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SAFIN likes to do it the hard way: Safin and straight sets wins at Slams

NYCtennisfan
09-04-2006, 09:11 PM
Marat blew away Ollie today in a rare straight sets win at a slam Here is a list of all of his straight sets wins at slams.

Overall, Marat has 78 wins in slams with 24 of them coming in straight sets. That's 31% of all his wins in slams.

Australian Open

‘99
R128 Prinosil, David (GER) 76 6-2 7-6(4) 7-6(3)

‘01
R32 Tabara, Michal (CZE) 69 6-1 6-1 6-4

‘02
R128 Dupuis, Antony (FRA) 86 7-5 6-4 6-2
R64 Rochus, Christophe (BEL) 73 6-2 7-6(6) 6-1
R32 Youzhny, Mikhail (RUS) 58 6-4 6-4 6-4

‘05
R128 Djokovic, Novak (SCG) 188 6-0 6-2 6-1
R64 Ulihrach, Bohdan (CZE) 95 6-4 6-1 6-3
Q Hrbaty, Dominik (SVK) 27 6-2 6-4 6-2


Roland Garros

‘00
R32 Haas, Tommy (GER) 21 7-6(2) 6-3 6-3

‘02
Q Grosjean, Sebastien (FRA) 10 6-3 6-2 6-2


Wimbledon

‘00
R128 Blanco, Galo (ESP) 74 7-6(2) 6-3 6-4

‘01
R16 Clement, Arnaud (FRA) 12 6-0 6-3 6-2

‘02
R128 Pioline, Cedric (FRA) 93 7-6(7) 6-2 6-3

‘05
R128 Srichaphan, Paradorn (THA) 45 6-2 6-4 6-4
R64 Philippoussis, Mark (AUS) 142 7-6(4) 7-6(4) 6-4

‘06
R128 Rusedski, Greg (GBR) 40 6-4 6-4 6-4


US Open

‘98
R64 Dent, Taylor (USA) 575 6-3 6-1 7-6(2)

‘00
R16 Ferrero, Juan Carlos (ESP) 12 6-1 6-2 6-2
S Martin, Todd (USA) 32 6-3 7-6(4) 7-6(1)
W Sampras, Pete (USA) 4 6-4 6-3 6-3

‘01

R128 De Chaunac, Sebastien (FRA) 257 6-4 6-2 6-2
R32 Arazi, Hicham (MAR) 28 7-5 6-4 7-6(5)
Q Zabaleta, Mariano (ARG) 103 6-4 6-4 6-2

‘06

R128 Rochus, Oliver (BEL) 30 6-4 6-2 6-2 Stats


Slam wins:

Australian Open: 26
Roland Garros: 23
US Open: 20
Wimbledon: 9

% of wins in straight sets:

Australian Open: 8/26=31%
Roland Garros: 2/23=9%
US Open: 8/20=40%
Wimbledon: 6/9=67%

Leo
09-04-2006, 10:19 PM
That's an incredible statistic. Thanks for looking it up. For someone with a game who can take you out of a match so quickly and tear you apart, he really does love the long struggles. I guess it's a good thing he is so strong in 5-setters; he seems to be able to regain concentration when it matters most... sometimes. :p

delicatecutter
09-04-2006, 10:20 PM
He can do me the hard way anytime he likes. :D

Jimnik
09-04-2006, 10:23 PM
Wimbledon

‘00
R128 Blanco, Galo (ESP) 74 7-6(2) 6-3 6-4

‘01
R16 Clement, Arnaud (FRA) 12 6-0 6-3 6-2

‘02
R128 Pioline, Cedric (FRA) 93 7-6(7) 6-2 6-3

‘05
R128 Srichaphan, Paradorn (THA) 45 6-2 6-4 6-4

‘06
R128 Rusedski, Greg (GBR) 40 6-4 6-4 6-4

You forgot his straight sets win over Philippoussis in 2005.

NYCtennisfan
09-04-2006, 10:34 PM
You forgot his straight sets win over Philippoussis in 2005.

Added it in just now. :)

NYCtennisfan
09-04-2006, 10:36 PM
That's an incredible statistic. Thanks for looking it up. For someone with a game who can take you out of a match so quickly and tear you apart, he really does love the long struggles. I guess it's a good thing he is so strong in 5-setters; he seems to be able to regain concentration when it matters most... sometimes. :p

Yes it is. A lot of people think it's only because he isn't trying, or he doesn't care, or "he didn't bring his brain" etc., but it's not all that. Sometimes he doesn't care and sometimes he isn't trying and sometimes he is distracted. But many different times, he is trying, he is concentrating, and he is using his brain but the game is just not there. A big problem (and wouldn't we all like this problem) is that that HE knows what he is capable of and anything substandard just gets to him and the errors start to roll.

NYCtennisfan
09-04-2006, 10:36 PM
He can do me the hard way anytime he likes. :D

I was waiting for that. ;)

scoobs
09-04-2006, 10:39 PM
Our big boy always makes life too hard for himself - it's why he runs out of gas at the end of tournaments and only has two slams, is always getting injured...

It's all to do with his head.

atheneglaukopis
09-04-2006, 10:45 PM
That's an incredible statistic. Thanks for looking it up.Are you sure there was any looking up involved? ;)

drf716
09-06-2006, 02:06 AM
that's why it's always crazy to watch him play

uNIVERSE mAN
09-06-2006, 02:14 AM
that's why he's so shit

*Viva Chile*
09-06-2006, 02:20 AM
that's why he's so shit
:rolleyes:
Can you ever write a post that you don't mention a bad word or simply say :bs: :o

NYCtennisfan
05-28-2007, 05:38 AM
Marat just added to his straight set wins stats.

Here's also something that seems incredible to me: Marat has never won more than 3 matches in a row in a slam without dropping a set. In fact, he has won 3 in a row only once which was in the 2002 AO.

He has won back-to-back SS matches in the slams:

AO '02--won 3 matches in a row
AO '05--won 2 matches in a row

RG--has never won 2 straight matches without dropping a set. The only other time he won a straight set match was against Grosjean in '02.

Wimby '05--won 2 straight matches without dropping a set

USO '00--won 2 straight matches without dropping a set to win the title

The 2000 USO is the only slam where Safin won a match in straight sets past the QF stage. He has 2 QF ss wins, one SF, and one F won in straight sets.

Marek.
05-28-2007, 05:58 AM
Interesting stats. I don't see Marat defeating Tipsarervic in straight sets but I'd like him to prove me wrong.

Burrow
05-28-2007, 11:15 AM
Interesting stats. I don't see Marat defeating Tipsarervic in straight sets but I'd like him to prove me wrong.

Same here. If he plays like he did yesterday (30 Unforced Errors) and Tipsarevic plays well, he could be in trouble.I can see him getting past him, but I dont see him moving past Robredo.:o

Jimnik
05-28-2007, 01:53 PM
Indeed, that was his easiest win at a slam since he beat the Joke at the AO 2005.

You can always count on him switching on and off throughout a long clay match. Not only does he rarely win in straight sets, he even more rarely loses in straight sets.

Beware, Tipsarevic also has a very good 5 set record.

Merton
05-28-2007, 02:43 PM
Thanks for bumping this thread, it is interesting that in slams that Marat went deep he has scored three straight sets wins, with the exception of the AO-2004. I would be surprised if he won against Tipsarevic in straight sets.