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Why are you a fan of Marat?

Shadow
11-07-2003, 06:18 PM
out of interest ;) VOTE!

Cris
11-07-2003, 06:56 PM
For me Marat is wonderful man (Gorgeous!) and a fantastic tennis player (the best!). But I'm a fan of Marat because of his strong personality. His intelligence, sense of humour and sincerity are remarkable. He's unique! As you said before, he's the whole package. ;)

helena
11-07-2003, 08:12 PM
I choose the n° 5 !
Because if marat hadn't this personnality I don't think I will follow him as I'm doing now...But equality with tennis because without that I won't have know him and be his fan , then of course his look ( a great lil + for his female fans :p)
*sorry for the english !*

Jessi
11-07-2003, 08:41 PM
I also voted 5 > because of everything above - but his personality is the most important. I just love the man. Not only is Marat the most talented player in the game he is also the most intriguing personality. His interviews are becoming the stuff of legend. ;)
Marat just has it ALL - talent, personality, looks, sense of humor, and charisma. He's just special and unique, period!

maratski
11-07-2003, 09:09 PM
I went for 4 :o

His personality is a good 2nd reason, but give me that booming serve and that :drool:icious bh à la Rios ;)

Jessi
11-07-2003, 09:15 PM
What if Marat had the personality of Roddick *shudder*, would you still want that booming serve and bh a la Rios? ;) I think personality is very important.. i can't support someone who is a jerk no matter how good his game ;)

Shadow
11-07-2003, 09:18 PM
Actually i agree with all of you ;) He wouldnt be the same without his amazing talent and GAME, but he wouldnt be the same without his wonderful personality either. This all IS Marat and thats why we admire him!

maratski
11-07-2003, 09:22 PM
I don't find andy a good player ;)

I don't think I can love someone as much as Marat, but I do have the utmost respect for Sampras, and I kinda respect Andre a bit too ;). I still watched them sometimes ;)

Shadow
11-07-2003, 09:23 PM
I don't find andy a good player ;)

true!

Jessi
11-07-2003, 09:29 PM
there you go.. you respect them but you're not a fan. Why? Because there is no emotional connection.. with Marat there is. We love the man as much as the player ;)

maratski
11-07-2003, 09:31 PM
There is some sort of emotional connection, but nobody's like Marat. Only JC comes close ;)

I do love the man as much as the player ;)

Shadow
11-07-2003, 09:37 PM
there you go.. you respect them but you're not a fan. Why? Because there is no emotional connection.. with Marat there is. We love the man as much as the player ;)

I quite like Andre, cause i like his game, but of course no one comes to Marat by far. The only 2 other players i had a more emotional connection to were Pat and Goran, but of course also not like Marat LOL. NO ONE!

Jessi
11-07-2003, 09:39 PM
JC is the complete opposite of Marat.. personality-wise. I find him really boring and uninteresting. HIs interviews are guaranteed to put one to sleep ;)

Shadow
11-07-2003, 09:40 PM
There is some sort of emotional connection, but nobody's like Marat. Only JC comes close ;)

I do love the man as much as the player ;)

JC? Please explain that emotional connection :p Personally i cant see any with him, cause he is not really a personality on the court imo.

maratski
11-07-2003, 09:48 PM
I love his game and his determination. He was sweet and shy when I saw him for the first time, but now I see a spontanious and wonderful spaniard in him. He brings a smile on my face. He might not be as charismatic as Marat, but I love him too.
I was so nervous when he was two points away from winning RG!

Shadow
11-07-2003, 09:50 PM
He is a great player but i dont see much in him. And his game doesnt impress me that much either.

Everyone on his own i guess ;)

Jessi
11-07-2003, 09:54 PM
Yes, to each his own. I don't know what it is about him but i always find myself rooting against him. Sorry, Ilhame.:o

The only thing i find remotely interesting about JC is he is friends with Marat but other than that he does nothing for me. :p

maratski
11-07-2003, 10:00 PM
I saw both of them for the first time at RG 2000. I so wanted JC to beat Guga there.

I assume I'm the only one who finds him handsome ;)

Cris
11-07-2003, 10:02 PM
I can't find another player on tour with the same charisma and personality. Maybe Guga, he's a sweet guy and amazing tennis player. But I prefer Marat's attitude. ;)
JC is great too. I love to watch him playing, but I don't think he's an interesting person. With Sampras was the same.

Jessi
11-07-2003, 10:02 PM
I assume I'm the only one who finds him handsome

yes :p

Shadow
11-07-2003, 10:03 PM
I assume I'm the only one who finds him handsome ;)

lol, he is ok, but even if i would find him handsome would not directly mean i like him, because that doesnt do it for me.

Shadow
11-07-2003, 10:04 PM
:yeah: Lilly

maratski
11-07-2003, 10:07 PM
Tastes differ. At home thwy don't understand why I love Marat ;)

Shadow
11-07-2003, 10:09 PM
Tastes differ. At home thwy don't understand why I love Marat ;)

did they even saw him playing for more than 2 minutes ;)

Jessi
11-07-2003, 10:09 PM
I think JC has a very cocky atttitude.. he seems to have a very high sense of himself and that is a major turn off. I don't think he's very humble at all.

Shadow
11-07-2003, 10:11 PM
I think JC has a very cocky atttitude.. he seems to have a very high sense of himself and that is a major turn off. I don't think he's very humble at all.

some of his comments seems really arrogant. I actually heard different things about him, but some are he is not really nice with his fans.

Jessi
11-07-2003, 10:14 PM
not just with his words but also the way he acts on court. I don't know just something about him rubs me the wrong way.

maratski
11-07-2003, 10:23 PM
He's absolutely not the way you think he is. He's not cocky. He doesn't speak as good English as Marat and that's why his critiscism comes out wrong. He just doesn't find it fair that he plays on outside courts when he's a steady top 5 player. I would also be pissed if I make it to the SF's of RG twice and the F once and then having to start on court 2 the next year. He also speaks up about Wimbly, which I think is good. He does respect the other players a lot too.

maratski
11-07-2003, 10:25 PM
My sis likes Mark P and my other sis likes Karim Alami. They're cute too ;)

Shadow
11-07-2003, 10:28 PM
My sis likes Mark P and my other sis likes Karim Alami. They're cute too ;)

they go after looks :p

maratski
11-07-2003, 10:31 PM
I know ;)

Girls I gotta be off to bed. I have to work tomorrow ;)

:wavey: :kiss:

Shadow
11-07-2003, 10:33 PM
nighty sis :kiss:

Jessi
11-07-2003, 10:37 PM
He's absolutely not the way you think he is. He's not cocky. He doesn't speak as good English as Marat and that's why his critiscism comes out wrong. He just doesn't find it fair that he plays on outside courts when he's a steady top 5 player. I would also be pissed if I make it to the SF's of RG twice and the F once and then having to start on court 2 the next year. He also speaks up about Wimbly, which I think is good. He does respect the other players a lot too.


Marat has also been relegated to outside courts but you don't hear him complaining or whining. He just goes about his business and doesn't make a fuss of things. Marat is outspoken and opinionated but you'll never him whine or complain about anything.

Jessi
11-07-2003, 10:38 PM
Night Ilhame. I hope we didn't hurt your feelings with all the JC bashing. hehe.

maratski
11-07-2003, 10:40 PM
Marat did whine about being put on Court 1 in Bercy in 2001 ;)

Not that I cared about that. I had a good view on court 1 ;)

Shadow
11-07-2003, 10:40 PM
:devil:

maratski
11-07-2003, 10:40 PM
You can't make me feel bad ;)

Now I'm really off to bed

Shadow
11-07-2003, 10:42 PM
Marat did whine about being put on Court 1 in Bercy in 2001 ;)

That wasnt whining :p Marat is just honest and expressing his feelings... there is a difference with whining.

Jessi
11-07-2003, 10:45 PM
Marat did whine about being put on Court 1 in Bercy in 2001 ;)

but i'm sure it was in a very charming and endearing way ;)

Anna Safina
11-08-2003, 04:21 PM
I have vote: "because of his look"

Shadow
11-08-2003, 04:44 PM
I have vote: "because of his look"

:sad:

snoop
11-08-2003, 07:13 PM
because of his personality and tennis

Iza
12-05-2003, 10:53 AM
I accidentally voted for no4 but after a 2nd thought I decided no5 is most important. He is a brilliant player I love his game, but nothing compares to his gr8 personality. He is a superguy, he is untamed& wild but deep down he's a gentle giant.
That ass Roddick doesn't have any good thing, he is a b***h ass stupid lil boy.

Shadow
12-05-2003, 11:45 AM
:yeah:

Cris
12-05-2003, 12:18 PM
Agree with you, Iza! :yeah:
Marat :worship:

Shadow
12-05-2003, 12:26 PM
For me his personality and Tennis are at the same level. Just both is for me the most important, cause i wouldnt love him so much without HIS personality as well as without HIS Tennis :worship: :worship: :worship:

Shadow
12-05-2003, 03:05 PM
Antwerpen, did you voted option 6?

Iza
12-07-2003, 08:41 PM
Can't wait for 2004 so Marat will show his gr8 tennis + personality again!

Jessi
12-10-2003, 10:28 PM
why am i fan of Marat? why is the sky blue? ;)

Kiara
12-23-2003, 07:55 PM
why am i fan of Marat? why is the sky blue? ;)

Because blue light has a shorter wavelength, and when emitted from the sun it collides with the air molecules much more than all the other colours which have longer wavelengths...... :p

now why are you a fan of Marat?;)

maratski
12-23-2003, 08:02 PM
:haha:

Jessi
12-24-2003, 06:11 AM
Because blue light has a shorter wavelength, and when emitted from the sun it collides with the air molecules much more than all the other colours which have longer wavelengths...... :p

now why are you a fan of Marat?;)


HA! It was a rhetorical question but thanks for the astronomy lesson anyway :p

smarty pants :p

Ma. Estefania
01-06-2004, 12:16 AM
My choice was the 5th one.

I like him due all the things, but specially due his personality, he seems outgoing, "fresh" as some of us say here, funny, and he's not an hypocrite at all, that's the best....he just says what he thinks or feels at that moment. :)

maratgirl
01-08-2004, 07:17 PM
I like or love him most because of his tennis well at least when he is playing his best tennis. I like it when he smashes his raquette on the floor :cool:

Aurora
01-11-2004, 12:44 AM
For me his personality and Tennis are at the same level. Just both is for me the most important, cause i wouldnt love him so much without HIS personality as well as without HIS Tennis :worship: :worship: :worship:

Yeah, I first thought: 'his tennis off course!' but that's what got me started and although his game still leaves me in awe, it's the personality that made me go all the way, far beyond adoring...

:wavey: just wanna say hi, confessing to be part of Marat-a-holics anonymous! - recently discovered the player forums (GM kept me busy, and keeping track of the women because of my Justine-love)

Cris
01-11-2004, 12:52 AM
:wavey: Welcome swirlingblacklilly!
your avatar, Ian Thorpe... liked it! ;)

Ma. Estefania
01-11-2004, 04:38 AM
Oh....and I love his sense of humour.... ;)

Jessi
01-11-2004, 05:27 AM
welcome swirlingblacklilly! :wavey:

maratski
01-11-2004, 09:24 AM
hi swirlingblacklilly :)

Shadow
01-11-2004, 11:52 AM
:wavey: swirlingblacklilly

welcome and nice to see you here :) :D

Aurora
01-11-2004, 12:04 PM
thanx everybody!
yeah, Ian Thorpe rocks! Apparently he met Justine Henin-Hardenne this week and showed her a good shoulder warmup method...

Shadow
01-11-2004, 12:06 PM
wow, cool. Justine seems to get more and more famous.

Aurora
01-11-2004, 12:15 PM
picture http://www.theage.com.au/ffxImage/urlpicture_id_1073437523418_2004/01/11/11s_thorpeheninhardenne.jpg

I guess it's a publicity-meeting, nr1 in tennis with the star ofswimming champs of next week. I really have no idea about the fame of Justine in the world. Marat, on the other hand can't go anywhere in the world I guess without someone knowing him (or if they don't, drooling over him as the mysterious stranger ;) )

Cris
01-11-2004, 12:20 PM
:eek: Ian's hair. Too long!

Shadow
01-11-2004, 12:21 PM
nice picture, thanks :)

Aurora
01-11-2004, 02:23 PM
:eek: Ian's hair. Too long!

And let's not even talk about that beard - or whatever it may be! He has promised to be cleanly shaven next week though, don't know if that includes a haircut! I like my boys with very short hair or, if they have a nice head, no hair. Military style all the way! (I'm talking to you, Lleyton!)

Cris
01-11-2004, 02:27 PM
Ian looks so much better with short hair. Hair cut, please! ;)
Thanks for the pic! :)

maratski
01-11-2004, 06:59 PM
they're both sponsored by Adidas ;)

He also met up with Martina in the past ;)

Shadow
01-11-2004, 07:01 PM
you are ";)" sick!!!

;)

maratski
01-11-2004, 07:20 PM
it's true ;)

Shadow
01-11-2004, 07:39 PM
yeah in everything you say ;)

Kiara
01-11-2004, 07:45 PM
Military style all the way! (I'm talking to you, Lleyton!)

*Snorts*....would you like him back in the headband too ;)......*insert Andrea's blue barfing smiley here*

Kiara
01-11-2004, 07:54 PM
actually im not going to rag on Hewitt anymore, he was a good tennis player and I wish him all the luck in 2004, he will be a welcome sight next to Insufferable Andy.....

Kiara
01-11-2004, 07:55 PM
*edits last post- he IS a good tennis player* :lol:

Shadow
01-11-2004, 07:56 PM
definetly ;) He is at least better than Annndddyyyyyyy.

Cris
01-11-2004, 07:57 PM
Hewitt is not one of my faves, but he can be nice and sweet compared to Roddick. ;)

Kiara
01-11-2004, 07:58 PM
lol Cris, Satan will be nice and sweet compared to Roddick.....j/k :p

maratski
01-11-2004, 07:59 PM
:haha:

Shadow
01-11-2004, 08:00 PM
:haha: so true

Cris
01-11-2004, 08:01 PM
:lol: Kiara!
Poor :devil:

Cris
01-11-2004, 08:02 PM
Just kidding ;)

maratski
01-11-2004, 08:02 PM
nice avatar cris and you too andrea :)

Kiara
01-11-2004, 08:04 PM
yeah I was going to comment on that...:bowdown: photoshop....v.nice girls :yeah:

Shadow
01-11-2004, 08:06 PM
i was trying something with the photo programma ;)

but i`m working on some more avatars, cause it can get better :p lol.

maratski
01-11-2004, 08:07 PM
share when they get better ;)

Shadow
01-11-2004, 08:09 PM
for sure ;)

Cris
01-11-2004, 08:10 PM
Glad you liked! :)
Andrea, beautiful avatar! Great job! :yeah:

Shadow
01-11-2004, 08:14 PM
i love yours, Cris :D

Cris
01-11-2004, 08:18 PM
when I saw this pic today, I couldn't resist. ;)
So had to say 'bye Goran!'

Shadow
01-11-2004, 08:20 PM
:lol:

poor Goran ;)

Cris
01-11-2004, 08:25 PM
Love Goran, but he couldn't compete with those legs. ;)
btw, seems Goran will come back. Can't wait! :)

Shadow
01-11-2004, 08:40 PM
yes, hopefully he WILL! :bounce: come back, Goran :worship:

Jessi
01-11-2004, 11:20 PM
First pat, now Goran...Andrea must be on cloud 9. ;) 2004 is shaping up to be a great year! :bounce:

Ma. Estefania
01-12-2004, 02:08 AM
they're both sponsored by Adidas ;)

He also met up with Martina in the past ;)

Oh yes, I remember that. ;) There were even some "rumours" of a relationship between them, I remember Marti won the Adidas tournament (Sydney) that year (2001) and Ian was the one who gave her the trophy. Je Je. :p

maratski
01-12-2004, 09:12 AM
I heard those rumours too ;)

They both said they were just friends ;)

Probably like she said Sergio was just a friend ;)

Shadow
01-12-2004, 01:01 PM
First pat, now Goran...Andrea must be on cloud 9. ;) 2004 is shaping up to be a great year! :bounce:

unfortunaly that with Pat was not true. He said in his interview after doubles he will definetly NOT make a comeback in singles, just maybe play some doubles sometimes :sad:
Well at least here`s hoping for Goran :D ;)

Ma. Estefania
01-12-2004, 07:13 PM
They both said they were just friends ;)

Probably like she said Sergio was just a friend ;)

Yeap....those are the tactics' girl, leave her. ;)

maratski
01-12-2004, 08:50 PM
lol

Jessi
01-12-2004, 10:25 PM
Maria, you must have loved it when Martina and Magnus were dating ;) Shame they broke up.

maratski
01-13-2004, 09:55 AM
they did look nice together

Ma. Estefania
01-13-2004, 05:47 PM
Maria, you must have loved it when Martina and Magnus were dating ;) Shame they broke up.

Yeap...I LOVED that time :sad: ...well....months. :p

I remember that at RG there were many many pics of them together, and I have them saved at my PC as treasures. :)

Now Marti is with a Swiss skier or something that I think is too old for her :( , and I think that Magnus is alone... :sad:

maratski
01-13-2004, 07:42 PM
Is she with a skier? She's a busy girl and has always been known for it ;)
I still love her though :o

Jessi
01-13-2004, 11:07 PM
Yeap...I LOVED that time :sad: ...well....months. :p

I remember that at RG there were many many pics of them together, and I have them saved at my PC as treasures. :)

Now Marti is with a Swiss skier or something that I think is too old for her :( , and I think that Magnus is alone... :sad:

maybe he is with someone but just doesn't want to make it public ;)

Jessi
01-13-2004, 11:08 PM
Martina goes through men like Marat goes through rackets :o ;)

Ma. Estefania
01-14-2004, 12:32 AM
maybe he is with someone but just doesn't want to make it public ;)

No! :sad: Don't tell me that, Jessi! :mad: :sad: J/K

I just want the best for him (and I think that in some way Marti was! :confused: )

Ma. Estefania
01-14-2004, 12:45 AM
Is she with a skier? She's a busy girl and has always been known for it ;)
I still love her though :o

Yeah, I loved, love and will always love her, though anything she can do. She's my idol forever. I ADORE her. :worship:

About the skier, well....he's ugly, he seems like Goofy, I'll try to post the las pic of them together at some awards show on Switzerland.

And yeah....she keeps busy as always, we Hingis fans always have news on her, I think she'll be transmitting/commenting for some Aussie channel the AO.

Jessi
01-14-2004, 02:42 AM
lol, Maria. Don't cry. Its good if Magnus has a special someone. You want him to be happy, don't you? ;)

Jessi
01-14-2004, 02:43 AM
I think Marti would make a wonderful commentator. She's smart, witty and a great tennis mind. :)

Kiara
01-14-2004, 01:31 PM
No one can match Martina 2's grace and skill,I dont follow the WTA much but she was the one player I always loved to watch!
agree Jessi, she did an amazing job at the WTA championships she should do more presenting jobs, it;s always nice to see her smile!

Ma. Estefania
01-14-2004, 03:03 PM
Nice to read those good comments on Marti...you know, there's harsh people who don't like her, and blah blah, another story I guess.

Well, here I'm posting the 2 last pics of her.

Here at the awards show (last week I guess)

http://www.espace.ch/gallery/pic/pg/182520161203.jpg

And the last one, a Hingis fan posted it on her forum, and says that she's here watching Hewitt/Kucera match, she was sitting just behind Clijsters and Hewitt's entourage:

http://media.hingis.org/uploads/post-5-1074090303.jpg

She looks pretty happy. :)

Ma. Estefania
01-14-2004, 03:05 PM
lol, Maria. Don't cry. Its good if Magnus has a special someone. You want him to be happy, don't you? ;)

Yes....but it's always hard to accept it.... :o

Kiara
01-14-2004, 03:09 PM
Thanks Maria, she does look happy, I love her smile!!...and yeah he looks a bit dorky but it's whats inside that counts right ;)

maratski
01-14-2004, 03:14 PM
She looks very nice. He looks dorky indeed, but I'm sure he's very good to her.

Ma. Estefania
01-14-2004, 04:15 PM
Yeah that's what relieve to all her fans... :)

It looks like she's having a great time. :)

I can't believe yet how beautiful she looks at the 1st pic, that silk red blouse looks great on her. :hearts:

Jessi
01-15-2004, 05:58 AM
Great pics! Marti looks lovely and radiant as ever. Yeah, the guy looks kind of dorky but as long as he makes her happy thats all that matters. ;)

Aurora
01-15-2004, 10:32 AM
sigh... Martina Hingis, now there's someone I miss on the courts!

maratski
01-15-2004, 11:21 AM
she got me into watching tennis. :sad:

Ma. Estefania
01-15-2004, 03:28 PM
To me too....she's the guilty of being an obsessing tennis fan. :)

And yeah....you can't imagine how much I miss her, since she's gone, I don't care at all about it; I don't even interest in a single match, though I like Elena D., and Justine.

maratski
01-15-2004, 05:14 PM
I like Justine and the russians. I prefer the men's game ;)

Kiara
01-15-2004, 06:10 PM
am i in the Hingis thread now? ;)

Catsou
01-15-2004, 07:06 PM
:lol: Kiara

Dear what's up with you ? How is everything? Cris and I were wondering what was going on in Greece!

Kiara
01-15-2004, 07:30 PM
Hi Alex, Im fine, im studying these days :angel:..how u?

maratski
01-15-2004, 07:39 PM
:lol: Kiara

I prefer doing all sorts of chat in one place :angel:

Kiara
01-15-2004, 07:59 PM
i dont, I prefer order im my life ;)

maratski
01-15-2004, 08:14 PM
to each his own I guess ;)

Shadow
01-16-2004, 12:58 PM
wow this turned into a Martina thread ;)

I must say i really, really miss Marti, too :sad: She was the player i enjoyed to watch the most. Well seems like she is very happy with her life now so I`m happy for her too :)

Ma. Estefania
01-16-2004, 01:38 PM
Good to know that many Marat fans = Marti fans. :)

Shadow
01-16-2004, 07:55 PM
yep you can also count be as a Marti Fan :) Although she can never ever come any close to Marat ;)

Jessi
01-16-2004, 07:58 PM
Marat fans have wonderful taste in players :yeah:

Vass
01-16-2004, 07:59 PM
Jessi what did you expect? Anyone who likes Marat has an excellent taste.

Jessi
01-16-2004, 08:10 PM
exactly, that was my point vass :p

Kiara
01-16-2004, 08:32 PM
Good to know that many Marat fans = Marti fans. :)
Maria if you are around can you do the updates for the Nadal match pleeeaaaaseee????

Ma. Estefania
01-19-2004, 11:25 PM
Jessi and Vass: You're totally right. ;)

beereke
01-26-2004, 12:05 PM
Because he is simply the best.
;)
He has it all,looks en brains.

qliz2000
01-26-2004, 08:34 PM
I've casted my vote.

Everything, except personality is most important, while tennis is a close runner-up.

welcome beereke :wavey:

LiHui
01-29-2004, 05:42 AM
his personality is the most important~
and my mother is his fan,that's hereditary:)

Leena
01-29-2004, 02:39 PM
He's Russian, like me, and he's hot, like me.

Marat always says what's on his mind, and he's often sarcastic... exactly like I am.

He aggravates me with his dipshit play, and his waste of talent... but that's a Russian thing. :)

maratski
01-29-2004, 02:43 PM
interesting....;)