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So do Marat and Safina have a good relationship...

LleytonMonfils
09-06-2006, 05:25 PM
never really heard anything about their relationship anyone have any insight?

scoobs
09-06-2006, 05:25 PM
Spell it out with me.

I-N-C-E-S-T

:devil:

:)

mer
09-06-2006, 05:26 PM
:retard:

LaTenista
09-06-2006, 05:32 PM
:shrug: I think at one point their mother was coaching them both and it was not an ideal situation.

Like all brothers/sisters I'm sure they have had their share of arguments.

scoobs
09-06-2006, 05:35 PM
I think I remember somewhere Safina asked Safin what she could do to improve her tennis, and he replied "drop about 20 lbs" or something equally cutting :)

IDJ49
09-06-2006, 05:37 PM
I saw them together recently and Dinara gave Marat a really big hug they seemed happy to see each other. Their mother was there too and she was hugging him like she hadn't seen him in awhile and doing the things mothers do to embarass their child.

mer
09-06-2006, 05:40 PM
:shrug: I think at one point their mother was coaching them both and it was not an ideal situation

Dina was only 8 when Marat was sent to Spain, so I don't think there was any problem of Rausa coaching them both ;)

scoobs
09-06-2006, 05:41 PM
I bet they're like me and my sister.

We get on much better when we only see each other occasionally.

Kalliopeia
09-06-2006, 05:42 PM
They were just saying during the Safina match how Marat was "her biggest fan" or something.

scoobs
09-06-2006, 05:43 PM
really? I thought he subscribed to the Richard Krajicek views on women's tennis

mer
09-06-2006, 05:44 PM
They were just saying during the Safina match how Marat was "her biggest fan" or something.


LOL it's more like Dinara is 'his biggest fun' ;) Marat is not too much onto women tennis

MariaV
09-06-2006, 05:46 PM
I saw them together recently and Dinara gave Marat a really big hug they seemed happy to see each other. Their mother was there too and she was hugging him like she hadn't seen him in awhile and doing the things mothers do to embarass their child.
Awwwwwww how sweet of his mama! :hearts: :inlove:

Kalliopeia
09-06-2006, 05:47 PM
LOL it's more like Dinara is 'his biggest fun' ;) Marat is not too much onto women tennis

Ha well I'm just repeating what they said.

supersexynadal
09-06-2006, 06:11 PM
I wonder if they yell at each other form either side of the players lounge at lunch time or whatever and the the rest of the players are just silently watching with food int heir mouth :p Their tantrums are funny and Im sure Dina's quite scary :devil:

LaTenista
09-06-2006, 06:14 PM
Our commentators said that Marat said someday he'll be known as Dinara's brother instead of now how she's Marat's sister. :p

Saumon
09-06-2006, 11:30 PM
From today's interviews:

Q. You show your frustration in a very similar way as your brother. Did you kind of learn the racquet toss from him? Is that just instinctual?
DINARA SAFINA: Might be instinct, you know. I don't know. It's my behave, you know, my instinct.

Q. Did he ever talk to you about that, like, You shouldn't do that, I do it, but you shouldn't do it?
DINARA SAFINA: Well, you know, if I am doing it too much, before he was telling me like, Listen, this is too much. It's okay if you hit it once, or once in a like in the first set, like if you really get like once in a set, but not every game doing.
But, yeah, he's telling me if I am doing it too much.

Q. Can you tell him the same thing?
DINARA SAFINA: He's too old (smiling).

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Q. While you were on the court, were you aware at all of what was going on in your sister's match?
MARAT SAFIN: Yeah, they showed a couple of times a few shots from her court, and I was following her.

Q. Can you just talk about the emotions. If she would have won, that would have cheered you up a little bit. It's kind of a double whammy in that sense.
MARAT SAFIN: No, it's okay. She's doing much better than me. She's No. 12 in the world. She made the quarterfinals. She's basically on her way to become a top 10 player in a couple of weeks. So I'm not worried about her. I should worry about a little bit more myself.

[...]

Q. Dinara was in here when you were out there in the fifth set. She was talking just a little bit about the advice you had given her over the years, and specifically about the
MARAT SAFIN: I hope the good advices (smiling).

Q. Well, what have you told her? She was talking about the racquet throwing, how you would tell her to calm down a little bit. Is that advice that you have imparted to her?
MARAT SAFIN: Well, not exactly. She just put it in a different way. But I had some issues with her that doesn't I'm not gonna go into details. But some things I didn't really like, and I really told her, you know, because it's just it's unacceptable from her side to do some things on the court what she was doing before. Right now, she stopped doing that, looks like that. Look at her right now. She was top 50, 50, 60, 40, 30, jumping all around. Right now, she's basically cracking top 10. So it really worked.
So it was pretty good advice, I guess (smiling).

Q. Is it advice you would follow for yourself?
MARAT SAFIN: No, when you're 26, it's difficult to change. You can't teach the old dog to sit, huh?

Q. Does Dinara ever actually attempt to give you advice in any way since she's gotten successful, or is it always older brother/younger sister?
MARAT SAFIN: I'm really not interfering with her tennis at all. She has a coach, and I respect everything. The guy is doing pretty good job. Just I have nothing to do with that, you know. Some things, just outside of tennis, she can come and ask me anything. Inside of tennis, I trust fully Glenn and I think he's the right guy for her. I don't want to mess around and just make him feel uncomfortable and make speak about something which is it's not my job. He's getting paid for this, and he knows what he's doing, and he's doing really good job.

Q. Has she ever given you advice and say, Hey, Marat, you might want to try this? Is that something that would never happen, you're the older brother?
MARAT SAFIN: It would never happen (smiling).

R.Federer
09-06-2006, 11:47 PM
She seems to worship him, and why not

zimzim
09-06-2006, 11:52 PM
I just both of them :hug:

acharlesmobile
09-07-2006, 12:40 AM
She gave him one of his rings that whe wears around his neck

chicky841
09-07-2006, 12:46 AM
:lol: they seem like a cute brother sister duo.

Mara_M
09-07-2006, 12:51 AM
:lol: that made me smile :lol:thanks gab :)

Egag
09-07-2006, 07:19 AM
lol thats real sweet....but i think Safin could do for some advice from Dinara,considering his ranking compared to hers lol

acharlesmobile
09-07-2006, 07:38 AM
Safin believes himself to be on top. He doesn't need Dinara's advice cause only he can get rid of his demons.

drf716
09-07-2006, 08:31 AM
i love both of 'em too
and look at my sig if you want to see how their relations go
sad day for the safins but onto wherever!!!

supersexynadal
09-07-2006, 12:14 PM
You cant teahc an old dog to sit. Love that one! Yesterday they were gettling a little clip of both them in slow motion throwing rackets and screaming to some classic song! It was so cute :)

Nathaliia
09-07-2006, 12:39 PM
When I saw them both at the ATP / WTA tournament they were hanging together for most of the time, including supporting each other during the matches. It was in 2004.

njorker
09-07-2006, 02:29 PM
i love both of 'em too
and look at my sig if you want to see how their relations go
sad day for the safins but onto wherever!!!


Yes, it must be heartbreaking for their mom to see both her kids lose. I wonder if Marat feels a bit jealous that their mom watched Dinara's match instead of his?

And in your sig, did Dinara really say that?

federated
09-07-2006, 04:10 PM
She gave him one of his rings that whe wears around his neck

:hug: how adorable

cmurray
09-07-2006, 04:25 PM
I like what I've seen of their relationship. Maybe they should play mixed doubles together. :)

Saumon
09-07-2006, 04:33 PM
Yes, it must be heartbreaking for their mom to see both her kids lose. I wonder if Marat feels a bit jealous that their mom watched Dinara's match instead of his?
she went to Marat's match once Dinara's was over ;)

MarieS
09-07-2006, 04:53 PM
Yes, it must be heartbreaking for their mom to see both her kids lose. I wonder if Marat feels a bit jealous that their mom watched Dinara's match instead of his?

Marat's not a big fan of Mama Safin being at his matches...He's afraid he'll give her a heart attack one of these days. :lol:

drf716
09-08-2006, 02:49 AM
And in your sig, did Dinara really say that?
http://www.menstennisforums.com/printthread.php?t=4078&page=8&pp=15
Interview of Dinara by Marat
L'Equipe
October 2003
Translated by Clément Vuattier

Marat: Why are you so impatient.Why do want you all, immediately, whereas you are just 17 years old?

Dinara: I like too much tennis. I like too much to win. I train a lot, I only think of that. Then, I give all to tennis and I do nothing else apart from work. When I loose, I live it badly, that really makes me suffer. It is true, I am only 17 years old, but, at this age, Martina Hingis was world number 1...And, it is my nature which is like that, when I want something, it is necessary for me to have it.

Marat: What for example?

Dinara: It is especially acts of tennis, of victories, technical acquisitions... In any event, anything does not count as much as tennis for me.

Marat: And you believe that it is good for you?

Dinara: Yes, because I like that. I want to give all to tennis during the 10 or 12 years that I have to play. After, I will pass to another thing. I will have children, I will have another life.

Marat: But today, what do you like in this life of professional player? What gives you pleasure?

Dinara: Put aside to win matches, I like to earn money. I like especially to know that I can earn some sufficiently to be able to live well during all my life and to buy what I want, when I want, without having count. That reassures me to say that to me, which I will be able to spend without counting too much and to bring up my children without ever misses anything. Besides that, I do not like so much to travel, I am too afraid of plane. It is the large black spot of this life. With the defeats. Ah, there is another thing that I like: players lounges. I love talking with everyone, then I spend my time there, and I speak, I speak...

Marat: Last question: what do you think of me?

Dinara: You are my god! When you play, I love to see you. When you loose, I am even sadder than when it is me. When you are wounded, I suffer. When you speak to me, I drink your words. When you come to see me playing, I am with the angels. I hate to hear or read something evil on you. I know that you are a worker and that you do all that you can to be number 1. For me, you have the greatest talent of all the players and I have not half of yours. The only thing that I have moreover than you, it is that I like working a bit more than you. I can do that during 24 hours per day, but it is not your case, I know that. In any way, if you do not train during 3 days, you are always also strong. Me, if I miss a training, I regress and I am unhappy. That makes me cry, as when I went to school with bad marks. I want to do everything perfectly. The approximation makes me crazy.