and impressive."

Of course he is looking forward- fast indoor courts just what the doctor ordered :devil:

This is his time of the season to shine assuming he is fully fit and recovered.

BTW, does anyone know what his condition is following his withdrawal from the Open?

asotgod
09-14-2005, 06:11 PM
Of course he is looking forward- fast indoor courts just what the doctor ordered :devil:

This is his time of the season to shine assuming he is fully fit and recovered.

BTW, does anyone know what his condition is following his withdrawal from the Open?

RonE, I am not completely sure if it is fast indoor courts, although Safin sure can play on outdoors as well. I think the new Shanghai stadium can both be outdoor or indoors depending on the weather conditions.

Not read anything new on his condition after the Open other than the fact that he is not playing the Davis Cup. Maybe he is actually trying to deal with his injury more seriously now.

RonE
09-14-2005, 06:23 PM
RonE, I am not completely sure if it is fast indoor courts, although Safin sure can play on outdoors as well. I think the new Shanghai stadium can both be outdoor or indoors depending on the weather conditions.


Could be. I just assumed it was indoors since that's the way it was in 2002. I had no idea they were building a new stadium. I am not much of an expert on local weather conditions during that time of year but I would think that during the winter it could get a bit cold over there so it would seem logical to make it an indoor court.


Not read anything new on his condition after the Open other than the fact that he is not playing the Davis Cup. Maybe he is actually trying to deal with his injury more seriously now.

Let's hope so- I really couldn't understand his decision to play in Cincinnati going against medical advice :confused:

Bibir
09-14-2005, 06:31 PM
Good news..I just hope his left knee qualifies too. ;)

Jogy
09-14-2005, 06:32 PM
Good news, Safin!
Now heal good and BEAT THIS IDIOT Federer in Shanghai!
DAVAI!

lilfairyprincess
09-14-2005, 06:37 PM
Good news, Safin!
Now heal good and BEAT THIS IDIOT Federer in Shanghai!

:lol: :yeah:

Bibir
09-14-2005, 06:38 PM
BTW, does anyone know what his condition is following his withdrawal from the Open?
According to official news treatment was to last 5 weeks and if everything's ok Marat will play October, 3.

But I don't know how reliable are Marat's official news. :shrug:

RonE
09-14-2005, 06:43 PM
But I don't know how reliable are Marat's official news. :shrug:

Good point. :tape:

Well let's hope for the best.

Papakori
09-14-2005, 07:25 PM
Congratulations Marat!

NINA_BCN
09-14-2005, 07:26 PM
:woohoo:

tinuviel_estel
09-14-2005, 07:58 PM
that's Good news :) thanks :hug:

GonzoFan
09-14-2005, 08:07 PM
Great news !
hope he is ok for Shangai ... :unsure:

Bibir
09-14-2005, 09:26 PM
Congratulations Marat!
Not yet, not yet. ;)

Tennis Fool
09-14-2005, 09:36 PM
Shanghai! Bleh. Bring it back to Houston so I can have a slim shot at seeing him in person! Plus, can you imagine the quotes :p

RonE
09-14-2005, 09:41 PM
Shanghai! Bleh. Bring it back to Houston so I can have a slim shot at seeing him in person! Plus, can you imagine the quotes :p

Maybe they have their own version of Matress Mac to fill in the void :)

Bibir
09-14-2005, 09:47 PM
Shanghai! Bleh. Bring it back to Houston so I can have a slim shot at seeing him in person! Plus, can you imagine the quotes :p

"Houston..we have a problem"

---> Matress Mac. ;)

Saumon
09-14-2005, 09:50 PM
"Houston..we have a problem"

---> Matress Mac. ;)
:lol:

KoOlMaNsEaN
09-14-2005, 10:28 PM
But will he play and be healthy enough

TomTheNewb
09-14-2005, 10:34 PM
Congratulations Marat

Silly question but how comes he qualifies but the many players above him in the race dont

Saumon
09-14-2005, 10:41 PM
he won a slam ;)

Fergie
09-14-2005, 10:51 PM
Congrats Marat! :yeah:

ragazza
09-14-2005, 10:54 PM
Yeah, congrats to Marat!

JonnyC21
09-14-2005, 11:42 PM
It was kind of inevitable that Marat would qualify after his win in Melbourne. It never seemed likely we would get a surprise grandslam winner this year with Roger's dominance and Nadal scintillating form on clay and with Hewitt and Roddick to mop up the remaining silverware.

However when the points have been knocked off for the two Masters Series titles he won, I doubt he will even be the #1 player in his country. But since he is probably going to be the #8 seed, I still expect him to be a huge threat as always if he is healthy. I expect barring any major surprises that Davydenko will be the bagel boy and if he qualifies will not win a match. It will be also be interesting to see Nadal play against the hardcourt Big Boys back to back and whether he can handle it.

oneandonlyhsn
09-14-2005, 11:43 PM
:woohoo: Good news, and we have Rogi winning the US Open to thank for that

uNIVERSE mAN
09-15-2005, 12:12 AM
Congratulations Marat

Silly question but how comes he qualifies but the many players above him in the race dont

ATP rules, you win a slam you don't have to do shit for the rest of the season and you're in.

Bibir
09-15-2005, 12:30 AM
ATP rules, you win a slam you don't have to do shit for the rest of the season and you're in.
If the other players play like shit ..It helps too. :)

Winston's Human
09-15-2005, 04:33 AM
ATP rules, you win a slam you don't have to do shit for the rest of the season and you're in.

You still have to be in the top 20, and hope that there aren't two slam winners who don't accomplish anything else that year.

roby
09-15-2005, 05:16 AM
Don't forget Shanghai gives Houston Yao Ming

safdem
09-15-2005, 06:29 AM
good luck marat :D

Mrs. B
09-15-2005, 08:16 AM
:woohoo: Good news, and we have Rogi winning the US Open to thank for that

so now Marat has to buy Roger a Tsing Tao beer. ;)