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PennyThePenguin
10-23-2005, 01:43 PM
did Jiat really say that :eek: ... I agree, he's a very nice dirty boy! :aplot:

say what? :angel:

:angel:

Damita
10-23-2005, 01:44 PM
he was looking good in LOTR but with his normal look he is :scared: :o
yeah but he sounded smart though. After all the articles i read after the LOTR, and the interviews he gave for the DVDs, i thought he was quite boring :o
But yesterday he was ok. And in French :yeah:

NINA_BCN
10-23-2005, 01:45 PM
btw Viggo Ijustcantspellhislastnamesen was on tv yesterday, I didnt know he can speak french :eek:
Mortensen. :p He speaks spanish too. ;)

Damita
10-23-2005, 01:48 PM
Mortensen. :p He speaks spanish too. ;)
he can do everything. he is an artist and had his work exposed a few times. and i think the guy on tv said he sings too, or is a musician.
life's unfair :p

PennyThePenguin
10-23-2005, 01:48 PM
...he speaks elvish too!

NINA_BCN
10-23-2005, 01:49 PM
...he speaks elvish too!
:lol:

Damita
10-23-2005, 01:50 PM
...he speaks elvish too!:spit:

NINA_BCN
10-23-2005, 01:52 PM
he can do everything. he is an artist and had his work exposed a few times. and i think the guy on tv said he sings too, or is a musician.
He's very complete. :lol:

life's unfair :p
Agreed. :sad:

PennyThePenguin
10-23-2005, 01:52 PM
did i say something wrong? :angel:

Damita
10-23-2005, 01:53 PM
did i say something wrong? :angel:
nah. funny though. :lol: :p

PennyThePenguin
10-23-2005, 01:54 PM
i was kidding ;)

but yeah. i think he learnt it just for the LOTR films...he deserves to be king ;)

NINA_BCN
10-23-2005, 01:54 PM
The king of what?????? :p

PennyThePenguin
10-23-2005, 01:55 PM
man DUH! gondor! :p

Curls
10-23-2005, 01:57 PM
I've opened a real can of worms with this LOTR thing, huh :lol: ... well I guess I'll just head of to bed now ... toodles :wavey:

btw, cool room Jiat ... love the *you know whats* at the end ;) :yeah:

PennyThePenguin
10-23-2005, 01:58 PM
NIGHT GRANNY MUSH!!!!!! :hug: yeah i know...:yeah:

Curls
10-23-2005, 02:00 PM
oi ... steady on with the Granny :p ... I'm like a fine wine ... I get better with age ;) :lol:

NINA_BCN
10-23-2005, 02:07 PM
oi ... steady on with the Granny :p ... I'm like a fine wine ... I get better with age ;) :lol:
http://www.vino-kodrianka.sk/idata/cabernet%20sauvignon_1.jpg
Pamushka Babushka a.k.a Granny Cabernet. :lol:

PennyThePenguin
10-23-2005, 02:53 PM
granny mush reminds me of apples. granny smith...lol

NINA_BCN
10-23-2005, 02:55 PM
Mrs. Smith. :haha:

PennyThePenguin
10-23-2005, 02:58 PM
is that what angelina jolie becomes a few years down the road? :angel:

NINA_BCN
10-23-2005, 02:59 PM
:haha: :haha: :haha:

PennyThePenguin
10-23-2005, 03:04 PM
guess so. OI MUSH! how would you like to be angelina jolie?

casillas_girl
10-23-2005, 06:02 PM
I'd love it, she's Brad Pitt's girlfriend!!!!! :drool:

BelgianWaffle
10-23-2005, 07:05 PM
Angelina rocks :rocker:

Marat went to a Phil Collins concert? Errr, hip. :tape:

NINA_BCN
10-23-2005, 07:10 PM
:o

maratski
10-23-2005, 07:59 PM
Marat, his feet, Ilhame,......:eek: :eek: :eek:

That's why he's almost perfect ;)

Curls
10-24-2005, 03:31 AM
http://www.vino-kodrianka.sk/idata/cabernet%20sauvignon_1.jpg
Pamushka Babushka a.k.a Granny Cabernet. :lol:
LMAO :rolls:

... but you'd need a 1974 vintage :tape: not a 2001 ... yes I'm THAT old :eek:

Curls
10-24-2005, 03:33 AM
and Jiat, I'd like to be Angelina only because I think she's stunning ... but if I were her, I'd drop Brad and chase after Marat ... :drool:

PennyThePenguin
10-24-2005, 05:52 AM
well..no one asked you to imitate her taste in guys..i mean..brad pitt.......billy bob thornton...:bolt:

Curls
10-24-2005, 07:47 AM
:lol: yeah, you're right ... and the wearing of the vile of blood thing is just weird :eek:

BelgianWaffle
10-24-2005, 08:04 AM
well..no one asked you to imitate her taste in guys..i mean..brad pitt.......billy bob thornton...:bolt:
BBT is one scary guy.. but appearantly very charming in person. Soon Marat will reach that stage with his hair :p

Bibir
10-24-2005, 12:49 PM
I missed lots of things! :eek: :eek:

In short:

Marat is not good looking anymore..he looks like Bigfoot. :sad: :mad:
He has a new girlfriend or boyfriend..not sure :confused:
He has stomach problems or simple diarrhea. :shrug:
He's a macho :rolleyes:
Peter is back!!!

And he's in Paris??...Really??? :woohoo:

Bibir
10-24-2005, 12:52 PM
BBT is one scary guy.. but appearantly very charming in person. Soon Marat will reach that stage with his hair :p
The scary guy?...or the charming person?? :o

BelgianWaffle
10-24-2005, 03:57 PM
The scary guy?...or the charming person?? :o
Both! I meant that people usually look at BBT and don't understand why so many women fancy him. But all actresses who have met him and worked with him say he's so charming and has a lot of personality. ;)
Marat will always be charming etc etc even though he looks like Bigfoot. :p

mer
10-24-2005, 04:01 PM
I saw Marat on tv yesterday (GQ ceremony). He looks silly but still good looking :p

BelgianWaffle
10-24-2005, 04:04 PM
I saw Marat on tv yesterday (GQ ceremony). He looks silly but still good looking :p
oh, wake up woman :p

NINA_BCN
10-24-2005, 04:05 PM
:lol:

mer
10-24-2005, 04:05 PM
oh, wake up woman :p

No, I don't want :p

Saumon
10-24-2005, 05:09 PM
And he's in Paris??...Really??? :woohoo:
I think he was going to $aint Peter$burg for an autograph $e$$ion before, when he's in Paris, dont worry, I'll let you know ;) :angel:

Meeek
10-24-2005, 05:22 PM
I think he was going to $aint Peter$burg for an autograph $e$$ion before, when he's in Paris, dont worry, I'll let you know ;) :angel:

:lol: You're mean

BelgianWaffle
10-24-2005, 05:25 PM
:lol: katchinggggggggg!!! ;)

mer
10-25-2005, 09:44 AM
For russians here - Marat is on NTV show right now

BelgianWaffle
10-25-2005, 09:46 AM
For russians here - Marat is on NTV show right now
so did the hairdresser manage to make him look decent? ;)

mer
10-25-2005, 09:48 AM
He said he needs 2 more months to recover.

And he looks really good :p No kidding :devil:

MariaV
10-25-2005, 09:49 AM
For russians here - Marat is on NTV show right now
What show Ira???? "Echo"? I didn't watch last night. :o

MariaV
10-25-2005, 09:50 AM
He said he needs 2 more months to recover.

And he looks really good :p No kidding :devil:
DEAD. :( :sad: Sigh. Well, whatever. :tape: He hasn't cut his hair though?

mer
10-25-2005, 09:52 AM
so did the hairdresser manage to make him look decent? ;)

He has sunnies to hold back the curls. I know what you think about sunnies ;) but his hair looks ok when curls are hold back.

mer
10-25-2005, 09:53 AM
What show Ira???? "Echo"? I didn't watch last night. :o

Not NTV+, just NTV

{Annie}
10-25-2005, 10:02 AM
What show Ira???? "Echo"? I didn't watch last night. :o


Don't worry hun, there was nothing on Echo last night, it was all dedicated to figure skating

mer
10-25-2005, 10:10 AM
Stupid show though :rolleyes:

MariaV
10-25-2005, 10:11 AM
Thanks Annie. :)
Wow, what kind of show was it then? Erm, are there daily talk shows on NTV too? :lol:

mer
10-25-2005, 10:27 AM
Thanks Annie. :)
Wow, what kind of show was it then? Erm, are there daily talk shows on NTV too? :lol:

It's not a talk show but stupid nevertheless.

He said he goes to hospital in the morning, then to the gym, then again back to the hospital.

MariaV
10-25-2005, 12:17 PM
He said he goes to hospital in the morning, then to the gym, then again back to the hospital.

:sad: :tears: So no hope of Shanghai really? :sad: :tears: Zhenya said it during Madrid qf coverage too btw. :( I didn't wanna believe. :sad: :tears:

{Annie}
10-25-2005, 12:49 PM
Don't start crying just yet....Zhenya speaks from his patata too much sometimes..just as Shamil does but we cannot exclude the possibility of him not going.

As shitty as it would be, I'd rather he was 200% fit then go and make the knee worse now....AO is too close and there's too much at stake there

mer
10-25-2005, 12:55 PM
Two months more makes end of December. It looks like he can't be fully ready even for AO. :sad:

Meeek
10-25-2005, 12:55 PM
As shitty as it would be, I'd rather he was 200% fit then go and make the knee worse now....

Amen to that.


AO is too close and there's too much at stake there

That's so weird. In some way it feels like it ended yesterday and there it already is again. :eek:

PennyThePenguin
10-25-2005, 12:56 PM
two months... *sigh*

mer
10-25-2005, 01:07 PM
Probably the show was made couple of weeks ago :scratch:
So it could be less than 2 months. I hope.

AnnieNik
10-25-2005, 01:25 PM
just as Shamil does but we cannot exclude the possibility of him not going.


:wavey: Annie

that reminds me of an interview in Russian I read somewhere last week. *why I didn't keep the link? :mad: *

Regarding comments coming from Shamil, Marat said that Shamil talks beautifully, but sometimes not right things *breaking news, people! :eek: *. He said that he had spoken to Shamil 2-3 weeks ago and didn't even had a word about Marat's injury. So :shrug: :confused: we'll wait, and see.

mer
10-25-2005, 02:04 PM
:that reminds me of an interview in Russian I read somewhere last week. *why I didn't keep the link? :mad: *



http://www.tatar-inform.ru/news/sport/?ID=14584
;)

MariaV
10-25-2005, 02:23 PM
Yeah well nothing we don't already know regarding Shamil T. & Zhenya I mean. :lol:
All we can do is wait & see. I'll be watching some St. Pete's coverage tonight, crazy Nando vs Flip. ;)

AnnieNik
10-25-2005, 02:26 PM
http://www.tatar-inform.ru/news/sport/?ID=14584
;)

:hug: Irochka

Saumon
10-25-2005, 05:12 PM
He said he needs 2 more months to recover.

I want him to come to Paris :hysteric: :sad:

mer
10-25-2005, 05:16 PM
I want him to come to Paris :hysteric: :sad:

:hug:
But he will be in Paris anyway according to officail site... provided there is no another "slight change of plan"

mer
10-25-2005, 05:22 PM
btw he said his height is 195 cm not 193
not that it's very important but still :)

Saumon
10-25-2005, 05:30 PM
btw he said his height is 195 cm not 193
not that it's very important but still :)
ohh he's still growing!! :p :aplot: :devil:

Magda
10-25-2005, 05:31 PM
ohh he's still growing!! :p :aplot: :devil:
no, it's because of the hair is getting bigger and bigger :tape:

BelgianWaffle
10-25-2005, 05:35 PM
no, it's because of the hair is getting bigger and bigger :tape:
:lol:

Meeek
10-25-2005, 05:37 PM
btw he said his height is 195 cm not 193
not that it's very important but still :)

Oh how I love tall men :devil:

Saumon
10-25-2005, 05:38 PM
:hug:
But he will be in Paris anyway according to officail site...
how could i forget the adidas stuff? :rolleyes: :o (and the stringfellow :tape: )

Saumon
10-25-2005, 05:39 PM
no, it's because of the hair is getting bigger and bigger :tape:
true :rolleyes: :o

mer
10-25-2005, 05:44 PM
One more thing. Did you know that Marat is claustrophobic ? :unsure:

NINA_BCN
10-25-2005, 05:46 PM
Really???????? :eek:

Meeek
10-25-2005, 05:47 PM
One more thing. Did you know that Marat is claustrophobic ? :unsure:

Well that's just great, no fun in the elevator then! :mad: ;)

NINA_BCN
10-25-2005, 05:49 PM
Well that's just great, no fun in the elevator then! :mad: ;)
What a pity!!!! :o

mer
10-25-2005, 05:52 PM
Really???????? :eek:

he said so :shrug: and height phobia too :devil: (don't know correct english word)

I'm not 100% sure though. My grandmother called me during the show, it's not easy to talk to half deaf person and watch tv. :o

NINA_BCN
10-25-2005, 05:58 PM
Vertigo????

Meeek
10-25-2005, 05:59 PM
he said so :shrug: and height phobia too :devil: (don't know correct english word)



That's crappy, being 195 cm ;)

NINA_BCN
10-25-2005, 06:02 PM
That's crappy, being 195 cm ;)
:lol:

Saumon
10-25-2005, 06:02 PM
he said so :shrug: and height phobia too :devil: (don't know correct english word)

it explains why he doesnt like to take the plane :o

Saumon
10-25-2005, 06:02 PM
That's crappy, being 195 cm ;)
:spit:

NINA_BCN
10-25-2005, 06:06 PM
it explains why he doesnt like to take the plane :o
It's possible. :p

mer
10-25-2005, 06:06 PM
Vertigo????

acrophobia!

NINA_BCN
10-25-2005, 06:07 PM
That's it!!!!!!!! :yeah:

BelgianWaffle
10-25-2005, 07:03 PM
So basically what we have here is a guy who is scared of small spaces and heights, but still very macho ;)
Yeah I don't buy it marat :p

Saumon
10-25-2005, 07:26 PM
So basically what we have here is a guy who is scared of small spaces and heights, but still very macho ;)
Yeah I don't buy it marat :p
macho because he has long hair and bling bling :rolleyes:

Meeek
10-25-2005, 07:28 PM
Cool, then I'm macho too ;)

NINA_BCN
10-25-2005, 08:14 PM
If long hair means to be a macho.....I'm an übermacho!!!!!!!! :haha: :haha:

Saumon
10-25-2005, 08:27 PM
before i cut my hair i had it very very long, i was way more macho than you marat :nerner:

NINA_BCN
10-25-2005, 08:58 PM
A song for our dear "Macho-Marat". ;) It'd be in the partay thread. :p


MACHO MAN
by Village People.

Body, wanna feel my body, body, baby,
such a thrill, my body
Body, wanna touch my body, body, baby,
it's too much, my body
Body, check it out, my body, body, baby,
don't you doubt, my body
Body, talking about my body, body, baby,
checking out my body
Listen here
Every man wants to be a macho man
To have the kind of body always in demand
Joggin' in the mornings, go man go
Work up to the hill's top, muscles grow
You can best believe me
He's a macho man
Glad he took you down with anyone you can
Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey
Macho, macho man
I gotta be a macho man
Macho macho man
I gotta be a macho
Macho, macho man
I gotta be a macho man
Macho macho man
I gotta be a macho
Body, my body, body, wanna feel my body
Body, baby, body, body, come and thrill my body
Body, baby, body, body, love to funk, my body
Body, baby, body, body, it's so hot, my body
So hot, yeah my body
Allright
Everyman ought to be a macho, macho man
To live a life of freedom, machos make a stand
Have your own lifestyles and ideals
Access the strip of competence, that's the skill
You can best believe that he's a macho man
He's the special god son in anybody's land
hey, hey, hey, hey, hey
Macho, macho man
I gotta be a macho man
Macho macho man
I gotta be a macho
Macho, macho man
I gotta be a macho man
Macho macho man
I gotta be a macho
Macho, macho man
I gotta be a macho man
Macho macho man
I gotta be a macho
I gotta be a macho man
I gotta be a mucho mucho, macho macho man
I gotta be a macho

maratski
10-25-2005, 09:17 PM
Don't worry girls, I'll keep Marat with both feet steady on the ground and will comfort him when necessary :)

MariaV
10-25-2005, 09:33 PM
Vertigo????
That's what I have and that means that simply your head starts to spin at cosmic speed after looking down or up or bending or lying down and you get such nausea that it's unbearable. :rolleyes: It's somewhat better now but ... I hope it will go away soon or I might need to get back to the doctor. :(

NINA_BCN
10-25-2005, 09:58 PM
That's what I have and that means that simply your head starts to spin at cosmic speed after looking down or up or bending or lying down and you get such nausea that it's unbearable. :rolleyes: It's somewhat better now but ... I hope it will go away soon or I might need to get back to the doctor. :(
:hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: http://yelims3.free.fr/Hopital/Hopital19.gif :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug:

french-guru
10-25-2005, 10:29 PM
That's what I have and that means that simply your head starts to spin at cosmic speed after looking down or up or bending or lying down and you get such nausea that it's unbearable. :rolleyes: It's somewhat better now but ... I hope it will go away soon or I might need to get back to the doctor. :(


I think we have something in common, but I don't think mine isn't as serious ay yours, that I have to go to the doctor, but I do experience that as well, but not much

MariaV
10-25-2005, 10:30 PM
Aww thanks Ali, :hug: what a cute smilie. I'm off to bed now... trying to sleep. :zzz:

Noelle
10-26-2005, 01:23 PM
A song for our dear "Macho-Marat". ;) It'd be in the partay thread. :p


MACHO MAN
by Village People.

:eek: :scared: :lol: :haha: :rolls: :sobbing:

PennyThePenguin
10-26-2005, 02:35 PM
macho man.....*pukes*

:haha: :haha: :haha:

Chachou
10-26-2005, 06:17 PM
From Bercy's official website, Marat is withdrew [SNIF]

But his health is very important ^^

Damita
10-26-2005, 06:22 PM
From Bercy's official website, Marat is withdrew [SNIF]

But his health is very important ^^
that's what they just said on TV in Tout le Sport. They said that after Federer and Safin, Nadal just withdrew. And i was like: wtf? Safin? :eek:

:bigcry: :bigcry: :bigcry:

maratski
10-26-2005, 06:28 PM
There is no Bercy without Marat :sad:

BelgianWaffle
10-26-2005, 06:29 PM
There is no Bercy without Marat :sad:
bleh. No marat 'till january I suppose. :awww:
This whole knee thing turned out to be more serious than they said it was. :ras:

maratski
10-26-2005, 06:32 PM
I think knees are always serious. Mark P, Richard Krajicek,....:sad:

I want him to come on court healthy or just not come on court at all. Hope he gets the best care possible.

Damita
10-26-2005, 06:52 PM
bleh. No marat 'till january I suppose. :awww::sad: just when i find out my bro has a chanel on which they'll show the semis and final of the Masters Cup. :sad:
This whole knee thing turned out to be more serious than they said it was. :ras:I don't understand how they take the decisions :rolleyes: (they= Marat, doctors, Peter). I mean, every week now it's: he'll see if he can play next week, he still hopes the knee will be okay. But at the end of the week it's: he withdrew, he hopes he can play next week.
I mean, each time they seemed to believe he would be okay but obviously it's more serious than what they tell us. If they actually had no strong feeling he'd be okay then he should just have put an end to his season some weeks ago, period. Would have been better for his health, and better for us who are being disappointed every week.

:awww:

mer
10-26-2005, 06:58 PM
I think they took decision long time ago. But they didn't want to announce it officially for some reason.

Saumon
10-26-2005, 07:05 PM
Marat AND Rafa??? :hysteric: WHY LORD CARLOS??? WHYYYYYYY???? :bigcry: :sad:
I cant even go :shout: @ Lord Carlos, he wont play either :rolleyes:

thank god Oaf III lost in both singles and doubles in st petersburg... he better come to play the qualies :mad: well with all those injured/tired/braindead players he will enter the main draw without playing qualies if it continues :retard:

BelgianWaffle
10-26-2005, 07:55 PM
I don't understand how they take the decisions :rolleyes: (they= Marat, doctors, Peter). I mean, every week now it's: he'll see if he can play next week, he still hopes the knee will be okay. But at the end of the week it's: he withdrew, he hopes he can play next week.
I mean, each time they seemed to believe he would be okay but obviously it's more serious than what they tell us. If they actually had no strong feeling he'd be okay then he should just have put an end to his season some weeks ago, period. Would have been better for his health, and better for us who are being disappointed every week.
Well at first everyone was saying he was gonna have surgery, they kinda laughed it off, saying it would sideline him for too long and that it wasn't necessary and that everyone panicked for nothing. But he hasn't played since mid August, that's already two months and it will take at least another 2 months before he starts playing again. He could've had the microsurgery thing in that period of time. :rolleyes:

Of course knee problems are the shittiest for a pro tennis player, and it will probably something that never goes away. :sad:

Saumon
10-26-2005, 08:12 PM
i think i'll have to call professeur saillant for help this time :sad:

NINA_BCN
10-26-2005, 08:20 PM
Marat AND Rafa??? :hysteric: WHY LORD CARLOS??? WHYYYYYYY???? :bigcry: :sad:
I cant even go :shout: @ Lord Carlos, he wont play either :rolleyes:

http://yelims.free.fr/Groumph/Triste23.gif http://yelims.free.fr/Groumph/Triste24.gif http://yelims.free.fr/Groumph/Triste25.gif http://yelims.free.fr/Groumph/Triste26.gif http://yelims.free.fr/Groumph/Triste27.gif http://yelims.free.fr/Groumph/Triste28.gif http://yelims.free.fr/Groumph/Triste29.gif http://yelims.free.fr/Groumph/Triste30.gif http://yelims.free.fr/Groumph/Triste40.gif http://yelims.free.fr/Groumph/Triste41.gif

Saumon
10-26-2005, 10:03 PM
well I was thinking about something... in Roland Garros King Oaf and Oaf III both had knee injuries... one of them decided to continue to play and the other one decided to withdraw... now one of them is having pretty decent results and the other one... :o :retard:

-SaFiinsBabY-
10-27-2005, 10:21 AM
http://yelims.free.fr/Groumph/Triste23.gif http://yelims.free.fr/Groumph/Triste24.gif http://yelims.free.fr/Groumph/Triste25.gif http://yelims.free.fr/Groumph/Triste26.gif http://yelims.free.fr/Groumph/Triste27.gif http://yelims.free.fr/Groumph/Triste28.gif http://yelims.free.fr/Groumph/Triste29.gif http://yelims.free.fr/Groumph/Triste30.gif http://yelims.free.fr/Groumph/Triste40.gif http://yelims.free.fr/Groumph/Triste41.gif

:sad: :hug: :hug:

MariaV
10-27-2005, 12:39 PM
I guess we'll have to document it here too. :sad:
So it seems no hope of him playing in Shanghai either despite the $$$$$$$$$. He wouldn't go there to get a spanking w/o any match practice before, would he? :shrug:
26.10.05 Marat has officially withdrawn from the Master Series at Bercy starting next week. He joins several other players who will not appear for mainly injury problems.

PennyThePenguin
10-27-2005, 02:15 PM
sad season.... :sad:

tall_one
10-27-2005, 04:24 PM
http://www.wtv-zone.com/hope4linda/emoticons/Grouphug.gif big hug for everyone
this year is turning out to be as bad as 2003 :sad:

NINA_BCN
10-27-2005, 05:35 PM
http://www.wtv-zone.com/hope4linda/emoticons/Grouphug.gif big hug for everyone
this year is turning out to be as bad as 2003 :sad:
At least he has won a GS. :o

Saumon
10-27-2005, 06:14 PM
this year is turning out to be as bad as 2003 :sad:
well i'm still wondering why he played only one tourney in Australia and then stopped his season :scratch: :rolleyes:

mer
10-27-2005, 06:16 PM
I'm still wondering why the f@ck he played in Cincy. :mad: He most likely would have been ready for indoor season if he had not played there.

maratski
10-27-2005, 08:10 PM
I'm still wondering why the f@ck he played in Cincy. :mad: He most likely would have been ready for indoor season if he had not played there.

I agree with you there. Playing too early seems to be Marat's achilles heel....:sad:

MariaV
10-27-2005, 09:51 PM
http://www.wtv-zone.com/hope4linda/emoticons/Grouphug.gif big hug for everyone
this year is turning out to be as bad as 2003 :sad:
So we can only hope 2006 will be better :)
(Maybe even with 2 GS titles ;) )

NINA_BCN
10-27-2005, 10:03 PM
So we can only hope 2006 will be better :)
(Maybe even with 2 GS titles ;) )
*Fingers and toes crossed*

PennyThePenguin
10-28-2005, 01:11 AM
*crosses eyes*

Noelle
10-28-2005, 02:32 AM
*crosses legs*

Damita
10-28-2005, 08:46 AM
Well at first everyone was saying he was gonna have surgery, they kinda laughed it off, saying it would sideline him for too long and that it wasn't necessary and that everyone panicked for nothing. But he hasn't played since mid August, that's already two months and it will take at least another 2 months before he starts playing again. He could've had the microsurgery thing in that period of time. :rolleyes:

Of course knee problems are the shittiest for a pro tennis player, and it will probably something that never goes away. :sad:
Tennis Mag had Marat in their 'down list' in Spring. Not because of his results, cuz you can't have good results if you're injured, but because he refused to have the surgery and they couldn't understand why he was being so stubborn. Same thing than in 2003 with his wrist.
And it's true. If an injury looks really bad then it's better to take care of it immediately even if it means missing a few tournaments, than waiting for it to heal and trying to play/practise at the same time... which also forced him to miss tournaments at the end. :awww:

Damita
10-28-2005, 08:48 AM
So we can only hope 2006 will be better :)
(Maybe even with 2 GS titles ;) )
and Bercy again :yeah: 2000, 2002, 2004.... 2006! :p sounds logical.

NINA_BCN
10-28-2005, 08:53 AM
;) Logic doesn't work with him. :p

Damita
10-28-2005, 09:09 AM
True. But let me dream, will you?! :p

NINA_BCN
10-28-2005, 09:21 AM
;) If that's your wish......

Noelle
10-28-2005, 11:16 AM
*sigh*

:drink::drink::drink::drink::drink:

PennyThePenguin
10-28-2005, 02:57 PM
noelle! NO!!!! come back!!! don't be lost to the world of booze like nat! :p

Noelle
10-29-2005, 09:33 AM
:silly: That was Coke Light, silly. :crazy:

mer
10-29-2005, 12:59 PM
Is Tarpishev Marat's spokesman ? :rolleyes:

Noelle
10-29-2005, 01:46 PM
Marat's out of the Master's Cup, according to the BBC...
http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=58969

PennyThePenguin
10-29-2005, 02:21 PM
:silly: That was Coke Light, silly. :crazy:


LIAR!!! :ras: coke light doens't come in brown bottles like those. :p

PennyThePenguin
10-29-2005, 02:22 PM
Marat's out of the Master's Cup, according to the BBC...
http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=58969


eurosport too.....but it's all according to Shamil... so conclusion is.... "there's still hope"

Noelle
10-29-2005, 02:36 PM
LIAR!!! :ras: coke light doens't come in brown bottles like those. :p
:drink: What? You mean, these bottles labeled R-U-M aren't Coke Light? :o

PennyThePenguin
10-29-2005, 02:38 PM
sorry dudette...but...NOPE.

mer
10-29-2005, 02:47 PM
eurosport too.....but it's all according to Shamil... so conclusion is.... "there's still hope"

Hope...what is it? :sad:

PennyThePenguin
10-29-2005, 02:47 PM
Hope...what is it? :sad:


owwww.....:hug: :hug: :hug: *pat pat*

Noelle
10-29-2005, 02:55 PM
sorry dudette...but...NOPE.
OMG. *hic* So thassss wassss in my bottle... :zzz:

PennyThePenguin
10-29-2005, 02:59 PM
OMG. *hic* So thassss wassss in my bottle... :zzz:

OH NO!!! she's sedated...*SHAKES NOELLE* stay with usssss!!! :p

Noelle
10-29-2005, 03:09 PM
Will remain half-sedated until the shock of Marat not playing Masters Cup passes.

Damn you TarPISSchev.

JuanChuffy007
10-29-2005, 04:54 PM
I guess we'll have to document it here too. :sad:
So it seems no hope of him playing in Shanghai either despite the $$$$$$$$$. He wouldn't go there to get a spanking w/o any match practice before, would he? :shrug:

ah frick :( :sad: :bigcry:

and Bercy again :yeah: 2000, 2002, 2004.... 2006! :p sounds logical.

:lol: sounds logical yeah :p.

MariaV
11-01-2005, 06:56 AM
Well, if you don't visit GM here's what roby posted: Translated roughly from Sina.com.cn from Chinese as follows:

Quoting Brad Drewett, as of today (Nov. 1) neither TMC Shanghai or the ATP has recieved official withdrawal from Safin himself. Safin has booked hotel room at Hilton Shanghai from Nov. 11. He will show up to promote some brand and the TMC in Shanghai regardless.

Federer, Safin, Roddick and Agassi have asked TMC for help with their China entry visa. Roger Federer will arrive in Shanghai this coming Sunday (Nov. 6). TMC in Shanghai also disclosed other players' estimated date of arrival:

Nov. 7: Nadal, Agassi
Nov. 9: Hewitt, Roddick

(sina.com.cn is the official TMC Chinese website partner.)

Fine, will he be like an eternal promotor now? :shrug: :tape: :rolleyes: How long will they want him to promote, until everyone has forgotten about how he can play tennis? :shrug:

Curls
11-01-2005, 11:57 AM
Well, if you don't visit GM here's what roby posted:

Fine, will he be like an eternal promotor now? :shrug: :tape: :rolleyes: How long will they want him to promote, until everyone has forgotten about how he can play tennis? :shrug:
awwww :hug: don't worry Masha ... we'll see his on-court brilliance again ... sooon hopefully ... I'm certain of that ... for now Mumbling Marat must show everyone his off-court brilliance ... injury-time is the best time for the PR peeps to get their money's worth :yeah:

I'd be a bit pissed that someone has annouced where he's staying ... if I lived in Shanghai I'd be permanently camped at the Hilton just to catch a glimpse ... me and 500,000 other fans, that is :lol:

PennyThePenguin
11-01-2005, 01:11 PM
awwww :hug: don't worry Masha ... we'll see his on-court brilliance again ... sooon hopefully ... I'm certain of that ... for now Mumbling Marat must show everyone his off-court brilliance ... injury-time is the best time for the PR peeps to get their money's worth :yeah:

I'd be a bit pissed that someone has annouced where he's staying ... if I lived in Shanghai I'd be permanently camped at the Hilton just to catch a glimpse ... me and 500,000 other fans, that is :lol:


hilton......:p *images of a certain P A R I S comes to mind* EEEKKK noooo erase erase..delete delete...

maria ma'am...don't be miffed...:hug: :hug: :hug:

{Annie}
11-01-2005, 02:38 PM
Hello dahlins :)

I have been a bit busy. Russian GQ November issue is out with Marat on the cover and a big article inside :D Just finished translating, so enjoy!!!

this is the link http://guyfromrussia.proboards48.com/index.cgi?board=pressarticles

Go to Interviews & Articles 2005 and you'll see it there ;)

NINA_BCN
11-01-2005, 02:45 PM
THANK YOUUUUU!!!!! :hug: :hug: :smooch:

mer
11-01-2005, 06:50 PM
Thank you !

As much as I like Vasya Utkin , this article :tape: He better stick to football and reality shows.

{Annie}
11-01-2005, 06:58 PM
LMAO My thoughts exactly!!! You should read it in Russian if you get a chance, sounds even worse LOL

mer
11-01-2005, 07:01 PM
LMAO My thoughts exactly!!! You should read it in Russian if you get a chance, sounds even worse LOL

I read it in russian too. How to say халтура in English ? ;)

{Annie}
11-01-2005, 07:06 PM
lol I think it's slapdash or hack-work or something on those lines ;) Yeah he really could have put more effort into it lol Vasya Vasya...

MariaV
11-01-2005, 07:39 PM
Vasya Utkin wrote about Marat!!!!! :eek: :eek: :haha: LOL, OOOH, and I must look out for the Russian issue of GQ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I saw the Russian one when I was looking for the US September issue. :D Thanks for the news Annie! :hug:

mer
11-01-2005, 07:43 PM
Vasya Utkin wrote about Marat!!!!! :eek: :eek: :haha: LOL, OOOH, and I must look out for the Russian issue of GQ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I saw the Russian one when I was looking for the US September issue. :D Thanks for the news Annie! :hug:

I found russian text here http://www.maratoss.narod.ru/ ;)
Enjoy :lol:

I didn't know Vasya :smoke:

MariaV
11-01-2005, 09:03 PM
Thanks Irochka! :hug:

PennyThePenguin
11-02-2005, 12:06 AM
erm....i didn't read the article in russian of course..but that translation...:haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha:


thanks annie...i was laughing at the article of course, not your translation :D

MariaV
11-02-2005, 06:46 AM
I know Vasya Utkin bc I used to be a huge football fan and used to watch the NTV+ football channel. ;) Спар-так чем-пи-он!!!!! :o ;) I won't get into it here and these times are all behind me.
Btw, what I wanted to say I find it horrible about these doping rumours, huhhh, he had to like WRITE about it :mad:, I hate to say the d-word in connection with Marat at all so I won't mention it like never again. I bet some ppl are spreading the rumours now during this 'mysterous' injury too. :rolleyes: :mad: Thank god the article is :bs:. Sigh. I won't let anything to ruin my day today though so - have fun everyone. :wavey:

{Annie}
11-02-2005, 06:56 AM
Yeah I don't know why he had to write about it, seriously....but it was too funny on the whole...the more I read it, the more I laugh LMAO

BelgianWaffle
11-02-2005, 09:20 AM
that's really weird. It's the first time I ever heard anything about drugs... :shrug:

BelgianWaffle
11-02-2005, 09:27 AM
"If she believed in the power of necklaces, there definitely won’t be a tough lip line and a shrewd look from underneath the eyebrows."
:o Flattering for Marat's mom.

It's kinda hilarious how they compare her to Don Corleone :lol: :worship:

mer
11-02-2005, 09:32 AM
that's really weird.

The whole article is weird. Vasya just tried to remember everything he knows about Marat (not much as we can see), didn't even bother to check some facts. Like we say here it's difficult to remember smth, especially when you never knew it.

mer
11-02-2005, 09:38 AM
It's kinda hilarious how they compare her to Don Corleone :lol: :worship:

Is Marat Michael Corleone then ? :scratch:

{Annie}
11-02-2005, 10:41 AM
Yup!!! Al Pacino in the younger days..ermm poor Al shrank a lot in the past few years *giggle*

MariaV
11-02-2005, 10:53 AM
that's really weird. It's the first time I ever heard anything about drugs... :shrug:
You innocent liitle :angel: Ulrike. You don't live in Russia or near to it. :(

mer
11-02-2005, 10:56 AM
You innocent liitle :angel: Ulrike. You don't live in Russia or near to it. :(

Just reminded me of Marat's comment about Russia
"in Russia you better not stumble; here they will hardly support you, they rather hit you in the back"

MariaV
11-02-2005, 11:03 AM
Just reminded me of Marat's comment about Russia
"in Russia you better not stumble; here they will hardly support you, they rather hit you in the back"
Exactly Irochka, I remember that too, he said it in some itw after AO. He knows what he's talking about.

mer
11-02-2005, 12:45 PM
02.11.05 Marat News
Marat has today officially withdrawn from playing at the Shanghai Masters Cup BUT he will go there to do promotional work for the Masters Cup and Shanghai. So people in Shanghai will still see him and I am sure there will be chances for signing for people too.
For Paris fans - Marat will be in Bercy this weekend as he will present the winner's trophy to the lucky winner.In the meantime he is continuing working on the knee rehabilitation and we will have a better idea after Shanghai as to his schedule leading up to the Australian Open.

:tape: :tape: :tape:

PennyThePenguin
11-02-2005, 12:50 PM
:tape: :tape: :tape:

Noelle
11-02-2005, 01:12 PM
:sobbing: :hysteric: :sobbing:

MariaV
11-02-2005, 01:17 PM
OK, should I say :rolleyes: instead of :tape:? I mean - 'continuing working on the knee'??? :confused: :scratch: Does it mean there's progress or not? :confused: :scratch: Your guess is as good as mine.

Curls
11-02-2005, 01:59 PM
Just reminded me of Marat's comment about Russia
"in Russia you better not stumble; here they will hardly support you, they rather hit you in the back"
gosh, what a really sad comment ... sometimes I think about the pressure that must be placed on him (either by others or by himself) when it comes to being Russian, representing Russia, being an ambassador for his country etc ... it seems he can't put a foot wrong or else ... poor guy :sad:

mer
11-02-2005, 02:10 PM
gosh, what a really sad comment ... sometimes I think about the pressure that must be placed on him (either by others or by himself) when it comes to being Russian, representing Russia, being an ambassador for his country etc ... it seems he can't put a foot wrong or else ... poor guy :sad:

Yesterday I read on Marat's russian forum comments like he doesn't care about tennis anymore. One girl wrote smth about pics in porno magazines and that Marat disgraces Russia. :confused: But it seems she thinks GQ is porno magazine LOL

Curls
11-02-2005, 02:13 PM
but does being Russian give someone more pressure than if they were, say, Swiss or German :shrug: ... or is Marat being fatalistic :shrug:

lol @ GQ being mistaken for a porno ... it can be a bit saucy, but I'm sure Marat's seen worse :aplot: :lol:

BelgianWaffle
11-02-2005, 02:16 PM
You innocent liitle :angel: Ulrike. You don't live in Russia or near to it. :(
I don't understand why somebody who wanted to express some kind of admiration/respect would drag that into the article. You'd think they would write around facts, and not about some silly rumour. Even if it's just mentioned briefly I think it's tasteless, especially for GQ magazine, which is not a tabloid.
If a belgian magazine would write something like that about any athlete they would get stacks of reader's letters and have to apologise the week after ;)

PennyThePenguin
11-02-2005, 02:19 PM
Yesterday I read on Marat's russian forum comments like he doesn't care about tennis anymore. One girl wrote smth about pics in porno magazines and that Marat disgraces Russia. :confused: But it seems she thinks GQ is porno magazine LOL


:rolleyes: :rolleyes:

tell her to go take up that issue in gruntopova's forum.

MariaV
11-02-2005, 02:27 PM
but does being Russian give someone more pressure than if they were, say, Swiss or German :shrug: ... or is Marat being fatalistic :shrug:

Hi Pammy from the other side of the world :wavey: yes, Marat is fatalistic. :) Just wanted to clear that.

PennyThePenguin
11-02-2005, 02:34 PM
Hi Pammy from the other side of the world :wavey: yes, Marat is fatalistic. :) Just wanted to clear that.

ah. thanks for clearing that up ma'am...i would never have guessed ;) :o :hug:

MariaV
11-02-2005, 02:38 PM
Thanks for the :hug: Penny! Yeah, who would've guessed. ;)

mer
11-02-2005, 02:43 PM
but does being Russian give someone more pressure than if they were, say, Swiss or German :shrug:

The last three lines of this article could give some idea about ppl's attitude.

NINA_BCN
11-02-2005, 02:47 PM
The last two lines of this article could give some idea about ppl's attitude.
:ras: to those people.

mer
11-02-2005, 02:52 PM
I meant ppl might disagree with "you cannot envy him" idea

BelgianWaffle
11-02-2005, 02:54 PM
I meant ppl might disagree with "you cannot envy him" idea
I know I do.

Saumon
11-02-2005, 05:22 PM
:eek: :eek: Marat in Paris this week-end?? :eek: :eek:
:hysteric: *faints*

NINA_BCN
11-02-2005, 05:44 PM
What happens Gab?????? :confused:

Saumon
11-02-2005, 05:50 PM
the official sites says marat will come to paris this week end and i wont see him :sad:

For Paris fans - Marat will be in Bercy this weekend as he will present the winner's trophy to the lucky winner.

NINA_BCN
11-02-2005, 06:06 PM
the official sites says marat will come to paris this week end and i wont see him :sad:
Why???? Are the tickets sold out??? :o

Saumon
11-02-2005, 06:38 PM
i dont know... the good tickets probably are :sad: and i'm not that rich :shrug: if it's to see him for 5mins you know :rolleyes: i may go if baby oaf or oaf III is playing ;)

MariaV
11-02-2005, 06:40 PM
Go stalk him at the players entrance. ;) I know you don't do such things.

Saumon
11-02-2005, 06:54 PM
I wont spend my whole day in the rain at the other side of Paris just to see his moptop sorry... :o

MariaV
11-02-2005, 06:56 PM
:hug: Will it rain in Paris?

NINA_BCN
11-02-2005, 06:59 PM
It's f***ingly hot here. :mad:

Saumon
11-02-2005, 07:29 PM
it was windy, cold and it rained today :sad:

Saumon
11-02-2005, 07:51 PM
btw it would be so cute if Novak wins and Marat presents the trophy to his heir... :D :angel:

(keep dreaming gab! :rolleyes: :awww: )

RogiFan88
11-02-2005, 10:21 PM
Marat, you didn't give Coria your spot by w/drawing fr Shanghai, did you?! Eek...

Curls
11-03-2005, 04:03 AM
finally got around to reading the article :lol: ... what a load of BS ! ... the only thing I learned from it, is that Marat's got a vending machine in his apartment :rolleyes: ... and quite frankly I think he's completely & utterly entitled to live his life behind a 'curtain' ... and we as 'outsiders' will only ever get little glimpses as to what's apparently going on in his 'weird world' ...

but I still envy him ... OK maybe not envy, but I certainly admire him ... his talent, his commitment, his personality, his lifestyle, his diplomacy, his heart ... :yeah: ... but you have to take the good with the bad I suppose ... c'est la vie

*Pamushka steps down off her soapbox* :lol: :wavey:

AnnieNik
11-03-2005, 06:25 AM
I was reading the article and I was like "Oh, Ok..where is something about Marat, about tennis...?" it was so typical - two pages article saying nothing :mad:

I agree with Irochka and Mashenka about people's attitude toward successful people. Here there is a saying "I don't want to be fine, I want my neighbor to be bad" :sad: *now..please don't stop talking to me, I'm not like that...pweaasee :angel: *

There is another saying, but I think I might translate it incorrectly "No one became a prophet in their own country". Basically most of the successful people become famous and honored abroad, and then we slap on our heads and say "Oh, he/she is Bulgarian....go us, we are great nation", no matter that tomorrow the same media will publish/broadcast the dirtiest lies about the person.

....we are horrible people.... :bolt:

Curls
11-03-2005, 07:16 AM
I think all countries have the same issues etc ... here (and probably in other countries)we call it "Tall Poppy Syndrome" ... when a 'poppy' gets taller than the rest, they must be cut down to size ... how pathetic :rolleyes: ... we should admire others for their achievements and accomplishments, not ridicule and mock them for their successes

to quote from my mantra - Desiderata :worship: (Jamie :yeah: ) ...

"Avoid loud and aggressive persons,
they are vexations to the spirit.
If you compare yourself with others,
you may become vain and bitter;
for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.
Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.

Keep interested in your own career, however humble;
it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.
Exercise caution in your business affairs;
for the world is full of trickery.
But let this not blind you to what virtue there is;
many persons strive for high ideals;
and everywhere life is full of heroism. "

rant over :tape: :lol:

Noelle
11-03-2005, 09:04 AM
Pam :hug: :hug: :hug:

mer
11-03-2005, 09:25 AM
I was reading the article and I was like "Oh, Ok..where is something about Marat, about tennis...?" it was so typical - two pages article saying nothing :mad:

The guy who wrote it is professional philologist, what would you expect from him :tape: I hope I have not offended ppl here :unsure: ;)


I agree with Irochka and Mashenka about people's attitude toward successful people. Here there is a saying "I don't want to be fine, I want my neighbor to be bad" :sad: *now..please don't stop talking to me, I'm not like that...pweaasee :angel: *

It's like this. As long as you are the strongest, you have the right, they don't envy you, they love you. You stumble, you lose the right, they start envy you and want you to fall. You fall and they stop envy you and even start love you again....

BelgianWaffle
11-03-2005, 10:06 AM
It's like this. As long as you are the strongest, you have the right, they don't envy you, they love you. You stumble, you lose the right, they start envy you and want you to fall. You fall and they stop envy you and even start love you again....
:cuckoo: Life is complicated in Russia :p

mer
11-03-2005, 10:14 AM
:cuckoo: Life is complicated in Russia :p

:lol: Nah, life is simple here, notion about life is complicated.
I think I'm starting to talk BS. :o

PennyThePenguin
11-03-2005, 01:25 PM
:lol: Nah, life is simple here, notion about life is complicated.
I think I'm starting to talk BS. :o

:haha: :hug:

notion about life is complicated everywhere. :o

maratski
11-03-2005, 03:07 PM
I learned that no matter what you do in life, you can never do the right thing. It's never good among Moroccans. Even if you are litteraly perfect, they'll make something up. Marat makes the best of it and does what he wants. I always respect people who do that.

Re TMC: How on earth can somebody rest and recover while traveling the world? :confused:

Saumon
11-03-2005, 05:24 PM
the only thing I learned from it, is that Marat's got a vending machine in his apartment :rolleyes: ...
:confused: :scratch: :shrug:

{Annie}
11-03-2005, 05:53 PM
Marat, you didn't give Coria your spot by w/drawing fr Shanghai, did you?! Eek...

Yes he did..the news just came out...Coria and Davydenko (:D :D) qualified. One spot left and it will probably be Ljuibicic

NINA_BCN
11-03-2005, 06:01 PM
Re TMC: How on earth can somebody rest and recover while traveling the world? :confused:
:shrug:

MariaV
11-03-2005, 06:35 PM
Re TMC: How on earth can somebody rest and recover while traveling the world? :confused:
Your guess is as good as mine. :shrug:

PennyThePenguin
11-04-2005, 12:28 PM
Re TMC: How on earth can somebody rest and recover while traveling the world? :confused:


might be better to not ask :o

MariaV
11-07-2005, 06:58 AM
Here the 'official' report. :D
Sunday 06 November 2005

Marat was honoured as a 3 time winner of the Paris Masters Series and last year's champion, to be on hand to present the winners trophy to Thomas Berdych today.

He was briefly interviewed before going on court for the presentation ceremony and had this to say:

Interviewed by Nelson (the French interviewer who has interviewed Marat many a time in Paris),Marat said he had been watching the match in the players' lounge.
Nelson then said that next year at the same hour, it would be he Marat on court and Marat said thanks for that.
There was a query about Marat's clothes to which Marat replied: I am dressed like Pioline but he has more class!
Marat admitted that he was a little bit nervous because this was a different type of ceremony and he would be presenting the trophy rather than receiving it.
And then at the end Nelson said it was a pleasure to talk to him and that they would be waiting for him in Bercy next year and Marat smiled!

At the actual presentation Marat had a big smile on his face as Ivan Ljubicic came up and shook hands with him and then gave him a hug. While waiting for Thomas Berdych to come up you could hear Marat saying bad luck to Ivan. And then he smiled and presented the famous tree to Thomas and then told him to hold it up for the press. Marat organising things again!

PennyThePenguin
11-07-2005, 07:01 AM
no videos????? *hopeful look*

THANKS MA'AM! :hug:

Curls
11-07-2005, 09:08 AM
I'm showing my patheticness again ... but ... who's Pioline?!?! :o

MariaV
11-07-2005, 09:17 AM
Cedric Pioline is a French tennis player, Paris tournament director and seems to be quite friendly with Marat, won 5 ATP tourneys. Retired some years ago and became the tournament director.
That's all I can say right now.

PennyThePenguin
11-07-2005, 09:24 AM
I'm showing my patheticness again ... but ... who's Pioline?!?! :o

beat marat in the erm...4th round? of 1998 RG when marat made his RG debut as a qualifier...and this is after marat kicked guga (:sad: ) and andre's asses in the earlier rounds

Damita
11-07-2005, 09:51 AM
Cedric Pioline is a French tennis player, Paris tournament director and seems to be quite friendly with Marat, won 5 ATP tourneys. Retired some years ago and became the tournament director.
That's all I can say right now.
hmmm quite friendly? i bet there are a few journalists who don't share your opinion :lol: he wasn't famous for being nice with them. He didn't like talking to the press and do all the promotional things tournaments/ATP officials organize for players. I guess it must be different now that he is the director of the Masters Series in Paris and has to organize those things betwen players and the press ;)

Damita
11-07-2005, 10:14 AM
As i said yesterday, marifline went to Bercy, and this is what she just wrote in the French forum:

The crowd did welcome him well, he had a huge mop, looooooool (but apparently you saw it). He gave Ljubicic a hug (but in a very viril manner, lol) and shook Berdych's hand.
He went between the 2 and he was pushing Berdych a little as if to say "one step behind, everybody shall see you!" lol, it's him again who guided them for the photoshoot, and when he left he waved at the crowd, still looking perfectly trained, and he smiled all the time.

:D

Noelle
11-07-2005, 10:22 AM
:drool:

Just... shave the hair off already!

MariaV
11-07-2005, 10:54 AM
hmmm quite friendly? i bet there are a few journalists who don't share your opinion :lol: he wasn't famous for being nice with them. He didn't like talking to the press and do all the promotional things tournaments/ATP officials organize for players. I guess it must be different now that he is the director of the Masters Series in Paris and has to organize those things betwen players and the press ;)

LOL I said he seems to be quite friendly with Marat. :lol: I know Marat is a big friend of Escude and DiP but I guess as Pioline got him for the ceremony he's friendly with Pioline too. Marat is our French charmeur? :shrug: :angel: ;)

Damita
11-07-2005, 10:59 AM
LOL I said he seems to be quite friendly with Marat. :lol: I know Marat is a big friend of Escude and DiP but I guess as Pioline got him for the ceremony he's friendly with Pioline too. Marat is our French charmeur? :shrug: :angel: ;)
:lol:
Dip was on the radio on Friday, i was in my bath listening to he, Julien Varlet and Edouard Roger-Vasselin. He was making fun of Arnaud Clément's taste regarding music *insert puking smiley*. He'll be back next year apparently. I don't know if he's still in touch with Marat :scratch:

MariaV
11-07-2005, 11:38 AM
Escude will be back too!!!!!!!!!!! :woohoo: :banana: :yippee: You know my fave Frenchie before baby PH 'hug me' M was Escude!!! Don't 'we' with Marat have good taste or what. :D
And DiP is also trying a comeback! WOW!

Damita
11-07-2005, 01:06 PM
Yeah i know about Escudé, can't wait. That would be awesome to have him back in the DC team as well, at least for the doubles :bounce:
When Dip mentionned his comeback on the radio, other players and the people of the radio told him he shall win RG in 2006. It was an order :o :lol: Then he'll have to buy a Ferrari and go to the radio to pick up the girl from the show...
But of course we know it won't happen as Marat will win RG :p

Truc
11-07-2005, 06:19 PM
There is a short interview of Safin in "L'Équipe" today, sorry if it was already posted here:

Safin reste patient
De passage à Bercy, le Russe a fait le point sur la blessure qu’il soigne à Moscou. Il espère faire son retour à l’entraînement en décembre.
Invité par les organisateurs à remettre le trophée à son successeur, Marat Safin, trois fois vainqueur à Bercy (2000, 2002, 2004), était hier à Paris. Arrivé au Palais Omnisports à 16 h 15, en compagnie de sa nouvelle petite amie et de son grand pote Marc Rosset (jeune retraité du circuit), le Russe a accepté de revenir sur la blessure au genou qui lui a gâché une grande partie de la saison. Affable et décontracté, il a également évoqué sa vie quotidienne à Moscou, l’achat d’un nouvel appartement et son désir d’être de retour sur les courts d’entraînement courant décembre. Si le repos et les soins auxquels il s’astreint portent leurs fruits, la saison 2006 pourrait débuter avec lui.
« QU’EN EST-IL de votre blessure au genou gauche ?
– C’est une longue histoire… Ce n’est pas une blessure banale. En fait, elle touche énormément les basketteurs : on appelle ça “jumper’s knee” (littéralement “le genou du sauteur”). Ce n’est pas très grave mais, malheureusement, je me suis arrêté de jouer trop tard. J’ai commencé à avoir mal à Indian Wells et à Miami. J’ai continué à jouer sur terre battue en espérant que le problème était lié aux surfaces dures. Mais ça n’a fait qu’empirer. À Roland-Garros, j’ai dû prendre des analgésiques et subir des infiltrations autour du genou. Après Wimbledon, j’ai décidé d’aller faire des examens en clinique. On m’a conseillé de m’arrêter deux ou troismois, mais je n’ai pas suivi le conseil. Je voulais absolument disputer l’US Open. C’est là-bas que j’ai aggravé le problème.
– Puis, vous vous êtes soigné en Russie…
– Les médecins américains m’avaient déjà donné des indications, mais je voulais me soigner chez moi. On m’a redit de m’arrêter deux ou trois mois. J’aurais pu me faire opérer. Mais le prix à payer était trop élevé : un an d’arrêt… Pour le moment, tout se passe bien.
– Quel programme suivez-vous ?
– Je bosse cinq heures par jour avec les docteurs. Je commence à 9 heures du matin et je finis vers 16 heures, pause déjeuner comprise. Je suis le même programme six jours sur sept. Je ne peux rien travailler au niveau des jambes. Ni jogging, ni bicyclette, rien… Un simple faux mouvement pourrait me ramener des mois en arrière. Donc, je travaille le haut du corps en salle de gym et je nage tous les matins.
– Le tennis vous manque ?
– En ce moment, beaucoup. Je trouve le temps long. Mon plan est de revenir progressivement à l’entraînement en décembre, à Valence. Si tout se passe bien, ça devrait aller pour le début de saison 2006.
– Que faites-vous le reste de la journée ?
– Je profite de ma famille, je vois ma petite amie, je m’occupe de mon futur appartement… Bien sûr, comme pour tout appart’, il y a des problèmes, mais ça me change les idées et ça m’aide à oublier mes ennuis du moment.
– Vous suivez les tournois à la télé ?
– Je n’ai pas la télévision à la maison. Juste un écran avec lecteur DVD, mais je n’ai pas d’antenne. Regarder la télé ne sert rien. Il y a tellement d’autres choses intéressantes à faire ! »
VINCENT COGNET

Sorry, I can't translate it, my English is not good enough!

BelgianWaffle
11-07-2005, 06:30 PM
Arrivé au Palais Omnisports à 16 h 15, en compagnie de sa nouvelle petite amie
:rolleyes:

Je bosse cinq heures par jour avec les docteurs. Je commence à 9 heures du matin et je finis vers 16 heures, pause déjeuner comprise. Je suis le même programme six jours sur sept.
wow, that sounds hard.. :worship:

– Vous suivez les tournois à la télé ?
– Je n’ai pas la télévision à la maison. Juste un écran avec lecteur DVD, mais je n’ai pas d’antenne. Regarder la télé ne sert rien.
:eek:

NINA_BCN
11-07-2005, 06:35 PM
A new girl?? :aplot: Who? The blonde one????


*Sorry hunnys* :kiss:

Saumon
11-07-2005, 06:41 PM
what happened to dasha? :tape:

Ce n’est pas très grave mais, malheureusement, je me suis arrêté de jouer trop tard. J’ai commencé à avoir mal à Indian Wells et à Miami. J’ai continué à jouer sur terre battue en espérant que le problème était lié aux surfaces dures. Mais ça n’a fait qu’empirer. À Roland-Garros, j’ai dû prendre des analgésiques et subir des infiltrations autour du genou. Après Wimbledon, j’ai décidé d’aller faire des examens en clinique. On m’a conseillé de m’arrêter deux ou troismois, mais je n’ai pas suivi le conseil. Je voulais absolument disputer l’US Open. C’est là-bas que j’ai aggravé le problème.
:retard:

but marat swimming :drool:

Regarder la télé ne sert rien. Il y a tellement d’autres choses intéressantes à faire !
:yeah: wow he's not saying :bs: for once :lol:

NINA_BCN
11-07-2005, 06:56 PM
Dasha

http://www.menstennisforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=65667

vs. This one.

http://www.kommersant.ru/Issues.photo/DAILY/2005/205M/KMO_069160_00189_1m.jpg


Which one do you prefer? :aplot:

Saumon
11-07-2005, 07:00 PM
which what? haircut? :tape:

BelgianWaffle
11-07-2005, 07:05 PM
but marat swimming :drool:
:lol:

@ Dasha: (who looks like she has just tasted something nasty) SMILE WOMAN! ;)

You know I could always see Marat being a couch potato :o maybe that's why it surprises me he doesn't watch tv. Or maybe he watches his pirate DVD's all day. ;)

NINA_BCN
11-07-2005, 07:05 PM
:rolleyes: Oh, well, he needs a hair cut. Now!!!! It's our priority. But I was talking about the girls. :p

Btw, he looks like Bécquer (a spanish post romantic poet) in the second pic. :lol:

http://www.shearsman.com/images/gallery_smith/becquer.jpg

iced gem
11-07-2005, 07:18 PM
:wavey: Hello! I am new around here, and a big Marat fan! :angel:
So, have you all recovered from seeing the huge MopTop Afro yesterday? It's even longer than my mum's hair! :unsure:

oh, and that painting looks scarily like him...:lol:

MariaV
11-07-2005, 07:21 PM
Alicia, boooooooooooo!!!!!! :eek: No need to scare ppl late in the evening.

MariaV
11-07-2005, 07:22 PM
Welcome iced gem! :wavey:

NINA_BCN
11-07-2005, 07:23 PM
:wavey: Hello hun!!! :hug: Welcome to the "Mop-holics", a.k.a Safinholics. :smooch:

NINA_BCN
11-07-2005, 07:24 PM
Alicia, boooooooooooo!!!!!! :eek: No need to scare ppl late in the evening.
Sorry ma'am!!! :o

iced gem
11-07-2005, 07:27 PM
Thanks everyone! :D I'm definitely a Safinholic and as for the Mop......well, lets not go there!
I think the Mop is better left untouched - don't know what insects are hiding themselves in there - I don't think Marat himself knows! ;)

MariaV
11-07-2005, 07:28 PM
Sorry ma'am!!! :o
:hug: It's OK dear, I'm still alive. ;)

Jennay
11-07-2005, 07:49 PM
Thanks everyone! :D I'm definitely a Safinholic and as for the Mop......well, lets not go there!
I think the Mop is better left untouched - don't know what insects are hiding themselves in there - I don't think Marat himself knows! ;)
Welcome :hug: :hug:

Magda
11-07-2005, 08:42 PM
welcome iced gem :wavey:

Damita
11-07-2005, 09:53 PM
a new girlfriend, a new apartment... wow.
he could have been off for one year if he had the operation!!! :eek:

thanks Truc :hug:

:wavey: iced gem

PennyThePenguin
11-08-2005, 01:50 AM
hi iced gem!!


would any sweet nice frenchie care to translate for french-ignorami like penny? :angel:

lau
11-08-2005, 03:42 AM
hi iced gem!!


would any sweet nice frenchie care to translate for french-ignorami like penny? :angel:
from maratsafin.com :)


L'Équipe Monday 07 November 2005

by VINCENT COGNET



Safin remains patient



On arrival in Bercy, the Russian gave a progress report on the injury which is being treated in Moscow. He hopes to make a return to the tour in December. Invited by the organizers to present the trophy to his successor, Marat Safin, three times winner at Bercy (2000, 2002, 2004), was yesterday in Paris. Arriving at the Palais Omnisports at 16.15, in the company of his new girl friend and his large pal Marc Rosset (the latest pensioner on the circuit), the Russian agreed to talk about his injured knee which has wasted a large part of the season for him. Gracious and relaxed, he also told of his everyday life in Moscow, the purchase of a new apartment and his desire to return to the tennis courts during December. If the rest and the care to which he is subjected bear fruit, the 2006 season could start for him.

What did happen with the injury to your left knee?

It is a long story. It is not an unusual injury. In fact, it is fairly common with basketball players called "jumper's knee" (literally the knee of the jumper). It is not very serious but, unfortunately, I stopped playing too late. I started to have problems in Indian Wells and Miami. I continued to play on clay as I was hoping that the problem was related to hard surfaces. But that did nothing else but worsen the injury. At Roland-Garros, I had to take pain killers and to undergo injections around the knee. After Wimbledon, I decided to go for consultation at a private clinic. One advised me to stop for two or three months, but I did not take the advice. I really wanted to play at the US Open. It is over there that I caused the problem to worsen.

Then, you looked after yourself in Russia?

The American doctors had already given me indications of what should happen, but I wanted to have treatment at home. One again repeated the advice to stop playing for two to three months. I could have had an operation. But the price to be paid was too high: one year of staying away. For the moment, all is going well. Which program do you follow?

I spend five hours per day with the doctors. I start at 9am and I finish around 4 p.m, with, you understand, stops for lunch included. I work the same program six days out of seven. I can do no work on any level of the legs. Neither jogging, nor bicycle, nothing! Simple clumsy movement could put me back months. Therefore, I work on the top part of my body in the gym and I swim every morning.

Do you miss tennis?

At this moment,very much. I find time drags. My plan is to return gradually to the practice in December, in Valencia. If all goes well, that should be alright for the beginning of 2006 season.

What do you do with the remainder of the day?

I enjoy being with my family, I see my girl friend, I occupy myself with my future apartment. Of course, as with all apartments, there are problems, but that encourages me to have more ideas and that in turn helps me to forget my troubles of the moment.

Do you follow the tournaments on TV?

I do not have television at the house. Just a screen with a DVD player, but I do not have an antenna. Just watching television is not needed. There are so many other things more interesting to do!



English Translation by the Webmaster

Curls
11-08-2005, 04:06 AM
new gf, new apartment, doctors, swimming :drool:, lunch, watching dvd's :aplot: ... gee, who has time to even think about tennis :rolleyes:

btw, absolutely no contest between Dasha and Blondie ... D wins hands down :yeah: ... if only she'd smile more, but then Marat more than makes up for that :yeah:

alextennis
11-08-2005, 08:21 AM
hope he keeps up his words, n at least return to action in december

{Annie}
11-08-2005, 08:43 AM
I hope he listens to his doctors and not goes off to play Cinci when everyone told him not to and I truly hope that next time something is hurting him, he goes and checks it out

Bibir
11-08-2005, 09:20 AM
It is a long story. It is not an unusual injury. In fact, it is fairly common with basketball players called "jumper's knee" (literally the knee of the jumper). It is not very serious but, unfortunately, I stopped playing too late. I started to have problems in Indian Wells and Miami. I continued to play on clay as I was hoping that the problem was related to hard surfaces. But that did nothing else but worsen the injury. At Roland-Garros, I had to take pain killers and to undergo injections around the knee. After Wimbledon, I decided to go for consultation at a private clinic. One advised me to stop for two or three months, but I did not take the advice. I really wanted to play at the US Open. It is over there that I caused the problem to worsen.
Quel con! :(

Bibir
11-08-2005, 09:24 AM
what happened to dasha? :tape:
No need to worry, Dasha 9.0 will probably reappear at AO again. :o

mer
11-08-2005, 09:25 AM
They probably think Dasha is his new gf :shrug:

mer
11-08-2005, 09:28 AM
I hope he listens to his doctors and not goes off to play Cinci when everyone told him not to and I truly hope that next time something is hurting him, he goes and checks it out

Как говорится, горбатого только могила исправит :sad:

{Annie}
11-08-2005, 09:40 AM
Как говорится, горбатого только могила исправит :sad:
:crying2:

Damita
11-08-2005, 10:19 AM
Quel con! :(
:spit:... mais c'est vrai :(
They probably think Dasha is his new gf :shrug:hmm i don't think so, she's been around for a while, they've seen her before... so he must have been with another girl. Now is she really his new gf? might just a close friend and they assumed she was his gf but didn't ask him for any confirmation... :shrug:

NINA_BCN
11-08-2005, 10:21 AM
hmm i don't think so, she's been around for a while, they've seen her before... so he must have been with another girl. Now is she really his new gf? might just a close friend and they assumed she was his gf but didn't ask him for any confirmation... :shrug:
:shrug:

{Annie}
11-08-2005, 10:23 AM
do we EVER know with Marat?

PennyThePenguin
11-08-2005, 11:41 AM
it could be a cousin... ex-schoolmate..someone who just happened to be walking in the same direction....