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Marat in MADRID

Jessi
10-08-2003, 11:55 PM
http://pages.prodigy.net/indianahawkeye/newpage33/6.gifhttp://pages.prodigy.net/indianahawkeye/newpage33/6.gifhttp://pages.prodigy.net/indianahawkeye/newpage33/6.gifGO MARAT!!!http://pages.prodigy.net/indianahawkeye/newpage33/6.gifhttp://pages.prodigy.net/indianahawkeye/newpage33/6.gifhttp://pages.prodigy.net/indianahawkeye/newpage33/6.gif

Ma. Estefania
10-09-2003, 12:07 AM
LOL....lovely cheers, Jessi, hehehh...

GO MARAT!!!!!

Cris
10-09-2003, 12:23 AM
So sweet!!!!!!!! :)

:worship: Marat :worship:

Jessi
10-09-2003, 01:14 AM
yes, they're cute, aren't they? :D

here's another cheer:

GO Marat!! http://websmileys.bei.t-online.de/party43.gifhttp://websmileys.bei.t-online.de/party43.gif

lizabeth..*
10-09-2003, 05:12 AM
Heres hoping he wins atleast one match

Vamos Marat :yippee:

Shadow
10-09-2003, 12:01 PM
so sweet :)

don`t tire the cheerleaders too much out, jessi ;)



Lets Go Marat!!!!!! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Cris
10-09-2003, 02:18 PM
Really cute!!! :)

:bounce: Go Marat :bounce:

Jessi
10-09-2003, 07:04 PM
Andrea, i won't.. i'm giving them a day off today. ;)

Besides we hardly used them for Lyon this week so they're feeling fresh ;)

snoop
10-09-2003, 07:07 PM
http://www.lesaboteur.com/smileys/kaos-smileys/kaos0052.gif Udachi Marat http://www.lesaboteur.com/smileys/kaos-smileys/kaos0052.gif

Shadow
10-09-2003, 08:16 PM
good jessi :angel:

okay, so have one day rest ... they need it cause i will use them also then ;)

Shadow
10-09-2003, 08:18 PM
another cute cheerleaders :) thanks steffen ;)

COME ON MARAT!!!!!! :bounce:

Jessi
10-09-2003, 08:41 PM
Kick some butts Marat!!

Shadow
10-09-2003, 09:42 PM
GO GO GO GO MARAT!http://www.mainzelahr.de/smile/huepfend/bounce_blue.gifhttp://www.mainzelahr.de/smile/huepfend/bounce_pink.gifhttp://www.mainzelahr.de/smile/huepfend/bounce_red.gifhttp://www.mainzelahr.de/smile/huepfend/bounce_yellow.gif

Cris
10-09-2003, 10:04 PM
These cheers and smiles are so cute!!! :clap2: Thanks!!!

Go Marat!!! :bounce:

maratski
10-09-2003, 10:48 PM
Davai Marat

:bounce: :bounce:

babydoll
10-09-2003, 11:06 PM
Gooo MARAT! http://www.uselessgraphics.com/dollz18.gif

Shadow
10-09-2003, 11:08 PM
rotfl babydoll :lol:

hahaha thats me :cool: ;)

Cris
10-09-2003, 11:14 PM
:lol:
I think Marat would love this cheerleader ;) He would feel himself so motivated... :p

babydoll
10-09-2003, 11:14 PM
ohhh lookie here, Me and you...knuddel..weeee :p
http://www.uselessgraphics.com/natasha1.gifhttp://www.uselessgraphics.com/copy_of_savannah.gif

Cris
10-09-2003, 11:21 PM
:lol: Perfect!!!

Shadow
10-09-2003, 11:29 PM
lol, yeah :lol: ;)

i`m the right one... :p (i`m actually not blond ;) )

tall_one
10-10-2003, 01:41 AM
http://www.lesaboteur.com/smileys/content/content10.gif Go Marat! http://www.lesaboteur.com/smileys/content/content10.gif
http://www.lesaboteur.com/smileys/fete/fete05.gifhttp://www.lesaboteur.com/smileys/fete/fete01.gifhttp://www.lesaboteur.com/smileys/fete/fete04.gifhttp://www.lesaboteur.com/smileys/fete/fete06.gifhttp://www.lesaboteur.com/smileys/fete/fete05.gifhttp://www.lesaboteur.com/smileys/fete/fete01.gifhttp://www.lesaboteur.com/smileys/fete/fete04.gifhttp://www.lesaboteur.com/smileys/fete/fete06.gif

Cris
10-10-2003, 01:45 AM
:yeah: Great!!!!!!

Jessi
10-10-2003, 07:15 AM
YAY!!

Lets Go Marat!!!!!! http://pages.prodigy.net/rogerlori1/emoticons/dancefool.gifhttp://pages.prodigy.net/rogerlori1/emoticons/dancefool.gifhttp://pages.prodigy.net/rogerlori1/emoticons/dancefool.gif

Shadow
10-10-2003, 12:48 PM
http://www.lesaboteur.com/smileys/kaos-smileys/kaos0052.gif DAVAI MARAT http://www.lesaboteur.com/smileys/kaos-smileys/kaos0052.gif

lizabeth..*
10-10-2003, 01:40 PM
LMFAO @ those smilies Jessi.....they are Great!!!!!

Cris
10-10-2003, 01:50 PM
:lol: Fantastic smiles, Jessi!!!

tall_one
10-10-2003, 03:10 PM
http://smileys.******************/cat/13/13_1_17.gif

tall_one
10-10-2003, 03:23 PM
http://www.1000smilies.com/cheerleader.gifGo Marat Go!http://www.1000smilies.com/cheerleader.gif

Cris
10-11-2003, 12:39 AM
:lol: Cute!!! :) We have a cheerleaders show here!

Shadow
10-11-2003, 11:20 AM
Go Marat Go! Davai! http://www.mainzelahr.de/smile/froehlich/laola02.gif

maratski
10-11-2003, 09:19 PM
I can't compete with those smilies ;)

So mine is just simple :o

:bounce: :bounce:

Jessi
10-11-2003, 10:04 PM
I have coverage :woohoo: Can't wait!

GO MARATSKI!!!!!!

Cris
10-11-2003, 10:08 PM
Yay!!! :clap2: Great!!!
:) Me too. Hope they show Marat's match.

Ma. Estefania
10-11-2003, 10:31 PM
I do have coverage too!!! Spanish version and ESPN Latin America too. !!! :)

lizabeth..*
10-12-2003, 04:09 AM
WAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHHAHAHAA
FINALLY - I have coverage..... I haven't seen any tennis since the USO *shakes in anticipation*
Now all I need is for them to actually show Marat *prays*

Go you good thing!!!!!!! :yippee:

maratski
10-12-2003, 09:07 AM
Hope we all get to see him again :)

I haven't seen him play since AO :sad:

Shadow
10-12-2003, 10:06 AM
Yaay, i also get coverage!!! :bounce: I hope i can at least see him play one match. PLS! I have not seen him since Barcelona :sad:

Shadow
10-12-2003, 10:06 AM
Davai Marat! :bounce:

BelgianWaffle
10-12-2003, 11:04 AM
Hope we all get to see him again :)

I haven't seen him play since AO :sad:

Even worse here, I haven't seen him play since last year's Paris Bercy when he beat potatoe :mad:

Almost a year!! :sad:

Shadow
10-12-2003, 11:08 AM
:eek: such a long time :sad:
i wouldn`t have survived that ;)

BelgianWaffle
10-12-2003, 11:16 AM
it's horrible! :sad:
In belgium we get a lot of women's tournaments of course but they skip the men.. Lucky for us we get french tv and the bbc so we can watch Roland Garros & Wimbledon plus some other tournaments like Queens, Paris Masters etc. Oh and last year's davis cup but only because Russia played France ;)

Shadow
10-12-2003, 11:21 AM
:sad:
Well of course in Belgium the women are much more popular!

we also get much more women coverage :fiery: But for men at least all GS, all masters tourney`s (but only shitty short summary`s :rolleyes: ), and SOME other tourney`s over the year.

Cris
10-12-2003, 11:59 AM
Even worse here, I haven't seen him play since last year's Paris Bercy when he beat potatoe :mad:

Almost a year!! :sad:

I didn't see Marat playing in 2003... I haven't seen him play since Paris Bercy semis against Moya... couldn't watch the final... :sad:

Good Luck Marat!!! :bounce:

maratski
10-12-2003, 12:27 PM
I get belgian tennis coverage, RG, Wimbly, USO all on dutch tv, probably TMS Houston too
and I have DSF like my german sis ;)

Cris
10-12-2003, 12:39 PM
Lucky Girl!!! :worship: ;)

Here we have soccer, soccer and more soccer... :p

Shadow
10-12-2003, 12:42 PM
and I have DSF like my german sis ;)

which (DSF) sucks ;)

Shadow
10-12-2003, 12:43 PM
Here we have soccer, soccer and more soccer... :p

Brazil IS Soccer ;)

Shadow
10-12-2003, 12:44 PM
the draw will be made today at 2pm Madrid time...*nervous*

Cris
10-12-2003, 12:52 PM
Brazil IS Soccer ;)

:yeah: It's almost a religion!!! Love soccer, but would be nice watch more tennis on tv.

Hope Marat has a good draw. :)

Shadow
10-12-2003, 12:58 PM
I also love soccer. Here we also get only mostly soccer on tv .... But i love Tennis more ;)

Cris
10-12-2003, 01:04 PM
Me too! ;)

maratski
10-12-2003, 01:42 PM
we get lots of soccer here, I get dutch, german and british league on dutch tv, but there's tennis too from time to time :)

tall_one
10-12-2003, 02:18 PM
Marat plays Bjorkman 1st round!

Shadow
10-12-2003, 02:33 PM
not a bad opponent for Marat cause Bjorkman is also not playing that well atm ... in head to head Marat is up 4-1.

Hopefully he is able to beat him. Come on Marat!

Shadow
10-12-2003, 02:39 PM
Marat`s quarter:

6 Grosjean v bye
Q v Youzhny
Spadea v Q
12 Calleri v bye

15 El Ayanoui v bye
Safin v Bjorkman
Q v Ginepri
4 Schuettler v bye

Cris
10-12-2003, 02:58 PM
not a bad opponent for Marat cause Bjorkman is also not playing that well atm ... in head to head Marat is up 4-1.

Hopefully he is able to beat him. Come on Marat!

Marat has good chances. :)
Good Luck Marat!!!!!! :bounce:

Shadow
10-12-2003, 03:00 PM
Confidence and match practise is the thing ... when he wins it would be good for his confidence which is 0 atm.

Davai Marat :)

Cris
10-12-2003, 03:59 PM
After his 1st win, he'll be more relaxed and confident. So he can recover his game without feeling so much pressure.

tall_one
10-12-2003, 06:46 PM
Marat doesn't play until Tuesday...

Shadow
10-12-2003, 10:12 PM
thanks for the info tall_one :)

I hope his match on Tuesday (probably) will be put on center court so they show him on tv, but with so many spaniards and all the top seeds it is unfortunaly very unlikely :sad:

maratski
10-13-2003, 11:30 AM
Jonas is ok as a first round opponent :)

Would love to see him play younes in the 2nd ;),but I'm not getting my hopes up yet ;)

tall_one
10-13-2003, 03:48 PM
The TMS Madrid site does have a live point by point scoreboard....how good it is I'm not sure but here's the link (http://www.marca.com/marcador/rfsh/tenis_masters_series/ronda_1.html) nevertheless. ;)

Tennis Fool
10-13-2003, 05:34 PM
Jonas is ok as a first round opponent :)

Would love to see him play younes in the 2nd ;)

Hey, we want Marat to win. :eek: The more sucky opponents, the better.

tall_one
10-13-2003, 06:37 PM
Marat is the 2nd match on center court tommorrow, :p
he follows the Henman/Fish match that starts at 12:30 local time.

Shadow
10-13-2003, 06:40 PM
aaaw great!!! :D on center court... so they will probably show a lil summary of his match :bounce:

DAVAI MARAT!!!! :clap2:

btw. the site is crap ;)

Jessi
10-13-2003, 07:44 PM
great! I was afraid they were gonna shove him on some outside court or something. ;)

GO MARAT! BEAT BJORKMAN!

Cris
10-13-2003, 08:02 PM
Yay!!! Great news!!! :yippee:
Thanks for info!!! :)

Vamos Marat!!!!!!!!!! :bounce:

Ma. Estefania
10-13-2003, 08:06 PM
great! I was afraid they were gonna shove him on some outside court or something. ;)

No, thanx God they didn't do that :angel: Anyway....I guess that som people from the Spanish Tennis federation must remember him from his juniors' time at Spain + Marat speaks spanish!!! :D :p

Shadow
10-13-2003, 08:32 PM
COME ON MARAT! :bounce:

maratski
10-13-2003, 09:36 PM
I need to work till 3 tomorrow but will try to get here right after work :)

Jessi I saw my lookalike again last friday ;)
He was alone so I could take a good peak again ;)

Jessi
10-14-2003, 12:30 AM
how was the view, Ilhame? ;)

babydoll
10-14-2003, 05:22 AM
Goooo Maraty!! http://uselessgraphics.com/cheerldr.gif

Shadow
10-14-2003, 12:51 PM
Marat`s match will start in about 1 h - 1 h 30. Fish vs. Henman just started the second set.
Hope someone will be here then :wavey:


DAVAI MARAT! :yippee: :yippee:

tall_one
10-14-2003, 12:57 PM
Hope someone will be here then :wavey:
:) Computer willing, I'll be here :yeah:
I'm sure everyone will be floating around either here, Ruth's or Christine's site.
C'mon Marat! :tennis:

Shadow
10-14-2003, 01:14 PM
great :wavey: :)

i will be also in Christine`s chat :D

Shadow
10-14-2003, 01:26 PM
the Fish/Henman match finished earlier than i though :o

So in about some minutes Marat`s match will start!!!!


COME ON MARAT!

Cris
10-14-2003, 01:28 PM
:bounce: GOOD LUCK MARAT :bounce:

Shadow
10-14-2003, 01:37 PM
they are on court warming up

Shadow
10-14-2003, 01:39 PM
LILLY, you lucky girl have the match on tv :p i`m so jealous ;)

VAMOS MARAT!!!!!!!!!!!

Shadow
10-14-2003, 01:53 PM
1-1

Billabong
10-14-2003, 02:00 PM
2-1 Marat!!!

Shadow
10-14-2003, 02:07 PM
marat ledas 4-1

Shadow
10-14-2003, 02:10 PM
marat 5-1

Shadow
10-14-2003, 02:25 PM
marat won the first set 6-4 ! keep it up marat :banana:

Billabong
10-14-2003, 03:03 PM
Marat is down 2-3 in the second and was leading 2-0... come on Marat, finish him!

maratski
10-14-2003, 03:03 PM
He looked good Jessi ;)

maratski
10-14-2003, 03:04 PM
Seb is that you?

Marat :)

maratski
10-14-2003, 03:05 PM
My sb is stuck wih Jonas having a bp :confused:

Billabong
10-14-2003, 03:06 PM
Hi Ilhame, it's a long time since I saw you!! How are you?? I'm doing fine, waiting for Guga's match!!! it's great to see you!

Shadow
10-14-2003, 03:07 PM
its 3-3 in the second set

maratski
10-14-2003, 03:09 PM
I'm doing fine seb. I'm busy in college, but I always make time to cheer for Marat and Guga :)

Come by on the other board again, we haven't chatted there in ages.

maratski
10-14-2003, 03:10 PM
*3-4

maratski
10-14-2003, 03:32 PM
*5-6

Davai Marat!!

Shadow
10-14-2003, 04:31 PM
he lost 6-4 5-7 4-6 :sad::sad::sad::sad::sad:

well i was in christine`s chat and some girl`s could watch the match on tv so here are some expressions (hope everything is right)... Marat was playing quite ok, he was playing good points .. just too unconsistent and too many UE. He would have won in 2... but he was mad cause they called him like 6 foot faults and that cost him the second set... REALLY MAD he WAS! I guess he was also really tired in 3rd set, but he was fighting there. First Serve was not working really. Though 16 aces.
He did use his bh more and more... good sign. some great returns and backhand winners..nd he didnt seem to have problems with his wrist.
The problem is he has no confidence... he needs to get it back. This win would have really bust his confidence :(
But he will be back!!! you can see that from the match today..well he
needs to win a match...cmon marat next week!

maratski
10-14-2003, 04:32 PM
He lost 6-4 in the third :sad:

maratski
10-14-2003, 04:34 PM
I read similar things in the scoring thread :sad:

Shadow
10-14-2003, 04:42 PM
:( also his confidence is so low that he cant finish it...he also had trouble to finish the first set.
And he was up 40-0 by 4-5 in the 3rd set and blew that lead away to match point Jonas because again trouble with serve and UE... :sad::sad:

well, one step at time! I`m sure next week or eat least inm Paris Bercy (where he always plays well) he will win a match or more! Go Marat :)

maratski
10-14-2003, 04:44 PM
That's the spirit sis :)

Shadow
10-14-2003, 04:46 PM
that reminds me of the song "keep the spirit alive" ..;)

Shadow
10-14-2003, 04:49 PM
Safinator.com

Latest Marat News:
Marat lost to Jonas Bjorkman 4-6, 7-5, 6-4. He played well, but in the second set, he got called for numerous foot faults, which threw off his concentration and he lost the set. He also played well in the third set, but Bjorkman picked up his game and managed to win. From all reports, it looks like the old Marat is back! Good luck in St. Petersburg Marat! Davai!

Shadow
10-14-2003, 05:10 PM
www.theguyfromrussia.com

Madrid Match Report
A friend saw the match on TV and said despite the loss, Marat looked great and no problems with the wrist. There were some bad line calls and he had 6 foot faults! He came close to winning in the 2nd set but couldn't hold it together. He didn't look as haggard but was tiring by the 3rd set, so his general physical fitness isn't 100%. He managed arund 15 aces though and the commentators said it was 'sublime' tennis from Marat in the 1st & 2nd set!

Shadow
10-14-2003, 05:11 PM
2 pics from match:

Shadow
10-14-2003, 05:12 PM
--

snoop
10-14-2003, 05:20 PM
1 (http://images.sportsline.com/u/gettyimages/photos/2584206MH026_Madrid_Masters101412_1024x768.jpg)
2 (http://images.sportsline.com/u/ap/photos/XPW105101411_1024x768.jpg)
3 (http://images.sportsline.com/u/ap/photos/XPW102101411_1024x768.jpg)
4 (http://images.sportsline.com/u/ap/photos/XPW101101411_1024x768.jpg)

maratski
10-14-2003, 05:26 PM
He's still thin, but looks better by the week ;)

maratski
10-14-2003, 05:28 PM
Vielen Dank Snoop :kiss:

Cris
10-14-2003, 05:36 PM
Thanks for pics, Andrea!!! :) He looks much better than last week in Lyon. He isn't so pale. In fact, he was really cute... ;)
I could watch Marat playing... I'm really glad!!! :)
Marat lost his game, but he did a good job. He was fighting. I just think he lost focus on decisive points. He's improving his form. It was his best match after return. Hope he has better luck on next weeks.

Cris
10-14-2003, 05:38 PM
More pics!!! Thanks Snoop!!! :)

jcluvva
10-14-2003, 06:40 PM
I saw Safin's match today he played so well today. He did look quite pale but there were no problems with his wrist. He played a great match and was really unlucky to lose it.

Shadow
10-14-2003, 07:19 PM
Thanks Lilly and jcluvva.

it`s good to know that he is improving and slowly getting in shape :) it will come with time.
but damm that he lost though, he had that match in his hands.

Shadow
10-14-2003, 07:36 PM
Bjorkman batters fragile Safin with Madrid comeback win


Fighting Swede Jonas Bjorkman extended Marat Safin's long-running loss streak into a sixth month Tuesday as he knocked out the Russian 4-6, 7-5, 6-4 to reach the second round of the 2.45-million-euro Madrid Masters. Bjorkman, a quarter-finalist last week indoors in Vienna, won only his second match from six in the series as he ruined another Safin attempt at a comeback after wrist injury problems all this season.

Safin won his last match in Barcelona in mid-April as he beat Juan Carlos Ferrero in a semi-final. Since then, his season has been hell, with weeks of recovery time as he tried to come right form the problem. The former U.S. Open winner lost in a come-back attempt in late July in Los Angeles and was beaten last week as well. The 23-year-old holds Masters titles, both taken in Paris over Australians, Mark Philippoussis in 2000 and Lleyton Hewitt last November.

Bjorkman, a reigning Wimbledon doubles champion, improved his record to 25-18 for the season, reaching the Wimbledon singles quarter-finals and a final in Marseille.

Safin said that it's just a long road back to form. "You lose the eye, you lose the confidence, you lose everything,"
said the world number 38. "It's all step-by-step. "At least this match went three sets, I was close to winning it, but I have no confidence right now."

American Mardy Fish sent Tim Henman home a loser for the second straight edition in Spain, handing the former world number 4 a 7-6 (7-4), 6-3 defeat in the first round. A year ago, Henman was beaten here in his opening match by Paradorn Srichaphan. Henman's first-serve numbers sank to well under 20 percent during the second set, which he lost after going down in a tie-breaker to end the one-hour first set. The 29-year-old Briton, without a coach since the summer by choice but watched by Britain's Davis Cup captain, was unable to capitalise on 29 unforced errors off the nervous racket of Fish.

The American, 25th in the world to Henman's ranking of 30th, managed to overcome three double-faults in the final game, holding his nerve in the end to earn victory. "It was back and forth in the first set, but I started to feel in control," said Fish. "But there was also grinding. In the end it was the momentum which gave me the match."

Fish now faces a battle in the second round against Spaniard Tommy Robredo. "I'm sure we'll play on the centre court and it's his crowd. But those are the kind of matches I like - me against everyone. I'll work hard to try to pull it off. I want to keep on playing well".

Two more Russians went down on the day, with Spain's David Ferrer stopping Mikhail Youzhny 1-6, 6-4, 6-4 and American Jan-Michael Gambill defeating Nikolay Davydenko 6-3, 6-3. Max Mirnyi, from Belarus also known as White Russia, got one back for the motherland, ousting American James Blake 7-5, 6-2.

Jessi
10-14-2003, 07:43 PM
sorry i couldn't be here to follow the match guys.. 5am is a little too early for me ;)

Argh, Maratski! :sad: So close! Glad to hear he played well and that he's game is improving. Things are looking up and up. :) I'm sure he'll win his first match in St. Petes! GO MARAT!!! :bounce:

Jessi
10-14-2003, 07:44 PM
Marat's interview us up on the Madrid site and its a corker! :D

Jessi
10-14-2003, 07:48 PM
Lmao@the Brad Gilbert comments :lol:

THE MODERATOR: Questions for Marat, please.

Q. It looks as if the year is still not being very kind to you.
MARAT SAFIN: Yeah. But is the way it is, so I have to take care, take it slow, try not to get upset too much because I've been out for a long time, for six months. So is difficult to come back and start winning matches because you lose everything. You lose the movement on the court, you lose the eye, you lose the confidence, you lose everything. Then when you come back, you start to picking up all these small things step by step. So for me at least I make three sets today, and I was very close to win the match. Unfortunately, because o my confidence, I'm a little bit too slow on the court, I don't see the ball, so that's why I problems, you know, like playing from the baseline, going to the net. I don't see the point. I cannot read the other player.

Q. Can you remind us exactly what was the injury? Was it one injury, two injuries?
MARAT SAFIN: I had two injuries, but the same thing. Then I twist my ankle. I was out for a month. But last time I was out for six months, so...

Q. Could you describe the injuries and how they happened?
MARAT SAFIN: The same thing. Backhand, other time backhand. I had a cut in the ligaments. I broke -- the problem is with the meniscus inside, in my wrist, and also cartilage. It was broken. I had some injections over there. It took a completely different shape, the cartilage. So they had to put in a same way, the same shape how it was. That's why I had to wear a cast for a month. Then I had to make the exercises. Basically I'm playing for three weeks. So it's very difficult to come back, especially to guys that have been playing for all the year.

Q. Did you already feel any improvement through these two weeks or three weeks?
MARAT SAFIN: Slowly, but my improvement will be when I win my first match. But I'm looking forward. Still two tournaments left. But I'm definitely not in a best shape. It's difficult for me. It's coming too fast, so I have to take it easy. That's why I'm trying not to get upset too much when I lose, because is not magic, you know, to come back from injury, start away straight win matches. But I'm preparing myself for the next year. This year is definitely not my year. I was not lucky at all. With my injuries, my results, yeah, I had all these things.

Q. Did you feel upset for a little while today on court and then perhaps get control of it?
MARAT SAFIN: Yeah, but I was a little bit upset with my foot faults. I was upset. They were very close calls, which makes a lot of difference. Always 15-30, always 30-15. Small things which makes the big difference, you know. Point there, point here, overrule over there. It's coming like point there, point there. Is like basically all the time you're under pressure. And for me every point counts like two points, because every point that I'm winning, it's really difficult for me. I'm counting point by point. When they take out from you, so then that's hurts.

Q. If you have an injury-free year next year, how successful do you think you could be? What realistic aims do you have for next year?
MARAT SAFIN: I hope I'm not get injured. But if I will get injured, I have no other thing than take care of it.

B]Q. But if you are injury-free throughout the year...[/B]
MARAT SAFIN: Then it's up to me. Yeah, my game, if I can find my game straightaway, if I will be able to get in a good shape, make the good pre-season program, get my confidence back, because I'm completely out of confidence. If I can get it back, I can be dangerous. But still, you know, it's the next year. This year is not finished. I hope I'll be alive for next year.

Q. Do you still have any pain at all on the court? Do the doctors say it's totally safe to play a hundred percent?
MARAT SAFIN: Yeah, no problem. I'm playing. I don't have any pain. Sometimes when I hit with the frame, it's vibrations. But I can play, no problem. I just lose a little bit completely the movement, you know, how to hit the ball, you know, just the confidence from the shots. This is the most important thing for me right now. I can serve, I can return, but the baseline I'm shaky a little bit because I don't see it, I don't feel it, no timing. So that's what I need to get back.

Q. When you see this year, Ferrero, Federer, Roddick winning the last three Grand Slams, do you watch that and feel that you should be there, part of that group, the new generation? Are you frustrated?
MARAT SAFIN: No, why not? They deserve these guys, they deserve to be there. I mean, I had my times three years ago. I was the same like them, but they're already same age (smiling). We're in the same situation. But I'll be back for next year. I hope I can fight with them. I'll be fighting with them for No. 1. This year, it's all theirs. But the next year, I'll be also there. I'll be really dangerous.

Q. There's been a lot of publicity this week following the story about the betting. What has been the general reaction of the players? Is it one of astonishment, in a way sort of almost chuckling at the way other people are taking advantage or what?
MARAT SAFIN: Yeah, but the thing is just rumors, just talking. Basically I have my own problems to take care of. You know, there's rumors that they're writing on the papers. There is nothing. So is basically I have my own problems to take care of. If somebody has to say something, they should say. But there is like some comments of John Lloyd was also good. I read the article, it was good (smiling). He never knew how to play tennis, I think, but he's judging. It's okay.

Q. Have you had any doubts about any match?
MARAT SAFIN: I never had doubts about anything. I never saw it. Of course, there is like some suspicious, as everybody thinks. But personally, I don't know.

Q. Earlier in the year, Brad Gilbert said that only two players would make him come back on the tour as a coach: Andy Roddick and Marat Safin. I don't know whether you heard him say that. What do you think of that comment?
MARAT SAFIN: The only thing that I heard is just he said that I'm injured completely on my brain, which didn't give me any respect to myself. He should take care of Andy, he's doing really good job, and just leave me alone. That's the only suggestion I can give him. And he's doing really good job, so why to break my balls? :lol:

Q. What is your coaching situation now?
MARAT SAFIN: I'm satisfied with my coaching situation. I'm great. There is no issues with the coach. Definitely I'm not asking for the opinion of other coaches to speak about me. This is the way he spoke. That's definitely not really nice from him.

Q. But you're not looking for somebody else?
MARAT SAFIN: No, no, I'm not looking. I'm not going to look for anybody.

Jessi
10-14-2003, 07:49 PM
thanks for the pics! Marat looks much better than in Lyon ;)

maratski
10-14-2003, 07:53 PM
I liked the gilbert comment too and he reads about tennis ;)

maratski
10-14-2003, 07:54 PM
Jessi I only watch Marat at 5am if I know the match will be good ;)

Shadow
10-14-2003, 08:05 PM
thanks jessi :kiss:

good interview. Marat is seeing the points who are missing and thats good.

ROTFL @ what he said about gilbert :rolls:

Jessi
10-14-2003, 08:07 PM
in the old days i would set my alarm just so i could follow Marat's match on the sb. But i've realized it doesn't make a difference if i do or not.. he's going to win or he's going to lose.. i have no control over it. ;)

maratski
10-14-2003, 08:09 PM
true jessi

i only wake up for real coverage ;)

Jessi
10-14-2003, 08:12 PM
injured on my brain.. break my balls :haha: :haha:

take that Gilbert! http://zbook.ru/sml/boid.gif

maratski
10-14-2003, 08:12 PM
Andrea at what time does dsf show tennis tonight?

Shadow
10-14-2003, 08:14 PM
i always do it... i think only once i slept when he played.

but the good is that he mostly plays day time here ;)


but i did woke up for every match at the AO 02 and 03... middle of the night when i had school the next day...lol. or when the match did least until morning i did skip the first school lessons :angel:
And once i woke up for his match i couldnt stand up in the morning so i didnt go to school cause i was toooooooo tired LOL!

Shadow
10-14-2003, 08:15 PM
ilhame, at 11:15 pm :wavey:

i hope they will show a lil of marats match!

maratski
10-14-2003, 08:16 PM
I hope so too

Thanks :kiss:

Jessi
10-14-2003, 08:29 PM
I was hoping they'd show Marat's today but instead we got Gonzalez/Costa :zzz: :zzz: :mad:

my next hope of seeing him is Paris *sigh*

Shadow
10-14-2003, 08:38 PM
my next chance is st.petersburg.. only lil chance though.

maratski
10-14-2003, 09:35 PM
I don't even know when I'll see him again :confused:

Jessi
10-14-2003, 09:45 PM
you don't have coverage of Bercy? :confused:

maratski
10-14-2003, 09:50 PM
Think not :sad:
I guess only the final,
But will the final be good...

Jessi
10-14-2003, 09:52 PM
depends who's in the final ;) If Roddick then i know i wont be watching ;)

Shadow
10-14-2003, 09:53 PM
Ilhame, DSF will show paris bercy... and perhaps also LIVE matches (i hope so). they did last year :banana:

Shadow
10-14-2003, 09:54 PM
hehehe, when rodduck is in the final no way i watch it ;) well only if he gets destroyed by Rogi or someone ;)

maratski
10-14-2003, 10:00 PM
I'm just very busy during that week andrea :sad:

Jessi
10-14-2003, 10:14 PM
a final where Roddick loses is always a good final ;)

Cris
10-14-2003, 10:40 PM
Nice interview!!! Thanks!!! :)
I loved Marat's comments about Brad Gilbert. :haha:

Shadow
10-14-2003, 10:41 PM
Sis, DSF on ;) they show a bit of his match :banana:

lizabeth..*
10-15-2003, 12:17 AM
*sigh*
Such a good match...too bad he couldnt pull it off.....still kicking self for not taping it though...

Good luck in Paris Marat

Jessi
10-15-2003, 04:52 AM
Marat is playing in St.Petes next week :p

lizabeth..*
10-15-2003, 05:33 AM
I knew I forgot something...LOL
Good luck in St Petersburg AND Paris
*gets back in box*

maratski
10-15-2003, 11:14 AM
Sis I've watched DSF last night :)

May I say that he looked mighty fine! :drool:

Shadow
10-15-2003, 01:03 PM
:)

yay he looked great :lick:

:rolls: @ his conversations with the umpire ;)

Jessi
10-15-2003, 09:58 PM
wah! I wanna see Marat! *cries*

Shadow
10-16-2003, 12:16 PM
in Paris, Jessi ;)

maratski
10-16-2003, 03:40 PM
Listen to your sis Jessi ;)

Jessi
10-18-2003, 07:59 AM
Ilhame, i will be hoping for a title defence ;) *prays*

Jessi
10-18-2003, 08:01 AM
anyway, i'll be glad when this shitty season is finally over..

BRING ON 2004!

Shadow
10-18-2003, 09:30 AM
2004 will be his year and our year :)

maratski
10-18-2003, 08:44 PM
Bring on 2004!!

Shadow
10-18-2003, 08:50 PM
:bounce:

but i really dont know how i can survive the months after Bercy until the new season begins ;)

maratski
10-18-2003, 08:56 PM
It's long :sad:

I'm still interested in TMC and DC so will only be without tennis for three weeks ;)

Shadow
10-18-2003, 09:00 PM
I`m also interested but its all not the same without Marat ;) :sad:

luckily there`s christmas etc...

maratski
10-18-2003, 09:08 PM
If Juanqui is your second fave then you're interested! ;)

It's actually good that Marat won't play cause then I can focus on studying for a change ;)

Jessi
10-24-2003, 09:01 PM
http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/39484000/jpg/_39484475_safinp_203.jpg

Shadow
10-24-2003, 09:08 PM
thanks for the pic jessi :kiss:

Cris
10-24-2003, 09:31 PM
Thanks Jessi!!! :)
Hope this ugly shirt can disappear in 2004. ;) :p

Shadow
10-24-2003, 09:39 PM
it surely will ;) Hope adidas will make a better job for 2004.

Lilly, you brought me a great thread idea :D

Jessi
10-24-2003, 09:41 PM
i don't know, it seems to me their designs are getting worse and worse each year. They should go back to the classic b/w design of 2000

Cris
10-24-2003, 09:56 PM
Agree with you, Jessi. I love that dark blue shirt that he was wearing in 2000.

Andrea, a new thread? Tell me, I'm curious! :)

Shadow
10-24-2003, 10:01 PM
Andrea, a new thread? Tell me, I'm curious! :)

A thread about "whats your fave Marat outfit"...

what do you think? ;)

Cris
10-24-2003, 10:03 PM
Perfect!!! :yeah: with pics!!! ;)

Shadow
10-24-2003, 10:04 PM
ok :D