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Haas def. Safin 4-6, 6-3, 2-6, 6-2, 7-6

NeverSayDie
09-06-2006, 07:22 PM
That was a great match, Congrats Haas!!!

Dexter_1986
09-06-2006, 07:23 PM
omg Marat... u're brainless :sobbing:

Congrats Tommy.

TheBoiledEgg
09-06-2006, 07:24 PM
OAF :smash: :mad:
2 stupid volleys in TB cost him it :rolleyes:

kokket
09-06-2006, 07:24 PM
good match - congrats haas

marat :sad:

rmb6687
09-06-2006, 07:24 PM
damn it... :mad: :sad: It was a great run by Marat and was nothing if not promising for next year.

Congrats Tommy.

Deboogle!.
09-06-2006, 07:24 PM
very bad 4th set and TB from Marat :(

bk4ever
09-06-2006, 07:24 PM
Marat :sad: :sad:

Scotso
09-06-2006, 07:24 PM
Better matchup for Nikolay :D

atheneglaukopis
09-06-2006, 07:26 PM
Congrats, Tommy, though I don't think you have a shot at the final.

Marat, :hug:, it was a good run compared to the rest of your season. Here's hoping it continues to improve.

scoobs
09-06-2006, 07:26 PM
Great match but I don't like this business of 1 point deciding a three hour match when it's that close.

They both held serve easily in that final set - much prefer the advantage 5th set when you have to get the break to get the win.

mickymouse
09-06-2006, 07:27 PM
Anti-climatic end to the match

fadou
09-06-2006, 07:27 PM
:sad: :sad: :sad:
this safin makes me crazy, he want my death

i can't continue like that, i think it's really bad for my health

:wavey: bye and good luck mister safin

atheneglaukopis
09-06-2006, 07:27 PM
Great match but I don't like this business of 1 point deciding a three hour match when it's that close.

They both held serve easily in that final set - much prefer the advantage 5th set when you have to get the break to get the win.Agree wholeheartedly.

swissfed
09-06-2006, 07:28 PM
Dean it

bellascarlett
09-06-2006, 07:28 PM
Marat :crying2: :tears: :sad: :mad:

You should have won that tb! :crying2:

But great effort to get this far. Could have gone either way. Hopefully he takes a lot of positive things from this Open and does well in Davis Cup and the indoor season. Stay injury-free and healthy Marat and try to go for the AO!

NeverSayDie
09-06-2006, 07:29 PM
Great match but I don't like this business of 1 point deciding a three hour match when it's that close.

They both held serve easily in that final set - much prefer the advantage 5th set when you have to get the break to get the win.

I agree, Its not very fair on the other player. Poor Marat I think he would have really troubled Fed.....if he'd have been in a good mood on the day ;)

rofe
09-06-2006, 07:29 PM
Great match but I don't like this business of 1 point deciding a three hour match when it's that close.

They both held serve easily in that final set - much prefer the advantage 5th set when you have to get the break to get the win.

It is a stupid decision. No other way to put it. You toil for three hours on the court then you make one mistake and you are out. Idiotic.

TennisElite
09-06-2006, 07:29 PM
Haas :banana:

Broomie
09-06-2006, 07:30 PM
very bad 4th set and TB from Marat :(
I second that.
That's where you obviously saw that he's not there yet. He made some weird choices, more UE. He just wasn't as confident as in the previous sets, whereas he was leading on the scoreboard.
It's still more than I expected so good job marat :)

Good luck to Nikolay tomorrow. He will obviously be the fresher player :devil:

Primal
09-06-2006, 07:30 PM
Fifth set tie break made this USO. So stupid.

supersexynadal
09-06-2006, 07:32 PM
omg Marat... u're brainless :sobbing:

Congrats Tommy.

Yea after being totally crap since his injury he beats albandian and loses to haas in 5 sets with a tie break in the thirst. YEA HES BRAINLESS ISNT HE?? :( Its so easy being a tenis player right?

fabolous
09-06-2006, 07:32 PM
when did haas become a five-set-specialist? :lol:


fantastic job, thommy! :worship:

Timariot
09-06-2006, 07:32 PM
Bummer. Only guy who might have beaten Fed before the finals bails out. Not too much suspense left...

Jimnik
09-06-2006, 07:33 PM
Marat looked a bit tired in that 5th set. Playing 4 days in a row took its toll.

merce
09-06-2006, 07:33 PM
Marat you had this match and let it go :sad:
Not a good day for Dinara and Marat.
Good result though :yeah:

daniela18p
09-06-2006, 07:33 PM
offff i can`t believe it
i`m stii in shock
why marat????????????????????? why us marat`s fans have to suffer always???

Haasfan
09-06-2006, 07:34 PM
Guess who really is brainless - Safin fans - the absolute majority of them

Moaning about the TB system when he loses. Had he won all you suckers wouldnt say a thing.

