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Safin: I don't talk with Roddick

ys
11-10-2005, 10:47 PM
Big, great interview with Marat.. Only in Russian though..

http://www.sport-express.ru/art.shtml?112377
http://www.sport-express.ru/art.shtml?112410

It sounds like his injury is quite bad.. He hopes to start jogging in few weeks, practicing a little bit in December.. He realises that he won't be fully ready by AO.
His knee injury is chronic. It won't go away for good.

Sounds he does not have a gf right now..

He speaks in a very warm manner about Yeltsin, Kafelnikov, Kournikova, Sampras, Agassi, Federer, says he has great realtionships with Roger and Lleyton.. He says that he know them and Roddick from childhood, that they changed , like Roger became closer to a typical Swiss character, but it is only Roddick who changed to worse.. He doesn't talk to Roddick after some incident they had during Athens Olympics. He didn't elaborate..

He liked Sydney Olympics very much. Athens Olympics were awful in every way, organization, first of all..

Loves RG, dislikes Wimbledon, especially the way they treat players. Says grass is not a problem..

He is friends with Roger.. He says once he promised one of his friends a racquet, but realised that he had no racquets with him. He asked Roger for a racquet for the guy and Roger had no problem.

Very enjoyable read..

BlackSilver
11-10-2005, 10:57 PM
Says grass is not a problem..



As always contradicting himself

aceit
11-10-2005, 11:43 PM
Thanks for the summary!

Poor Marat. :(

mandoura
11-11-2005, 12:02 AM
As always contradicting himself

Really? In what way? I don't see a contradiction. :)

What I understood from ys' post he hates Wimbledon, the tournament, for the way they treat the players not for the grass. That's why he said grass is not a problem. He reached the final in Halle on grass, both in singles and doubles. ;)

Unless of course there was more in Russian. :)

revolution
11-11-2005, 12:06 AM
Well last year it was the courts he didn't like.....

Wimbledon's problem is that it's too upper class and snobby, always been the case. Grass has always been my favourite surface, but Wimbledon has never been my favourite Slam, and that is why.

lau
11-11-2005, 12:07 AM
:lol: ...ys, a little question...., "Safin: I don't talk with Roddick" is the title of the interview in Russian too or you titled this thread like a pro journalist?? :lol:
BTW, thanks for the summary and the links :)

ys
11-11-2005, 12:26 AM
:lol: ...ys, a little question...., "Safin: I don't talk with Roddick" is the title of the interview in Russian too or you titled this thread like a pro journalist?? :lol:
BTW, thanks for the summary and the links :)

The aritcle has about 10 subtitiles.. I picked up the most relevant for the forum :lol:

Here they are:

"I hate the 'star' word"
"It's cold and my knee aches"
"I resumed too early"
"They make us invalides"
"I can't lay on a sofa in front of TV"
"My granddad was digging reservoirs for basements of Moscow skyscrapers"
"My parents set up my transition from football to tennis"
"The progress in russian women's tennis is because of Kournikova"
"I don't talk to Roddick"
"I don't like Wimbledon"
"I like US Open only because of New York City"
"Tennis gives a full description for anyone's character"

lau
11-11-2005, 12:38 AM
The aritcle has about 10 subtitiles.. I picked up the most relevant for the forum :lol:

Here they are:

"I hate the 'star' word"
"It's cold and my knee aches"
"I resumed too early"
"They make us invalides"
"I can't lay on a sofa in front of TV"
"My granddad was digging reservoirs for basements of Moscow skyscrapers"
"My parents set up my transition from football to tennis"
"The progress in russian women's tennis is because of Kournikova"
"I don't talk to Roddick"
"I don't like Wimbledon"
"I like US Open only because of New York City"
"Tennis gives a full description for anyone's character"

OMFG!!! :eek: I missed so much quotable Marat :lol: It was a hard day in the office..., they tried to pick only one title and they couldn´t :p
BTW, "It's cold and my knee aches" is the best one... I don´t know if I should cry or laugh... :unsure:

EDIT: "My granddad was digging reservoirs for basements of Moscow skyscrapers" great title too...

