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Marat in China

Shadow
11-24-2003, 04:25 PM
www.theguyfromrussia.com

Marat at the Paradorn Super Tour (China) 2003
by Xi Xiyu & Vanya

Last Friday I saw at the Tsinghua BBS that Safin will show on the Eastern Stadium in the campus at 13:30 on this Wednesday. Meanwhile some table tennis and badminton players such as Deng Yaping and Li Lingwei (famous athletes in China) attend the Activity. Unfortunately I am not a Tsinghua student then I must borrow some students ID. I have organized a dozen fans there. Besides I have planned to send him a gift on Thursday morning and the tennis authority has agreed. So we’ll talk about it and I think we must give him a surprise!

Today the local and national TV Station has both broadcast the news. He came to Beijing with a childhood friend and fairly many fans went to the airport. He is in a black jacket and a grey sweater; blue jeans and dark adidas sneakers. Surprisely he has garnered a light moustache. I have also seen the Chairman of the event. He gave a brief interview at the airport. He said: “I am glad back China after a year, and I really like the nation, and I think the origination in Shanghai TMC is pretty good. I am pleased to see another event well be held here because many children can take part in it and enjoy it. And I prefer more tournaments in China.” (I can’t catch his words but this is the main idea.)

Shadow
11-24-2003, 04:27 PM
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Schedule of Some Activities:

Tuesday afternoon: press conference at the International Club on the Wangfujing Avenue.

Wednesday afternoon: playing with some student players

Thursday morning: instructing and training junior players at the Tennis Administration Center

maratski
11-24-2003, 04:59 PM
thanks for the news :)

Lee
11-24-2003, 05:53 PM
Here're some pix of Safin arriving in Beijing

http://image2.sina.com.cn/ty/o/2003-11-24/1_6-12-44-312_20031124201926.jpg

http://image2.sina.com.cn/ty/o/2003-11-24/1_6-12-44-312_20031124201856.jpg

http://image2.sina.com.cn/ty/o/2003-11-24/1_6-12-44-312_2003112420194.jpg

maratski
11-24-2003, 07:27 PM
Thanks Lee :kiss:

Cris
11-24-2003, 08:07 PM
Thanks Andrea and Lee :wavey:
Chinese fans and press are always nice with Marat. It will be a great week for him. :) Hope ESPN, CNN or another channel can show some images of him there.

Lucie
11-24-2003, 08:30 PM
thank-u :)

Ruth
11-24-2003, 10:22 PM
Wow, you guys are amazing! I can't believe how quick you are to pick up news & photos - you're posting it faster than I can type it!! *rotfl* - Ughhh...I feel like such an amateur.... :worship:

stacy_zam
11-25-2003, 03:22 AM
I don't really llike that whole 'mustache' thing going on. I would rather have him clean shaved

tall_one
11-25-2003, 07:26 AM
I don't really llike that whole 'mustache' thing going on. I would rather have him clean shaved me too Stacy

here is another pic...
http://image2.sina.com.cn/ty/o/2003-11-25/3_6-12-44-274_200311251120.jpg

tall_one
11-25-2003, 07:32 AM
I guess I'm smoking something http://www.freegaia.com/smileys/fumeurs/fumeur8.gif this morning because I can't get this pic to show up here....oh well, if you click on the link it should work (hopefully)
Marat is smiling in this one! :)
http://news.ynet.com/img.db?2779264+s(440)

tall_one
11-25-2003, 08:06 AM
http://image2.sina.com.cn/ty/o/2003-11-25/1_6-12-44-13_20031125151259.jpg

tall_one
11-25-2003, 08:08 AM
http://image2.sina.com.cn/ty/o/2003-11-25/1_6-12-44-13_20031125151031.jpg

Cris
11-25-2003, 10:00 AM
Thanks for the pics, Nicki :)

maratski
11-25-2003, 11:15 AM
:drool: :hearts: :lick:

My brother is wearing a suit like that too today ;)

Shadow
11-25-2003, 11:36 AM
aaww, THANKS!

great to see him a lil smiling :) :)

Shadow
11-25-2003, 11:41 AM
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Shadow
11-25-2003, 11:42 AM
:)

Shadow
11-25-2003, 11:43 AM
:)

Cris
11-25-2003, 12:10 PM
Nice pics!
He looks sooo good! :hearts: :hearts: :hearts:
Thanks Andrea! :)

maratski
11-25-2003, 01:28 PM
I love the last one :hearts:

Kiara
11-25-2003, 02:15 PM
thank you soooo much for those :worship: :worship:

Ruth
11-25-2003, 02:20 PM
Gisela has just sent me some more photos of him from China (sorry, I don't know how to add them here *oops*) But you can see them at www.theguyfromrussia.com/maratchina03.htm
They are pretty drool-worthy photos too!

Shadow
11-25-2003, 02:24 PM
aawww that pic with him sleeping is sooooooooo sweeeetttt!!!!!

thanks ruth!!! :D

Kiara
11-25-2003, 02:27 PM
thanks ruth!

Shadow
11-25-2003, 02:30 PM
i think its a very good promotion for Tennis in China to have Marat there :D And the people there really love him there :) And so does he like China and the people :)

Cris
11-25-2003, 02:30 PM
Marat sleeping...cute! :hearts: :drool:
Thanks Ruth! :)

maratski
11-25-2003, 02:39 PM
:worship:

Thanks Ruth :kiss:


These pics have really made my year ;)

Ruth
11-25-2003, 02:55 PM
Me too! Xi Xiyu just sent me a little report about today's press conference and a pretty detailed schedule for Marat - wow, Marat's going to be doing a whirlwind tour of Chinese culture! Report is at the same link as the photos (www.theguyfromrussia.com/maratchina03.htm)
BTW, just a little factoid - it is definitely Leonid Nerushenko who is travelling with Marat - yep, that's right, the guy who crashed Marat's jeep *lol* (no Denis.... a sign of things to come?)

maratski
11-25-2003, 03:00 PM
He isn't really playing serious tennis so perhaps Denis is on a break.

Ruth
11-25-2003, 03:01 PM
Yeah, good point. This seems more like a PR exercise than real match preparation... but at least we have some nice new pics :drool:

Shadow
11-25-2003, 03:04 PM
thanks ruth!

Xi Xiyu is soo lucky :) And she is doing so much :worship: and that with the present is also very sweet.

Ruth
11-25-2003, 03:06 PM
Yes, I wonder what they will give Marat? (BTW, Xi Xiyu is a guy ;) you can see a photo of him at Shanghai Masters at http://www.theguyfromrussia.com/photogal/631175.htm)

Shadow
11-25-2003, 03:08 PM
:o sorry!

i thought the name is a girl name :lol:

maratski
11-25-2003, 03:09 PM
These photos really made me feel better :)
I's just so funny that he's been out of the spotlight for so long and it looks like he's getting more attention then when he returned from injury ;)

Cris
11-25-2003, 03:09 PM
Thanks Ruth! :) Yes, Xi Xiyu is doing a great job! :bigclap:

Shadow
11-25-2003, 03:09 PM
i`m wondering too. I`m sure Marat will like it :) :D

maratski
11-25-2003, 03:10 PM
99.9% of he times when I see a "strange" name on a Marat board I think that person's female ;)

I thought Darry on Christine's forum was male, but it's a she :o

maratgirl
11-25-2003, 04:51 PM
owww he is so damn cute when he is asleep :worship:

Tricky_Forehand
11-26-2003, 07:03 AM
I'm not a big fan of Marat's Tennis but I've always loved his personality. I've also never thought of him as being really attractive. That is, till I saw the photos from today :eek: .

I don't know what about him changed but he looks very good. Is 2004 here yet?? :D

tall_one
11-26-2003, 07:24 AM
More pics from Gisela...

http://image2.sina.com.cn/ty/o/2003-11-26/1_6-12-44-705_20031126132724.JPG

http://image2.sina.com.cn/ty/o/2003-11-26/1_6-12-44-705_20031126133559.JPG

tall_one
11-26-2003, 07:26 AM
and another that won't post, but the link works. :p
he looks like he is daydreaming in this one ;)
http://bjyouth.ynet.com/img.db?2782288+s(300)

Cris
11-26-2003, 07:40 AM
:drool: :lick: :hearts:
love that smile!

Thanks Nicki! :)

Shadow
11-26-2003, 11:46 AM
the pics are so great:D

thank you :kiss:

Shadow
11-26-2003, 11:46 AM
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11-26-2003, 11:47 AM
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11-26-2003, 11:47 AM
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11-26-2003, 11:48 AM
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11-26-2003, 11:49 AM
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11-26-2003, 11:49 AM
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11-26-2003, 12:02 PM
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11-26-2003, 12:03 PM
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11-26-2003, 12:56 PM
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11-26-2003, 12:57 PM
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11-26-2003, 01:14 PM
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11-26-2003, 01:15 PM
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11-26-2003, 01:16 PM
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Cris
11-26-2003, 02:43 PM
:hearts: he is so happy with his fans. Nice pics! :)
Thanks Andrea! :)

maratski
11-26-2003, 03:05 PM
My bro has a coat like that, but it doesn't look as great on him as on Marat ;)

Amazing pics :lick:

Shadow
11-26-2003, 03:29 PM
http://www.theguyfromrussia.com/bejingpconf03.htm

Bejing Open Promotion 2003
Press Conference with Marat Safin & Paradorn Srichaphan

There are currently 3 world class tennis players confirmed for next year's china open. They are, former US open champion, Russia's Safin, Asia's highest ranked player, Thailand's Srichaphan and former world number one, Spain's Moya. Safin being the special guest of the tournament, answered a few questions.


interviewer(I): How do you find Beijing?

Safin: I've been here for a day and have gone around the town. I find it quite good.


I: Have you ever participated in any tournaments in China?

Safin: I've played in Shanghai and China


I: Being a world class player, do you have your own idols?

Safin: Agassi and Sampras


I: How's your injury?

Safin: Having been out for so long, the impact is quite large. I went to 5 doctors and the last one in America was quite good. I'm currently preparing for next season and hope that I'll do better next year.


I: Having been number one in the past, what do you think of the current world no. 1 Roddick?

Safin: Roddick's skills have improved a lot and thus, he's won a lot of tournament. His current no.1 ranking is because I wasn't there. Just wait and see next year....(smiles)


I: What attracted you to play in China?

Safin: It's the different culture I guess...


Translated by Jiat

Shadow
11-26-2003, 03:36 PM
www.Safinator.com


Report From Nicole: Here is a short report on Marat's activities today emailed to me by Nicole. Thanks!

"i have seen safin in the temple of heaven this morning.he is so handsome!! he has been to the wangfujing street for shopping with his friend and has eaten the beijing roast duck yesterday. this morning he went to the temple of heaven to learn TAIJI from some old people there. tomorrow he will go to the qinghua university to play table tennis with the famous chinese table tennis player dengyaping.then he will play tennis with a chinese badminton player,and teach some chinese students to play tennis.i decide to go there tomorrow.

maratski
11-26-2003, 04:01 PM
:worship:

Nice quote:His current no.1 ranking is because I wasn't there

;)

Ruth
11-26-2003, 04:02 PM
FANS REPORT http://www.tennisonly.org/bbs3000/bbs.cgi?menu=show&id=safin&slttitle=20031126232916&see=0
From a girl at Tsinghua University where Marat & Paradorn played table tennis (ping-pong) and did a little exhibition match. The report is in Chinese and the photos are VERY blurry, but if you translate it with http://babelfish.altavista.com it's a nice report! She couldn't get very close to Marat, so she stole his water bottle instead!!!

maratski
11-26-2003, 04:07 PM
she rocks!! ;)

Shadow
11-26-2003, 04:23 PM
:worship:

Nice quote:His current no.1 ranking is because I wasn't there

;)

i love that sentence :lol: :worship:

Shadow
11-26-2003, 04:24 PM
great report! :D LOL@ stoling his water bottle :lol:

thanks ruth :D

Cris
11-26-2003, 05:11 PM
Thanks Andrea and Ruth :)

:yeah: Love that sentence too.

Shadow
11-26-2003, 05:40 PM
:)
http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/images/26_11_2003_thai%20tennis25.jpg

Tricky_Forehand
11-26-2003, 09:00 PM
http://www.theguyfromrussia.com/bejingpconf03.htm

Bejing Open Promotion 2003
Press Conference with Marat Safin & Paradorn Srichaphan

I: Having been number one in the past, what do you think of the current world no. 1 Roddick?

Safin: Roddick's skills have improved a lot and thus, he's won a lot of tournament. His current no.1 ranking is because I wasn't there. Just wait and see next year....(smiles)

Translated by Jiat

Like I said before...I LOVE Marat's personality. People may not always like what he says but he definitely says what he thinks. :D

Conchon
11-26-2003, 09:18 PM
:lol: at Marat

Kiara
11-26-2003, 09:50 PM
thank you so much everyone!!! lol at them shovelling snow! i like the one of them sliding around in it....*wishes it would snow already...*

cheliste
11-27-2003, 07:19 AM
:worship:

Nice quote:His current no.1 ranking is because I wasn't there

;)

:lol: And that's the spirit!
I'm overloaded with pictures and articles...not. ;) And I'm amazed with how terrific the nexus Marat's fans all over the globe have constantly exhibited. :worship: to all of you! Thanks for the articles and upates!

tall_one
11-27-2003, 08:15 AM
http://news.ynet.com/img.db?2781498+s(440)
http://news.ynet.com/img.db?2781506+s(440)
http://news.ynet.com/img.db?2781502+s(440)
http://bjyouth.ynet.com/img.db?2784111+s(440)

Cris
11-27-2003, 08:28 AM
Thanks Nicki! :)
Love the last one, he looks so happy with his fans. Great week for him. And for us. ;)

:wavey: cheliste

tall_one
11-27-2003, 09:38 AM
Love the last one, he looks so happy with his fans. Great week for him. And for us. ;)
Yes, it has been a great week for us :)
For so much of the year we had no pictures and this week - wow what can I say, it just been wonderful to see so many new photos of Marat. All this photos have really lifted my spirits and given me a more optimistic view of 2004.
Now all we need is for Marat to win a match and all will be well with the world. :p

Shadow
11-27-2003, 11:19 AM
Like I said before...I LOVE Marat's personality. People may not always like what he says but he definitely says what he thinks. :D

great that you understand how Marat means his comments :D

i LOVE it too!

Shadow
11-27-2003, 11:21 AM
yeah, a big complement to ALL fans who always get news and photos :worship: WE are so quick, lol!

:)

Shadow
11-27-2003, 11:22 AM
http://www.theguyfromrussia.com/photogal3/11-03-tennis-china003_jr.jpg

Shadow
11-27-2003, 11:22 AM
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Shadow
11-27-2003, 11:23 AM
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Shadow
11-27-2003, 11:23 AM
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11-27-2003, 11:24 AM
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Shadow
11-27-2003, 11:31 AM
A great report written by a Chinese Fan, translated by vanya :worship:

It's written by Eiffel in Chinese
(sorry my English is very poor,hope you can understand :D)


It's very cold this afternoon, snow keep dropping but looks beautiful, I went to Tsinghua very early, when I walked into the university, 2 boys jumped out from a taxi, and asked me how to go to the gymnasium marat will appear, so I invited them to walk with me.....I have borrowed a laissez-passer of Tsinghua yesterday, but still felt a little tension when I walked into the gym, luckily, I found a VIP seat finally~~~~my seat is in the 3rd line, just the middle point of extrance & player's seats!!! I was so exciting!!!!There are 2 girls sit down by my side, they keep on talking about marat, sounds they're exciting.too. I put up my camera very high from 13:15 to 13:30, but marat wasn't appear~~~my arms was a little bit tired~~but when time fly to 13:50, I heard some scream outside, suddenly all of the media reporters stood up....I knew that marat is coming! so I put up camera again and, of course, I have taken lots of "great" pix :P

At the beginning, marat seems not so happy, becuse there are too many reporters, they stood around the two players, we fans felt unhappy,either, we just can't find where is marat. So we jumpped and asked the reporters:" could you just sit down to ask your questions? we can't see our marat...." it's a little of confusion.....but finnaly, the reporters returned to their seats.....
and then, marat and Srichaphan began to play pingpong, we cheered very loud and I heard marat said someting like"second sever" to himself. He looked so cute~~~ I just 3m away from marat, so i took a lots of his "pingpong pix" ,maybe they are the most clear pix i took today( http://jc4ever.myrice.com/pingpang.jpg)

After pingopng is badminton ,Srichaphan played this game much better than marat, we cheered for him loudly,too. marat felt some upset about his bad performance, he want to smash the racquet several times.(http://jc4ever.myrice.com/namedsafin.jpg)

when the badminton finished, marat and srichaphan return to their seats, but at that momnet,some fans rushed to them and asked for the signature, so they signed for the fans, i just 1m away from him this time, i took lots of "great" pix,too(http://jc4ever.myrice.com/zuijinjuli.jpg) and saw a girl(in the pic, the girl dress in blue) she kissed marat!!! ~~~~~~~>_<~~~~~~~~ marat signed for fans very careful, i tried to close to him and get a signature but there are too many people ..........(http://jc4ever.myrice.com/pingpangsignature.jpg)
but suddenly I saw a bottle of water in front of marat's seat, i remembered that 's marat's! that's what he drinked just now ^o^, so I decided to take it home,but not for myself, I'll give it to vanya :P

At the end ,when I went out of the gym, I saw srichaphan went into a car very quickly,and then marat rushed to another car......I was thinking that if I should run to them and ask for the signature, but the cars drove away very fast....I just took the last pic of today,there are 2 cars in the pic, the behind one is marat's.(http://jc4ever.myrice.com/leaving.JPG)

maratski
11-27-2003, 01:38 PM
Lucky Vanya....;)

cheliste
11-27-2003, 04:01 PM
I've only logged off for a few hours and voila I came back to find a lot of Marat pictures and reports. :yeah: We hardly sleep around here huh? ;)

Hello lilly! :wavey:

Shadow
11-27-2003, 04:26 PM
www.theguyfromrussia.com


Report by a|x
27/11/03

my dad managed to find his friend's friend who's a tennis coach of the beijing team & therefore i managed to enter the tennis adminstration center this morning.i saw marat in person finally,its hard to describe the feeling which is a mixture of both dream and reality.i go this autograph and took a few picture with him.i guess i can put them up on my site asap.i ask him about his tatto,and he pull up his sleeves and showed me,i was right its really a chinese character"hou"(monkey),he had it because that's his chinese zodiac. i think marat is very playful compared to srichapan who's more serious,he made funny faces in front of my camcorder.there's just so much so much to say,i guess i can't finish in this mail well so hopefully i can send you the photos i've taken.



27/11/03

Hi everyone! I am a little sorry for can not give you many information because I hardly see Marat today! I tried hard to enter the Tennis Center but the guard is too unnatural. Another muff is I have wasted a half hour in picking up a friend at the subway. So we went there a little later; if we could arrive ealier, we might have more chance for many entered then. So we had to waied out of the gate. When they walked out I tried to photo something but it's stronly foggy so all my photos is nothing but nebulas. They came to the Forbidden Palace and Great Wall this afternoon but the adimition fee is not slim, so we didn't go there. Srichapan went home this afternoon and Marat will tomorrow. My acton may come to an end.

About the presents I have written a head-hiden Chinese Ancient poem (a highly intersting genre of Chinese poem) and I let a friend write it with a Chinese brush pen. My friend's presents is also made by herself (a Chinese knot) and she hands them to a pressman to hand to Safin. I don't fully trust him so I decide to hand by person. Maybe next year, then I have a better handwriting next year so it will be cool!

By the way I want to say a feature of their trip to the theater last night. I get this from TV. They come to watch the Peking Oprea and there are two showed pieces. One is "Farewell My Concubine"(The film from it has won world prestige); a tragedy of famous ancient hero Xiang Yu; another is "Marching West", a famous story of Monkey King named Sun Wukong. When they took photos together he is asked if he understand. He said: "I understand. Sun has stolen Xiang's wife, so Xiang is unhappy." The people around all laughed.

Ruth
11-27-2003, 05:00 PM
hahaha > I should have known Andrea would be quicker than me *lol*!! I just posted the tattoo news on the other thread *d'oh!*

Cris
11-27-2003, 06:57 PM
Thanks Andrea and Ruth! :) Nice reports and pics! :yeah:
Interesting tatoo...I liked! ;)

Shadow
11-28-2003, 10:32 AM
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Cris
11-28-2003, 11:10 AM
:hearts: :drool: :worship:

Thanks! :kiss:

Shadow
11-28-2003, 11:54 AM
updated report from a|x on www.theguyfromrussia.com :worship:


Marat in Bejing 2003
by a|x

a|x photos will be posted here later.

my dad managed to find his friend's friend who's a tennis coach of the beijing team & therefore i managed to enter the tennis adminstration center this morning.i saw marat in person finally,its hard to describe the feeling which is a mixture of both dream and reality.i go this autograph and took a few picture with him.i guess i can put them up on my site asap. I ask him about his tattoo,and he pull up his sleeves and showed me,i was right its really a chinese character "hou"(monkey), he had it because that's his chinese zodiac. i think marat is very playful compared to srichapan who's more serious,he made funny faces in front of my camcorder. There's just so much so much to say, I guess I can't finish in this mail well so hopefully I can send you the photos i've taken.

i didn't take a picture of his tatto as i was walking with his on his way back to his vip room,but my dad recorded it down with the camcorder.later both he and srichapan had their interview with thelocal press in the vip room,i was lucky that i manage to enter the room and recorded down their interview(part of marat's).during srichaphan's interview,marat took an orange in the fruit tray in the room and asked if he could have it,so he started eating,when srichaphan finished his interview, marat quickly swollowed and got ready for his interview,after his interview,srichaphan threw him another orange,he put it back to the tray at first,but changed his mind,he took it back and kept it inside his pocket with a smile on his face.

he wanted to throw one to his childhood friend but srichaphan had threw one to him before him.marat ate another orange..(they seems to enjoy eating)later they left the room and went to the lobby to sign on some tee shirts,then signed on their posters,then left with their managers.the manager told us that they'll be going backto their hotel before heading to tian an men square.for the rest of the day marat will be going to some of those historical places of beijing.

Shadow
11-28-2003, 11:58 AM
http://bjyouth.ynet.com/img.db?2788165+s(300)

maratski
11-28-2003, 01:58 PM
he looks like a slick business man in that pic of him and paradorn on the couch ;) :hearts:

Shadow
11-28-2003, 06:37 PM
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Shadow
11-28-2003, 06:37 PM
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Shadow
11-28-2003, 06:37 PM
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Shadow
11-28-2003, 06:38 PM
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maratski
11-28-2003, 07:48 PM
Marat drinking wine :eek:

I thought he didn't like the stuff ;)

Nice pic though :hearts:

Shadow
11-28-2003, 07:50 PM
he said he is allergic to wine but not to every sort

well i guess he prefers beer though ;)

maratski
11-28-2003, 07:54 PM
I don't care what he drinks as long as he won't get a beer belly like fat dave ;)

Shadow
11-28-2003, 07:58 PM
LOL! David`s belly is funny.

Marat is FAR away ;)

maratski
11-28-2003, 08:00 PM
thank god he is ;)

Shadow
11-28-2003, 08:03 PM
The Marat of the moment should rather look to regain some weight and muscles ;)

maratski
11-28-2003, 08:12 PM
I know, very important ;)

I want to see some nice muscles when spring comes around ;)

maratski
11-28-2003, 08:15 PM
Ruth can't you ask Marat's management to send you a photo of his tatoo?

Just something in return for our loyalty to Marat ;)

Cris
11-28-2003, 08:50 PM
Would be great. :) I'm very curious... want to see this tatoo. ;)

Dave's belly :eek: scary... :p

Ruth
11-28-2003, 08:53 PM
*hahahah* Well, I'm hoping when he gets back into mainstream tennis we'll have some pics from fans and/or pro-photographers of this tattoo because I'm curious too!

RogiFan88
11-28-2003, 09:06 PM
HI!

I also can't wait for Marat to really return to tennis next year... it's been far too long without him... thanks for the reports and pix, btw!! Enjoyed them a lot! Maratski's looking good, as usual! ;)

I miss his sense of humour as well... come back, Marat!! Tennis needs you badly... [and beat Pandy for us, OK?!! :p ]

Cris
11-28-2003, 09:21 PM
:wavey: Hi RogiFan88!
Totally agree with you. Tennis without Marat is not the same. :sad:

Shadow
11-28-2003, 09:24 PM
this all makes me want 2004 to come VERY soon.

I want to see Marat back on the court very badly!!!!

Cris
11-28-2003, 09:28 PM
Can't wait for his return.

maratski
11-29-2003, 05:11 PM
I can't wait for him to get in shape again and see the rivalries ;)

Antwerpen
11-29-2003, 10:17 PM
Is it just me or did Marat didn't really make a happy impression in China. I know he could just have been tired with the jet-lag and the busy schedule, but even in the end I thought he looked pretty unhappy.
Poor thing :bigcry:
I hope he starts smiling again soon, I miss that big smile.

Shadow
11-30-2003, 08:56 AM
For me, he made a pretty happy impression most of the time :) There are actually pics where he is smiling ;) And also from the reports it seems he was enjoying his time.

Shadow
11-30-2003, 09:24 AM
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Shadow
11-30-2003, 09:24 AM
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Shadow
11-30-2003, 09:25 AM
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Shadow
11-30-2003, 09:25 AM
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Shadow
11-30-2003, 09:25 AM
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Shadow
11-30-2003, 09:26 AM
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Shadow
11-30-2003, 09:26 AM
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Shadow
11-30-2003, 09:27 AM
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Shadow
11-30-2003, 09:27 AM
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Shadow
11-30-2003, 09:27 AM
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Shadow
11-30-2003, 09:28 AM
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Shadow
11-30-2003, 09:28 AM
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Shadow
11-30-2003, 09:29 AM
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Shadow
11-30-2003, 09:29 AM
http://www.theguyfromrussia.com/photogal4/gc1_r11_c8.jpg

BelgianWaffle
11-30-2003, 10:38 AM
updated report from a|x on www.theguyfromrussia.com :worship:

:lol: @ marat making funny faces in the girl's camcorder :D

Cris
11-30-2003, 10:59 AM
Nice pics! He seems so happy! Great week! :) Thanks!
All these positive vibes are very important. I'm sure he's very motivated and happy after this trip.

Antwerpen
11-30-2003, 03:50 PM
Guess it was just me then :rolleyes:

Kiara
11-30-2003, 06:42 PM
mmmmmmmmmmmm great pics...thanks knuddel, you're a darling!!!!

Kiara
11-30-2003, 06:43 PM
he looks happy to me.....

maratski
12-01-2003, 12:03 PM
Marat looked "strange" on some pics, but I guess it's just cause he had to wake up early ;)

sis I can't see all the last pics you posted :confused:

Shadow
12-01-2003, 02:00 PM
i cant see them too :(

but its because the links are from tgfr.com and Ruth did just remove the photos.

maratski
12-01-2003, 03:35 PM
aha

I already went there so I think I've seen them ;)

Shadow
12-01-2003, 06:47 PM
http://www.theguyfromrussia.com/maratchina03.htm

Shadow
12-02-2003, 01:30 PM
photos made by alx :worship: from safinator.com

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Shadow
12-02-2003, 01:30 PM
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Shadow
12-02-2003, 01:31 PM
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Shadow
12-02-2003, 01:31 PM
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Shadow
12-02-2003, 01:32 PM
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Shadow
12-02-2003, 01:33 PM
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Shadow
12-02-2003, 01:35 PM
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Shadow
12-02-2003, 01:35 PM
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Shadow
12-02-2003, 01:38 PM
www.Safinator.com

Beijing Reports: In a new report from Nicole in Beijing, Marat went to the Beijing tennis school and taught some young players, he visited the Imperial Palace, and was amazed by the beautiful houses, and went to the Peking Opera in Changpuhe Park. He also surprised the locals with his fluent use of chopsticks!

Cris
12-02-2003, 02:35 PM
:hearts: This man is perfect! He's always surprising us... :worship:
Thanks! :)

maratski
12-02-2003, 06:12 PM
their blue shirts match well ;)

Jessi
12-10-2003, 09:08 PM
Nice pics but if only he'd shave ;) Marat really spoiled you, Ilhame ;)

maratski
12-11-2003, 08:45 AM
I know ;)

He loves me ;), he can read my mind :o

Jessi
12-11-2003, 07:22 PM
Marat needs to spread the love and shave ;)

seriously, i hope to see a clean shaven Marat in Oz with maybe a buzz cut. I really miss that look...i think it makes him look hot and fierce :drool: :lick:

maratski
12-11-2003, 07:25 PM
:haha:

I want to see Marat in AO and I don't care how ;)

It's been too long and it makes me :sad:

Shadow
12-11-2003, 07:26 PM
lol, me too!

i dont care if he comes with a huge beard or whatever, just that he COMES and PLAYS Tennis! :)

maratski
12-11-2003, 07:30 PM
The beard might be a bit too much.....:haha:

Jessi
12-11-2003, 07:32 PM
a huge beard!! :eek: Perish the thought :p

but you're right, as long as he shows up and play everything else is secondary

Shadow
12-11-2003, 07:32 PM
whatever :lol:

Catsou
12-11-2003, 08:10 PM
LOL Jessi we have the same taste I also wish he'll be back with his buzz cut and clean shaven like RG...That was his best look with that grey shirt *drooling*

But I don't mind watching him play wearing a beard if it means I'll watch him play some tennis..........LOL

maratski
12-11-2003, 08:17 PM
RG 2002 makes my body temperature rise :angel:

Catsou
12-11-2003, 08:19 PM
:haha:

Cris
12-11-2003, 08:24 PM
RG 2002, He was perfect! :hearts:
What about Barcelona 2003? Wonderful! :worship:

Catsou
12-11-2003, 08:25 PM
Cris I agree he looks great in dark red...but i still prefer the RG looks *drooling*

maratski
12-11-2003, 08:30 PM
Barça 2003 was fine too :angel:

Jessi
12-11-2003, 08:49 PM
lol, Alex. RG 02 was exactly what i had in mind :drool:

Jessi
12-11-2003, 10:07 PM
this is what i'm talking about :drool: :lick:

http://home.bellsouth.net/coDataImages/p/Groups/112/112445/folders/69413/446226sweetvictory.2002rg.jpg

Jessi
12-11-2003, 10:08 PM
:hearts:

http://prod.bsis.bellsouth.net/coDataImages/p/Groups/145/145144/folders/93281/625232maratandboy.jpg

Jessi
12-11-2003, 10:20 PM
one more :hearts: :inlove:

Catsou
12-12-2003, 12:12 AM
You read my mind ;) thanks for those beautiful pics...they are classics one :kiss:

Jessi
12-12-2003, 06:34 AM
Alex, lets hope Marat will read our minds and comply ;)

2004 the year of the clean shaven and buzz cut :woohoo:

Cris
12-12-2003, 08:08 AM
The first pic is one my favs! He's gorgeous! :drool: :hearts: :bounce: :worship:
Thanks! :)

Shadow
12-12-2003, 09:29 AM
i prefer this: 2004, the year of the champion MARAT!

nice pics, thanks :kiss:

maratski
12-12-2003, 10:39 AM
thanks for the pics :kiss:

Jessi
12-12-2003, 08:19 PM
i prefer this: 2004, the year of the champion MARAT!

I think we all prefer this :)

Shadow
12-12-2003, 08:42 PM
it should be like this :)

Jessi
12-12-2003, 08:52 PM
It is. We're just having a little fun. :)

Shadow
12-12-2003, 08:56 PM
:woohoo: