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88) Berlocq, 89) Waske, 90) SAFIN!!!

krakenzero
06-12-2006, 04:49 AM
:eek: :eek: :eek: Will Safin come back to the elite?? What do you think??

Halba
06-12-2006, 05:00 AM
No..Safin's getting old now...the more he ages the less likely he's going to be back

jenanun
06-12-2006, 06:12 AM
90? OMG....

Argenbrit
06-12-2006, 06:20 AM
:eek: :eek: :eek:

ufokart
06-12-2006, 06:25 AM
He has comed back several times and he is still 26 years old, why wouldn't he come back once more?

But his ranking now is pretty sad :sad:

Allez
06-12-2006, 06:29 AM
Safin meets Federer 1st round at Wimbledon :eek: :eek: :eek:

robinhood
06-12-2006, 08:38 AM
I'm so depressed.

peteslamz
06-12-2006, 08:50 AM
..and he has points to defend since he is a finalist at Halle last year.. :(

jmp
06-12-2006, 08:57 AM
Yes, I still believe Marat can come back if he can keep his injuries in check. His confidence should build with match play. If he's still healthy at the end of the year I'll have a better idea because he usually ends the year strong.

ZackBusner
06-12-2006, 09:01 AM
..and he has points to defend since he is a finalist at Halle last year.. :(

No. He has already lost the Halle points because Halle was one week earlier last year. That's why he fell down to #90 this week.

LadyNalbandian
06-12-2006, 09:02 AM
he was sideline for 6/7 months. i think he will comeback but and not just for the laureaus award.

propi
06-12-2006, 09:03 AM
It's not that bad, actually he's right behind Donald Young killer and the first person who beat Rafa after his RG success last year :)
Seriously, that can only improve, let's hope it happens :rolleyes:

LadyNalbandian
06-12-2006, 09:13 AM
[QUOTE=propi]and the first person who beat Rafa after his RG success last year :)

and then?? get injured for several months? right ???

Duncan
06-12-2006, 10:00 AM
i don't think he will get back to the rank he once was. Maybe top 20 maybe. He just doesn't seem to have it in him

Conita
06-12-2006, 10:09 AM
:eek: :eek: SAFIN!

uhhh hope he does come back

GonzoFan
06-12-2006, 10:28 AM
Poor Marat :awww: so sad to see him so down in the rankings ... :sad:

Vass
06-12-2006, 10:38 AM
Unless he reaches a final in Halle, he'll be out of top-100.
With Federer in QF, it's hardly possible.

Anyway, after Halle he has nothing to defend at all. I'm hoping that he will play atleast one of the events that follow Wimbledon, where no top players are unlikely to play (taking rest).

*Ljubica*
06-12-2006, 10:43 AM
It is so sad to see Marat languishing down there in the lower part of the rankings :sad: He is too talented a player to be that lowly ranked and I sincerely hope he can climb up again. He's stll only 26, and if he can remain injury free I'm sure he can do it - the game would be poorer without him around.

Deea
06-12-2006, 10:48 AM
:bigcry: Oh Marat, Marat... :sobbing:
But I am sure he will go back up there in the rankings, where he belongs!!! Davai Marat!

Kristen
06-12-2006, 11:17 AM
Last week it was Marachs rank. Get out of there, you b@st@rd! Back into the top ten (or at least 20?) where you belong, and stop stealing the place of my favourites :hug:

I don't see why he can't get back up in the rankings... He's talented, he's prone to occasionally using this talent, so hopefully it will show in some consecutive matches coming up. Being ranked at a lowly #90 is not the end of the world, particularly for someone who has shown much talent in the past.

And to anyone who may have been offended by my post, please take it with a grain of salt, because obviously I like the guy.

lilimi80
06-12-2006, 12:35 PM
90!!!poor Mrat!
the most important is is health and that he wins matches for his confidence!

lucindia
06-12-2006, 12:48 PM
I'm soooo sad right now...90 is defenitly not where he has to be..But i dont know what to think...He wont stay at this ranking, but he's 26 so what the best he can do?...I really dont know (and i think nobody knows, even not him!!)
Let's just pray that the only player who has the talent to beat all the players, Federer included, on all surfaces will be back pretty soon!!!

fadou
06-12-2006, 01:01 PM
Unless he reaches a final in Halle, he'll be out of top-100.
With Federer in QF, it's hardly possible.

Anyway, after Halle he has nothing to defend at all. I'm hoping that he will play atleast one of the events that follow Wimbledon, where no top players are unlikely to play (taking rest).

no, he has a QF in cincinnati to defend

NYCtennisfan
06-12-2006, 03:02 PM
No. He has already lost the Halle points because Halle was one week earlier last year. That's why he fell down to #90 this week.

Yep. It's a disturbing # to look at. If he does play the rest of the year, I expect him to be at LEAST back in the top 30 though.

ExpectedWinner
06-12-2006, 03:09 PM
:eek: :eek: :eek: Will Safin come back to the elite?? What do you think??

If his knee holds up, he will.

Horatio Caine
06-12-2006, 03:14 PM
Safin is like Henman right now...ranked way lower than his ability. Both will return to the top 30 this year if they remain fit and have a bit of luck with their draws

athina7
06-12-2006, 03:36 PM
I had no idea he had dropped to #90... Marat, please come back :sad:

gillian
06-12-2006, 04:03 PM
That's pretty bad, but, as I recall, he was ranked pretty low when he made it to the AO final in 2004. With Marat anything is possible.

hanabishi
06-13-2006, 07:05 AM
okay here's a hypothetical question:

Suppose Marat isn't able to raise his ranking up by the time of the U.S. Open cut-off... Will the USTA give him a wildcard or will he have to go through qualifying?

Volley Art
06-13-2006, 07:28 AM
Marat has always been mercurial. Just wait, in a few months he'll be in the top 20 again or so. Consistency just isn't in his makeup.

Jimnik
06-13-2006, 08:46 AM
WOOPS :eek:

I think the damage has been done. He has to reach the final in Halle or he won't qualify for the Masters Series events in Canada and Cincinatti, unless the US give him WCs.