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Marat to blow FedEx off the court

Halba
09-06-2006, 01:18 AM
and win the USOPEN.

I reckon Marat can do it. He will zone it in about 5 days. Put all of his energies/concentration and completely zone it. Kill him marat!!! :devil: :devil: :devil: I am cheering for Marat coz he's the only guy that can blow up Fedex


:wavey: FedEx

Johnny Groove
09-06-2006, 01:20 AM
Yeah, that Nadal guy has no idea how to beat Federer. Safin is the ONLY ONE :rolleyes:

drf716
09-06-2006, 01:26 AM
rain, rain do your magic!

atheneglaukopis
09-06-2006, 01:26 AM
Yeah, that Nadal guy has no idea how to beat Federer. Safin is the ONLY ONE :rolleyes:The funny thing is, the head-to-heads are almost the same, except the 7-2 is in Fed's favor and the 6-2 is in Nadal's.

If Marat even makes it the semis, I'm pessimistically expecting something more like their AO 2004 match than the AO 2005, with Marat having played best-of-five on Sunday & Monday, 3 games on Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday, then Saturday and potentially Sunday. In other words, he has to play almost an entire Grand Slam in one week to win, and if he runs out of gas I'm not going to be surprised.

Then again, my two favorite players meet in the semis and I can't lose. :D

cmurray
09-06-2006, 01:29 AM
Not that I don't love Marat, because I do but the last time I checked he didn't have a winning record against Roger. Don't get me wrong, I would LOVE for Marat to put the smackdown on Fed but to say that he's the ONLY one who can do it is incorrect.

uNIVERSE mAN
09-06-2006, 02:28 AM
Marat has blown Rogi off the court before and I'm sure he's dying to do so again. :angel::angel:

and when exactly did he do this? in one of your dreams?

megadeth
09-06-2006, 02:29 AM
in AO 2005.

cloudeleven
09-06-2006, 02:35 AM
That AO 2005 SF was really one of the best matches I've ever seen. Do it again Marat! :bigclap:

Corey Feldman
09-06-2006, 02:37 AM
in AO 2005.LOL yes, winning 5-7 6-4 5-7 7-6 9-7 and saving a MP is blowing Fed off the court.

here are some better examples...

2002 Davis Cup Moscow: Federer d Safin 7-5 6-1 6-2.
2002 Hamburg Final: Federer d Safin 6-1 6-3 6-4.
2004 Australian Open Final: Federer d Safin 7-6 6-4 6-2.

World Beater
09-06-2006, 02:44 AM
:retard:

safin has never blown federer off the court. He had to win mp down...in fact...federer has served marat quite a few breadsticks.

brent-o
09-06-2006, 02:46 AM
and win the USOPEN.

I reckon Marat can do it. He will zone it in about 5 days. Put all of his energies/concentration and completely zone it. Kill him marat!!! :devil: :devil: :devil: I am cheering for Marat coz he's the only guy that can blow up Fedex


:wavey: FedEx

Spoken like a true, uninhibited madman....

Sjengster
09-06-2006, 02:46 AM
Clearly my joke went over everyone's head, but in retrospect, that's a good thing. :lol:

It was understood. But thankfully well disguised in its phrasing. ;)

Corey Feldman
09-06-2006, 02:48 AM
Clearly my joke went over everyone's head, but in retrospect, that's a good thing. :lol:I knew YOU were Jk, megadeth and the thread starter.... im not so sure, infact.. they wernt :lol:

Tennis Fool
09-06-2006, 02:48 AM
This thread is :lol:

Fedever
09-06-2006, 02:56 AM
That AO 2005 SF was really one of the best matches I've ever seen. Do it again Marat! :bigclap:

That was the best match I have ever seen!!! They both played at the top of their game! A very high quality match!!!

I expected a great rivalry after that but then Safin got injured. I have not been fortunate enough to see the final in Rome between Nadal and Fed, but I thought Federer could have beaten Nadal in the FO final. He did not play his best like he did against Safin in the SF AO 2005. I can accept Federer being "beaten", but I hate it when he "loses"!!!!

Fan of: Federer and Safin :)

swissfed
09-06-2006, 03:33 AM
Marat can do it , Sure, he has the potential to beat everyone off the court, including the Swiss Fedex, but we need to assume that he has enough gases to run out these tough days. Otherwise, 2004 AO final will appear once again,

atheneglaukopis
09-06-2006, 03:36 AM
Clearly my joke went over everyone's head, but in retrospect, that's a good thing. :lol:No, I got it. ;)

bad gambler
09-06-2006, 04:04 AM
Halba has spoken - Federer should just concede defeat now

atheneglaukopis
09-06-2006, 04:05 AM
Halba has spoken - Federer should just concede defeat nowHe's waiting for Mistaflava.

Fedex
09-06-2006, 04:41 AM
and when exactly did he do this? in one of your dreams?
And in possibly more than one way too? :confused: Wow! I am starting to sound like Alfonso. :o

Fedex
09-06-2006, 04:42 AM
Clearly my joke went over everyone's head, but in retrospect, that's a good thing. :lol:
Ah, this is what I suspected. ;) :lol:

dmit424
09-06-2006, 04:48 AM
Much better for Marat to blow Roger off the court rather than on it, I promise you.

atheneglaukopis
09-06-2006, 04:50 AM
Much better for Marat to blow Roger off the court rather than on it, I promise you.J'torian doesn't think so, I promise you. :lol:

R.Federer
09-06-2006, 04:59 AM
Incorrect
Only PMac, Drysdale and Courier have blown Roger off the court :rocker2:

Skyward
09-06-2006, 05:11 AM
Incorrect
Only PMac, Drysdale and Courier have blown Roger off the court :rocker2:

Incorrect again. Only Wilander had the honor. He shared all the details with the rest of the world in May.

doublebackhand
09-06-2006, 05:15 AM
on or off the court, i do really wanna see that match-up happening!

dmit424
09-06-2006, 05:17 AM
I think Roger said that only Yves gets that honor after Nadal tried to get together this past week?

TennisShoulder
09-06-2006, 05:40 AM
Yeah, that Nadal guy has no idea how to beat Federer. Safin is the ONLY ONE :rolleyes:

What Nadal guy is that? Miguel Angel Nadal, former Barcelona central defender?

atheneglaukopis
09-06-2006, 05:43 AM
What Nadal guy is that? Miguel Angel Nadal, former Barcelona central defender?He could always headbutt Federer off the court. :p

Action Jackson
09-06-2006, 05:51 AM
What is Marat going to blow Federer a kiss or what?

fadou
09-06-2006, 06:12 AM
if marat play the semi, he will be very tired and it will be more AO 2004 final than AO2005.but i hope i'm wrong...

Deea
09-06-2006, 07:03 AM
I don't know if Marat would blow Roger off court :o :o...that's too harsh, but I'm sure that he has a very good chance of winning that match!!!! Even though he would have to play everyday and probably he would be tired. But he is a profesional and will deal with all the problems. This could be the next big moment of his career. Let's hope he sticks to the Master Plan and doesn't mess things up! :devil: :devil: Go Marat! Show them who's the boss! :p :p :p

atheneglaukopis
09-06-2006, 07:07 AM
I don't know if Marat would blow Roger off court :o :o...that's too harsh, but I'm sure that he has a very good chance of winning that match!!!! Even though he would have to play everyday and probably he would be tired. But he is a profesional and will deal with all the problems. This could be the next big moment of his career. Let's hope he sticks to the Master Plan and doesn't mess things up! :devil: :devil: Go Marat! Show them who's the boss! :p :p :pDoes the Master Plan now have a mandatory bolding and color too? :) Let's see: DENIAL, Safinalium, PinkBunny, Master Plan...Am I missing any?

mer
09-06-2006, 07:10 AM
Did I miss something? :scratch: I thougt Marat is playing 4-th round today against Haas. Suddenly it's SF against Federer already. WOW! :p

Seriously though, don't jinx him :fiery: please :o

Deea
09-06-2006, 07:11 AM
Does the Master Plan now have a mandatory bolding and color too? :) Let's see: DENIAL, Safinalium, PinkBunny, Master Plan...Am I missing any?

Hey, why not??? :p :p :p Just wanted to make it more "visible" :devil: :devil:

atheneglaukopis
09-06-2006, 07:18 AM
Hey, why not??? :p :p :p Just wanted to make it more "visible" :devil: :devil::haha: Intimidate the opposition!Did I miss something? :scratch: I thougt Marat is playing 4-th round today against Haas. Suddenly it's SF against Federer already. WOW :p Seriously though, don't jinx him :fiery: please :oI agree that pencilling either of those players into any round is excessively hasty, given how injury- and meltdown-prone they both are. :o

Blue Heart24
09-06-2006, 08:00 AM
MARAT WILL KILL FEDEX!!HE CAN BEAT ANYONE IN THE WORLD WHEN HE IS IN FORM...and now he is in great form...GO MAN!! I KNOW YOU CAN WIN THIS!!!

mer
09-06-2006, 08:04 AM
MARAT WILL KILL FEDEX!!HE CAN BEAT ANYONE IN THE WORLD WHEN HE IS IN FORM...and now he is in great form...GO MAN!! I KNOW YOU CAN WIN THIS!!!

:rolleyes: :o :o :o

bellascarlett
09-06-2006, 08:20 AM
^:lol:

Let's take things one step at a time first...people are getting too excited.

bokehlicious
09-06-2006, 08:29 AM
Whether Marat makes it to the semis, Roger will take care of his overrated arse :)

Halba
09-06-2006, 09:46 AM
Whether Marat makes it to the semis, Roger will take care of his overrated arse :)


you guys are right we are going a lil ahead of ourselves

beat tommy first marat!

Jaffas85
09-06-2006, 09:50 AM
If Safin can beat Haas you'd think it would show that his confidance and game is good enough to beat Davydenko.

Hopefully this amounts to a Semi Final against Roger Federer though I somehow think it won't be as spectacular as their 2005 Australian Open semi *though that of course would be great*.

Should Safin make the semis what would his ranking go up to? Inside Top 30?

Adler
09-06-2006, 09:59 AM
One question I wanted to ask many times ago : why do you all people believe so much in Safin? Because he's won against Roger at the AO? Be fair: he's 2-7 agains him. Also, Marat's tennis achievemnets aren't really great, when you take into account his conditions. He had a great year 2000, true, but after that he didn't actually dominate the sport and he's so inconsistent that he's capable of doing almost everyting, including a loss to guys like ex. Mohamed Al-Ghareeb or Rohan Bopanna. In my opinion, Marat is a big child, unable to hold his nerves when things go wrong (and they often go wrong), and being mentally stable is a necessary element when you want to gain success in a sport like tennis

Halba
09-06-2006, 10:15 AM
m8 did you see how he played in that AO final. not just that but his level in 2004 was pretty good (paris indoor?? anyone?) and generally he had a good run in 2004 AO, beat roddick and agassi, and killed sampras whenever they met. This guy is not a fluker.

On song, He has a huge serve, huge forehand and the best backhand on tour. He actually moves well for a big guy when he wants to.

mer
09-06-2006, 10:24 AM
One question I wanted to ask many times ago : why do you all people believe so much in Safin? Because he's won against Roger at the AO? Be fair: he's 2-7 agains him. Also, Marat's tennis achievemnets aren't really great, when you take into account his conditions. He had a great year 2000, true, but after that he didn't actually dominate the sport and he's so inconsistent that he's capable of doing almost everyting, including a loss to guys like ex. Mohamed Al-Ghareeb or Rohan Bopanna. In my opinion, Marat is a big child, unable to hold his nerves when things go wrong (and they often go wrong), and being mentally stable is a necessary element when you want to gain success in a sport like tennis

And who says he dominates the sport? :confused: After great 2000 year, he finished #3 in 2002, #4 in 2004, he won two GS and total of 15 titles. He played great matches against great players. He missed 2003 and half of 2005 because of inury. Made one comback from 80smth to 4, trys now to make another comeback. Yes, he's inconsistent, but even being inconsistent he managed to have some good periods and he did enough. So why should we stop believe in him now? Or at least why should we stop hoping for another good period however short it would be?

Edit. Of course I'm not that stupid to say that he'll blow Roger off the court now. But if is back on track on day he is cabable to play another great match against him and probably even win it. Not on regular basis of course.
So what\s wrong with it?

Adler
09-06-2006, 10:34 AM
m8 did you see how he played in that AO final
I've seen the match, and SF against Federer. Great matches I admit
And who says he dominates the sport? :confused: After great 2000 year, he finished #3 in 2002, #4 in 2004, he won two GS and total of 15 titles. He played great matches against great players. He missed 2003 and half of 2005 because of inury. Made one comback from 80smth to 4, trys now to make another comeback. He did enough.
Very well, good luck to him, but still writing he's the only one next to Nadal who can defeat Roger (I've read many posts like this here) is unfair to some other players
So why should we stop believe in him now? Or at least why should we stop hoping?
Did I say that you should do anything? Or should stop doing sth? No, I just said I don't have a strong belief. I also think he's talented, I saw for ex. what he can do with his two-handed backhand, but talent is not everything. I remember an interview with Roger at "Late Show" - he told that he used to throw rackets etc., but then he realised he's embarassing himself and this doesn't help him. Marat needs someone (or something) who could help him cope with emotions, because I think here's the problem

Edit. Of course I'm not that stupid to say that he'll blow Roger off the court now. But if is back on track on day he is cabable to play another great match against him and probably even win it. Not on regular basis of course.
and these are the wise man's words :) Once again : I don't think Marat plays bad. He's talented, he's got a bunch of wonderful shots, he can compete with the best. But he is notorious mixing those brilliant matches with some really poor performance. When we talk about Roger's & Rafa's competition I have a stronger belief in more regular players than wussies like Marat (now) or Baghdatis. But I admit - it's just my opinion

Still, Marat is not old enough to work on himself, and if you guys like him so much ypu should wish this to him

All_Slam_Andre
09-06-2006, 10:46 AM
Federer V Safin is a overhyped match. Things to consider
- Safin's mobility nowadays isn't as good as it was in the Australian Open semi-final last year. For me he was a far better play then than he is now
- Safin came into that semi-final on the back of excellent form and momentum for his standards, having had a superb end to 2004. His recent form has been questionable at best
- Federer leads the h2h 7-2, and on several occasions has thrashed Safin. Safin has only edged out Federer in his two victories. Why's everyone going on about the Australian semi-final last year, what about the final the year before that Federer easily won?
- Federer is certainly better on Decoturf II than he is on Rebound Ace. With Safin it is hard to tell, but I would say that he slightly prefers Rebound Ace to Decoturf

Federer would win in 4 sets if they were to meet.

Halba
09-06-2006, 10:48 AM
yes his movement looks a bit slower than 2005...he needs to be able to move effectively to beat fedex

mer
09-06-2006, 11:23 AM
Very well, good luck to him, but still writing he's the only one next to Nadal who can defeat Roger (I've read many posts like this here) is unfair to some other players
I totally agree with you. But your question was not about other players but why we still beleive in Marat. Beleiving in Marat doesn't mean thinking that he's the only one who can beat Roger. And imho posts like 'Marat'll blow Fed off court' mostly come from Fed haters. When any player appears on a horizon who has a tiny chance to beat Fed they always start going ' X will blow Fed off court'

Adler
09-06-2006, 11:39 AM
imho posts like 'Marat'll blow Fed off court' mostly come from Fed haters. When any player appears on a horizon who has a tiny chance to beat Fed they always start going ' X will blow Fed off court'
So I'm not the only one who noticed it...

njorker
09-06-2006, 01:02 PM
I think it's too early to tell whether Marat can "blow" Roger off the court. We have to see what happens in his 4R match first and if he wins that by playing incredibly, then he "might" have a chance w/ FedEx.

Nothing wrong with dreaming, eh? :)

cmurray
09-06-2006, 01:55 PM
I can't speak for everyone else, but I personally put stock in Marat because I KNOW there is mad talent underneath all the neurotic crap. The guy can be brilliant. More brilliant than even Roger (though not on a consistent basis, of course).

Why do people constantly bring up that AO 2005 semi? Because Roger was in top form and he got beat. Now granted, Roger gets beat routinely by Rafa, but for some reason Roger plays worse when he plays Rafa. Don't know why, he just does. In that AO semi, Roger was playing brilliant tennis and he GOT BEAT. I can't stress enough how amazing that is. It is EASILY the best tennis match I've ever watched. It was downright inspiring.

And you know what? I think it should be a compliment to Federer that he is the ruler by which every other player is measured.

Cheryl

MisterQ
09-06-2006, 02:03 PM
I can't speak for everyone else, but I personally put stock in Marat because I KNOW there is mad talent underneath all the neurotic crap. The guy can be brilliant. More brilliant than even Roger (though not on a consistent basis, of course).

Why do people constantly bring up that AO 2005 semi? Because Roger was in top form and he got beat. Now granted, Roger gets beat routinely by Rafa, but for some reason Roger plays worse when he plays Rafa. Don't know why, he just does. In that AO semi, Roger was playing brilliant tennis and he GOT BEAT. I can't stress enough how amazing that is. It is EASILY the best tennis match I've ever watched. It was downright inspiring.

And you know what? I think it should be a compliment to Federer that he is the ruler by which every other player is measured.

Cheryl

I agree, it was simply an amazing match from both players. :worship:

Federer loves playing against someone who hits a clean, relatively flat ball. It allows him to show off his amazing movement and to see the ball clearly enough to hit spectacular winners. He usually looks brilliant (well, in the past 3 years at least) against Agassi and Safin, win or lose. Nadal's topspin definitely troubles Roger... I think that's a primary reason that Roger loses form against him. Add to that Nadal's incredible footspeed, which makes Roger either go for too much, or back off and stop moving forward when he should.

admiralpye
09-06-2006, 02:07 PM
Can I just say, as much as I am a Rafa fan, I'm glad that it's not just Fed-Nadal threads anymore? :) :)

Safin is a great player and it would be a shame if he doesn't get into the final four at least. I'm hoping it will be a Safin-Nadal final.

cmurray
09-06-2006, 02:16 PM
Can I just say, as much as I am a Rafa fan, I'm glad that it's not just Fed-Nadal threads anymore? :) :)

Safin is a great player and it would be a shame if he doesn't get into the final four at least. I'm hoping it will be a Safin-Nadal final.


Oh, me too. The only problem then is who to cheer for. :)

Also, all of that male hotness would put me on overload, but I'm up for the challenge. :devil:

Cheryl

scoobs
09-06-2006, 02:20 PM
Well I hate to possibly rain on the parade but so far Safin has played one good match this tournament and that was against Rochus. He had a third set lapse against Vik and only the fact that Nalbandian loses his balls when the score gets tight saved him from blowing a 2 set lead against David. Haas is a tough cookie who has now had an extra day to recover from his 5 sets against Ginepri so for me, this match is the one to watch to decide whether it's worth getting excited about Safin, and if he's back or not.

Adler
09-06-2006, 02:27 PM
Well, speaking abou Nadal - he troubles not only Roger, but also so many players because of a certain trick. I'm almost sure it was mentioned before, but as many of you know Rafa played both 2-handed forehand and backhand when he was a kid, and he decided to play left-handed backhand. I don't know whether it's true or not, but here's what you see - he can play brilliant left-handed forehand like no one else. Why? It's often like this, when a right-handed person does sth using his or her lefrt hand. Iim right-handed, but I learned to do some activities using my left hand. It looks a bit different, but if you practise you'll realise it's not that difficult. This, added to great 2-handed backhand (although I've seen better) and footwork made him No. 2. Will he avoid the fate of other clay court kings - I don't know, but I really want to know the answer; this will show us the possibilities of modern medicine

As to Safin... well, Andre managed to change his attitude to the game, gained more perspective. If Marat wants to be a threat to our 2 kings he may need to follow Agassi's path

Jimnik
09-06-2006, 02:29 PM
If Marat beats Haas, we can look forward to a match against Fed.
I don't see Davydenko causing any problems on a fast hard court.

Adler
09-06-2006, 02:35 PM
I don't see Davydenko causing any problems on a fast hard court.
Davydenko is solid, Marat has ups and downs during the game, so I won't be so sure about the score and I would think twice before putting money on Marat.

All_Slam_Andre
09-06-2006, 05:50 PM
I cannot stress enough that Marat is not as good now as he was at the time of that semi-final. He is no-where near as quick around the court nowadays, and that would cost him dear.

supersexynadal
09-06-2006, 06:02 PM
I cannot stress enough that Marat is not as good now as he was at the time of that semi-final. He is no-one near as quick around the court nowadays, and that would cost him dear.

I would like to beiee we have our old marat back but i cant :(
Hes dfinately gained some confidence and improved a whole lot but i dont see him beating federer with his forehand so inconsistent like that. Hes not atacking as well and as im typing this, he misses a few forehands attacks in the middle of the court. Id LOVE him to surprise us and win this but i dont think so. And who said hes gonna beat haas?? :confused:

rmb6687
09-06-2006, 06:11 PM
He's not blowing Haas off the court...I doubt he will do that to Federer...unless of course, Marat wakes up.

Do I think he could win that match up? Yes. Will he blow him off the court....probably not...then again you never know.

atheneglaukopis
09-06-2006, 06:23 PM
Well, there goes that idea.

rofe
09-06-2006, 06:23 PM
I guess we won't get to see it now.

Fumus
09-06-2006, 06:24 PM
Nope. No one to even challenge Fed on the way to the final.

rofe
09-06-2006, 06:27 PM
Nope. No one to even challenge Fed on the way to the final.

Gicquel is keeping it close.

bellascarlett
09-06-2006, 06:30 PM
Nope. No one to even challenge Fed on the way to the final.

exactly. it would have been more fun with Marat in it. :rolleyes:

but i guess someone could surprise.

Junes
09-06-2006, 06:33 PM
:haha: :haha: :haha:

fabolous
09-06-2006, 06:34 PM
the jinx worked. thanks to halba the great!

All_Slam_Andre
09-06-2006, 06:35 PM
I bet whoever started this thread feels rather silly now :p

supersexynadal
09-06-2006, 06:35 PM
Giquel will choke. I dont mean it in an insluting way but he has no advantage towards him. I dont blame him.

Halba
09-06-2006, 07:09 PM
exactly. it would have been more fun with Marat in it. :rolleyes:

but i guess someone could surprise.

disappointing marat lost to hass! can't believe this wanker

Mrs. B
09-06-2006, 07:32 PM
disappointing marat lost to hass! can't believe this wanker

time to change your thread title! :p

nobama
09-06-2006, 07:33 PM
Nope. No one to even challenge Fed on the way to the final. :bigcry:

DrJules
09-06-2006, 08:46 PM
Nope. No one to even challenge Fed on the way to the final.

Blake?

atheneglaukopis
09-06-2006, 08:54 PM
Blake?He's never even taken a set off of Federer.

All_Slam_Andre
09-06-2006, 09:00 PM
My younger sister has as much chance of beating Federer as Blake does. If Blake beats Berdych today, Federer will comfortably dismiss him in straight sets.

cmurray
09-06-2006, 09:04 PM
I wanted Safin to win SO badly. I don't mean to sound mean or anything, but I sorta hope Berdych wins so we at least have a shot of seeing a decent match against the fed-man before the finals.


Cheryl

All_Slam_Andre
09-06-2006, 09:08 PM
Berdych would certainly give Federer a tougher game than Blake. Blake is a complete loser who can't handle an ounce of pressure on his shoulders. Berdych might have a chance of taking Federer to four sets.

cmurray
09-06-2006, 09:25 PM
:spit: Well, now that Haas is through I suppose there's no other choice.

:haha: Now THAT was funny.