Well guess whose back and happy!!!

atheneglaukopis
09-06-2006, 07:35 PM
Guess who really is brainless - Safin fans - the absolute majority of them

Moaning about the TB system when he loses. Had he won all you suckers wouldnt say a thing.

Well guess whose back and happy!!!Actually, no, we were complaining about it when he beat Nalbandian 8-6. :p

Broomie
09-06-2006, 07:35 PM
Also, I'm not one to bash players or anything, but Haas attitude on court is so... aggressive. I had seen him play before, and it always amazes me how rude he is to the people who work on the court (ball boys and girls...), and how aggressive and violent he can be. Of course, he doesn't hit anybody, but still, he looked crazy to me. And that's a marat supporter talking! :lol:

scoobs
09-06-2006, 07:36 PM
Guess who really is brainless - Safin fans - the absolute majority of them

Moaning about the TB system when he loses. Had he won all you suckers wouldnt say a thing.

Well guess whose back and happy!!!
I think I'm the main moaner about the 5th set tiebreak and I was neutral on the result because I like both, and actually Haas is in my Fantasy Tennis team so his win is actually better for me, if anything.

Mechlan
09-06-2006, 07:36 PM
Congrats to Tommy, though the real winner is Roger.

CarstenL01
09-06-2006, 07:37 PM
:woohoo: :bowdown: wow tommy starts winning 5 setters again :)


:sad: :sad: :sad:
this safin makes me crazy, he want my death

don't worry, Tommy even kills me if he wins ;)

All_Slam_Andre
09-06-2006, 07:38 PM
I like Safin, but this match does so that he's hugely overrated. He's not a serious force on the tour and he shouldn't be treated like one

Castafiore
09-06-2006, 07:38 PM
Couldn't see the entire match but what I saw was still entertaining.

In the second set at his own serve game, Marat simply went AWOL. 0-15, 0-30, 0-40. With all respect to Haas but Safin simply gave that particular game away.
Camera zoomed in on Marat's trainer regularly who kept shrugging his shoulders and at 0-40 he gave a visible and big *sigh*. LOL...I think that a lot of Safin fans sighed with him.

And in the 5th set, a Tommy Haas fan who kept shouting to Tommy to CONCENTRATE.

Both fan sections of the two players were praying that their favorite would keep his head screwed on the right way, so it seems.

:)

The tie-breaks are both fascinating to watch and utterly frustrating but certainly the one in a 5 set match.

Safin had some great matches!
Congrats to Haas!

16681
09-06-2006, 07:39 PM
Tommy :woohoo: I guess he is getting back into those 5 Set Matches now
:yippee: But I agree Nikolay will be the player who is much more rested tomorrow. At the end here in the Open it has been tough on me because I like so many of the players that are playing against each other, but someone has to get defeated :sad:

Yappa
09-06-2006, 07:40 PM
I dont know if I should be happy or disappointed. :shrug:

Haas: :banana: :rocker::bigclap:

Safin: :awww: :bigcry: :crying2:

Too bad that theres nobody left to hinder Federer getting into the Final. Or can Davydenko/Haas trouble him like they did at the Aussie Open? I doubt it. :(

CarstenL01
09-06-2006, 07:41 PM
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Too bad that theres nobody left to hinder Federer getting into the Final. Or can Davydenko/Haas trouble him like they did at the Aussie Open? I doubt it. :(

Davydenko can't, Haas can ;)

Broomie
09-06-2006, 07:44 PM
I like Safin, but this match does so that he's hugely overrated. He's not a serious force on the tour and he shouldn't be treated like one
I understand you're point about safin, but my question is who should be considered as a force? There are not that many consistent players out there (in slams i mean)

Pea
09-06-2006, 07:45 PM
Ugggh Marat, how can you let the asshole win. For shame.

Broomie
09-06-2006, 07:47 PM
Davydenko can't, Haas can ;)
Don't you think he'll be a little tired? The winner of that match was screwed anyway.

Adler
09-06-2006, 07:52 PM
Once again Marat didn't want to win the final tie-break. But this time there was nobody to hit the ball right into the net. Pity we won't have 3 Russians in QF, but just 1

Donny
09-06-2006, 07:55 PM
Bah, I like the 5th set tiebreaker. The guys are at 2 set apiece, meaning that they, you know, TIED. Let a balls-out tiebreaker decide the dang thing. Purests like the endless battle, but it ain't healthy to the sport overall ... matches have to have a decent estimation of an end for spectators and TV and such.

Crap, wtf, damned rambling from me. Meant to just pop in and say "great match, guys, congrats Haas!"

{Annie}
09-06-2006, 07:56 PM
MARAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT :sad: :sad: :sad:

But great run anyway :banana: :banana: :banana:

Tommy, pack your bags!!!! Russian revenge can get very ugly :devil:

Timariot
09-06-2006, 07:58 PM
Don't you think he'll be a little tired? The winner of that match was screwed anyway.

