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News & Articles Part 1 - Yeti Premonitions

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Bibir
11-08-2005, 01:13 PM
it could be a cousin... ex-schoolmate..someone who just happened to be walking in the same direction....
...and kissed him accidentally. ;)

PennyThePenguin
11-08-2005, 01:52 PM
yep...that works out pretty well bea ;)

Bibir
11-08-2005, 01:57 PM
Are you talking about your own experience? :o

PennyThePenguin
11-08-2005, 02:00 PM
eh....unfortunately. nope :o

ragazza
11-08-2005, 02:25 PM
:eek: :bolt: i just pray it's not the blond granny...

NINA_BCN
11-08-2005, 02:32 PM
:eek: :bolt: i just pray it's not the blond granny...
Granny....:lol:

PennyThePenguin
11-08-2005, 02:58 PM
the word granny seems to trigger a memory in me brain...........something about knitting. and apples...

Curls
11-08-2005, 03:05 PM
:woohoo: Marat's dating a Granny :woohoo:

there's hope for us other Granny's, then :lol:

NINA_BCN
11-08-2005, 03:05 PM
:haha:

PennyThePenguin
11-08-2005, 03:07 PM
:woohoo: Marat's dating a Granny :woohoo:

there's hope for us other Granny's, then :lol:


:scratch: thought you already had the kids? :scratch:


:p

Curls
11-08-2005, 03:12 PM
*ahem* yes, but once (or twice) is never enough :aplot: :lol:


lmao, I'm such a pathetic PT :lol: ... or is it PG? :haha:

PennyThePenguin
11-08-2005, 03:14 PM
pathetic indeed...as judy/miekos would say :p

MariaV
11-08-2005, 03:15 PM
Oh, PG!!!! :yeah: Well, could I also be a PG???? :scared: :unsure: :bolt:

NINA_BCN
11-08-2005, 03:20 PM
:confused:

MariaV
11-08-2005, 03:28 PM
:confused:
Psycho Grannie :D

tall_one
11-08-2005, 04:26 PM
...and kissed him accidentally. ;)
if you had the chance wouldn't you "accidently" kiss him :devil:

'whoops! sorry marat didn't mean to do that" :angel:

maratski
11-08-2005, 09:51 PM
No need to worry, Dasha 9.0 will probably reappear at AO again. :o

No worries girls! Dasha 9.0 will be better then ever. She can even smile!

NINA_BCN
11-08-2005, 09:59 PM
No worries girls! Dasha 9.0 will be better then ever. She can even smile!
:devil:

Saumon
11-08-2005, 10:03 PM
No worries girls! Dasha 9.0 will be better then ever. She can even smile!
will she understand that LV bags are ugly? :o

BelgianWaffle
11-08-2005, 10:05 PM
will she understand that LV bags are ugly? :o
*SYSTEM ERROR OCCURRED*

:p

NINA_BCN
11-08-2005, 10:06 PM
:haha: :haha:

BelgianWaffle
11-08-2005, 10:08 PM
alicia your avvy is delicious this week! :drool: :lick: :hearts:

NINA_BCN
11-08-2005, 10:11 PM
I know it!!!!!!! :drool: :drool:

MariaV
11-08-2005, 10:15 PM
Girls, when we're at the issue of avvys here, I guess I need a new one again too. Any suggestions?

maratski
11-08-2005, 10:16 PM
:haha:

Saumon
11-08-2005, 10:21 PM
Girls, when we're at the issue of avvys here, I guess I need a new one again too. Any suggestions?
a picture when he had SHORT hair s'il-te-plait :awww:

NINA_BCN
11-08-2005, 10:22 PM
Look what I've just found!!!!! ;)

Magda
11-08-2005, 10:24 PM
Look what I've just found!!!!! ;)
awwwwwwww :sad:

Saumon
11-08-2005, 10:26 PM
Look what I've just found!!!!! ;)
it's so cute :awww:

Mara_M
11-08-2005, 10:29 PM
Look what I've just found!!!!! ;)
omg how sweeeeeeeeeeeeetttttttttttttttttttttttt! :worship:

Saumon
11-08-2005, 10:32 PM
btw I hope that Marat will meet Nadal in Shanghai, see he had a haircut and that it will give him good ideas :rolleyes:

NINA_BCN
11-08-2005, 10:33 PM
btw I hope that Marat will meet Nadal in Shanghai, see he had a haircut and that it will give him good ideas :rolleyes:
It'd be a miracle. :rolleyes:

Mara_M
11-08-2005, 10:35 PM
marat is going to shanghai?i hope he will cheer kholya:lol:!
btw,u're right saumon:lol:!

Saumon
11-08-2005, 10:36 PM
yes he'll go there for money and free beers :tape:

nadal needs 10 rooms for his family and friends :o i wonder if marat will need 10 rooms for his harem :devil:

NINA_BCN
11-08-2005, 10:42 PM
yes he'll go there for money and free beers :tape:

nadal needs 10 rooms for his family and friends :o i wonder if marat will need 10 rooms for his harem :devil:
I'll tell it to you when he give me the key of my room. :devil:

Mara_M
11-08-2005, 10:42 PM
yes i saw the article about the 10-rooms-for-nadal...and the one kholya-has-brought-with-him-to-shanghai-2-coachs....only 10 rooms for marat's harem:aplot:?he had decreesed since he hasn't visit teh seville barber(or haircutter:haha:)

Mara_M
11-08-2005, 10:44 PM
i have 2 rooms;)!i'm with my friends and we didn't decide who will stay in teh room closer to marat:p!

Saumon
11-08-2005, 10:47 PM
yes i saw the article about the 10-rooms-for-nadal...and the one kholya-has-brought-with-him-to-shanghai-2-coachs....only 10 rooms for marat's harem:aplot:?he had decreesed since he hasn't visit teh seville barber(or haircutter:haha:)
:lol: who said there was only one chica per room? :devil:

Saumon
11-08-2005, 10:47 PM
I'll tell it to you when he give me the key of my room. :devil:
ok! i'll be in the room next door :angel:

PennyThePenguin
11-09-2005, 01:18 AM
Girls, when we're at the issue of avvys here, I guess I need a new one again too. Any suggestions?

RG 2002...



or... http://www.menstennisforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=69945

except you could photoshop your head in there instead of that interviewer's ;)

Curls
11-09-2005, 01:48 AM
yes he'll go there for money and free beers :tape:
as good a reason as any, I suppose ... he'd better be careful or he'll come back with a beer belly :lol:

PennyThePenguin
11-09-2005, 05:53 AM
hasn't he already got one? :scratch: didn't he have a huge one in the avvy i had a few avvies back? hmm...anyway. nice avvy pam ;) :yeah:

MariaV
11-09-2005, 08:29 AM
Oh, Pammy's new avvy - :yeah: Well, I'll get to mine soon too. Thanks for the tip Jiat. :hug: I need to find the pic Alicia suggested too. OK, bye for now, got some work to do. :(

{Annie}
11-09-2005, 08:34 AM
Marat will need two interconnected rooms..the hair's got to stay somewhere...

MariaV
11-09-2005, 08:36 AM
Marat will need two interconnected rooms..the hair's got to stay somewhere...
:haha: :haha:
Hi Annie! Have a good day! :wavey:

Wednesday Addams
11-09-2005, 09:51 AM
– 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.
Dumbass.

Regarder la télé ne sert rien. Il y a tellement d’autres choses intéressantes à faire !

Hmph. I find that incredibly rich coming from a guy who's spent the last two months turning himself into a social butterfly :o :rolleyes:

NINA_BCN
11-09-2005, 10:21 AM
Marat will need two interconnected rooms..the hair's got to stay somewhere...
:singer: Somewhere beyond the sea,
somewhere, waiting for me... :singer:


:haha: :haha: :haha:

BelgianWaffle
11-09-2005, 12:56 PM
Dumbass.
Exactly. But at least he's honest about it. :o Maybe it'll teach him to listen next time. :rolleyes:
Hmph. I find that incredibly rich coming from a guy who's spent the last two months turning himself into a social butterfly :o :rolleyes:
:lol:

mer
11-09-2005, 01:02 PM
Exactly. But at least he's honest about it. :o Maybe it'll teach him to listen next time. :rolleyes:


On tv show talking about injury and his decision to play Cincy he said smth like "should listen to adults next time" :rolleyes:

{Annie}
11-09-2005, 01:04 PM
:haha: :haha:
Hi Annie! Have a good day! :wavey:

Privet sweetie :wavey: Thanks, you too :)

MissFairy
11-09-2005, 01:18 PM
Marat will need two interconnected rooms..the hair's got to stay somewhere...
:lol: :lol:

PennyThePenguin
11-09-2005, 01:57 PM
DORA! IT'S YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :hug: got mail yet???????

BelgianWaffle
11-09-2005, 04:17 PM
On tv show talking about injury and his decision to play Cincy he said smth like "should listen to adults next time" :rolleyes:
he probably thinks he's being funny. :rolleyes:

tall_one
11-09-2005, 05:48 PM
Lau just posted this on the GM
Hewitt, Safin, Roddick to be fined for skipping 2005 Masters Cup

SHANGHAI, East China, Nov. 9 (Xinhuanet)- World tennis stars Lleyton Hewitt, Marat Safin and Andy Roddick will be fined for their withdrawal from the upcoming 2005 Masters Cup which starts in Shanghai on Sunday.

ATP Vice President Brad Drewett said here on Wednesday that injury is common for players in competitive sports such as tennis,and that their withdrawal should be understood.

But the three players will be fined, Drewett added.

Shanghai, which hosted the 2004 Masters Cup, firstly saw Australian Open champion Safin's withdrawal from this year's final tournament with a knee injury.

Then, 2002 Masters Cup titlist Hewitt decided to skip the tournament because his wife will give birth to a child.

In this morning, World No. 3 Roddick confirmed that he would not come to Shanghai due to an injury on his back. Enditem

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2005-11/09/content_3756948.htm

Mara_M
11-09-2005, 05:54 PM
the golden grup is perfect for kholya!i hope amrat will cheer him if he decided to drop by shanghai:lol:!

Chrissie_7
11-09-2005, 06:57 PM
Hi!!! :wavey:

he looks great! here are the new adidas clothes ;)

BelgianWaffle
11-09-2005, 07:19 PM
please don't post the same pic in every thread, chrissie_7 ;)

Damita
11-09-2005, 07:26 PM
Ah yeah Nicki, i've posted in the thread in GM about them being fined. I think the ATP people don't know what to think up to make fools of themselves. It's :bs: And i hope they won't be fined.

Mara_M
11-09-2005, 07:33 PM
let her post the pic..is sweet..anyway thanks for the pic chrissie_7!

BelgianWaffle
11-09-2005, 07:34 PM
Exactly! Fining Hewitt for being at home with his wife for the birth of their first child is f*cking ridiculous. :cuckoo:

BelgianWaffle
11-09-2005, 07:35 PM
let her post the pic..is sweet..anyway thanks for the pic chrissie_7!
I don't mind anybody posting pics ;) but that pic was already posted by Annie before chrissie_7 posted it again, twice in two different threads. It's just unnecessary. Hope you understand :wavey: :kiss:

Saumon
11-09-2005, 07:51 PM
Exactly! Fining Hewitt for being at home with his wife for the birth of their first child is f*cking ridiculous. :cuckoo:
and the other 2 arent faking injuries :shrug: :retard:

Damita
11-09-2005, 07:52 PM
Exactly! Fining Hewitt for being at home with his wife for the birth of their first child is f*cking ridiculous. :cuckoo:
indeed! do these men have children? i really feel for their wives :o

mer
11-09-2005, 07:56 PM
Marat is still supposed to do promotional work for MC ? I can imagine his comments in Shanghai about ATP.

{Annie}
11-09-2005, 07:58 PM
That's exactly what I thought about!!!! The guy IS GOING to Shanghai with an injury to help out and do promotional work and they fine him???? WTF????

Saumon
11-09-2005, 07:59 PM
Marat is still supposed to do promotional work for MC ? I can imagine his comments in Shanghai about ATP.
oh yeah forgot about that :eek: what are they thinking?? :rolleyes: :confused:

mer
11-09-2005, 08:02 PM
was posted on GM
C. Failure To Participate in the Tennis Masters Cup.
1) If a player, qualified for the Tennis Masters Cup as a Direct Acceptance or designated as the Alternate, fails or refuses to participate in this event, except for bona fide injury or other reason which constitutes good cause, the player shall not be in Good Standing.
2) All Direct Acceptances and the Alternate must appear at the site of the event(s) as determined by the ATP and participate in the pre-tournament media conference. Failure to appear shall result in a penalty of five percent (5%) of total ATP prize money earned during the ATP circuit year.

Looks like they shouldn't be fined according to the rules :shrug:

Saumon
11-09-2005, 08:11 PM
2 of them are injured and i hope that having a baby can be considered as a good cause :rolleyes:

maratski
11-09-2005, 09:48 PM
:help: the ATP

Wednesday Addams
11-10-2005, 12:54 AM
DORA! IT'S YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :hug: got mail yet???????
Yep, 'tis me. :D :hug:
Nope, no mail yet.

Wednesday Addams
11-10-2005, 12:55 AM
Hi!!! :wavey:

he looks great! here are the new adidas clothes ;)
Not bad. I mean the shirt. ;)

Wednesday Addams
11-10-2005, 01:03 AM
Lau just posted this on the GM
Wow. A new all-time low from the ATP. I'm veeeeery curious to see if they actually have the audacity to fine Hewitt (that would be just outrageous!).

PennyThePenguin
11-10-2005, 01:12 AM
Yep, 'tis me. :D :hug:
Nope, no mail yet.


ah well. they did say it'd take two weeks. odd. romania's closer to us than france. it takes about 10 days for lizzie's and 14 to 15 for yours... madness

PennyThePenguin
11-10-2005, 01:12 AM
the ATP...:smash:

Wednesday Addams
11-10-2005, 01:25 AM
ah well. they did say it'd take two weeks. odd. romania's closer to us than france. it takes about 10 days for lizzie's and 14 to 15 for yours... madness
Postal Services :hearts:

tall_one
11-10-2005, 01:32 AM
Postal Services :hearts:
postal service is evil, they never gave Jiat her Marat mag :(

tall_one
11-10-2005, 01:32 AM
btw hi Dora :wavey: how are you?

Wednesday Addams
11-10-2005, 01:41 AM
postal service is evil, they never gave Jiat her Marat mag :(
Pffff. Incompetents! :( And they didn't even send it back to you?


:wavey: Tired. Gonna go get a CD, to write some stuff on it (just finished up some crap for Uni, it's abt 3:42 am here) and then I'm off to bed (sowy) Gotta get up in abt 3h :o :o

tall_one
11-10-2005, 01:45 AM
Pffff. Incompetents! :( And they didn't even send it back to you?


:wavey: Tired. Gonna go get a CD, to write some stuff on it (just finished up some crap for Uni, it's abt 3:42 am here) and then I'm off to bed (sowy) Gotta get up in abt 3h :o :o
i don't live in the place that is listed as the return address so if they do send it back it will go to the dead mail office

goodnight Dora! :hug:

Wednesday Addams
11-10-2005, 01:48 AM
i don't live in the place that is listed as the return address so if they do send it back it will go to the dead mail office

goodnight Dora! :hug:
Yeah, but u did up until a week or so ago, right? And don't ppl still live at that address? (i.e. your former roomies)

tall_one
11-10-2005, 04:06 AM
takes 6 weeks to get there and 6 to get back, so it shouldn't be back for atleast a couple of weeks and since i don't live there anymore it won't get delivered, it doesn't matter that my roommies are still there :shrug: gotta love the US postal service

tall_one
11-10-2005, 04:07 AM
oh and if they did by some weird chance forward it, they would charge me since it is an international package

Curls
11-10-2005, 04:11 AM
wow, those ATP TMC rules are a bit nasty :fiery: ... they certainly have the players by the 'short n curly's', don't they ... and 5% of their yearly ATP winnings is a bit rich :eek:

PennyThePenguin
11-10-2005, 02:44 PM
postal service is evil, they never gave Jiat her Marat mag :(


:crying2: :crying2: :crying2:

MariaV
11-10-2005, 07:15 PM
Awww poor Penguin!!! :hug: :hug:

maratski
11-10-2005, 09:11 PM
Thanks to you girl I keep learning more ;)

http://www.megaupload.com/nl/?d=N3Z3DJC0

Saumon
11-10-2005, 09:46 PM
i'm on the video :haha: the small world of safinholics :lol:

and it's me or you are calling oaf III "clone of hewitt" and "hewitt jr"?? :eek: :fiery: :fiery:

maratski
11-10-2005, 10:05 PM
I think Marat is all I talked about :angel:

Mara_M
11-10-2005, 10:31 PM
i can't wait to see that video:bounce:!

darry
11-11-2005, 07:45 AM
Great big interview about life, his grandfather, football, babies and Roddick.
maybe someone can translate it...
http://www.sport-express.ru/art.shtml?112377 (part 1)
http://www.sport-express.ru/art.shtml?112410 (part 2)

MariaV
11-11-2005, 08:28 AM
Hi chicos y chicas. I need to work so if you wanna wait till the evening?
I haven't read the whole thing, prettttty long ;), nothing really earth-shattering new, just that he says he has no mother for his children :sad: :bigcry: so girls - :aplot: Hint hint Ilhame, maybe you could renew your proposal, mabe he'll finally 'hear' you? :aplot:
So D seems to be over & done with. :shrug:
Poor Marat and poor us, our brains are going :crazy: with this 'injury time-out'.
OK, I need to work now. :(

mer
11-11-2005, 08:50 AM
He said it would be better for him to have treatment longer but he has to play AO. :(

MariaV
11-11-2005, 09:00 AM
Ira, we know he's :cuckoo:

mer
11-11-2005, 09:04 AM
After reading this intrevew I'm starting to panic for real. :sad:

Curls
11-11-2005, 09:13 AM
he says he has no mother for his children :sad: :bigcry: so girls - :aplot:
Pamushka considers bringing her fallopian tubes and other bits'n'pieces out of their self-enforced 'Reproduction Retirement' http://www.nearlygood.com/smilies/wink2.gif (http://www.nearlygood.com) http://www.nearlygood.com/smilies/sex.gif (http://www.nearlygood.com)

mer
11-11-2005, 09:14 AM
just that he says he has no mother for his children

It's strange btw. In February he said it's too early for him to have kids. Now he says he would like to become father in the nearest future.

Meeek
11-11-2005, 09:50 AM
Pamushka considers bringing her fallopian tubes and other bits'n'pieces out of their self-enforced 'Reproduction Retirement' http://www.nearlygood.com/smilies/wink2.gif (http://www.nearlygood.com) http://www.nearlygood.com/smilies/sex.gif (http://www.nearlygood.com)

:lol: Pam, you yucky pervert :lol:

Who said God is a dj?
"God...is a woman" :rocker:

AnnieNik
11-11-2005, 10:02 AM
It's strange btw. In February he said it's too early for him to have kids. Now he says he would like to become father in the nearest future.

in one-two years to be exact :devil:

that means...... I have three more months :angel:

MariaV
11-11-2005, 10:03 AM
It's strange btw. In February he said it's too early for him to have kids. Now he says he would like to become father in the nearest future.
Don't you know he talks :bs:, whatever comes to his mind :rolleyes:

BelgianWaffle
11-11-2005, 10:04 AM
It's strange btw. In February he said it's too early for him to have kids. Now he says he would like to become father in the nearest future.
and that he has no mother for his children? Err, if I were Dasha I would be pretty mad about that comment. It's not exactly what you call a compliment. To me it says: 'yeah I have a gf but she's not, like, permanent' :o

MariaV
11-11-2005, 10:07 AM
Ulrike, Dasha seems to be out of the picture ... again... *wondering for how long*

Not that it's ANY of my concern

BelgianWaffle
11-11-2005, 10:12 AM
Ulrike, Dasha seems to be out of the picture ... again... *wondering for how long*
their relationship is :cuckoo:
:p

Meeek
11-11-2005, 10:15 AM
Do any of you Russian native speakers, or talented Russian language students, have the time and the will to translate it completely and post it here??? :angel:

MariaV
11-11-2005, 10:16 AM
Do any of you Russian native speakers, or talented Russian language students, have the time and the will to translate it completely and post it here??? :angel:
Miekos, if Ira's not up to it and Annie's not around I'll get to it in the evening after work. So be patient. :D But I can't do it at work.

Meeek
11-11-2005, 10:24 AM
Miekos, if Ira's not up to it and Annie's not around I'll get to it in the evening after work. So be patient. :D But I can't do it at work.

Ofcourse! Patience is my middle name ;)
Don't want anyone to feel pressured to do it, but it would be nice to read :)

And get back to work you!! Tssk! ;)

mer
11-11-2005, 10:41 AM
Don't you know he talks :bs:, whatever comes to his mind :rolleyes:

Masha, this time it's not this case imo. Look how he talks about the family etc.

mer
11-11-2005, 10:48 AM
and that he has no mother for his children? Err, if I were Dasha I would be pretty mad about that comment. It's not exactly what you call a compliment. To me it says: 'yeah I have a gf but she's not, like, permanent' :o

I seriously doubt that Dasha was very excited about having kids in the nearest future. I guess she has other plans :shrug:

mer
11-11-2005, 10:53 AM
Miekos, if Ira's not up to it and Annie's not around I'll get to it in the evening after work. So be patient. :D But I can't do it at work.

Mashenka, Ira's english is too pathetic to make translations. :o

Meeek
11-11-2005, 11:29 AM
Ulrike, Dasha seems to be out of the picture ... again... *wondering for how long*

Not that it's ANY of my concern

Based on what, something he said in this interview or just the remark in the French interview of last week?

Mashenka, Ira's english is too pathetic to make translations. :o

:rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
:hug:
Not true dear, not true!

Saumon
11-11-2005, 01:24 PM
It's strange btw. In February he said it's too early for him to have kids. Now he says he would like to become father in the nearest future.
he could be jealous of Lleyton :shrug: :devil: :tape:

ludmila
11-11-2005, 02:06 PM
Please can you send the traduction?

{Annie}
11-11-2005, 02:22 PM
Guys I popped in quickly to tell you that I am working on the translation and I am half way through....I posted half of it already on TGFR in Interviews and Articles. So feel free to go read and post it here...gonna go and try to finish this ENORMOUS but FANTABULOUS interview

ENJOY!!!!!!!!

tall_one
11-11-2005, 02:24 PM
He said it would be better for him to have treatment longer but he has to play AO. :(
oh marat, please don't come back too early just because it is the AO! please don't repeat last year's mistake all over again :(

Saumon
11-11-2005, 02:26 PM
I'm translating it with http://yelims1.free.fr/Animaux/Poisson02.gif :tape:

i didnt know his dad had 2 brothers!! :eek: (do they have sons? :aplot: )

Saumon
11-11-2005, 02:38 PM
:lol: "Coffee in NY is black water"

PennyThePenguin
11-11-2005, 03:12 PM
Awww poor Penguin!!! :hug: :hug:

well GUESS WHAT! it seems that you DO have to curse people to make them more efficient..

I GOT THE NOTICE FOR COLLECTION TODAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :woohoo: :woohoo: i'm picking marat up at the post office tomorrrrrooowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww..which would be DOWA'S BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mara_M
11-11-2005, 03:30 PM
penguin..i ahve a friend who each time she sayd :this palyer will lose" allways he wins:lol:!

PennyThePenguin
11-11-2005, 03:32 PM
lol...happens to me too! especially when i decide to vBet ;)

MariaV
11-11-2005, 03:37 PM
Ok chicas. Here's the 1st part of the itw. The medical part is :tape:.Specialists please correct. :wavey:

Marat SAFIN: I CANNOT STAND THE WORD “STAR“

Igor RABINER

Reporter’s life is full of unexpected encounters. You go in the daytime, without the dictophone and the notebook, to dine to the Ukrainian restaurant near Tsvetnoy Avenue - and suddenly you see Marat Safin at the next table. You’re slightly surprised: it’s a nice restaurant but not ultrafashionable. Usually such high-caliber people dine in other, more special places, but Safin is quietly eating (for the especially curious I report: alone and without alcohol) in an absolutely ordinary small restaurant. The tennis-player, who grew rich hair and a small beard, speaks in an undertone and shows no desire to be noticed.

Your journalistic nature persists: you cannot miss such a chance! Even if Safin is known to be not very keen in contacts with the press and you write mostly about football, following tennis as a fan. Actually Safin is also interested in football: in an interview he somehow said that he dreams to see “Spartak” winning the Champions League and in June 2005 one evening during a turnament drove to Mönchengladbach where German and Russian national teams played, and after match dropped by in the dressing room of Yuri Syomin. The reporter behaved in a decent amnner: waited until Safin finished his meal, approached, introduced himself - and immediately got the agreement for an interview. After three days we talked for almost an hour and a half instead of previously agreed 30 minutes. And in this conversation the winner of US Open 2000, Australian Open 2005 and Davis -2002 appeared as a very natural and open young person.

IT IS COLD AND THE KNEE HURTS

- You are not afraid to gain weight having dinner in the Ukrainian restaurant? Food here is caloric but you already for months cannot play because of the injury.

- Fortunately I don’t have to be afraid. I’ve gained only 2 kilograms during the time out of cometition - instead of 93 kg I weigh 95 kg.

- But your status does not make it necessary to dine in more fashinable establishments?

- Oh please! I come to this Ukrainian restaurant three or four times a week, especially as its owner is my comrade. By the way, in each restaurant of his network ther is a large cube for the donations to buy equipment for TSITO (Russian/Moscow sports clinic). Once he was skiing in Switzerland, broke his hand badly and turned to doctor Sergey Arkhipov. The doctor assembled his hand almost form parts. And in order to thank the surgeon my comrade came up with the idea. For this money TSITO has acquired equipment for 130 thousand Euros.

But about the status... I cannot stand the word "star" and all which is implied by this. It’s stupid. When they call someone a star, it’s as if they want to convert him into a robot. But I’m a living person.

- After beginning this season with a great victory at the Australian Open you then missed numerous tournaments and recently withdrew from the Tennis Masters Cup in in Shanghai. When do you hope to return on the court?

- If everything will be as the doctor promised, in two weeks I will begin to run a bit and during December to gradually train again. Thus far without lifting weights and generally anything serious. My purpose is to get into decent shape for the Australian Open, where it is necessary to defend a lot of rating points. If there will be enough time for that, I do not know. Until now I haven’t been able to do anything - either run, or make sharp motions. I have to be very careful even going up the stairs. Here it is cold today - and my knee is hurting. This is a chronic injury, I cannot get rid of it completely.

- How is it called?

- Tear of the fibers of the cup of knee cap. (???) All the pressure comes to these fibers. I played six months with the injury. At Roland Garros I went on the court after the injection of the anaesthetizing medicines - 1400 - 1600 milligrams. It helped for a while but after a match I limped.

- But so you beat Juan Carlos Ferrero in Paris?

- Yes. And then at wimbledon also played like this. The knee lasted only two matches.

- You don’t feel sorry that you played so much time with pain?

- Five years ago I had something similar. Each time with the change of the surface the kee ached a little and it passed in a couple of weeks. I thought that now the pain will disappear too. The knee began to really hurt in Indian Wells. I hoped that after transition to clay it will be better. It did not get better. But I cannot be treated - Roland Garros is ahead, the Masters Series turnaments in Hamburg and Rome, Wimbledon... As far as you can play, it is necessary to play, you just have to. But after London I couldn’t.

Mara_M
11-11-2005, 03:39 PM
it's very long article!!!!thanks maria:hug:!

PennyThePenguin
11-11-2005, 03:44 PM
IT IS COLD AND THE KNEE HURTS




old granny with rheumatism? ;)
thanks ma'am!!! :hug:

Mara_M
11-11-2005, 03:50 PM
it's not necesarry to be old to have reumathism!

PennyThePenguin
11-11-2005, 03:56 PM
it was a joke........:p

{Annie}
11-11-2005, 03:58 PM
Maria if you haven't translated it all...LMAO don't!!! You'll go mad just like I did..I finished it guys and you know where to find it....

PennyThePenguin
11-11-2005, 04:17 PM
Do you dress in designer clothes?

- I have gotten over that already. When I was 17 I had one pair of trousers and one pair of shoes for every occasion. I remember coming to Davis Cup for the first time in my life ? no suit, no white shirt. I look at the photos and feel ashamed. Then when I started earning money I obviously wanted to look good. And now when I can buy anything I want, my passion for chic clothes has vanished.

explains a lot eh?


on court of course. I just need one look at a person on court and I can tell you what he's like. Tennis is a personality quiestionnaire.

:o

How many racquets a year do you manage to break?

- Now around 50. Before it was 60. I am slowly growing up (laughs).

:rolleyes:

Did your Mum tell you how she played Roland Garros?

- I am not interested. As if I have nothing better to talk to my mother about!

You already know more about me than my mother does!

:haha: :haha: :haha: :haha:

PennyThePenguin
11-11-2005, 04:19 PM
thanks a lot annie! :hug:

{Annie}
11-11-2005, 04:22 PM
you're all very welcome and Maria, don't torture yourself...one tortured CIS citizen is more than enough LMAO :D

MariaV
11-11-2005, 04:27 PM
Ah well, OK Annie, thanks. It's really really long. And besides as you could see all the bold and other graphics disappeared when I copied it here.
Have a nice evening everyone! :wavey:

{Annie}
11-11-2005, 04:37 PM
I love him when he is so talkative but after i finished with the article..a little hatred started showing up LMAO

Anyway..verbal diarrhea was a great read :) at least a lot has been cleared

PennyThePenguin
11-11-2005, 04:40 PM
hatred annie??? why?

MariaV
11-11-2005, 04:44 PM
I love him when he is so talkative but after i finished with the article..a little hatred started showing up LMAO

Anyway..verbal diarrhea was a great read :) at least a lot has been cleared

I got a headache translating it. :lol:

{Annie}
11-11-2005, 04:48 PM
hatred annie??? why?

it was too long to translate..my eyes are still watering LOL...

Mara_M
11-11-2005, 04:52 PM
:hug:thanks for making this effort for us annie:hug:!

PennyThePenguin
11-11-2005, 04:53 PM
owww annie.... :hug:


anyway...the LONG LOST JUNE says :worship: :hearts: :kiss: :hug: to annie

MariaV
11-11-2005, 04:53 PM
:hug: Aww poor Annie, good that I worked all day and started to translate so late. :lol: I'm off into fresh air now. :wavey:

mer
11-11-2005, 05:02 PM
it was too long to translate..my eyes are still watering LOL...

Annie, Masha :worship: It's unbelievable

(It would have taken me a month if I had tried to translate)

-SaFiinsBabY-
11-11-2005, 05:06 PM
Thanks a lot ... :hug:

Mara_M
11-11-2005, 05:07 PM
Annie, Masha :worship: It's unbelievable

(It would have taken me a month if I had tried to translate)
if it was in russian it would take me ages :rolleyes: !so :worship: to annie!

Damita
11-11-2005, 06:40 PM
thanks a lot Annie :hug: :worship:

To be honest the medical part was so depressing i wondered if i would read the whole article after that :sad: Like:

- Are you meaning to say that you are mentally ready to accept the fact that injuries will one day force you to terminate your career?

- I suppose so.
I am so NOT ready!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :bigcry: :bigcry: :bigcry: All he says is just too depressing: this year summary, the beginning of 2006,e verything... If i had any hope for another GS title one day, this hope just died. :sad:

But the rest of the interview was not so sad. I like the part about his grandpa :)
and i didn't know about Roddick and last year's Olympics :eek:

- Is your main dream to win Roland Garros?

- Yes. In Paris the crowd treats me amazingly ever since 1998, when I really showed myself and had beaten Kuerten and Agassi. Even when we were winning over French in the Davis Cup final, the French applauded me can you believe it?awwwwwwwwwww :sad: :hug: :hug:

- Who’s a “thief”?

- Someone who always argues with an umpire, always trying to prove to the umpire that the ball was good when it was out and the opposite.
This part had me :rolls:. Made me think about someone whose name starts with Co and ends with ria :p

tall_one
11-11-2005, 07:17 PM
well GUESS WHAT! it seems that you DO have to curse people to make them more efficient..

I GOT THE NOTICE FOR COLLECTION TODAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :woohoo: :woohoo: i'm picking marat up at the post office tomorrrrrooowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww..which would be DOWA'S BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
:woohoo: :banana: :woohoo:

Saumon
11-11-2005, 07:29 PM
awwwwwwwwwww :sad: :hug: :hug:
we, french people, love you marat, we cant help but love you :hug:


This part had me :rolls:. Made me think about someone whose name starts with Co and ends with ria :p
:spit: Cocalabria?? :angel:

NINA_BCN
11-11-2005, 09:50 PM
we, french people, love you marat, we cant help but love you :hug:


:spit: Cocalabria?? :angel:
:lol:






Ma'am, thanx for the translation!!!! :hug::hug:

Damita
11-11-2005, 10:10 PM
we, french people, love you marat, we cant help but love you :hug:
*sigh*

:spit: Cocalabria?? :angel:oh, you know him too? :p ;)

Magda
11-11-2005, 10:13 PM
Thank you so much for the interview!!!! :hug:

Saumon
11-11-2005, 10:14 PM
oh, you know him too? :p ;)
yep :lol:

PennyThePenguin
11-12-2005, 02:04 AM
*sigh*

oh, you know him too? :p ;)


BAAATTTMAAAAAAAANNNN :p

ali>>> i :hearts: your avvy

NINA_BCN
11-12-2005, 10:16 AM
ali>>> i :hearts: your avvy

Somebody has told to me he looks like a newscaster. :haha:

PennyThePenguin
11-12-2005, 11:48 AM
what newscaster?

peteslamz
11-12-2005, 03:57 PM
Do you know when will Safin arrive in Shanghai to do his promotinal duties?

rosespower
11-12-2005, 06:48 PM
i guess so....i read it somewhere

casillas_girl
11-12-2005, 07:11 PM
I thought he left for Shanghai yesterday? I've read it somewhere.

jmp
11-13-2005, 10:40 AM
Guys I popped in quickly to tell you that I am working on the translation and I am half way through....I posted half of it already on TGFR in Interviews and Articles. So feel free to go read and post it here...gonna go and try to finish this ENORMOUS but FANTABULOUS interview

ENJOY!!!!!!!!

Annie, you did a fantastic job! Thank you soooo much. :smooch:

PennyThePenguin
11-14-2005, 02:00 AM
Q. What do you think of the court surface?

GUILLERMO CORIA: It's like playing on ice. It's very difficult to play on ice. It's also kind of strange to play only one match on this kind of surface practically during the whole year. I'm not good, especially against a guy like Ljubicic. It's not good for the show. There's no way the people can enjoy a show like this. Thank God that Safin didn't make it here because otherwise it would have been even worse.


:p

Svetlana
11-14-2005, 06:11 AM
Safin had arrived in Shnghai yesterday (Shanghai local time:Around 10:00AM,13th,Nov.) :wavey:

junekidd
11-14-2005, 06:56 AM
there is no Shanghai thread, so I post the summary of Marat's reports in Shanghai here.

Marat arrived Shanghai yesterday and at the meantime the BackStreet Boys would land too. so there were many fans in the airport then(mostly for BSB). but still, when Marat walked out the fans got excited. :D when Marat awared that he was not the aim but BSB was, he said that he and his family loved the band too. (GOD BLESS! I don't get his words in english but only chinese report, it is said that Marat said: my wife loves the band very much.... :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: stupid report! :o )

as you have seen, his horrible hippo hair is still there.... :o some one asked if he want to change his hairstyle, he answered that he just couldn't cos his hair is just too much!... = =||| while his CK is there too! ;) it is said that the CK showed up once again. :devil: :devil:

he changed his necklace. he said that the former ones were broken.

he said that he had no girlfriend at the very moment. who knows! :p

as to his return time, he said that it will be in two months.

someone asked if he will go to see any TMC match. he said no cos none has invited him till then. :p a chinese fan asked the same question while he said he watchs his own matches only. :p :p :p

as his looking now many people call him "Uncle McDonald's". :p

there might be some commercial activities and itw later. wish I could bring you more reports even some pics. ;)

MariaV
11-14-2005, 07:29 AM
Thanks a lot June! :hug: :D

AnnieNik
11-14-2005, 10:33 AM
: my wife loves the band very much.... :rolleyes: :o )



that would be me :angel:

Marat + BSB.....Thank God I'm far away from Shanghai! The poor people will see what PG attack means :nerner:

Thanks for the report, June :hug:

NINA_BCN
11-14-2005, 10:37 AM
Marat + BSB.....Thank God I'm far away from Shanghai! The poor people will see what PG attack means :nerner:


:haha: :haha:







Thanx for the report, June!!!!! :hug: :hug: :smooch:

-SaFiinsBabY-
11-14-2005, 02:40 PM
Thanks june :hug: :)

jmp
11-14-2005, 03:31 PM
Thank you for the report, June. :) I hope all is well with you.

Marat is so full of :bs: ;) He was at Kolya's match and will probably attend others.


Why did Coria say that about Marat? :confused: Sadly, the TMC matches I've seen so far haven't been that great competition wise. There has been nice shot making here and there.

MariaV
11-14-2005, 03:45 PM
Jamie, Fed on court for me personally is always interesting, and I got home for Gaudio-Puerta, and it was good to see Mariano again, and Gaudio throwing his racket again. :lol: And some good rallies and amazing return winners so I'm happy. Will see Agassi-Kolya bitchslapping replay later. :) Every match doesn't have to highly competitive for me. Marat's given me enough heart attacks so it's good to take things easier. ;)
Too bad for Nadal's WD but I'm not too disappointed any more.

PennyThePenguin
11-14-2005, 04:03 PM
there is no Shanghai thread, so I post the summary of Marat's reports in Shanghai here.

Marat arrived Shanghai yesterday and at the meantime the BackStreet Boys would land too. so there were many fans in the airport then(mostly for BSB). but still, when Marat walked out the fans got excited. :D when Marat awared that he was not the aim but BSB was, he said that he and his family loved the band too. (GOD BLESS! I don't get his words in english but only chinese report, it is said that Marat said: my wife loves the band very much.... :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: stupid report! :o )

as you have seen, his horrible hippo hair is still there.... :o some one asked if he want to change his hairstyle, he answered that he just couldn't cos his hair is just too much!... = =||| while his CK is there too! ;) it is said that the CK showed up once again. :devil: :devil:

he changed his necklace. he said that the former ones were broken.

he said that he had no girlfriend at the very moment. who knows! :p

as to his return time, he said that it will be in two months.

someone asked if he will go to see any TMC match. he said no cos none has invited him till then. :p a chinese fan asked the same question while he said he watchs his own matches only. :p :p :p

as his looking now many people call him "Uncle McDonald's". :p

there might be some commercial activities and itw later. wish I could bring you more reports even some pics. ;)

蔚然大姐!!!!终于肯出来了!!!!:woohoo: :woohoo: :hug:
thanks for the report! crystal 有没有拍到照片!?

PennyThePenguin
11-14-2005, 04:04 PM
Why did Coria say that about Marat? :confused: Sadly, the TMC matches I've seen so far haven't been that great competition wise. There has been nice shot making here and there.

maybe i'm interpreting it wrongly, but i thought he meant it as a compliment???? :shrug:

Meeek
11-14-2005, 04:04 PM
when Marat awared that he was not the aim but BSB was, he said that he and his family loved the band too.

:eek: Bsb... :bolt:
Oh God, takes me back to the time I was 14 and had a boy in my class who whore BSB tshirts and did dances on their music.
Whatever happened to men liking rockmusic? :rocker2:
;)

Thanks for the report Junekidd!! :D

NINA_BCN
11-14-2005, 04:10 PM
Whatever happened to men liking rockmusic? :rocker2:
;)


:shrug:

junekidd
11-14-2005, 04:28 PM
http://photocdn.sohu.com/20051114/Img227492456.jpg
http://photocdn.sohu.com/20051114/Img227492449.jpg

two pics from today's match. ;)

I saw a video clip from local TV news.(sorry I cannot upload it now) he congratulated Kolya for his win and said once more that ATP should think over of the situation that so many players withdrew for injury. :p

one of my friend caught Marat when he was back to hotel. it is said that my friend got his autograph and pics and even had a hug. lucky girl! I will post some details tomorrow. ;)

you are welcome everyone. it is my pleasure. :angel:

呵呵,jiat,我就算回来了吧。 :D

ps, cos so many players withdrew, we have gotten mad!!! :mad: :mad:

PennyThePenguin
11-14-2005, 04:30 PM
要记得时常来啊!!
who's the lucky girl? anyone i know?

junekidd
11-14-2005, 04:50 PM
要记得时常来啊!!
who's the lucky girl? anyone i know?
I promise. ;)

you might not know her. she is very exctied now. :D I will post her report as soon as possible. :cool:

jmp
11-14-2005, 05:09 PM
ps, cos so many players withdrew, we have gotten mad!!! :mad: :mad:

June, I read this in GM about the fans. I totally understand how you feel. I would have been devastated if this happened when I attended my only live tennis tournament at Houston TMC '03. :hug: Try to enjoy the fabulous professionals you will get to see.

Maria, I usually feel the same way you do about watching professionals play. But, I'm really peturbed about

* WTA injuries
* ATP injuries
* Marat not capitalizing on AO '05 and the whole knee debacle.

I just feel so ho-hum. I never cared what time tennis aired. I would make a huge effort to be awake or tape the matches. I've been dozing through the early morning and late night ones and half paying attention to the rest.

I'm sure this will pass. :)

junekidd
11-14-2005, 05:30 PM
June, I read this in GM about the fans. I totally understand how you feel. I would have been devastated if this happened when I attended my only live tennis tournament at Houston TMC '03. :hug: Try to enjoy the fabulous professionals you will get to see.
thanks Jamie. :hug: I am OK. cos I could just see the matches from TV. but one of my friends is Andre's fan. he goes to TMC for Andre for the 1st time. so it is really disappointing to see your fav player losing in such way... and later withdrew... I am very sorry for him. :sad:

anyway, Gonza will be the ALT. so the matches should be counted on. :angel:

Magda
11-14-2005, 05:33 PM
:unsure: you know.... When I look at Marat I see a 15-16 year old boy who's going through adolescence... He kinda reminds me of a young boy that suddenly turns into a rebel with the "I'm a :rocker2:" attitude... :unsure: Poor guy probably didn't have proper childhood/teenage years, so he's going through adolescence 10 years too late :unsure:. I seriously start to be curious what happens next....

p.s. thanks for the report and pics June :)

BelgianWaffle
11-14-2005, 05:56 PM
:unsure: you know.... When I look at Marat I see a 15-16 year old boy who's going through adolescence... He kinda reminds me of a young boy that suddenly turns into a rebel with the "I'm a :rocker2:" attitude... :unsure: Poor guy probably didn't have proper childhood/teenage years, so he's going through adolescence 10 years too late :unsure:. I seriously start to be curious what happens next....

p.s. thanks for the report and pics June :)
ditto; thanks june :hug:

And :lol: magda! You're so right.

what's that thing on his head? :scared:

mer
11-14-2005, 06:01 PM
what's that thing on his head? :scared:

He stole it from some russian bum on his way to airport.

Magda
11-14-2005, 06:03 PM
what's that thing on his head? :scared:
:lol: part of the rebel outfit :p
But really, don't get me wrong guys... I don't have anything aggainst rockers/hippies/punks/metals/whatever, they're :cool: people. I'ts just weird seeing Marat with that long hair and hippie clothes after having in head his image of a guy with a gold chain on his neck and claiming that Scooter was his favourite band. Actually to think about it all, hippie style is 23947240578436975847 times better than gold chain and Scooter, but I still can't get used to it... it's just not the Marat that I've always 'known'

BelgianWaffle
11-14-2005, 06:05 PM
Scooter :o x 10000

Wednesday Addams
11-14-2005, 06:34 PM
at Marat: Dude, seriously. *hands Marat a hair band*

BSB?? Jesus Christ Marat, u used to like Metallica! What happened?? :sobbing: I have no problem with the wannabe hippie outfit, but BSB? :sobbing: *hopes he doesn't start wearing BSB T-shirts*


Maybe he was just being polite. Yeah, that's gotta be it....

June, long time no see! :hug: Thanx for the reports :kiss:

NINA_BCN
11-14-2005, 07:25 PM
at Marat: Dude, seriously. *hands Marat a hair band*

BSB?? Jesus Christ Marat, u used to like Metallica! What happened?? :sobbing: I have no problem with the wannabe hippie outfit, but BSB? :sobbing: *hopes he doesn't start wearing BSB T-shirts*


:bigcry:



:haha: Metallica vs BSB. :rolleyes: What has happened to that look????

Saumon
11-14-2005, 07:55 PM
:unsure: you know.... When I look at Marat I see a 15-16 year old boy who's going through adolescence... He kinda reminds me of a young boy that suddenly turns into a rebel with the "I'm a :rocker2:" attitude... :unsure: Poor guy probably didn't have proper childhood/teenage years, so he's going through adolescence 10 years too late :unsure:. I seriously start to be curious what happens next....

you're so right :unsure:

Damita
11-14-2005, 08:15 PM
Gab!!! your avatar! :haha: :haha:

from tennis-X today: Props to the injured Marat Safin for showing up in Shanghai sporting that '80s afro...

NINA_BCN
11-14-2005, 08:42 PM
from tennis-X today: Props to the injured Marat Safin for showing up in Shanghai sporting that '80s afro...
:haha: :haha:

MariaV
11-14-2005, 08:50 PM
June, I read this in GM about the fans. I totally understand how you feel. I would have been devastated if this happened when I attended my only live tennis tournament at Houston TMC '03. :hug: Try to enjoy the fabulous professionals you will get to see.

Maria, I usually feel the same way you do about watching professionals play. But, I'm really peturbed about

* WTA injuries
* ATP injuries
* Marat not capitalizing on AO '05 and the whole knee debacle.

I just feel so ho-hum. I never cared what time tennis aired. I would make a huge effort to be awake or tape the matches. I've been dozing through the early morning and late night ones and half paying attention to the rest.

I'm sure this will pass. :)

:hug: :hug: I'm sure it'll pass. :hug:
As Asia is not too early in the morning or too late at night it's good for me to watch. Unlike AO or USO when I have practically no sleep at all. Btw, watching matches from the States at nights has so messed up my sleeping pattern that I can't fall asleep at normal time sometimes, and then am sleepy at work. :( :(

maratski
11-14-2005, 10:11 PM
Thanks June! :hug:

Meeek
11-14-2005, 10:25 PM
BSB?? Jesus Christ Marat, u used to like Metallica! What happened?? :sobbing: I have no problem with the wannabe hippie outfit, but BSB? :sobbing: *hopes he doesn't start wearing BSB T-shirts*



Give me Metallica anytime :rocker2: Or Incubus....Weezer...

jmp
11-14-2005, 11:55 PM
Thanks, Maria. :hug: I'm glad this tournament is helping your sleep pattern. :)

PennyThePenguin
11-15-2005, 12:40 AM
at Marat: Dude, seriously. *hands Marat a hair band*

BSB?? Jesus Christ Marat, u used to like Metallica! What happened?? :sobbing: I have no problem with the wannabe hippie outfit, but BSB? :sobbing: *hopes he doesn't start wearing BSB T-shirts*


Maybe he was just being polite. Yeah, that's gotta be it....

June, long time no see! :hug: Thanx for the reports :kiss:

well...june's report said his family liked BSB too...maybe it's dinara ;) and ahhh..marat's always polite. except when he talks about andy and juanqui :tape:

PennyThePenguin
11-15-2005, 12:41 AM
:hug: :hug: I'm sure it'll pass. :hug:
As Asia is not too early in the morning or too late at night it's good for me to watch. Unlike AO or USO when I have practically no sleep at all. Btw, watching matches from the States at nights has so messed up my sleeping pattern that I can't fall asleep at normal time sometimes, and then am sleepy at work. :( :(


european night matches are the worst for me.... :sad: and mid afternoon US matches :p

ladybird
11-15-2005, 02:42 AM
News (or something like this)
I was watching the match between Davidenko and Agassi in the french television (channel sport +) hoping they will show Marat (you know I saw the photos from Guetty) and cocorico !!!! The french commentator said :

"And here, just behind Agassi, you can see Marat Safin who came here via his sponsors in order to have a 'corporation day'. He was qualified for the MC but won't play because of his injury. I saw him at the hotel, he was very relaxed and very smiling. Yes, his injury that he is still treating. He needs at least two months, his comeback is planed for the middle of January but it will be difficult for him to defend his title, we can say, yes very difficult (he wanted to say impossible) because he'll start playing after being kept away from the court for a long time..."

conclusion : 1) it seems he does'nt look depressed (about life in general), 2) they are very pessimistic about AO !

my conclusion : I'm sure he'll win AO (if he plays of course, if I cheer him... no doubt about this last point !), he's a man who likes challenges.I think he is no more with Miss SGD (smiling & green dressed) because he's not the type of guy who can publicly talk about the unhappiness of not having met the mother of his children if he is no single. This last point must be clarified... publicly ...

junekidd
11-15-2005, 05:37 AM
hehe, I come to show some fans experience now. there are some lucky girls meeting him in court and hotel yesterday. :D

Marat was leaving the court then and be found by some fans. they rushed to him but be hold back by bodyguards. :o still a girl huged Marat from his back. ;) once again she was hold back. then Marat got on to the car. but then Marat put down the car window and get those girls' pen and photoes in to sign on them. the girl said that he was very very nice. :angel: (a news said that he is very warm to fans but a little bit cool to media. :p )

another fan went to the hotel. here is her report translation:

there is few people in the hotel hall when I got there. so I had a beer in the bar. I was told that Marat took a beer and left just now. OMG, how long I have to wait!!!

then Davy steped in. but he walked so fast that I didn't catch up to him. I was back to the bar to go on waiting. the bartender told me there might be impossible to meet him today. she asked for my phone nember and posters and promised to get Marat's sign for me. I was a little bit unwilling but decided to leave soon.

suddenly Marat appeared! he had a cute felt hat on his head and swung into the hotel. I was so excited and rushed to him. he was in the good mood. so I took out my DV and ask a photo with him. he said yes right away and reminded me moving the lens cover. God bless! if I really forgot that I would go to hell now! then he even told me to smile. he was so cute! :hearts:

then I said some blah to him like the rank and points just are shit while the health is the most important, enjoy the life in you way as possible as you can and so on. at last I told him that I could only say one sentence in Russian. (I just learnt it from my friend :p ) and I said.... GOSH, I forgot it in the half.... :tape: :banghead: :retard: :smash: I took a look at my hand(I wrote it there) and said once again. then he smiled to me so warmly and winked his bright eyes! I asked: you really know what I say? he answered yes! OMG, he actually underdtood my Russian!!! :eek: :lol: (EDIT: the russian sentence is: Marat, pls promise us to stay healthy. don't get injury anymore!!!)

then I thought I have troubled him for a long time and should leave. so I told him to have a good time in Shanghai and be about to leave. he thanked me many times even showed me praying gesture(just like Pardron's gesture)! haha, he was really really cute!!! :rolls:

then I left. but when I was back to the bar the bartender said I had not gotten his autograph. I shouted: Marat, wait a moment. he turned back and signed seriously on my poster(he signed a full name!) even without my demand. :angel: in the same time I show him a poster written: Marat.Safin, see you on court next year! he thanked me again and again. :D

then he left and I found that he was really a genial guy. there are many girls in the hotel saying hello to him and he is always keeping his charming simle to them! :angel:

forgive my pale translation. wish you enjoy it. today he has press conference and other activties. wish I could bring more info for you. ;)

MariaV
11-15-2005, 08:40 AM
Thank you SO MUCH June!!!!!!!!!! :worship: :kiss: :hug: I'm glad he's in a good mood at least. And truly hope the knee is getting better at least well enough to train & compete again. :D :D

PennyThePenguin
11-15-2005, 08:45 AM
ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh..........................:heart s: :hearts:

谢谢蔚然!!!! :hug:

Noelle
11-15-2005, 09:28 AM
:worship: June :worship: thanks for posting the report from that lucky lucky fan!

-SaFiinsBabY-
11-15-2005, 11:20 AM
THANKS a lot too ... :hug:

I'm feel glad for you that you got the chance to meet him ... :hug: :)

Damita
11-15-2005, 11:51 AM
thanks June! :hug: :hug:

NINA_BCN
11-15-2005, 11:52 AM
Thank you June!!!! :hug: :hug:

tall_one
11-15-2005, 12:20 PM
.. and reminded me moving the lens cover...
lol reminds me of Dendy, she always seemed to have problems with her camera when she was around Marat

thanks June :smooch:

Curls
11-15-2005, 12:50 PM
wow, what a great story :yeah: ... he sounds like such a nice guy ... I'd be :crazy: if that happened to me ... and a sentence in Russian :eek: I'd be lucky if I could say a sentence in English :lol: ... it'd probably come out as Elfish :lol:

MariaV
11-15-2005, 01:13 PM
lol reminds me of Dendy, she always seemed to have problems with her camera when she was around Marat

That's why Marat is now reminding everybody of that. :angel: :lol:

PennyThePenguin
11-15-2005, 02:37 PM
That's why Marat is now reminding everybody of that. :angel: :lol:


:tape: :tape:

Saumon
11-15-2005, 06:04 PM
well...june's report said his family liked BSB too...maybe it's dinara ;) and ahhh..marat's always polite. except when he talks about andy and juanqui :tape:
:spit: :devil:

Saumon
11-15-2005, 06:14 PM
That's why Marat is now reminding everybody of that. :angel: :lol:
:rolls:
i have a friend who has a pic with nadal where he's reminding her with his finger to remove it :lol:

Wednesday Addams
11-15-2005, 07:23 PM
Aww, thanx June :hug:
Like ma'am said, at least he's in a good mood. And I'm glad he has good fans there, it will cheer him up :)

Mara_M
11-15-2005, 07:38 PM
:bigwave:all!
hello dora i can see u're back:hug:!

Wednesday Addams
11-15-2005, 08:33 PM
Miruna :wavey:

BelgianWaffle
11-15-2005, 09:29 PM
:wavey:

Kiara
11-15-2005, 09:41 PM
Thanks so much for translating that interview annie...one of the best Marat interviews ive read in a long time :)

maratski
11-15-2005, 09:43 PM
He's so nice :)

Mara_M
11-15-2005, 10:32 PM
did linus told u today's story about marat?

NINA_BCN
11-15-2005, 10:35 PM
What story? :confused:

Mara_M
11-15-2005, 10:39 PM
well,tosee saw marat today!it's on kolya's thread cuz the story includes kolya too!

NINA_BCN
11-15-2005, 10:40 PM
Thanks hun!!!! :kiss:

Gonna read it....

Mara_M
11-15-2005, 10:45 PM
np:hug:!if u want i can post the link!

NINA_BCN
11-15-2005, 10:51 PM
It'd be great!! ;) :hug:

Mara_M
11-15-2005, 10:59 PM
2 seconds..it's not much about marat but...

PennyThePenguin
11-16-2005, 01:20 AM
:spit: :devil:

:angel: :angel:

mer
11-16-2005, 10:37 AM
Annie, я случайно заметила опечатку в переводе.
Да, я в этом бизнесе - и не хочу, чтобы он умирал

Yes, I am in this business and I don’t want to die

NINA_BCN
11-16-2005, 10:40 AM
What??? :unsure: :scared:

MariaV
11-16-2005, 10:42 AM
Alicia, it should be: Yes, I am in this business (i.e. tennis) and I don’t want IT (i.e. tennis) to die. LOL

Don't be scared. :hug:

mer
11-16-2005, 10:43 AM
What??? :unsure: :scared:

just small but confusing typo
he said "Yes, I am in this business and I don’t want it to die"
:)

NINA_BCN
11-16-2005, 10:49 AM
Alicia, it should be: Yes, I am in this business (i.e. tennis) and I don’t want IT (i.e. tennis) to die. LOL

Don't be scared. :hug:
:lol: Thanx!!!!


Btw, my Nina is kissing the keyboard. :kiss:'s for you.

lau
11-16-2005, 11:21 AM
just small but confusing typo
he said "Yes, I am in this business and I don’t want it to die"
:)
Corrected ;) :D

junekidd
11-16-2005, 11:56 AM
sorry I am late today. it is said that Marat would leave today but there is no certain news abt that till now. so he disappears from the world for me now! :o :p

here is the report from some fans who met him yesterday night:

we got the hotel and didn't know if Marat had been back. at 21:30, we got into the hall to have a drink. one hour later, two other friends joined us. one of them asked the bartender and knew that Marat had not come back! so we decided to go on waiting. a while later, Marat came in with an old man and a girl. we had not ready for his coming but rushed to him at once. one of my friend asked for a pic with him. he said: "OK, sweetheart, come on!" and took it by grasping her waist. :angel: then he talked with the old man. we thought there must be no chance for more pics. but still we asked if we could took more pics. he replied yes. after his conversation with that man, he turned back to us to take pics with all of us and signed for us too. cos we were too excited, we took a long time to find out the posters and photoes.... but he waited there very patiently! he was really nice! :kiss: then he was took away by some bodygaurds... though it was only a few mintues, we felt soooo unbelieveable! that's really amazing for us! it was a pity that we didn't talk too much...

ps, I read some local news today and found a misunderstanding in my former report: when Marat was told that BSB arrived in the same day with him, he said his wife likes them indeed. it is a joke from him.... I am very very sorry to confuse you.... I am too :retard: to understand his hippo humor... = =||| :o :smash:

Curls
11-16-2005, 12:00 PM
he said: "OK, sweetheart, come on!" and took it by grasping her waist.
Marat, you :devil:

thx June :hug:

NINA_BCN
11-16-2005, 12:03 PM
Marat, you :devil:



That isn't new. :p



Thank you June!!!!! :hug: :hug:

junekidd
11-16-2005, 12:08 PM
you are welcome! :hug:

hehe, it is hippo style! :devil: :angel:

NINA_BCN
11-16-2005, 12:12 PM
hehe, it is hippo style! :devil: :angel:
That's for sure!!!! :lol:

PennyThePenguin
11-16-2005, 03:34 PM
thanks june!!! :hug: :hug:

irochka scared me there on the previous page :eek:

mer
11-16-2005, 03:36 PM
irochka scared me there on the previous page :eek:

sorry :o
:hug: :hug:

PennyThePenguin
11-16-2005, 03:39 PM
sorry :o
:hug: :hug:

:hug:

BelgianWaffle
11-16-2005, 04:10 PM
That isn't new. :p
The time when he said 'oh come on, darling' to a journo was even better :lol:

NINA_BCN
11-16-2005, 04:12 PM
The time when he said 'oh come on, darling' to a journo was even better :lol:
:haha: That's our boy!!! :lol:

Mara_M
11-16-2005, 05:03 PM
sorry I am late today. it is said that Marat would leave today but there is no certain news abt that till now. so he disappears from the world for me now! :o :p

here is the report from some fans who met him yesterday night:

we got the hotel and didn't know if Marat had been back. at 21:30, we got into the hall to have a drink. one hour later, two other friends joined us. one of them asked the bartender and knew that Marat had not come back! so we decided to go on waiting. a while later, Marat came in with an old man and a girl. we had not ready for his coming but rushed to him at once. one of my friend asked for a pic with him. he said: "OK, sweetheart, come on!" and took it by grasping her waist. :angel: then he talked with the old man. we thought there must be no chance for more pics. but still we asked if we could took more pics. he replied yes. after his conversation with that man, he turned back to us to take pics with all of us and signed for us too. cos we were too excited, we took a long time to find out the posters and photoes.... but he waited there very patiently! he was really nice! :kiss: then he was took away by some bodygaurds... though it was only a few mintues, we felt soooo unbelieveable! that's really amazing for us! it was a pity that we didn't talk too much...

ps, I read some local news today and found a misunderstanding in my former report: when Marat was told that BSB arrived in the same day with him, he said his wife likes them indeed. it is a joke from him.... I am very very sorry to confuse you.... I am too :retard: to understand his hippo humor... = =||| :o :smash:
sweet marat as usually :angel: !about grabing her waste :devil: !!!

thanks for the report junekidd:hug:!

Mara_M
11-16-2005, 05:09 PM
The time when he said 'oh come on, darling' to a journo was even better :lol:
that isn't new eighter!was the jurno a girl:aplot:?

BelgianWaffle
11-16-2005, 05:12 PM
that isn't new eighter!was the jurno a girl:aplot:?
yes it was a woman ;)
Out of any other man's mouth it would have sounded denigrating but marat made it sound funny. :lol: He's lucky to get away with his clumsy english sometimes ;)

Mara_M
11-16-2005, 05:15 PM
yes it was a woman ;)
Out of any other man's mouth it would have sounded denigrating but marat made it sound funny. :lol: He's lucky to get away with his clumsy english sometimes ;)
then it doesn't surprise me:lol:!and i love russian accent:inlove:!!!don't u?

NINA_BCN
11-16-2005, 05:21 PM
then it doesn't surprise me:lol:!and i love russian accent:inlove:!!!don't u?
He has russian-spanish accent when he speaks in english. :lol: It's weird, I know it, but it's the truth. :p

Mara_M
11-16-2005, 05:31 PM
yes i forgot..i love spanish accent too:lol:!i love the russinas who speack spanish:lick:!

Damita
11-16-2005, 08:47 PM
"OK, sweetheart, come on!" and took it by grasping her waist. :lol:
thanks June :hug:

rosespower
11-17-2005, 08:21 AM
congratulation curls for your national team...after 32 years....sorry for delay....and congrats to all aussie

Mara_M
11-17-2005, 03:29 PM
yes all aussie are:bounce:ing now:aparty:!

felifan
11-17-2005, 03:44 PM
questions for June--
thanks for the report. do you think you could ask that person some questions? in that person's report-they mentioned that marat came with an old man and a girl. was the old man-amit? did he have gray/black hair and look israeli? also, was the girl a chinese girl or european? and if the girl seemed young and possibly with marat, can you ask them to describe her more? was she blonde/brunette, long/short/curly/straight hair, did she talk with marat or old man, tall/short, just any more details about the girl if she seemed like could be friend/girlfriend of marat. sorry if this seems too nosy, just curious since they mentioned the girl seemed like she came with them. thanks.

mer
11-17-2005, 03:47 PM
questions for June--
thanks for the report. do you think you could ask that person some questions? in that person's report-they mentioned that marat came with an old man and a girl. was the old man-amit? did he have gray/black hair and look israeli? also, was the girl a chinese girl or european? and if the girl seemed young and possibly with marat, can you ask them to describe her more? was she blonde/brunette, long/short/curly/straight hair, did she talk with marat or old man, tall/short, just any more details about the girl if she seemed like could be friend/girlfriend of marat. sorry if this seems too nosy, just curious since they mentioned the girl seemed like she came with them. thanks.

Do you work for Mossad or may be KGB? :scared:
:p

NINA_BCN
11-17-2005, 03:48 PM
MI5. :lol:

PennyThePenguin
11-17-2005, 03:49 PM
Do you work for Mossad or may be KGB? :scared:
:p


oh yeah...let's ask more questions! YIPPEE!!

was the girl wearing a green sweater and a denim skirt?

Meeek
11-17-2005, 03:50 PM
Marat and a girl :eek: :eek:
That should be illegal. All other girls in the world are deprived of their night sleep.

:rolleyes:

NINA_BCN
11-17-2005, 03:52 PM
Marat and a girl :eek: :eek:
That should be illegal. All other girls in the world are deprived of their night sleep.



You know me better than my mother. :p


:haha: :haha: :haha:

PennyThePenguin
11-17-2005, 03:52 PM
Marat and a girl :eek: :eek:
That should be illegal. All other girls in the world are deprived of their night sleep.

:rolleyes:


miekos is going to have a sleepless night tonight thinking about that girl ;)

:hug: *sings miekos to sleep* :p

Mara_M
11-17-2005, 03:54 PM
Do you work for Mossad or may be KGB? :scared:
:p
cia,but it's undercover;)!

Mara_M
11-17-2005, 03:55 PM
Marat and a girl :eek: :eek:
That should be illegal. All other girls in the world are deprived of their night sleep.

:rolleyes:
i don't even wanna think about what i will dream at night:lol:!

Meeek
11-17-2005, 03:56 PM
miekos is going to have a sleepless night tonight thinking about that girl ;)

:hug: *sings miekos to sleep* :p

:lol:
I think I'll pray to God to give everyone a life :p ;)

PennyThePenguin
11-17-2005, 03:57 PM
:lol:
I think I'll pray to God to give everyone a life :p ;)

oh yeah. that'd be nice. please help me ask for an extra dose...i DESPERATELY need a life. :sad:


how are you doing dudette? everything going ok i hope :hug: no tests? cute puppies alright? how's our little bob the builder? :p