Marat in Geneva

11-30-2003, 12:02 PM
Looks like Marat is playing in Geneva for the Little Dreams foundation on December 8

website is The website is in French!

To see the players list you need to click on the "Exhibition de Tennis" button.

Federer, Moya, Santoro, Rosser, Clement, Pioline, Escude, Mathieu, Mauresmo, Becker, and more, it is quite a list!

11-30-2003, 12:06 PM
Thanks for the news Nicki :worship:

This is very good for Marat to get match practise playing against other guys and get back in shape!
And it shows he really wants to play :)

11-30-2003, 01:07 PM
Thanks for the good news Nicki! :)

12-01-2003, 11:56 AM
I hope more news on this will come soon. I've read about it, but all these players will come + some promising juniors, there's music and it only lasts one night. The tennis takes about 2.5 hours. I'm confused lol ;)

12-01-2003, 01:58 PM
i thought they would play longer ;)

12-01-2003, 03:33 PM
the tennis is from 19.00 till 22.30

I wasn't far off ;)

12-01-2003, 06:50 PM
the website:

12-08-2003, 05:10 PM
any news?

or was this again a wrong alarm ;)

12-08-2003, 06:23 PM
no news, is it possible that he is just showing up at the event, not playing at it? :confused:

12-08-2003, 06:41 PM
Here's what Ruth post on her web site earlier :

``According to the event website, Marat is due to make an appearence, but this morning, his management were not aware of the event or Marat's participation. I don't want to worry fans, because Marat may have organised this himself (as it's only a 1 night thing) or Marat simply didn't mention it to this manager! But it could be the website has listed Marat as a 'hopeful' player rather than a 'confirmed' one.``

Source: (, Thanks Ruth! )

12-08-2003, 07:32 PM
Thanks girls! Hope he plays. :)

12-08-2003, 08:09 PM
Thanks Alex :)

And according to darry from christine`s board Marat is somewhere in Russia now, lol.

I just hope he will be in Geneva soon to play.

12-09-2003, 08:06 AM
his name is under joueurs attendus which means expected players. This could mean that he was suposed to come, but didn't. I'll ask some people on other boards, who are from Switzerland, whether they know more about it.

12-09-2003, 09:15 AM
This was posted on Christine's board by Katie who went - Marat was a no show :sad:

Well the Tennis in Geneva was great!!! The players who were there were Bahrami, Noah, Llhasek, Santoro, Boetsch, Becker, Federer, some wheel chair players, Amelie Mauresmo and Manuela Maleeva! It really rocked!!! I managed to take some pictures also,about 33! So, i hope that they will come out well!

Basically in the beginning, the players were warming up with some upcoming swiss players! It was great to see,and these youngsters are quite impressive nowadays, they hit the ball so hard for their age! Anyway, there were many doubles matches such as: Noah, Mauresmo-Mauela Maleeva, Boetsch. And there were of course singles matches where Federer played all of them! And he won every match!It is so amazing to watch him play, so light on his feet, such precision with his shots,and very talented!

The atmosphere between all players was awesome! They were all so relaxed and smiling ALL the time, it was great to see compared to very important matches,where they all stay focused!

Yannick Noah of course spiced the evening up with his sense of humour, we were all prctically falling off our seats, because he was so hillarious!

A great evening it was with a lot of good tennis!I will put the pictures up on my website, witha report of the match!Will keep you all posted!

MARAT wasn't there though, or Carlos, which was annoying, but all in all the evening was superb!

12-09-2003, 10:00 AM
Marat wasn't there. :sad: Hope he's ok and practising a lot for next year.

Thanks for the report, Nicki! :)

12-09-2003, 10:04 AM
Tall one, what was the Becker Roger match like? What was the score. I saw Roger play live in Miami and my draw dropped even from high up in the stands. Rios was awesome from far away too. Could you tell us more. :bounce:

12-09-2003, 10:19 AM
Tall one, what was the Becker Roger match like? What was the score. I saw Roger play live in Miami and my draw dropped even from high up in the stands. Rios was awesome from far away too. Could you tell us more. :bounce:
I don't know, if you go back and read my post you'll notice that on the top I wrote that this report is from Katie, not me. You are more than welcome to ask Katie go here---> ( to see her post :)

12-09-2003, 10:43 AM
thanks for posting this here :)

12-09-2003, 11:36 AM
such a pity Marat wasnt there :sad:

12-09-2003, 01:18 PM
I was already looking forward to pics :sad:

12-09-2003, 05:09 PM
I know me too...But at the same time I prefer if he is training seriously somewhere...he got to be serious with his pre-season training..LOL AO is really soon..I really hope he'll start the year well...

12-09-2003, 08:18 PM
oh yeah, hopefully he is really training hard for the rest of the off season!!!

12-10-2003, 09:43 PM
He'd better be training hard. I wanna see a healthy, hungry and focused Marat kicking butt down under. No more words Marat, just do it!

12-11-2003, 12:10 PM
Thats it!

i just wanna see you playing good Tennis again, Marat! Nothing else!