Alas, it doesn't matter whether Haas is tired or not, he will gift wrap the semi as he always will...I mean, I like him and stuff, but he ain't just equipped to be a GS champion.

Monteque
09-06-2006, 08:17 PM
Marat always gives his fans hot and cold, upside down emotion. Why do you guys suffered because his excessive UE. Safin hit far more winners than Haas also he is very good to makes UE :rolleyes:

The stats
Match Summary
Safin(RUS) Haas(GER)

1stServe% 69 of 129 = 53 %101 of 153 = 66 %
Aces 9 5
Double Faults 2 4
Unforced Errors 57 34
Winning % on 1st Serve 49 of 69 = 71 % 68 of 101 = 67 %
Winning % on 2nd Serve 34 of 60 = 57 % 26 of 52 = 50 %
Winners (Including Service) 67 41
Receiving Points Won 59 of 157 = 38 % 46 of 131 = 35 %
Break Point Conversions 5 of 11 = 45 % 5 of 6 = 83 %
Net Approaches 36 of 56 = 64 % 23 of 32 = 72 %
Total Points Won 142 140
Fastest Serve 132 MPH 127 MPH
Average 1st Serve Speed 123 MPH 114 MPH
Average 2nd Serve Speed 97 MPH 98 MPH

mongo
09-06-2006, 08:18 PM
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Kudos to both.

dkw
09-06-2006, 08:20 PM
Good Luck going forward Tommy!!!!

Marat... what can I say... at least you didn't suck too much!

Mrs. B
09-06-2006, 08:22 PM
Marat :sad:

well done, Tommy!

Vass
09-06-2006, 08:39 PM
Marat always gives his fans hot and cold, upside down emotion. Why do you guys suffered because his excessive UE. Safin hit far more winners than Haas also he is very good to makes UE :rolleyes:

In the sets that he won he had much more winners than he did UEs. :sad:

2nd and 4th sets were a disaster with those UEs. :(

NeverSayDie
09-06-2006, 08:41 PM
One day, Safin will play at his best consistently...........

Black Adam
09-06-2006, 09:04 PM
You would have thought that the sight of Nick Bolliteri in the Haas box would be enough for Safin to make sure he kicks a Bolliteri student :sad: Better luck in the indoor season and at next year's AO ;)

federated
09-06-2006, 09:17 PM
marat :hug:

Jogy
09-06-2006, 09:21 PM
VERY GREAT TOMMY!!!!!! :) :banana:
:) :bigclap:

that's a good result now, to win against Ginepri and Safin and make the quarterfinals! :yeah:

Jogy
09-06-2006, 09:23 PM
Also, I'm not one to bash players or anything, but Haas attitude on court is so... aggressive. I had seen him play before, and it always amazes me how rude he is to the people who work on the court (ball boys and girls...), and how aggressive and violent he can be. Of course, he doesn't hit anybody, but still, he looked crazy to me. And that's a marat supporter talking! :lol:
Yes, I'm sure it's okay when Safin freak out, smashes rackets, shouts and fights with the umpire... :rolleyes:

Guess who really is brainless - Safin fans - the absolute majority of them

Moaning about the TB system when he loses. Had he won all you suckers wouldnt say a thing.
:worship: :worship:
sure, they all would be happy and talk about him how great Safin is when he wins the 5 set tiebreak.

against Nalbandian when Safin wins 8:6, it is sure okay to win in a five set tiebreak :)

Jogy
09-06-2006, 09:24 PM
Ugggh Marat, how can you let the asshole win. For shame.
Tommy wins! :) and hello you little idiot! :) :wavey:

KalleOnAir
09-06-2006, 11:09 PM
Great Tommy :banana:
well done

Goonergal
09-06-2006, 11:52 PM
Well done to Haas, but :sad: Marat. That amazing recovery lob from Haas coupled with the terrible drop shot from Marast finished him off :sad:

Tennis Fool
09-07-2006, 01:35 AM
I wasn't too upset after he lost, just unnerved a bit. But hey, at least he lost in the 4th rd. Could have easily been in the 2nd. Plus he's gained points and is going to rock the indoor season. :p

Pea
09-07-2006, 01:42 AM
Tommy wins! :) and hello you little idiot! :) :wavey:

I'm sure he'll come up short as always like you, short yellow bus. :D

*Viva Chile*
09-07-2006, 02:57 AM
Marat :sad: and after you were 4-1 in the fifth :o :smash:

Well I'm still an idiotic optimist and I say that Marat will win Madrid and Paris again this year... fingers crossed :angel:

canbera
09-07-2006, 02:38 PM
if Tommy was such a 5 set master, he proabably would have won the Australian Open ^^
Hopefully he is going to win against Davydenko and then gets revenge for losing to Roger 4 times this year. he CAN do it.

njorker
09-07-2006, 03:51 PM
Marat :sobbing: :crying2: :tears: :bigcry: :sad: