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4th Rd:Marat Safin vs Tommy Haas

TheBoiledEgg
09-04-2006, 08:26 PM
cant believe its been 4 1/2 yrs since they last met
Marat got away when the roof got closed and then spanked Tommy in last 2 sets.

all their meets have been in CRUNCH situations and big ones
and the 5th one is another.

2002 Australian Open
Australia Hard S Safin 6-7(5) 7-6(4) 3-6 6-0 6-2
2000 Roland Garros
France Clay R32 Safin 7-6(2) 6-3 6-3
1999 Monte Carlo
Monaco Clay R64 Haas 6-4 6-2
1999 RUS V GER 1RD
Frankfurt, Germany Carpet RR Haas 6-7(4) 6-4 6-3 2-6 9-7

JMG
09-04-2006, 08:51 PM
Haas was mentally weak today, he didn't deserved to win. I wonder if there are still people who say that he is the best German player?! Mae?!

fadou
09-04-2006, 09:04 PM
GO SAFIN!!!!
don't worry, gonzalez is eliminated, make a semi final at least

CarstenL01
09-04-2006, 09:43 PM
Haas was mentally weak today, he didn't deserved to win. I wonder if there are still people who say that he is the best German player?! Mae?!

Who else should be the best German player? ;) Of course he deserved to win, Ginepri sucked on the important points in the tiebreak...


btw, Haas and Safin met also in 2005 Hopman Cup and Haas won it in 3... but okay, that wasn't an important match ;) Also the match in Hamburg this year on grass which Tommy won :lol: ;)

I just hope Tommy can play better than today, then he has a good chance.
I hope for a great Match, they both always had hard ones :)

TMJordan
09-04-2006, 09:53 PM
Former number 1 in the world against a former number 2 in the world, if this match isnt on Ashe Stadium and on national TV fuck America peroid, this match should be great, I hope the Hippo gets by Tommy, todays matches alone give Marat a big edge.

mer
09-04-2006, 09:54 PM
Also the match in Hamburg this year on grass which Tommy won :lol: ;)

LMAO good point! :lol:

NYCtennisfan
09-04-2006, 09:56 PM
Former number 1 in the world against a former number 2 in the world, if this match isnt on Ashe Stadium and on national TV fuck America peroid, this match should be great, I hope the Hippo gets by Tommy, todays matches alone give Marat a big edge.

I think it will be on Ashe, but it will be played on the same day as Berdych/Blake which will probably get the night match.

World Beater
09-04-2006, 10:19 PM
this will be a barn burner, knowing both of these guys.

Deea
09-04-2006, 10:24 PM
Marat will win in 4 sets!!! :devil: :devil: :devil: He has to stick to the Master Plan of the 7 Baby Steps! :p :p :p

robinhood
09-04-2006, 10:25 PM
Marat in four! :banana:

Leo
09-04-2006, 10:31 PM
I'll be happy with whoever makes it out of that quarter, but I'd loooove to see Davydenko beating Safin in the quarters.

zimzim
09-05-2006, 01:57 AM
I'll be happy with whoever makes it out of that quarter, but I'd loooove to see Davydenko beating Safin in the quarters.Davydenko has to beat Murray first ;)

Yappa
09-05-2006, 02:17 AM
Whoever wins this, please make it into the semi final!

Havok
09-05-2006, 03:17 AM
Haas in 4. PLEASE Haas!:D

drf716
09-05-2006, 03:37 AM
nooooooooooooooooooooo!
safin fans deserve a break!

swissfed
09-05-2006, 03:51 AM
Marat to win, He knows what he wants, and he plays better against top players.
Marat should have this one. To be honest,he is 26 years old, no more time to waste.......He is not a young kid,,,,,,, I just hate it when he dumps himself like a nut!!!

drf716
09-05-2006, 03:54 AM
MARAT SAFIN and No. 14 seed TOMMY HAAS will be playing for the third day in a row, a significant test for both veterans. But Haas had to go to 7-6 in the fifth set to best Robby Ginepri, and Safin overpowered Ollie Rochus in straight sets, so the Russian will have a serious edge physically. It isn't often you can say that about Safin, whose chronically injured left knee will eventually be headed for surgery again. But if you are talking about pure ball-striking ability and an ability to win huge matches, he's way more accomplished than Haas is, winning the 2000 US Open and the 2005 Australian Open.

The Russian has had a pretty lousy year and didn't play particularly well in the US Open Series events, but he appears committed again, and once he gets on a roll, there are few men who can match him stroke for stroke. That's why he was able to take out Federer Down Under last year. The key to beating big Marat is getting him to move, which isn't easy to do if he's serving bombs. Haas might be able to do that for a set or two, but without his legs, he won't be able to sustain enough depth in rallies and will go down in four sets.

Tennis Fool
09-05-2006, 03:57 AM
Former number 1 in the world against a former number 2 in the world, if this match isnt on Ashe Stadium and on national TV fuck America peroid, this match should be great, I hope the Hippo gets by Tommy, todays matches alone give Marat a big edge.
The typical American has no clue who these two are. Safin's match was empty today :o

Billabong
09-05-2006, 04:00 AM
GO Marat, you can do it man:D!!!

R.Federer
09-05-2006, 05:13 AM
Safin did not have a gruelling match today, he should be alright for tomorrow. Good to see Marat keeping his emotions in check in tight moments

delicatecutter
09-05-2006, 05:17 AM
Haas is barely a fallen giant! How many majors has he won?

Safin had better win this one! I'm scared that he's getting too old to live up to his potential. He should have won 7 or 8 Majors by now.

Iheartandy&roger
09-05-2006, 05:47 AM
Safin will prevail tomorrow hopefully! :) Don't mind Haas either.

rmb6687
09-05-2006, 06:48 AM
nooooooooooooooooooooo!
safin fans deserve a break!

true dat

~EMiLiTA~
09-05-2006, 07:37 AM
marat in 4

i was at that match when he played haas at AO 2002...was such an amazing match, one of the best i've seen live...i hope he can win a little more easily this time!!!

Action Jackson
09-05-2006, 07:40 AM
nooooooooooooooooooooo!
safin fans deserve a break!

Rubbish.

Action Jackson
09-05-2006, 07:41 AM
That being said Safin should win this match, if so then make the semis at least.

kokket
09-05-2006, 07:46 AM
interesting match. Former World No.1 against World No. 2
Both players had bad luck with injuries in theirs career. :sad:

Marat will win in a 5 Set thriller match :cool:

{Annie}
09-05-2006, 08:23 AM
Marat in 4... and that's the way it is babaaaaaaaaay :lol:

DAVAI MARAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :banana: :banana:

dkw
09-05-2006, 08:34 AM
The typical American has no clue who these two are. Safin's match was empty today :o
I don't think this is the case. I went to the Safin/Nalbandian match on Sunday and while waiting for the ushers to let us into Amstrong I was talking to a friend about how Safin's been losing all year and just like that an American gentleman chimed in that Safin would do great if he got a Brain Transplant.

Then inside the stadium which was jamed packed my guess is mostly with people wanting to see Agassi becasue everytime they put the Agassi score on scoreboard during the change over they'd start cheering/booing and when he finally lost they started clapping for like 5 minutes (Ashe was of course sold out which is why they came to Amstrong). Yet during play the crowd was fully into the match and cheering for Safin. Everyone even stayed around to hear his on court interview.

The fans who come to the open know their tennis!!!

bellascarlett
09-05-2006, 08:36 AM
The typical American has no clue who these two are. Safin's match was empty today :o

what? of course not. the grandstand was pretty full and almost everyone was behind marat. plus, the 'typical american' was most likely watching ginepri and then davenport on armstrong.

fadou
09-05-2006, 10:03 AM
everybody said safin will win against haas but everybody forgot that 's safin.
if he is "brain off", haas is in QF
so, now i prefer to not predict the score but i support him

oz_boz
09-05-2006, 10:52 AM
Haas in five. (But I said Ollie in five in R3 :angel: )
Wow, this tournament is getting somewhere. SF lineup of AO 05 + Nadal. A pity that Nalby had to be taken out.

Jaffas85
09-05-2006, 10:52 AM
If Haas wins this will be his first Grand Slam QF appearance since when exactly?

CarstenL01
09-05-2006, 11:25 AM
The typical American has no clue who these two are. Safin's match was empty today :o

Tommy is pretty popular in the US...

CarstenL01
09-05-2006, 11:26 AM
If Haas wins this will be his first Grand Slam QF appearance since when exactly?

US Open 2004 ;)

cmurray
09-05-2006, 01:30 PM
Marat. because he simply CANNOT get this close to playing Roger and then not do it. I WON'T ALLOW IT! :mad:

My fondest dream is for Marat to beat Roger in the semis again. He at LEAST has to give himself the opportunity to do so, right? RIGHT???? :)

Seriously. PLEASE Marat. Don't go to lunch during this match.

Thank you. :angel:

Cheryl

njorker
09-05-2006, 01:44 PM
The typical American has no clue who these two are. Safin's match was empty today :o

Where the hell did you get that stupid idea?! His match with Nalby the other day in Armstrong was a full crowd. The only reason his match w/ Rochus was empty was that he was playing w/ Rochus.

And besides, if you have no idea, the Safin/Haas match will be played on AA. So there...that answers your groundless assumption.

Melekhin
09-05-2006, 02:28 PM
Marat 3-1

hope so

landoud
09-05-2006, 05:04 PM
Marat in 5

rmb6687
09-05-2006, 06:14 PM
OO they are starting!!!

*Viva Chile*
09-05-2006, 06:31 PM
:singer: Here comes the rain again :singer:
:rain:

bellascarlett
09-05-2006, 06:34 PM
stupid rain. ugh!...hope it clears up soon and also hope that marat stays focused.

drf716
09-06-2006, 02:13 AM
someone's up a break

shotgun
09-06-2006, 03:46 AM
i was at that match when he played haas at AO 2002...was such an amazing match, one of the best i've seen live...i hope he can win a little more easily this time!!!

Great match. I recall there was a moment Safin played with his cap backwards to make fun of Haas. :lol:

sploush
09-06-2006, 03:48 AM
someone's up a break

Match posponned till tomorrow morning. This will give haas some needed rest.
I still think he will beat Safin. I cant wait for Haas Federer semi

Jimnik
09-06-2006, 04:53 AM
That was a shame. I think Marat was enjoying the cold, heavy conditions out there.

I would love to see Safin-Murray in the QF.

mrserenawilliams
09-06-2006, 08:09 AM
Marat!

canbera
09-06-2006, 08:40 AM
Without the rain delay yesterday, Marat would have won easily. After 5 touch sets against Ginepri you can't expect to play at your best the day after.. I mean, you need lots of power to win against someone as Marat.

But now it looks more equal to me... But it's probably going to be Marat in 4 or 5 sets, even though I seriously hope the best for Tommy.

citydweller
09-06-2006, 06:26 PM
Looks like a 5 setter for Marat. :scared: