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Olivier Rochus vs. Marat Safin

JuanRodriguez
09-04-2006, 08:36 AM
Almost every match between these two were great to watch! Who will win this one?

Marat Safin leads Olivier Rochus 5-4

2001 Hopman Cup 2001 Hard (I) O.ROCHUS 6-2 1-6 6-3
2002 French Open 64 Clay (O) M.SAFIN 6-4 2-6 6-3 3-6 3-6
2002 Wimbledon 64 Grass (O) O.ROCHUS 6-2 6-4 3-6 7-6(1)
2003 Sydney 32 Hard (O) M.SAFIN 1-6 4-6
2004 Monte Carlo 64 Clay (O) M.SAFIN 6-4 3-6 3-6
2005 Australian Open 16 Hard (O) M.SAFIN 6-4 6-7(1) 6-7(5) 6-7(2)
2005 Halle QF Grass (O) M.SAFIN 4-6 6-7(4)
2006 Dubai 16 Hard (O) O.ROCHUS 7-6(5) 6-4
2006 Halle 16 Grass (O) O.ROCHUS 4-6 6-4 6-1

oz_boz
09-04-2006, 08:41 AM
I'm afraid that Marat will leave his brain at home. Rochus in 4.

drf716
09-04-2006, 08:46 AM
huhuhu!

Kosm
09-04-2006, 08:48 AM
They both played 5set matches yesterday and now they have play next day at 1pm without any time to recover. So I don't expect a good match. Whoever wins, it will be ugly.

Exodus
09-04-2006, 08:52 AM
marat should win this one cos rochus really doesn't have any weapons to threaten safin. if safin can keep his ues at a low level and serving well then marat in 3 or 4 sets

mer
09-04-2006, 08:55 AM
marat should win this one cos rochus really doesn't have any weapons to threaten safin. if safin can keep his ues at a low level and serving well then marat in 3 or 4 sets

really? no weapons? :rolleyes: then what would you say about their two last matches or even AO2005 match when Marat needed tiebreaks to win it?
And how about Marat's own words that he doesn't like to play against Rochus?

Exodus
09-04-2006, 08:58 AM
really? no weapons? :rolleyes: then what would you say about their two last matches or even AO2005 match when Marat needed tiebreaks to win it?
And how about Marat's own words that he doesn't like to play against Rochus?

marat just don't like players that doens't attack but rely on his on mistakes. santoro is a good example.

mer
09-04-2006, 09:00 AM
marat just don't like players that doens't attack but rely on his on mistakes. santoro is a good example.

which only proves that your statement about Rochus having no weapons to threaten Marat is wrong. Besides, it's not like Marat and his game is 100% back :o

Exodus
09-04-2006, 09:05 AM
which only proves that your statement about Rochus having no weapons to threaten Marat is wrong. Besides, it's not like Marat and his game is 100% back :o

well what i meant is that rochus didn't have weapons that could threathen safin if he is playing well.

besides rochus didn't 5 sets against sweeting :rolleyes: he almost lost in the 4th set, so im not impressed. think that safin has a decent chance to win this match

Naranoc
09-04-2006, 09:06 AM
Safin is almost a foot taller than Rochus. :lol:
For confidence purposes, I hope Safin wins this, but he's so screwed up mentally you never know what might happen. :rolleyes:

mer
09-04-2006, 09:08 AM
besides rochus didn't 5 sets against sweeting :rolleyes: he almost lost in the 4th set, so im not impressed. think that safin has a decent chance to win this match

Apart from being happy for his win , I'm not too impressed with Marat either.

bokehlicious
09-04-2006, 09:10 AM
I hope Olie in 3 or 4.

Exodus
09-04-2006, 09:10 AM
Apart from being happy for his win , I'm not too impressed with Marat either.

haven't seen sweeting but im pretty sure that nalby is a much better player than he is.

Sven
09-04-2006, 09:20 AM
I like both players, but I'd like to see Rochus win this one ;)

name_change
09-04-2006, 09:37 AM
go oli!

JuanRodriguez
09-04-2006, 10:36 AM
marat just don't like players that doens't attack but rely on his on mistakes. santoro is a good example.

In fact Rochus is a player who likes to attack and close out a point as fast as he can. He doesn't like long rallies or long matches. Just look at his 5-sets statistics: he loses them quite more often than he wins them.

But I'm afraid Oli won't make it this time. He already said after his first match he didn't played well, and he was very angry he couldn't play because of the rain. He needs rhythm after his injure. Plus he had to play a doubles match yesterday evening after his 5-sets match against Sweeting.

But still I hope he does win, of course :p

Vass
09-04-2006, 10:40 AM
Marat in 4, hopefully.

I♥PsY@Mus!c
09-04-2006, 10:44 AM
Oli in 4,go! :rocker2:

landoud
09-04-2006, 10:59 AM
Marat

Anchica
09-04-2006, 11:15 AM
Marat in four, so, help him, God!

TheBoiledEgg
09-04-2006, 11:19 AM
can somone make Ollie 6'4 instead of 5'4 then Marat wouldnt be so scared of him :help:

typical Elephant/Mouse syndrome but we got a hippo in this scenario :lol:

Exodus
09-04-2006, 11:25 AM
can somone make Ollie 6'4 instead of 5'4 then Marat wouldnt be so scared of him :help:

typical Elephant/Mouse syndrome but we got a hippo in this scenario :lol:

:haha: :haha: :yeah:

swissfed
09-04-2006, 12:25 PM
This time Marat should turn his brain to the normal situation, i feel furstrated watching him lose to the little guy over & over again., that HURTS.....
Tell me the truth Marat, What do you want ?

{Annie}
09-04-2006, 12:37 PM
Marat will win in 4..will screw up the third set according to his very own ritual :p

NeverSayDie
09-04-2006, 12:38 PM
Marat as long as he doesnt choke. Probaly a close match either way.

cmurray
09-04-2006, 12:51 PM
Guys like Rochus drive Marat insane. I mean, he isn't as bad as Santoro, but I think Rochus will give Marat a run for it. In the end I expect that Marat will win, though.

My dream of Marat possibly playing Federer is drawing ever closer. :)

Cheryl

bellascarlett
09-04-2006, 12:53 PM
Marat will win in 4..will screw up the third set according to his very own ritual :p

I know. Why is that????? :o I hate it when that happens.

Scotso
09-04-2006, 01:00 PM
Ollie :rocker2:

new-york
09-04-2006, 01:50 PM
marat should win this one cos rochus really doesn't have any weapons to threaten safin. if safin can keep his ues at a low level and serving well then marat in 3 or 4 sets

well, with a h2h at 5-4 there's surely some little weapons bothering Marat.

Jimnik
09-04-2006, 02:17 PM
well, with a h2h at 5-4 there's surely some little weapons bothering Marat.
It's 5-3 actually. Hopman Cup doesn't count :p
But all their meetings have been close. Particularly the AO 2005 match, in which Marat had like 20 BPs and only converted one.

thrust
09-04-2006, 02:28 PM
Hopefully, Olivier! I alwasy root for little people, like me-LOL!!

TMJordan
09-04-2006, 02:47 PM
Please Marat, the dream is still alive, win today and take another step forward!

Foosimoo
09-04-2006, 04:19 PM
VAMOS OLLIE!!!! YOU CAN WIN THIS MATCH!! :rocker2:

musefanatic
09-04-2006, 04:28 PM
Marat i think, in great form at the mo :)

*Viva Chile*
09-04-2006, 04:56 PM
Hardcourt + 5 set match = advantage for Safin

Safin in 4