Tennis Fool
11-11-2005, 01:00 AM
Marat needs to get surgery, asap.

drf716
11-11-2005, 01:13 AM
this is what happens to a guy who's on a vacation for too long

NYCtennisfan
11-11-2005, 01:23 AM
A complete translation of this would be really nice. Marat always gives candid and interesting interviews.

nobama
11-11-2005, 01:24 AM
What exactly did happen with Marat and Andy in Athens?

BlackSilver
11-11-2005, 01:25 AM
Really? In what way? I don't see a contradiction. :)

What I understood from ys' post he hates Wimbledon, the tournament, for the way they treat the players not for the grass. That's why he said grass is not a problem. He reached the final in Halle on grass, both in singles and doubles. ;)

Unless of course there was more in Russian. :)

No, you didn't understood.

Safin already said, probably more than once, that he hates grass specifically and not only Wimbledon, due to the low bouncing ball and the slippery ground. And now he says that grass isn't a problem for him......

Bottom line?

His brain clearly is permanently damaged :)

shotgun
11-11-2005, 01:41 AM
The aritcle has about 10 subtitiles.. I picked up the most relevant for the forum :lol:

You picked the most spicy one, the one that would attract the most people here. :yeah:

ys
11-11-2005, 01:48 AM
No, you didn't understood.

Safin already said, probably more than once, that he hates grass specifically and not only Wimbledon


Ok, filter out from whatever he said something that was said within a day of a lost match, as everyone tends to talk crap when upset. When you leave the rest, there is not much indication of his hate to grass..

And now he says that grass isn't a problem for him......


No, he didn't say it here for the first time.. He said it already in Halle where he has nearly beaten Federer..

ys
11-11-2005, 01:50 AM
Marat needs to get surgery, asap.

He says in the interview that the surgery for this kind of problem would him away for an year at least without given much more guarantee than conservative treatment.. And he says - now I am 25.. If I have a surgery now, the next time I'll play I'll be 27.. That's too much..

jazz_girl
11-11-2005, 01:56 AM
He says in the interview that the surgery for this kind of problem would him away for an year at least without given much more guarantee than conservative treatment.. And he says - now I am 25.. If I have a surgery now, the next time I'll play I'll be 27.. That's too much..
Poor Marat!!! I hope he can recover really soon :sad:

RogiFan88
11-11-2005, 02:12 AM
Marat needs to get surgery, asap.

Yeah...a lobotomy. ;)

prima donna
11-11-2005, 02:16 AM
Roddick has no class and Marat does, that's quite an elementary and basic ideal. Even a monkey would notice that. Marat takes tennis for tennis, he's a very down to earth character and RoboRod is a bafoon.

:)

Tennis Fool
11-11-2005, 02:22 AM
He says in the interview that the surgery for this kind of problem would him away for an year at least without given much more guarantee than conservative treatment.. And he says - now I am 25.. If I have a surgery now, the next time I'll play I'll be 27.. That's too much..:
At this rate, I can see Marat spending the next year going to tournaments, grimacing on the practice courts, then withdrawing and saying he "come back too soon. Too soon." Next thing you know, he gets surgery, which if he'd done it the same time LAST year, he would have been recovered on the courts.

He needs to get a second and third opinion. I wonder if he contacted the LA doctor, the one who actually corrected his arm problem in 2004...

lau
11-11-2005, 02:27 AM
At this rate, I can see Marat spending the next year going to tournaments, grimacing on the practice courts, then withdrawing and saying he "come back too soon. Too soon." Next thing you know, he gets surgery, which if he'd done it the same time LAST year, he would have been recovered on the courts.

He needs to get a second and third opinion. I wonder if he contacted the LA doctor, the one who actually corrected his arm problem in 2004...
He HAD second and third opinions... And yes, one of those doctors is the one that treated him fron his wrist injury (I`m almost sure he`s from LA). Since this started I counted 3 different doctors at least... (In fact, IMO, having so many doctors is a problem...)
But from what you say I guess you have, understand and know what to do with his medical records... :rolleyes:

Yeah...a lobotomy. ;)
Another one that seems to have his medical records... :p

Tennis Fool
11-11-2005, 02:32 AM
He HAD second and third opinions... And yes, one of those doctors is the one that treated him fron his wrist injury (I`m almost sure he`s from LA). Since this started I counted 3 different doctors at least... (In fact, IMO, having so many doctors is a problem...)
But from what you say I guess you have, understand and know what to do with his medical records... :rolleyes:


Another one that seems to have his medical records... :p
Yes, I actually do. If Marat had listened to all of my advice, he'd have more Slams than Roger right now ;)

ys
11-11-2005, 02:33 AM
He needs to get a second and third opinion. I wonder if he contacted the LA doctor, the one who actually corrected his arm problem in 2004...

He talks about that in the interview.. He says that he took plenty of opinions and THIS TIME they all agree. He does mention that he wasted a lot of time trying to deal with foreign-based doctors with his wrist problem, but what foreign doctors could not do in 8 months, doctors in Russian clinic helped him very quickly with. He is also clearly regretting his decision to treat his knee first in Bologna ( as opposite to Moscow ) and regrets that he rushed to play in Cincinnati..

Fee
11-11-2005, 02:59 AM
What exactly did happen with Marat and Andy in Athens?

Bad threesome with Mardy.

shotgun
11-11-2005, 03:14 AM
I translated the article through Babelfish and understood the most of it, it's very interesting, although I did not understand the part that they mention Nicolas Kiefer in the Kremlin Cup final...

sigmagirl91
11-11-2005, 03:45 AM
Bad threesome with Mardy.

:eek:

Billabong
11-11-2005, 03:48 AM
Marat:sad:

alfonsojose
11-11-2005, 04:15 AM
Bad threesome with Mardy.
The deal was a sandwich when Marat was the top-only and Mardy the sandwich. The mean americans made a last minute change an while Marat's tatar dick drilled Fish, tons of Nebraska cum flew for the first time into OAF's ass :shrug: You don't play games with nasty couples :smash:

sigmagirl91
11-11-2005, 04:16 AM
The deal was a sandwich when Marat was the top-only and Mardy the sandwich. The mean americans made a last minute change an while Marat's tatar dick drilled Fish, tons of Nebraska cum flew for the first time into OAF's ass :shrug: You don't play games with nasty couples :smash:

More than I needed to know. :o

Oriental_Rain
11-11-2005, 04:29 AM
I think Marat has a perfect game for grass all he need to do is keep that in mind.
I used to dislike Andy... but now, all these bashing and bad word of mouth... I feel more sorry for him :sad:

landoud
11-11-2005, 08:08 AM
he has great realtionships with Roger
roger is so nice and friendly with everybody

oneandonlyhsn
11-11-2005, 08:26 AM
Marat :sad: this is not good news

chocc0
11-11-2005, 08:36 AM
aww Marat :hug: i hope his knee heals soon i miss him :sad:

its.like.that
11-11-2005, 08:57 AM
Marat needs to get surgery, asap.

You should consider adding your name to the waiting list for brain transplants, if you have not already done so.

;)

safdem
11-11-2005, 09:34 AM
what happened in athens anyways?

mer
11-11-2005, 09:37 AM
BTW, "It's cold and my knee aches" is the best one... I don´t know if I should cry or laugh... :unsure:

The best one would be "It's a professional sport. It gives and it takes away. I'll say "thanks" in any case" (about possibility the injury won't let him come back) :sad:

DhammaTiger
11-11-2005, 10:32 AM
poor safin, I hope he gets well soon.

Tennis Fool
11-11-2005, 11:25 AM
You should consider adding your name to the waiting list for brain transplants, if you have not already done so.

;)

:hearts: :hearts: :hearts:

Pea
11-11-2005, 01:38 PM
The deal was a sandwich when Marat was the top-only and Mardy the sandwich. The mean americans made a last minute change an while Marat's tatar dick drilled Fish, tons of Nebraska cum flew for the first time into OAF's ass :shrug: You don't play games with nasty couples :smash:

:scared: I don't blame, Marat at all then. Safe sex is not a joke.:o

lau
11-11-2005, 03:35 PM
A complete translation of this would be really nice. Marat always gives candid and interesting interviews.
here it is (http://guyfromrussia.proboards48.com/index.cgi?board=press2005&action=display&thread=1131711343), obviously more appropriate for Marat fans..., but it´s a great interview to a very talkative Safin.

{Annie}
11-11-2005, 04:32 PM
it is complete already :)

MisterQ
11-11-2005, 04:45 PM
thanks for the interview. I just love hearing what this guy has to say. :cool: He can be both wise and hysterical in the same sentence! :)

{Annie}
11-11-2005, 04:46 PM
absolutely :D this is by far the best interview in a very long time of Marat :)

rofe
11-11-2005, 05:11 PM
I read through the whole interview posted by lau (thanks lau!) and it reaffirms why I like him as a person and a tennis player.

I sure hope luck is with him and his knee heals in time for the gruelling 2006 season.

ys
11-11-2005, 05:18 PM
He recently talks more and more as a mature person without losing his crazy charm though.. I think, if he is given a chance to play totally healthy again, he would not let it slip the way he did early this season..

federer_roar
11-11-2005, 05:26 PM
it is complete already :)

I reckon you are the one translated the complete interview. Thanks so much :worship: Marat turns out to be witty, mature and funny. It's an absolute joy reading it.

Angle Queen
11-11-2005, 05:26 PM
here it is (http://guyfromrussia.proboards48.com/index.cgi?board=press2005&action=display&thread=1131711343), obviously more appropriate for Marat fans..., but it´s a great interview to a very talkative Safin.:yeah: Thanks for pointing us in that direction. Excellent interview.

tangerine_dream
11-11-2005, 06:34 PM
Wow, Annie, did you type up that entire article? :eek: Thank you for posting that, it was a great read :worship:

I especially liked Marat's get-to-the-point comments about Wimbledon, USOpen, and the Olympics, particularly his griping about bad food:

Q: Do you still have a tricky relationship with Wimbledon?
A I do not like this tournament. One of the reasons - a totally disastrous sportsmen treatment. Here’s an example. We get 20 pounds for lunch. I have a coach and a masseuse and one portion of the most uneatable spaghetti costs 12 pounds, a portion of tasteless strawberries with cream from a sachet costs 5 pounds, coffee – another 5. The rest of the food is horrible – fish and chips everywhere and hamburgers. I can pay myself of course. What’s really unappealing is disrespect. How can you give such a treatment to people, who waste tons of health and strength earning tons of money for the organisers? Wimbledon’s profit alone is around 60 milliom pounds!

Q: At what other Grand Slams is organisation suffering?
A: US Open. Constant transport problems to get to the stadium and back. Food is unbearable as well: you get dried pizza, which has been lying around for about 5 hours, coffee is black water. And after September 11 the police has become animalistic: they are everywhere, questioning you at the entrance to the stadium, if you say something wrong you will be taken to police headquarters. You’re forced to take shoes and even shorts off at the airport, they’re really rude to you. This makes me go mad. Only New York itself saves the situation – it’s a fantastic city. I usually live nowhere near the majority of players. Old districts have really wonderful places, which the others don’t know about yet. :cool:

Q: What place do the Olympic Games occupy on your scale of sports valuables?
A: It’s obviously very prestigious to win them but I value Grand Slams much higher. But this is not the reason I played badly both my Olympics. I came to Sydney after I had won US Open and Tashkent tournament, I had no strength. Athens had horrible conditions. All tennis players were devastated. We played with balls, which you can easily buy in the cheapest supermarket. Courts were coloured in such a way that we could hardly see the ball. The wind was awful and we were given fast food to eat…It was a nightmare.

I take it Marat is one of those foodie-type people (like most of us!) where if the food's good, then everything else is good. If the food's bad, then this place sucks. :haha:

Again, thanks for sharing that interview, Annie. :hatoff:

gooner88
11-11-2005, 08:53 PM
Great interview. :haha:
Marat. :yeah:

miss strokes
11-11-2005, 09:01 PM
great interview,just love marat

hablovah19
11-11-2005, 09:08 PM
cool interview, interesting insights.
but it's marat, he's never boring! what's new ?? :lol:

*Ljubica*
11-11-2005, 09:21 PM
It is one of the best Marat interviews I've seen in a long time - thanks for sharing it - and get well soon Marat.

MissMoJo
11-11-2005, 09:33 PM
Marat doesn't hold back :lol: :yeah: it would've been interesting to get his take on Coria, since there's this perception that he's generally disliked on tour. I hope he will be back in good form soon

buddyholly
11-11-2005, 09:39 PM
Loves RG, dislikes Wimbledon, especially the way they treat players. Says grass is not a problem..



There is no contradiction here. When he said grass is OK, he was not referrring to Wimbledon. Actually, maybe a little less grass is called for.

buddyholly
11-11-2005, 09:45 PM
You’re forced to take shoes and even shorts off at the airport, they’re really rude to you. This makes me go mad.

So what's his problem at dropping his shorts at the airport?...... Oh, maybe because only 2 people were watching, instead of 20 million.

mangoes
11-11-2005, 09:53 PM
You just have to love Marat...............lolol

Damita
11-11-2005, 10:02 PM
absolutely :D this is by far the best interview in a very long time of Marat :)agreed :) again, thank you so much for your work Annie :hug:
I take it Marat is one of those foodie-type people (like most of us!) where if the food's good, then everything else is good. If the food's bad, then this place sucks. :haha:

:lol: he's a walking stomach! http://smiley.onegreatguy.net/eat.gif

maratski
11-11-2005, 10:12 PM
Thanks Annie! :kiss:

He sounds so mature and wise in his interviews, but is still so foolish in life. Always thinking about those f*cking ranking points and forgetting that health should come before ANYTHING else.


:sad: :sad: :sad:

Jimnik
11-11-2005, 10:29 PM
- Roddick and I don’t talk to each other. We fell out during the Olympic Games in Athens.

- What hapenned?

- I am not going to tell, it’s stupid. But the man has changed and not for the best. Hmm... I'm really curious to know more about this.

Saumon
11-11-2005, 10:36 PM
it would've been interesting to get his take on Coria, since there's this perception that he's generally disliked on tour. I hope he will be back in good form soon
have you skipped the "thief" part? :tape: :devil:

mallorn
11-11-2005, 11:20 PM
Thanks, Annie, great interview! :hug:
So what's his problem at dropping his shorts at the airport?...... Oh, maybe because only 2 people were watching, instead of 20 million.
:lol:

IDJ49
11-11-2005, 11:36 PM
Q: At what other Grand Slams is organisation suffering?
A: US Open. Constant transport problems to get to the stadium and back. Food is unbearable as well: you get dried pizza, which has been lying around for about 5 hours, coffee is black water. And after September 11 the police has become animalistic: they are everywhere, questioning you at the entrance to the stadium, if you say something wrong you will be taken to police headquarters. You’re forced to take shoes and even shorts off at the airport, they’re really rude to you. This makes me go mad. Only New York itself saves the situation – it’s a fantastic city. I usually live nowhere near the majority of players. Old districts have really wonderful places, which the others don’t know about yet. :cool:


As a native New Yorker who visits the US Open regularly I made the mistake of sampling their "pizza" and it was the worse experience of my life. I hope he managed to try real New York pizza. I wonder what Old districts he is speaking of?

*Viva Chile*
11-11-2005, 11:56 PM
Marat always will be "The most quotable guy" :worship:

Carito_90
11-12-2005, 12:22 AM
:haha: I love how Marat can decide wether a tourney is good or bad depending on its food :lol: :lol: That's hilarious.


Annie, thanks a lot for the translation! :)

It's such a pity that Marat and Andy don't get along, and don't even like each other. I guess he IS being a little harsh about Andy but yeah, if that's what he thinks its ok :)

amierin
11-12-2005, 12:28 AM
As a native New Yorker who visits the US Open regularly I made the mistake of sampling their "pizza" and it was the worse experience of my life. I hope he managed to try real New York pizza. I wonder what Old districts he is speaking of?

I always eat at the overpriced restaurant you get access to by belonging to the USTA and buying your tickets from them. Your seats suck but if you can afford it you can get decent, but overpriced food. I always thought the food served the athletes would be top of the line.


And traffic to the Open must be horrible. They tell us to use public transportation because the drive is so bad. The tennis center is next to a major airport and a baseball stadium.

I"d be interested in knowing what "older districts" Marat prefers and in what cities.

I find him a rather interesting man.

IDJ49
11-12-2005, 01:09 AM
I've never eaten in the restaurant since I usually attend matches after work and have eaten before hand. This year however I attended the practice sessions the week before and sampled the $7 sausages and the $8 pizza and what a mistake that was. I've had better at a street fair and from pizza hut.

My friend made the mistake of driving to the Open when the Mets were playing and had to wait about an hour to get to the parking lot, since she had my ticket I having taken public transportation had to sit outside for the hour waiting for her. I figured someone like Marat would have a car set aside for him, I see the US Open cars all over the city.

I can't think what Old district there is in the city unless he is speaking of somewhere downtown. Most players stay on the east side of midtown.

BlackSilver
11-12-2005, 01:10 AM
Ok, filter out from whatever he said something that was said within a day of a lost match, as everyone tends to talk crap when upset. When you leave the rest, there is not much indication of his hate to grass..


Perhaps, It would be necessary to do a research through all his interviews, I doubt that grass is more than acceptable for him.

soraya
11-12-2005, 01:16 AM
I take it Marat is one of those foodie-type people (like most of us!) where if the food's good, then everything else is good. If the food's bad, then this place sucks. :haha:

Thanks annie.

I agree that he sounds like a food lover person, but I differ to say that he is also a food connoisseur and I think that he is complaining more about the treatment players receive and not neccessarily the food itsef. After all he can afford to dine in the best restaurants.

partygirl
11-12-2005, 01:16 AM
i wanna know what happened between them.
-i like them both....okay one more than the other but they both are awesome.

shotgun
11-12-2005, 01:47 AM
Ok, filter out from whatever he said something that was said within a day of a lost match, as everyone tends to talk crap when upset. When you leave the rest, there is not much indication of his hate to grass..


Please, don't compare Safin's post-match interviews with any other players' ones. When he loses a match, he's the king of talking crap in the press conferences. I really like him, but we all know that he's perhaps the sorest loser in the tour. And this also makes him a damn entertaining guy. ;)

amierin
11-12-2005, 01:55 AM
I usually take the two weeks during the Open off and my daughter and I make it a "girls night out" where money is no obstacle to having a good time. We usually go at night.
I think I'll be going to a day match or two next year.
And now I know to stay away from the food and eat well before I take the #7 train out.

Tennis Fool
11-12-2005, 02:00 AM
Originally Posted by tangerine_dream
You’re forced to take shoes and even shorts off at the airport, they’re really rude to you. This makes me go mad.

Wait a minute. Who is ever asked to drip their shorts for airport security :confused:

NYCtennisfan
11-12-2005, 02:03 AM
As a native New Yorker who visits the US Open regularly I made the mistake of sampling their "pizza" and it was the worse experience of my life. I hope he managed to try real New York pizza. I wonder what Old districts he is speaking of?

Amen!

I've never eaten in the restaurant since I usually attend matches after work and have eaten before hand. This year however I attended the practice sessions the week before and sampled the $7 sausages and the $8 pizza and what a mistake that was. I've had better at a street fair and from pizza hut.

My friend made the mistake of driving to the Open when the Mets were playing and had to wait about an hour to get to the parking lot, since she had my ticket I having taken public transportation had to sit outside for the hour waiting for her. I figured someone like Marat would have a car set aside for him, I see the US Open cars all over the city.

I can't think what Old district there is in the city unless he is speaking of somewhere downtown. Most players stay on the east side of midtown.

If people are actually going to Shea to watch the Mets, then things can go screwy. Most of the time they are totally out of it and have some dog team out there which is attracting only 3 or 4 thousand fans.

NYCtennisfan
11-12-2005, 02:05 AM
I usually take the two weeks during the Open off and my daughter and I make it a "girls night out" where money is no obstacle to having a good time. We usually go at night.

The USTA must :hearts: :hearts: :hearts: :hearts: :hearts: you! You are the type of fan they most want to see. :)

Tennis Fool
11-12-2005, 02:05 AM
i wanna know what happened between them.
-i like them both....okay one more than the other but they both are awesome.
1st practice day. With Federer.
Marat: Feds, I broke all of my racquets. Can I borrow one of yours?
Federer: No problem. (smiles).

2nd practice day. With Roddick.
Marat: Andy, I broke all of my racquets. Can I borrow one of yours?
Andy: (Stares him down, unbelievingly. Snorts). Yeah, sure. Here. Better if you didn't break them in the first place. (Rolls eyes).

Later, when told that Safin doesn't speak to him because of some incident in Athens, Roddick will look like a deer caught in the headlights. "He said that? Well, he hasn't said anything to me. We never even really saw each other during the Games. I completely respect Marat and he is one of the top players for a reason. I hope he comes back strong and healthy because he's needed for the game."

maryam619
11-12-2005, 05:21 PM
he doesnt like andy:(

Saumon
11-12-2005, 05:35 PM
:haha: I love how Marat can decide wether a tourney is good or bad depending on its food :lol: :lol: That's hilarious.

that's why he loves to play in Paris :kiss:

*Viva Chile*
11-12-2005, 06:58 PM
that's why he loves to play in Paris :kiss:
I suppose aussie food is good too! :lol:

rrfnpump
11-12-2005, 07:16 PM
classy interview by Marat :)
he speaks out what everybody thinks
Wimbledon :help:

too bad with his knee :(

BelgianWaffle
11-12-2005, 08:34 PM
I find him a rather interesting man.

For some reason this just made me :haha:
Join the club :p

Honest Marat :yeah:
But I do think people should realise that sometimes stuff just flies out of his mouth. After a bad match or incident he says things and two weeks later he'll change his mind. :tape:

amierin
11-12-2005, 08:51 PM
Guess I should clarify my statement re Safin. When he is on no one can beat him. Then he seems to lose interest and disappears into the woodwork only to emerge, stir the pot a little, and retreat again. That is what I mean by he is interesting.

Mechlan
11-12-2005, 09:21 PM
Very interesting read. He's always so forthright and one of those naturally quotable players. Hope this forced absence from the game will make him focus and play to his potential when he returns. This game is definitely less interesting without him.

euroka1
11-12-2005, 10:29 PM
I suppose aussie food is good too! :lol:

He's probably hung up on Vegemite. Federer is much to refined to appreciate it.

Saumon
11-12-2005, 10:31 PM
what's vegemite? :unsure:

lau
11-12-2005, 10:38 PM
It`s a salty horrible thing (http://whatscookingamerica.net/History/VegemiteHistory.htm) (sorry, aussies, but it`s awful :lol: )

star
11-12-2005, 10:47 PM
what's vegemite? :unsure:

yeast

euroka1
11-13-2005, 12:04 AM
It does wonders for one's tennis game. :) If Marat was onto it and Lleyton had not had his daily ration, that would explain the AO result. Andy tried it but had to go to the bathroom.

R.Federer
11-13-2005, 12:56 AM
It`s a salty horrible thing (http://whatscookingamerica.net/History/VegemiteHistory.htm) (sorry, aussies, but it`s awful :lol: )
I LOVE vegemite! The European/British version is called Marmite
Its not everyone's thing, but on toast, with jelly / jam, its delicious, Uhmmmm
And its full of nutrients

(Ever heard that song "I come from the Land Down Under"? Its mentioned there as well! Yum)

almouchie
11-13-2005, 01:06 AM
hope marat can compete with federer in 2006
i really think he has a great raw talent
as asset to tennis for his character & personality
very honest & modest person & yes maturing also

alfonsojose
11-13-2005, 03:28 AM
salty :aplot: