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Foosimoo
10-09-2006, 02:14 AM
There will be two blogs this week according to the ATP website!

Will be interesting to read Marat's. :cool:

mangoes
10-09-2006, 02:16 AM
Wow...........very nice. Roger, now Marat.

Tennis Fool
10-09-2006, 02:16 AM
Safin's will probably last 1 entry.

I want funny, funny Marat, but I think we'll be getting sad, sad Marat.

Bjorkman is a funny guy. His will be good, I think.

GlennMirnyi
10-09-2006, 02:17 AM
Bjorkman is known for his practical jokes...

hanabishi
10-09-2006, 02:19 AM
I'm not sure that this is a good idea. No disrespect to Bjorkman (who's one of my favorite players), but unless his blog appraoches Tursunov-level funny, I'm afraid his blog will be overshadowed by Safin's (who has the bigger fanbase).

I want to focus on just one player doing the blog during the week. Or maybe that's just me?

mangoes
10-09-2006, 02:20 AM
I want to focus on just one player doing the blog during the week. Or maybe that's just me?

I agree.

robinhood
10-09-2006, 02:32 AM
OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
:hearts::hearts::hearts::hearts::hearts::hearts:

MARAT BLOGGING!
:hearts::hearts::hearts::hearts::hearts::hearts:

robinhood
10-09-2006, 02:33 AM
I'm not sure that this is a good idea. No disrespect to Bjorkman (who's one of my favorite players), but unless his blog appraoches Tursunov-level funny, I'm afraid his blog will be overshadowed by Safin's (who has the bigger fanbase).

It's already begun.
I'm like, Bjor, what? Who? Huh?

MarieS
10-09-2006, 02:38 AM
Bjork's basically Marat's insurance policy. :lol: Those ATP kids might sound/look/be dumb, but even THEY can figure out a pattern w/Marat's season so far. :tape:

tennis lover
10-09-2006, 02:47 AM
:yeah: sounds good! :D

GlennMirnyi
10-09-2006, 02:52 AM
Bjork's basically Marat's insurance policy. :lol: Those ATP kids might sound/look/be dumb, but even THEY can figure out a pattern w/Marat's season so far. :tape:

True. Bjorkman being a top doubles player (likely to go 'till sunday), is perfect for keeping the blog.

atheneglaukopis
10-09-2006, 03:03 AM
Bjork's basically Marat's insurance policy. :lol: Those ATP kids might sound/look/be dumb, but even THEY can figure out a pattern w/Marat's season so far. :tape:I'm afraid you may be right. Marat has stated that he doesn't like playing in Russia, either, outside of DC. But Idiotic Optimism forever!

MarieS
10-09-2006, 03:05 AM
I'm afraid you may be right. Marat has stated that he doesn't like playing in Russia, either, outside of DC. But Idiotic Optimism forever!

We're at least guaranteed one entry, that should be more than enough to entertain us. :lol:

atheneglaukopis
10-09-2006, 03:07 AM
We're at least guaranteed one entry, that should be more than enough to entertain us. :lol:We should be guaranteed two, if he plays doubles on Monday and singles on Tuesday. Twice the potential fun! Twice the potential depression!

MarieS
10-09-2006, 03:21 AM
We should be guaranteed two, if he plays doubles on Monday and singles on Tuesday. Twice the potential fun! Twice the potential depression!

Way to sum up Marat's life :lol:.

mangoes
10-09-2006, 03:31 AM
We should be guaranteed two, if he plays doubles on Monday and singles on Tuesday. Twice the potential fun! Twice the potential depression!

:lol: :lol: :lol:

Merton
10-09-2006, 03:38 AM
It is an ATP conspiracy, they delayed Marat blogging until after the announcement of the Nobel price on literature so as to keep Marat in tennis. The sudden, rapid change in emotions will qualify Marat as one of the Russian greats, he will get instant recognition as a result.

Kalliopeia
10-09-2006, 03:38 AM
OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
:hearts::hearts::hearts::hearts::hearts::hearts:

MARAT BLOGGING!
:hearts::hearts::hearts::hearts::hearts::hearts:

This is pretty much my reaction too. :D

TMJordan
10-09-2006, 03:39 AM
Marat will be blogging about dominating matches at home on carpet...I like the sound of that!

bellascarlett
10-09-2006, 04:00 AM
Bjork's basically Marat's insurance policy. :lol: Those ATP kids might sound/look/be dumb, but even THEY can figure out a pattern w/Marat's season so far. :tape:

Very smart thinking...:lol:

Oh Marat, I hope it lasts several entries! :bounce:

robinhood
10-09-2006, 04:03 AM
Marat will be blogging about dominating matches at home on carpet...I like the sound of that!

Dominating matches, eating the carpet during matches, to-may-to, to-mah-to, no diff.
As long as he stays alive and puts up some shirtless pics. :hearts:

~EMiLiTA~
10-09-2006, 04:11 AM
i hope marat doesn't disappoint...i mean everyone has been building it up saying his blog will be great...hope it is

atheneglaukopis
10-09-2006, 04:17 AM
I predict that Marat's blog will be just like his career: hyped from here to high heaven, because we know he can be as funny and quotable as Dima, just as he can be as talented as Federer, and it will have a couple spectacular moments (five entries apart) that show us what could have been, and it will almost live up the hype, but overall it will be very depressing and :banghead: as his brain cracks under the pressure.

If he has five entries, though, I may be so excited about the great week he's having that I won't care what he writes. :tape:

MarieS
10-09-2006, 04:17 AM
i hope marat doesn't disappoint...i mean everyone has been building it up saying his blog will be great...hope it is
actually, i was thinking that too. :o He probably won't, but he could just bomb...I mean dima HAS put the bar up pretty high, no?

bellascarlett
10-09-2006, 04:23 AM
yeah im actually a bit :scared: for him...too much pressure...and we all know how the guy handles pressure...

Saumon
10-09-2006, 05:29 AM
even when he's blogging the man :scared: us... what the hell has this man done to us? :sobbing:

atheneglaukopis
10-09-2006, 05:39 AM
even when he's blogging the man :scared: us... what the hell has this man done to us? :sobbing:Even when he's not yet blogging. :rolleyes: Basically whenever Marat is being hyped up, watch out.

:wavey: Dima, if you're reading this. Tell Marat he should know by now that we love him no matter what and we're interested in whatever he has to say, but blogs are not really a big deal around here (:angel: only a small white lie), so there's no pressure.

And for heaven's sakes, DON'T STAND OVER HIS SHOULDER!!!!!!!! :p :lol:

Safin_Lova
10-09-2006, 06:07 AM
This should be very interesting.

I cant wait!!

rmb6687
10-09-2006, 06:12 AM
OMFG!!!!!!!! This is going to be awesome (or, as ppl have already mentioned, incredibly depressing).


Bjork's basically Marat's insurance policy. :lol: Those ATP kids might sound/look/be dumb, but even THEY can figure out a pattern w/Marat's season so far. :tape:

Pattern? I guess you could call it that...:haha:

whoa! I'm in a signature...i feel so honored...its like a rep everytime you post. Thanks Marie (for the invite as well)!!

Action Jackson
10-09-2006, 06:16 AM
Wow what a surprise there is some massive overhype with Safin.

rmb6687
10-09-2006, 06:20 AM
True...but the Atp is party responsible for that...I mean, he gets his own headline that offers no other information besides the fact that Marat is blogging.

They know what they are doing...and we are all(well, not you) falling for it...hard.

mer
10-09-2006, 07:06 AM
Marat's will be boring in the best scenario :shrug: If ATP wanted to make it interesting they should just interview him every day and put it on the site. But no way Marat will write anything funny sitting before laptop. His sense of humour is in live communication not virtual.

Action Jackson
10-09-2006, 07:19 AM
They know what they are doing...and we are all(well, maybe not you) falling for it...hard.

Get rid of the maybe in that above statement, then you will be right.

rmb6687
10-09-2006, 07:45 AM
there you go george.

And mer, you may be right about Marat live. He probably needs someone to bounce off of in order to be entertaining.

Action Jackson
10-09-2006, 07:48 AM
I agree with mer on this. He will need some stuoid journalists to bring the humour out.

dkw
10-09-2006, 09:06 AM
Well I didn't read any of Roger's blog but I can almost guarantee, Safin's will be worst.

Ah it's painful even to think about it... all the contorted excuses as to why he's such an OAF! On the positve side though, there shouldn't be more than 2 entries.

drf716
10-09-2006, 09:35 AM
i cannot wait to read anything out of your brain, marat!:worship: :lol:

Wednesday Addams
10-09-2006, 09:36 AM
Marat's will be boring in the best scenario :shrug: If ATP wanted to make it interesting they should just interview him every day and put it on the site. But no way Marat will write anything funny sitting before laptop. His sense of humour is in live communication not virtual.
Not to mention, he has never been comfortable playing tournaments at home :o I was kinda hoping they'd ask him to blog during Bercy or maybe the AO next year :shrug: that would have made more sense.

mer
10-09-2006, 09:44 AM
Not to mention, he has never been comfortable playing tournaments at home :o I was kinda hoping they'd ask him to blog during Bercy or maybe the AO next year :shrug: that would have made more sense.
but then they wouldn't be able to make a great caption "From Russia with Love" :rolleyes:

hanabishi
10-09-2006, 10:25 AM
Well, Safin and Youzhny just lost their 1st round doubles match to Kunitsyn and Tursunov, 3-6, 4-6. So we might see a grumpy/surly first entry from Safin. But then again, he didn't seem to take this match that seriously, so who knows?

supersexynadal
10-09-2006, 11:19 AM
Nah im sure he'll put some tursonov tales in there ;)
Hes gonna completely overshadow bjorkmans blog unless jonas does something unhuman

Yappa
10-09-2006, 11:24 AM
Kafelnikov needs a diet.

lucindia
10-09-2006, 12:02 PM
I'm happy about Marat's blogging...But on the other hand, i would have prefer him blogging from The Masters in Paris....He loves this tournament and always doing well there!!

gulzhan
10-09-2006, 12:25 PM
I agree with mer on this. He will need some stuoid journalists to bring the humour out.

I disagree :p
Marat has a great sense of humor, it flows out very naturally :angel: he makes jokes non-stop and I am sure it's no problem for him to write ... :worship:
Besides, it's sort of strange to say someone is overhyped when you talk about sympathy or love :confused: When it comes to tennis, no one here expects (ok, no one is sure in ... ;) ) Marat's victory. But when it comes to interest, people just show it! :cool:

mer
10-09-2006, 12:32 PM
I disagree :p
Marat has a great sense of humor, it flows very naturally :angel: he makes jokes non-stop and I am sure it's no problem for him to write ... :worship:
Writing funny is not smth natural and it requires special talent. One thing is to make jokes in a live conversation/interaction, the other write a blog and try to be funny on purpose.It's not a Marat's thing to do ;)

cmurray
10-09-2006, 12:44 PM
I'm VERY excited about Marat's blog. And not just because I think he's going to entertain Dima style (though I daresay he's capable of doing so). I'm excited because Marat Safin is one of the most interesting people in tennis (at least to me, anyway) and I look forward to the chance of getting inside his head a little bit. I don't care if he's grumpy Marat. It'll still be interesting to me. Then again, with Marat I'm ridiculously easy to please. ;)

gulzhan
10-09-2006, 01:07 PM
Writing funny is not smth natural and it requires special talent. One thing is to make jokes in a live conversation/interaction, the other write a blog and try to be funny on purpose.It's not a Marat's thing to do ;)

:confused: i am totally lost! what's natural, what's special :p let's wait ;) he might have this special talent too, talent is usually multiple :p

mer
10-09-2006, 01:12 PM
:confused: i am totally lost! what's natural, what's special :p let's wait ;) he might have this special talent too, talent is usually multiple :p
he said himself once that his only talent is to run around the court and hit the balls :p :lol:
Do you remember his ESPN chat this summer? It was neither funny nor revealing ;)

njorker
10-09-2006, 01:16 PM
Yey, Marat is blogging! :banana:

Hope he does well in this tourney, so we can have a full week of blogs from him. If rise in the rankings cannot motivate him to do well in tourneys, maybe blogging for the ATP will. ;)

renee_chin
10-09-2006, 04:00 PM
First entry is up
http://www.atptennis.com/1/en/blog/current_safin.asp

Jimnik
10-09-2006, 04:01 PM
Marat's first blog is up. :yeah:

Not bad. :lol:

atheneglaukopis
10-09-2006, 04:06 PM
I was pretty tempted to go to the nightclub for a drink but I stayed strong and went back home like a good boy. I was very proud of myself. :yeah:
On Saturday I hit with (Nikolay) Davydenko, but after 45 minutes I had broken two racquets so I left the court as I had none left. It was a short day at the office…Well, this was obligatory...
I must say they were pretty hot (the dancers, not the clients!)Also obligatory. :lol:

gogogirl
10-09-2006, 04:07 PM
Hey All,

I loved the way Marat wrote the below entry on his blog. It was funny when he said towards the end that he didn't want to smoke a cigar - because he didn't want to fail the doping test. LOL!:D

"COME ON - MARAT"

http://www.atptennis.com/1/en/blog/current_safin.asp

Lisa1062
10-09-2006, 04:07 PM
I'm afraid to ask what a "water pipe" is?

Naranoc
10-09-2006, 04:08 PM
That’s the sad part of being single; nobody cooks for you, washes the dishes or does the laundry. So I never eat at home. My parents live not too far from me so they kindly do my laundry.

:haha:

Is that some sort of plea to his rabid fans?

but after 45 minutes I had broken two racquets

So matter of fact :lol: I don't think he realises how :silly: he is.

silver7
10-09-2006, 04:10 PM
:lol: Good first blog entry Marat :yeah:

atheneglaukopis
10-09-2006, 04:12 PM
:haha:

Is that some sort of plea to his rabid fans?No, but we're all going to interpret it as one anyway! :lol:

And yep, the word "depressed" showed up twice in his first entry. (*:rolleyes: affectionately*)

alelysafina
10-09-2006, 04:14 PM
We went with (former ATP player Denis) Golovanov and his wife, who is pregnant,

OMG!! Denis works fast!! :lol: :lol:

Good first Blog! :yeah:

MariaV
10-09-2006, 04:17 PM
Yeah well he tries to be funny with the Dutch cigar and being a good boy thing but I just find it :yawn:, sorry fellow Safinholics.
And that's Marat in Moscow for you. :rolleyes: :tape:
He better not lose to Mahut tomorrow.

Deea
10-09-2006, 04:18 PM
Good first entry Marat! Keep them up! We certainly wanty more than two! :p :p :p Davai! :bounce:

denibas77
10-09-2006, 04:19 PM
wow first picture blows your mind ,I can't read after seeing that

lucindia
10-09-2006, 04:21 PM
great 1 st entry...I love when he said "I am not an internet type of guy and if I wrote it myself it would take me a few days to finish one page"lol
And the pic:eek: .....:lick:

Saumon
10-09-2006, 04:37 PM
OMG!! Denis works fast!! :lol: :lol:

he was just married in Mitya's blog, his wife is pregnant in Marat's :lol:

Saumon
10-09-2006, 04:39 PM
great 1 st entry...I love when he said "I am not an internet type of guy and if I wrote it myself it would take me a few days to finish one page"lol
And the pic:eek: .....:lick:

he should have asked Dmitry to type it for him.... hmm wait maybe not! :devil:


btw it's strange because I had the feeling all day there would be a pic on the massage table! :eek: (see my signature :p :lol: )

BelgianWaffle
10-09-2006, 04:43 PM
Marat will be blogging about dominating matches at home on carpet...I like the sound of that!
He can dominate me on carpet any day. :o


Oops, did I just say that out loud? :o

Marat's will be boring in the best scenario :shrug: If ATP wanted to make it interesting they should just interview him every day and put it on the site. But no way Marat will write anything funny sitting before laptop. His sense of humour is in live communication not virtual.
Agreed.

Writing funny is not smth natural and it requires special talent. One thing is to make jokes in a live conversation/interaction, the other write a blog and try to be funny on purpose.It's not a Marat's thing to do ;)
Again, spot on.

Overall impression: not bad, but not great and definitely not better or worse than Fed's :shrug: altough it's kind of adorable how he thinks "Moscow is the beeeeeeeeeeeeeest city in the whooooooole wide world". :lol:
Anyway. It's decent. ;)

lucindia
10-09-2006, 04:53 PM
He can dominate me on carpet any day. :o


Oops, did I just say that out loud? :o

:devil:

allblue
10-09-2006, 04:53 PM
MARAT!!!!!!!!!!!!

This first entry is SOOOOO him!! I absolutely loved it~!!

Keep it up Marat, just keep rambling away!! You're adorable~~

Kristen
10-09-2006, 04:57 PM
OMG. Marat!
OMG OMG.
He can kind of play tennis. Let's see if he can write.

I'm not terribly excited about either. Jonas has a blog on his site, so as long as it's not a carbon copy, then great.

Marat though, I'm not interested. *Non-conformist!* :bolt:
edit: I'm not particularly interested in any of the blogs - just so the Marat fans don't kill me.

madmanfool
10-09-2006, 04:59 PM
I wouldn't trust that Dutch sigar either, I live in Belgium and I've never heard of a Dutch sigar, does it even exuist???

Saumon
10-09-2006, 05:03 PM
He can dominate me on carpet any day. :o


Oops, did I just say that out loud? :o

You must spread blablabla :haha:

bellascarlett
10-09-2006, 05:13 PM
Well well it was pretty decent as Ulla says for a first blog entry. I had a few laughs (but that's probably because it's Marat :lol: ) and a few impatient moments (mostly in the beginning) just wanting to move along with the reading of it. Hopefully, he'll get the hang of it in the next entries...if there will be more that is. :unsure:

But nevertheless, as a fan, I like it. Towards the end, you could already see his personality coming out. I could almost hear him at times so that was enough for me as I didn't expect him to suddenly turn into Tolstoy in the sense that the literary great has been associated with Dmitry.

Anyway, my fave line: "I am pretty sure I know where they finished their evening but I will keep that secret and take it with me to the grave."

:haha: That is sooooo Marat.

tennisgal_001
10-09-2006, 05:26 PM
Good first entry Marat :yeah:
Had some "Marat moments" (racquet-smashing, wanting to party with the hot dancers all night long, and the inevitable whining over SOMETHING).

Marat you fox! This just bought him his way into people's minds till the end of the year

http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k37/Jasmine1123/safin_blog1.jpg

I don't think it would matter anymore what he writes (or doesn't write):angel:

rmb6687
10-09-2006, 05:27 PM
I'm trying to be totally objective here. I thought it was better than the average blog, but not amazing. I think he will be like Fed and get better as the week moves along. Assuming he gives himself the chance.

That first picture was beautiful...I wonder who picked it? If it was marat...he knows what the people want.

peripheral
10-09-2006, 05:33 PM
yay marat's blog!! :D

the first pic is just :hearts:

On Saturday I hit with (Nikolay) Davydenko, but after 45 minutes I had broken two racquets so I left the court as I had none left. It was a short day at the office…

:lol:

I was pretty tempted to go to the nightclub for a drink but I stayed strong and went back home like a good boy. I was very proud of myself.

aww we're proud of you too, marat :lol:

Looking forward to (hoping for) a second installment of the blog :)

rmb6687
10-09-2006, 05:42 PM
(racquet-smashing, wanting to party with the hot dancers all night long, and the inevitable whining over SOMETHING).


eheheh he couldn't help himself...not that we would want him too.

tennisgal_001
10-09-2006, 05:51 PM
eheheh he couldn't help himself...not that we would want him too.

Ahh yes... the essence of El Maratski :lol:

bellascarlett
10-09-2006, 06:05 PM
http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k37/Jasmine1123/safin_blog1.jpg

I don't think it would matter anymore what he writes (or doesn't write):angel:

Smart guy eh?!...:cool:

nobama
10-09-2006, 06:15 PM
I like it. :yeah: Now please hang around long enough to write more than two entries. :(

peacechick
10-09-2006, 06:25 PM
LMAO at that dutch sigar thing...
I'm dutch and I've never really heard them call it that but I can guess what it is :haha:
why do most dutch always act like that abroad, they embarrass me :o

mer
10-09-2006, 06:58 PM
I'm afraid to ask what a "water pipe" is?
i guess it's a kalian ;)

rofe
10-09-2006, 07:03 PM
No that is a dig at Fed and Mirka. :devil: ;)


That’s the sad part of being single; nobody cooks for you, washes the dishes or does the laundry. So I never eat at home. My parents live not too far from me so they kindly do my laundry.


Is that some sort of plea to his rabid fans?

Whistleway
10-09-2006, 07:07 PM
I am pretty sure I know where they finished their evening but I will keep that secret and take it with me to the grave.

ha ha..

neenah
10-09-2006, 07:17 PM
I liked Safin's blog! But I hope it gets better throughout the week (or however long it lasts..:sad: ) like Fed's.

alfonsojose
10-09-2006, 07:24 PM
"That’s the sad part of being single; nobody cooks for you, washes the dishes or does the laundry" :tape:

And the picture with Zhenya :hearts:

neenah
10-09-2006, 07:26 PM
"My parents live not too far from me so they kindly do my laundry."

:lol: I found that really funny.

"Since I am not an internet type of guy and if I wrote it myself it would take me a few days to finish one page, the person who will write it for me is Nicola Arzani of the ATP. In case you don’t like it you can blame him."

So did he tell the person what to write and the person typed it for him? I don't really understand..

denibas77
10-09-2006, 07:31 PM
"That’s the sad part of being single; nobody cooks for you, washes the dishes or does the laundry" :tape:

And the picture with Zhenya :hearts:

like dasha and other his girlfriends were doing those things:rolleyes:

Leen.
10-09-2006, 07:34 PM
I think that is what he wanted to say (that´s what I understood, too)...

Saumon
10-09-2006, 08:18 PM
So did he tell the person what to write and the person typed it for him? I don't really understand..
yes, Nadal had done the same thing ;)

cmurray
10-09-2006, 08:22 PM
I thought it was pretty good actually. I don't think he was "trying" to be funny. He's just being Marat....that's what I like about him. "I broke 2 racquets in 45 minutes. Short day at the office." I can just see him thinking that very thing. I've a feeling that once he's actually played a match, we'll get that infamous commentary that we're all so fond of. WTG Marat!

neenah
10-09-2006, 08:26 PM
yes, Nadal had done the same thing ;)

Yeah, I know. That's what I thought Safin meant but it was worded kind of strangely. Thanks :)

lucindia
10-09-2006, 08:27 PM
http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k37/Jasmine1123/safin_blog1.jpg

OMG these eyes....the way he's looking at the camera....That's killing me!!i can barely forget his tattoos!!!

mallorn
10-09-2006, 08:38 PM
It's more or less what I expected from a Marat blog. I like it! :yeah:

I ate about 10, as I was afraid that there would be none after my practice!
Marat, next time you have blinis look at that picture of Kafelnikov. :tape:

All this because of Gabashvili.
Can we blame everything on Gabashvili too? :lol:



I'm looking forward to Jonas's blog as well. He's so funny; has anyone else seen him impersonate Boris Becker? I died laughing.

Kalliopeia
10-09-2006, 09:26 PM
I thought it was pretty good actually. I don't think he was "trying" to be funny. He's just being Marat....that's what I like about him. "I broke 2 racquets in 45 minutes. Short day at the office." I can just see him thinking that very thing. I've a feeling that once he's actually played a match, we'll get that infamous commentary that we're all so fond of. WTG Marat!

Agreed. I think after Dmitry's blog everyone is expecting everyone to try to be funny like him. That would be a disaster. I thought Marat's first entry was great. Very much 'him,' which is plenty good enough for me.

I'd do his laundry for him. :angel:

neenah
10-09-2006, 09:35 PM
Agreed. I think after Dmitry's blog everyone is expecting everyone to try to be funny like him. That would be a disaster. I thought Marat's first entry was great. Very much 'him,' which is plenty good enough for me.

I'd do his laundry for him. :angel:

I agree. For people who can write with a funny style like Tursunov this is okay. But for the most part I would prefer to see a blog that is just natural: entertaining, funny if it's not forced, and showing the personality of the author.

Because who wants to read a blog of someone trying too hard to be funny??

Kalliopeia
10-09-2006, 09:38 PM
Because who wants to read a blog of someone trying too hard to be funny??

Exactly. Not only would it not be funny, it would be embarrassing.

cmurray
10-09-2006, 09:59 PM
Agreed. I think after Dmitry's blog everyone is expecting everyone to try to be funny like him. That would be a disaster. I thought Marat's first entry was great. Very much 'him,' which is plenty good enough for me.

I'd do his laundry for him. :angel:


You can do his laundry, I'll cook him dinner. Or breakfast. Or a midnight snack. Hell, I'd BE a midnight snack.

TMJordan
10-09-2006, 10:11 PM
Marat, you are simply great!

Tennis Fool
10-09-2006, 10:52 PM
It was just "ok" for me. Maybe because he didn't write it himself. Marat-able quotes, though.

What are those tatoos? One looks like an eye and the other a barcode?

chicky841
10-09-2006, 10:54 PM
:D I really like his blog. Maybe im not totally objective but I could see his personality in the blog. I felt like at times his blog was unintentionally funny which is the way he is normally sometimes. So all in all a pretty good first entry. But honestly Id love anything from Marat.

maria87
10-09-2006, 10:54 PM
I thought it was pretty good actually. I don't think he was "trying" to be funny. He's just being Marat....that's what I like about him. "I broke 2 racquets in 45 minutes. Short day at the office." I can just see him thinking that very thing. I've a feeling that once he's actually played a match, we'll get that infamous commentary that we're all so fond of. WTG Marat!

AGREEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HE is just Marat and his blog is adorable, cute, honest, shy!!!:worship: :worship:

Kalliopeia
10-09-2006, 10:58 PM
You can do his laundry, I'll cook him dinner. Or breakfast. Or a midnight snack. Hell, I'd BE a midnight snack.

Oh, me too, me too. :devil:

Bilbo
10-09-2006, 10:59 PM
Safin sleeping for 12hours, breaking rackets and tempted to go to a nightclub. This is typical Marat :lol:

maria87
10-09-2006, 11:01 PM
yes, it is!!:haha:

and so why the blog is so charming

cmurray
10-09-2006, 11:09 PM
Oh, me too, me too. :devil:

No WAY! You called laundry. I get to be... er... cook dinner. :angel:

maria87
10-09-2006, 11:16 PM
I disagree :p
Marat has a great sense of humor, it flows out very naturally

well, agree, every one a little bit smart can read in Marat's answers on interviews a refined and clever sense of humor

he always left the press and "journalists" speechless:cool:

maria87
10-09-2006, 11:19 PM
he said himself once that his only talent is to run around the court and hit the balls :p :lol:
Do you remember his ESPN chat this summer? It was neither funny nor revealing ;)

oh mer, there are a lot of funny and clever Marat's interviews! i am just amazed someone could deny his dry sense of humor...it was one of the things in his character that attracted me more when i knew him in 2000...

Deboogle!.
10-09-2006, 11:21 PM
where's jonas's blog? :awww:

Kalliopeia
10-10-2006, 12:15 AM
No WAY! You called laundry. I get to be... er... cook dinner. :angel:

HEY. A man needs variety in his diet, doesn't he? I am merely trying to see to his continued good health!! :angel:

bellascarlett
10-10-2006, 12:21 AM
You can do his laundry, I'll cook him dinner. Or breakfast. Or a midnight snack. Hell, I'd BE a midnight snack.
:rolls: :lol:

atheneglaukopis
10-10-2006, 12:25 AM
I've a feeling that once he's actually played a match, we'll get that infamous commentary that we're all so fond of.Oh, we already got that--"I lost. Now I'm depressed." :p

cmurray
10-10-2006, 12:25 AM
HEY. A man needs variety in his diet, doesn't he? I am merely trying to see to his continued good health!! :angel:

Sigh. Fine. You can cook dinner. And I'll take care of dessert. :angel: Sometimes I'm too generous for my own good.

Kalliopeia
10-10-2006, 12:40 AM
Sigh. Fine. You can cook dinner. And I'll take care of dessert. :angel: Sometimes I'm too generous for my own good.

He's going to get a lot of seven course dinners....

cmurray
10-10-2006, 12:48 AM
He's going to get a lot of seven course dinners....

:rolls:

Is there such a thing as a seven course dessert?

Corey Feldman
10-10-2006, 01:02 AM
lay of the cakes Yevgeny :o
Maratski :yeah: hope we get a good week long blog here, cmon marat!

Corey Feldman
10-10-2006, 01:04 AM
wait, he said he's single
what happened to Dasha?

hanabishi
10-10-2006, 01:13 AM
"On my way back I wanted to stop at the Bania (Russian bath house) with Alexander Volkov who is helping me but then Gabashvili called because he was supposed to hit with (Dmitry) Tursunov but he had to cancel so he wanted Volkov to take his place."

Could any of our Russian friends here explain what exactly is a Russian bath house?

tennis lover
10-10-2006, 01:13 AM
where's jonas's blog? :awww:
i think he forgot. :awww: or maybe he thought he didn't have to write one because he didn't play today.

chicky841
10-10-2006, 01:18 AM
wait, he said he's single
what happened to Dasha?

Dasha is history. Keep up with the times, tsk tsk :p

Tennis Fool
10-10-2006, 01:21 AM
"On my way back I wanted to stop at the Bania (Russian bath house) with Alexander Volkov who is helping me but then Gabashvili called because he was supposed to hit with (Dmitry) Tursunov but he had to cancel so he wanted Volkov to take his place."

Could any of our Russian friends here explain what exactly is a Russian bath house?

Are you asking the difference between a bath house and a Russian bath house :confused:

A bath house is a place where you sit around naked, get massaged, go to the sauna all in one! A Russian bath house is a bath house in Russia! :p Or on Greenwch Village as this link will direct you :o

http://www.russianturkishbaths.com/enter.html

Corey Feldman
10-10-2006, 01:22 AM
Dasha is history. Keep up with the times, tsk tsk :pwow
its difficult to keep up with marat's GF's..
probably been thousands by now
:p

Tennis Fool
10-10-2006, 01:30 AM
wow
its difficult to keep up with marat's GF's..
probably been thousands by now
:p

Last thing I heard he was getting the Miss Thailand runner-up his phone number :p

Johnny Groove
10-10-2006, 01:32 AM
Last thing I heard he was getting the Miss Thailand runner-up his phone number :p

runner-up? hes lowing his standards :o

cmurray
10-10-2006, 01:34 AM
Last thing I heard he was getting the Miss Thailand runner-up his phone number :p

sigh. :p

gulzhan
10-10-2006, 02:05 AM
Could any of our Russian friends here explain what exactly is a Russian bath house?

Russian bath (banya) has steam heat unlike sauna that has dry heat and is covered with wood unlike turkish bath-hamam, that has steam heat but is covered with stones. :wavey:

drf716
10-10-2006, 02:16 AM
We sat next to two groups who were very loud. One was Dutch and Portuguese people.

i though this was an opening for a joke.

great blog marat!

gulzhan
10-10-2006, 02:18 AM
So matter of fact :lol: I don't think he realises how :silly: he is.
i think he does ;) it's a a self-irony here :p (he hates himself for doing that :secret:)

Action Jackson
10-10-2006, 02:38 AM
It was mind numbingly brilliant.

MarieS
10-10-2006, 03:21 AM
How about giving poor Bjorman some love? His entry is up:
http://www.atptennis.com/1/en/blog/current_bjorkman.asp.

Tennis Fool
10-10-2006, 03:23 AM
How about giving poor Bjorman some love? His entry is up:
http://www.atptennis.com/1/en/blog/current_bjorkman.asp.

I think you should start another thread. Bjorkman will just get lost here.

Deboogle!.
10-10-2006, 03:24 AM
How about giving poor Bjorman some love? His entry is up:
http://www.atptennis.com/1/en/blog/current_bjorkman.asp.I will :p was about exactly what I expected, seems very genuine and real and cute:)

Tennis Fool
10-10-2006, 03:28 AM
Pim Pim & JMac facing each other. YAIR BABY!

Jonas is a nice writer. He makes Stockholm sound like a good place to visit.

Jimnik
10-10-2006, 03:30 AM
I actually had no idea that McEnroe was playing in Stockholm, until now.

Tennis Fool
10-10-2006, 03:39 AM
I actually had no idea that McEnroe was playing in Stockholm, until now.

Did anyone?

Action Jackson
10-10-2006, 03:40 AM
New thread for Jonas's blog is up.

alelysafina
10-10-2006, 03:40 AM
I love Jonas' blog!! :yeah:

Sjengster
10-10-2006, 03:41 AM
....

gulzhan
10-10-2006, 04:06 AM
Last thing I heard he was getting the Miss Thailand runner-up his phone number :p

comon, marat, you are done with the bimbos! :mad: turn to the tennis girls! ;)

btw :secret: volkov said marat does not mind to go after masha? :angel: wouldn't that be awesome?! :p kremlin cup is the right place for it! :lol:

Tennis Fool
10-10-2006, 04:13 AM
comon, marat, you are done with the bimbos! :mad: turn to the tennis girls! ;)

btw :secret: volkov said marat does not mind to go after masha? :angel: wouldn't that be awesome?! :p kremlin cup is the right place for it! :lol:

I thought Andy had the dibs on her. Of course, he's not in Moscow so...

mrserenawilliams
10-10-2006, 05:06 AM
Marat:hug: :drool:

bellascarlett
10-10-2006, 05:57 AM
comon, marat, you are done with the bimbos! :mad: turn to the tennis girls! ;)

btw :secret: volkov said marat does not mind to go after masha? :angel: wouldn't that be awesome?! :p kremlin cup is the right place for it! :lol:

when did volkov say that? :confused:

drf716
10-10-2006, 08:07 AM
yeah when?

Puschkin
10-10-2006, 09:19 AM
Yeah well he tries to be funny with the Dutch cigar and being a good boy thing but I just find it :yawn:, sorry fellow Safinholics.
And that's Marat in Moscow for you. :rolleyes: :tape:

I totally agree, MariaV, the man is much better than the blog.

CooCooCachoo
10-10-2006, 09:37 AM
Jonas :yeah:

Marat :help: :yawn:

lilimi80
10-10-2006, 10:40 AM
comon, marat, you are done with the bimbos! :mad: turn to the tennis girls! ;)

btw :secret: volkov said marat does not mind to go after masha? :angel: wouldn't that be awesome?! :p kremlin cup is the right place for it! :lol:

:tape: :retard: you mean sharapova??? i hope not. this girl is ugly and doesn't look nice at all...:devil:

gulzhan
10-10-2006, 10:43 AM
when did volkov say that? :confused:


there was brief interview by ntv-tennis right after the safin-roddick match on the first day of DC semi :)

mer
10-10-2006, 10:47 AM
there was brief interview by ntv-tennis right after the safin-roddick match on the first day of DC semi :)
It was a joke. A bad one :p :lol:

gulzhan
10-10-2006, 12:00 PM
:tape: :retard: you mean sharapova??? i hope not. this girl is ugly and doesn't look nice at all...:devil:

is she? :confused: well, sorry for you but there are objective standards of beauty :cool:

bellascarlett
10-10-2006, 12:48 PM
It was a joke. A bad one :p :lol:

what was the joke? :tape:

trixy
10-10-2006, 01:29 PM
Marat's blog isn't really doing anything for me. I prefer Jonas' so far

Curls
10-10-2006, 02:45 PM
He can dominate me on carpet any day. :o


Oops, did I just say that out loud? :o

http://www.nearlygood.com/smilies/shock.gif (http://www.nearlygood.com)
OMFG!!!!
:rolls::rolls:

chewy
10-10-2006, 03:12 PM
i like how marat ended his blog's 1st entry, abit of humor selling his website. its different to d other players

lilimi80
10-10-2006, 03:46 PM
is she? :confused: well, sorry for you but there are objective standards of beauty :cool:

yes. i'm a girl and i think there are dozen of prettier players...she's just tall and blonde (and her hair is bad), IMO.
i think my standard of beauty is perfect : marat safin!:drool:

chicky841
10-10-2006, 04:12 PM
yes. i'm a girl and i think there are dozen of prettier players...she's just tall and blonde (and her hair is bad), IMO.
i think my standard of beauty is perfect : marat safin!:drool:

I agree, shes definately not ugly or anything but nothing to write home about. She does have really nice legs though, Ill give her that.

gulzhan
10-10-2006, 04:20 PM
yes. i'm a girl and i think there are dozen of prettier players...she's just tall and blonde (and her hair is bad), IMO.
i think my standard of beauty is perfect : marat safin!:drool:


yep :yeah: male standard of beauty plus female standard of beauty ;) -- perfect couple! :worship:

mmmm... both russians?! (well, tatar :p but it's still covered by russians...) :confused: anybody wants to open a thread Russian Beauty Is Worthless: Safin Grew Up in Spain and Sharapova-- in US! :haha: :haha:

Saumon
10-10-2006, 04:22 PM
http://www.nearlygood.com/smilies/shock.gif (http://www.nearlygood.com)
OMFG!!!!
:rolls::rolls:
as if you were shocked Pam ;)

hablovah19
10-10-2006, 05:28 PM
I like Marat's blog ; it sounded like him, even though he got someone else to type it. ;)

Nice pic too (the first one)! :drool:

His official website still needs tons of work though. :o

tennisgal_001
10-10-2006, 07:55 PM
mmmm... both russians?! (well, tatar :p but it's still covered by russians...) :confused: anybody wants to open a thread Russian Beauty Is Worthless: Safin Grew Up in Spain and Sharapova-- in US! :haha: :haha:

LMAO

:haha:

alelysafina
10-10-2006, 08:02 PM
OMG!!!! Annie's in the blog!!!!
http://www.atptennis.com/5/photos/shared/2006/other/safin_blog3.jpg

The woman on the right is MTF's and TGFR's Annie!!!!

chicky841
10-10-2006, 08:05 PM
Second entry was definately better than the first one. I think the humour in his blog is definately like him, a little dry and self deprecating. I like how he told us what he was thinking during the match: In the middle of the second set I prayed “Mahut please break yourself again”

I had a laugh with Verdasco who travels with all his family gang to support him because he does not have enough attention with all the women…

Like Marat should talk, im sure he gets just as much if not more attention than Nando. :lol:

MarieS
10-10-2006, 08:18 PM
OMG!!!! Annie's in the blog!!!!
http://www.atptennis.com/5/photos/shared/2006/other/safin_blog3.jpg

The woman on the left is MTF's and TGFR's Annie!!!!

:secret: you mean on the right? :angel:

Jimnik
10-10-2006, 08:30 PM
Good stuff. :yeah: Exactly what I want to read from a blog.

alelysafina
10-10-2006, 08:39 PM
:secret: you mean on the right? :angel:

I mean Marat's left :p j/k Thanks for the heads-ups I was just soo excited! :o

rmb6687
10-10-2006, 08:41 PM
HAHAH he is dictating from the massage table. It is much better than the first (thank goodness) and it's probably because he won...and so easily.

[QUOTE]Some junior players were in the locker room and we talked non-sense and I really felt my age, which is 14 years old.[QUOTE]

Yep, a big baby. Hhaha.

OMG!! Annie!!! She's right there! :yeah:

Ales_Alessandra
10-10-2006, 08:50 PM
Annie!! :worship: :bowdown:

cmurray
10-10-2006, 09:03 PM
Hee. I liked the part where he said "Mahut broke himself". hahahaha Marat. :)
I liked this entry.

hablovah19
10-10-2006, 09:05 PM
I agree that the second entry to Marat's blog was much better and I love this part.

The match went pretty well, in the first set Mahut broke himself and I won 6-3. In the second set I saw three girls holding up a sign “Marat Blog Us” so I put them in the blog! Thanks for reading me and I hope you are not the only ones. In the middle of the second set I prayed “Mahut please break yourself again” and he must have listened to me. He did it again. Everyone was happy, Safin through to the second round. I feel very relieved.

Vass
10-10-2006, 09:12 PM
I love this part.

Dripping with sarcasm and low self confidence. Some of it is actually funny.

Although not for long.
Edit: It doesn't get dull. It gets sad.

BelgianWaffle
10-10-2006, 09:17 PM
Better entry than the first one. :yeah:

Anna!!!! :devil: :lol:

Naranoc
10-10-2006, 09:48 PM
Everyone was happy, Safin through to the second round

:haha: Love it. It's like he completely knows there's a horde of fans watching the scoreboard chanting 'baby-steps Marat' every time he wins a match.

bellascarlett
10-10-2006, 09:51 PM
Annie!!!!!!!!!!!! :worship: :bounce:

Bilbo
10-10-2006, 10:05 PM
Annie :yeah:

Metis
10-10-2006, 10:43 PM
I bet that after this there will be dozens of signs of people wanting to be ...blogged (or maybe asking for other things :devil: ).

bellascarlett
10-10-2006, 10:44 PM
Just finished reading the second entry....

It was pretty good! Very funny as well. :D...So Marat! Keep it up Marat! :)

Bagelicious
10-11-2006, 12:16 AM
The second entry sounded more natural than the first, but I prefer Jonas' blog. Marat's is just so depressing! To tell you the truth, I could do without his attempts at humour because they just show how lacking his self confidence is.

gillian
10-11-2006, 12:59 AM
So far, I'm liking Marat's blog - big surprise:)

mandoura
10-11-2006, 01:16 AM
OMG these eyes....the way he's looking at the camera....That's killing me!!i can barely forget his tattoos!!!

Same here :inlove: . Those eyes definitely have an incredibly melting effect. :hearts:

mandoura
10-11-2006, 02:09 AM
I like the blog a lot. The second entry has a lot of humour. :D

ys
10-11-2006, 02:14 AM
The quality of the second entry is well up there next to industry's best ( Tursunov )

mangoes
10-11-2006, 02:16 AM
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: Marat's second blog gave me a bit of a laugh. I can actually imagine him dictating this entry:lol: :lol:

gulzhan
10-11-2006, 02:23 AM
To tell you the truth, I could do without his attempts at humour because they just show how lacking his self confidence is.


:confused: he always jokes (truly! i could not believe it-- you say him something and he ALWAYS responds with a joke!)!
and yes, he is a little depressed because he is a winner, he is working hard with no result and that is very frustrating and depressing! :mad: (now i know, i keep losing in 1st round of tt on tb or once even on ranking :angel: )
so, now he makes jokes and you could feel depression in those jokes... :confused: isn't that what always happen when a strong person goes through a difficult period of time?! at least he is joking, not bitching! :p

and annie, that is real great! :yeah: keep supporting him there for all of us! :D

gulzhan
10-11-2006, 02:26 AM
what was the joke? :tape:

Look at Bellascarlett's avatar! :worship:
MS :yeah: :D

*Viva Chile*
10-11-2006, 04:33 AM
Nice and funny second entry :lol:

and of course... Annie!!!!!!! :worship:

uglyamerican
10-11-2006, 04:43 AM
The second entry sounded more natural than the first, but I prefer Jonas' blog. Marat's is just so depressing! To tell you the truth, I could do without his attempts at humour because they just show how lacking his self confidence is.

Isn't it a Russian thing--to make fun of yourself in a way that's not really making fun of yourself?

Curls
10-11-2006, 05:43 AM
as if you were shocked Pam ;)
I felt the need to go directly to confession after some of the impure thoughts that Ulla's post conjured up!!!!:angel:
Dripping with sarcasm and low self confidence. Some of it is actually funny.

Although not for long.
Vass, sweetie, :wavey: when was the last time you had anything good to say about Marat :lol: ... not that it's necessary to do so regularly, but I'm beginning to wonder why you're a fan of his when nothing he does seems to impress you or make you happy ... or is it nothing that he does of late that is impressive?

Deea
10-11-2006, 05:54 AM
I liked the second entry of Marat's blog a lot more than the first! Well done Marat! And keep'em comin! ;) ;) :yeah:

And whe I saw the pic with Annie and Lena and their "sign" is was totally LMAO!!! :haha: well done girls! :p

~EMiLiTA~
10-11-2006, 06:24 AM
nice to see his dry sense of humour coming out...he's so cute

CooCooCachoo
10-11-2006, 06:24 AM
http://www.atptennis.com/5/photos/shared/2006/other/bjorkman_blog2.jpg

:awww: So cute!

I think Jonas's blog is great :yeah: Much better than Safin's.

drf716
10-11-2006, 07:18 AM
I had a laugh with Verdasco who travels with all his family gang to support him because he does not have enough attention with all the women.:lol:

landoud
10-11-2006, 07:23 AM
I liked his 2 entries... he is a funny guy, well done Marat :yeah:

hanabishi
10-11-2006, 09:36 AM
The Safin Family:
http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i155/annie572/safinfamily.jpg
I didn't know Marat's dad was bald. I wonder when Marat will start losing his hair?:confused:

its.like.that
10-11-2006, 09:39 AM
Safin's will probably last 1 entry.

I want funny, funny Marat, but I think we'll be getting sad, sad Marat.

Bjorkman is a funny guy. His will be good, I think.

I want witty, clever Tennis Fool, but sadly such an entity doesn't exist.

:lol:

mer
10-11-2006, 09:43 AM
The Safin Family:
http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i155/annie572/safinfamily.jpg
I didn't know Marat's dad was bald. I wonder when Marat will start losing his hair?:confused:
they say it's usually inherited from mother's side ;)

hanabishi
10-11-2006, 09:48 AM
Marat's blog isn't really doing anything for me. I prefer Jonas' so far

Not that I agree with you (because from my perspective, they're about the same - Jonas had the better 1st entry, Marat had the better 2nd entry), but this is exactly the reason why I don't think it's a good idea to have two player blogs in the same week. They will inevitably get compared, and since Safin is more popular than Bjorkman, no matter how good Jonas' blog is, his blog will be over-shadowed.

Even the ATP website has Safin's blog as one of the main headlines, while Bjorkman's blog is relegated to the second-string headlines.:(

I hope the ATP makes it a point to have only one player blog per week.

maria87
10-11-2006, 11:23 AM
Not that I agree with you (because from my perspective, they're about the same - Jonas had the better 1st entry, Marat had the better 2nd entry), but this is exactly the reason why I don't think it's a good idea to have two player blogs in the same week. They will inevitably get compared, and since Safin is more popular than Bjorkman, no matter how good Jonas' blog is, his blog will be over-shadowed.

Even the ATP website has Safin's blog as one of the main headlines, while Bjorkman's blog is relegated to the second-string headlines.:(

I hope the ATP makes it a point to have only one player blog per week.

you are absolutly right in your point.

maria87
10-11-2006, 11:24 AM
I like the blog a lot. The second entry has a lot of humour. :D

finally you see Marat's humor guys!! he has a lot of it!!:worship:

his humor is one of the best treats of his great personality.

mer
10-11-2006, 11:31 AM
finally you see Marat's humor guys!! he has a lot of it!!:worship:
:confused: Maria, if you read the posts carefully you wouldn't be writting this *quotes Marat*

Action Jackson
10-11-2006, 11:38 AM
Annie was the true star of this blog entry.

bluefork
10-11-2006, 02:43 PM
New Safin blog entry up. This time he's giving life lessons to his readers. Very Marat...:)

tennisgal_001
10-11-2006, 03:00 PM
Marat seems to be picking it up. Very entertaining second entry.
Wednesday's already up:

http://www.atptennis.com/1/en/blog/current_safin.asp

For some reasons, after a certain age our lovable parents enjoy doing things for their kids, like laundry, looking after your flat when you are not around. They are just happy to do anything, anytime for their kids. But when you are young, you have to do all these things, laundry, doing the dishes, cleaning the apartment and all the c—p you hate doing, when the only thing you want to do is go out, hang out with your friends and do whatever is on your mind. Every age has its good parts and bad parts, it is important that you enjoy both of them.

So true... BUT coming from Marat, I'm not sure HOW seriously we should take it!!!

chicky841
10-11-2006, 04:08 PM
Good night everybody, I wish you all sweet dreams and no nightmares. If you’re not alone I wish that the person next to you loves you very much and hopefully for you, you feel the same for the other person, otherwise you will have a tough time falling asleep.

:rolls: for some reason this last line made me laugh so much. Pretty random Id say.

This entry was kinda short but it was nice anyway, I guess he didnt do a whole lot. One thing ive noticed is that Marat seems to like listening in on the conversations of the people who sit next to him in restaraunts.

alfonsojose
10-11-2006, 04:25 PM
Marat's dad is really sexy :drool:

cmurray
10-11-2006, 04:35 PM
:rolls: for some reason this last line made me laugh so much. Pretty random Id say.



That's EXACTLY what I thought. I was like, "geeze....he's so random with his words of wisdom." Great minds. :)


Marat is obsessed with housework. He mentions it in nearly every post. You'd think he'd be able to hire a maid????????

Ome
10-11-2006, 05:18 PM
:smoke:

The last line made me laugh as well :lol:

And
When he arrived, I gave him some laundry as a present for my mum…

remind me of . . . ME! :rolls: So this is what a good child do, huh?! :haha:

gulzhan
10-11-2006, 05:24 PM
Marat seems to be picking it up. Very entertaining second entry.
Wednesday's already up:

http://www.atptennis.com/1/en/blog/current_safin.asp



So true... BUT coming from Marat, I'm not sure HOW seriously we should take it!!!


:confused: not sure you are right...

and marat says-- i felt myself a clown, not -- i am a clown :sad:

plus don't forget, he is oriental... ;)

rmb6687
10-11-2006, 05:30 PM
wow. that third entry was really good, in its own right.

Marat is getting a little looser with his words and thoughts and reminded me why i like him so much.

and his post script was adorable. "Please visit my website!" hahah

Deea
10-11-2006, 07:08 PM
I really liked the way he ended the last entry...so sweet :) :)

liptea
10-11-2006, 07:29 PM
I really liked the way he ended the last entry...so sweet :) :)

"Good night everybody, I wish you all sweet dreams and no nightmares. If you’re not alone I wish that the person next to you loves you very much and hopefully for you, you feel the same for the other person, otherwise you will have a tough time falling asleep."

"The trouble started when I woke up in the middle of the night, I must have had a nightmare. I jumped out of bed and stood up screaming in a state of shock, I did not know where I was and I ran back and hit the corner of the bed which is solid wood and sharp."

Marat :hearts: Roger.

Vass
10-11-2006, 07:42 PM
"Good night everybody, I wish you all sweet dreams and no nightmares. If you’re not alone I wish that the person next to you loves you very much and hopefully for you, you feel the same for the other person, otherwise you will have a tough time falling asleep."

"The trouble started when I woke up in the middle of the night, I must have had a nightmare. I jumped out of bed and stood up screaming in a state of shock, I did not know where I was and I ran back and hit the corner of the bed which is solid wood and sharp."

Marat :hearts: Roger.

No, it's definitely not the same thing.
Don't tell us he's not manly enough. :rolls:

liptea
10-11-2006, 07:46 PM
No, it's definitely not the same thing.
Don't tell us he's not manly enough. :rolls:

no no, he doesn't want everyone to have nightmares like Roger. And then this is Marat's OCHON SUBLTE way of saying, "roger I love you and I know that it is sad that you did not have the one you love aka me next to you."

MARAT.
REVEALED.

Jimnik
10-11-2006, 07:52 PM
Marat :lol:

Quality blog :yeah:

denibas77
10-11-2006, 08:06 PM
Marat it's time to find girlfriend

liptea
10-12-2006, 12:03 AM
Marat it's time to find girlfriend

what happened to the kraseeva dasha?

allblue
10-12-2006, 01:05 AM
"Good night everybody, I wish you all sweet dreams and no nightmares. If you’re not alone I wish that the person next to you loves you very much and hopefully for you, you feel the same for the other person, otherwise you will have a tough time falling asleep."

"The trouble started when I woke up in the middle of the night, I must have had a nightmare. I jumped out of bed and stood up screaming in a state of shock, I did not know where I was and I ran back and hit the corner of the bed which is solid wood and sharp."

Marat :hearts: Roger.


Exactly what I thought as I was reading his blog. "Oh boy, this better be some odd coincidence...or else..."

liptea
10-12-2006, 01:44 AM
Exactly what I thought as I was reading his blog. "Oh boy, this better be some odd coincidence...or else..."

I thought, 'oh boy, this is NOT some odd coicidence."

dirty minds think alike.

mandoura
10-12-2006, 02:07 AM
That third entry is so sweet :lol:. He is really something that Maratski :inlove: , isn't he? ;) *sigh*

And liptea & allblue, :eek: , I too thought of Rogelio :inlove: when I read that sentence and told myself Marat really "cares" about Rogelio. :angel:

liptea
10-12-2006, 02:08 AM
That third entry is so sweet :lol:. He is really something that Maratski :inlove: , isn't he? ;) *sigh*

And liptea & allblue, :eek: , I too thought of Rogelio :inlove: when I read that sentence and told myself Marat really "cares" about Rogelio. :angel:

it IS Coming Out Week.

mandoura
10-12-2006, 02:25 AM
COW?

Grass is for COW.

:haha: :yeah:

Isn't COW one of Rogelio's nicknames? :D

allblue
10-12-2006, 02:58 AM
what happened to the kraseeva dasha?

They parted their way about a year ago? Not sure about the actual time but no longer together. Last time I heard he was with a 36 yr. old actress from Russia, but I don't think that's a serious relationship or anything.

robinhood
10-12-2006, 05:06 AM
I sure hope tomorrow won't be the last day of Marat blogging.
Very nervous here.

CooCooCachoo
10-12-2006, 06:18 AM
Jonas :worship:

I am falling in love with Max :lol: What a cute kid :rocker: He seems a better coach than professionals ;) :lol:

~EMiLiTA~
10-12-2006, 06:36 AM
pretended to do something at the gym hahaha just as i would expect, the lazy bum :)

and yes, a very cute way to end it...he's so randomly philosophical at times

MariaV
10-12-2006, 06:49 AM
They parted their way about a year ago? Not sure about the actual time but no longer together. Last time I heard he was with a 36 yr. old actress from Russia, but I don't think that's a serious relationship or anything.

The actress is long gone too. ;)

gulzhan
10-12-2006, 12:32 PM
no no, he doesn't want everyone to have nightmares like Roger. And then this is Marat's OCHON SUBLTE way of saying, "roger I love you and I know that it is sad that you did not have the one you love aka me next to you."

MARAT.
REVEALED.

:tape: tssssss!!!! :secret: so, i am not the only one who thinks so? :eek: :p

njorker
10-12-2006, 12:32 PM
Just started reading Marat's blog...What did he mean by this?

Since I am not an internet type of guy and if I wrote it myself it would take me a few days to finish one page, the person who will write it for me is Nicola Arzani of the ATP.

He meant that he wasn't the one typing the blog right?

And how much sexier can he still possibly get?!!?!?! This is just too much for my heart to take!

http://img225.imageshack.us/img225/6223/safinblog1ky3.jpg

mer
10-12-2006, 12:34 PM
He meant that he wasn't the one typing the blog right?
yes, Marat dictates text

Varya
10-12-2006, 01:50 PM
Jonas:banana:
Marat:speakles:

Leo
10-12-2006, 07:20 PM
I love this line: "Every age has its good parts and bad parts, it is important that you enjoy both of them."

And Safin saying he listened to all of Volkov's bullshit before the match to make him feel useful. :lol:

musefanatic
10-12-2006, 09:05 PM
Loved the last bit of Marat's blog 'hopefully for you, you feel the same for the other person, otherwise you will have a tough time falling asleep.' He's got a bit of some good humour there! :lol:

maria87
10-12-2006, 10:03 PM
New Safin blog entry up. This time he's giving life lessons to his readers. Very Marat...:)

:)

maria87
10-12-2006, 10:05 PM
pretended to do something at the gym hahaha just as i would expect, the lazy bum :)

and yes, a very cute way to end it...he's so randomly philosophical at times

yes, the gym part was really funny!!:D

maria87
10-12-2006, 10:06 PM
yes, Marat dictates text

yes, this is funny too!:worship:he is always Tatar Khan!

Saumon
10-12-2006, 11:01 PM
New blog, new philosophical thoughts and new half naked pics are up. :p

maria87
10-12-2006, 11:17 PM
Sweet final today!:worship:

I go to my lonely apartment and try to fall asleep a bit earlier.

I wish everybody goodnight, some places a good morning and some places, a good day.

One more day above the ground is a good day. So please all of you do me a favor and enjoy it as much as you can and be good to the people around you, no matter who they are because love and beauty will save the world.

Always yours, Marat

bellascarlett
10-12-2006, 11:55 PM
Photos from new entry (thanks to ClubFed)

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b238/CSI3Snickers/Marat%20Safin/safin_blog6.jpg

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b238/CSI3Snickers/Marat%20Safin/safin_blog5.jpg

:hearts:

Tennis Fool
10-12-2006, 11:55 PM
Wow, Marat is really crazy :eek:

Anyone think that after the 3rd blog. He's swung from depressed to manic and cleved a split personality at the same time :o

Enjoyed it :lol:

Tennis Fool
10-12-2006, 11:57 PM
Who are those two other dudes in the photos?

bellascarlett
10-12-2006, 11:57 PM
Anywaaaayyyy....

He's getting better and better at it. New entry is quite good. Love that his sentimentality is showing through with every blog entry. :D

bellascarlett
10-12-2006, 11:59 PM
Who are those two other dudes in the photos?

To Marat's right is Alexander Volkov. To his left...ummm....same question...:lol: he's funny though.

bellascarlett
10-13-2006, 12:01 AM
Wow, Marat is really crazy :eek:

Anyone think that after the 3rd blog. He's swung from depressed to manic and cleved a split personality at the same time :o

Enjoyed it :lol:

*raises her hand meekly* :bolt:

bluefork
10-13-2006, 12:02 AM
One more day above the ground is a good day. So please all of you do me a favor and enjoy it as much as you can and be good to the people around you, no matter who they are because love and beauty will save the world.

This coming from a guy named Marat :lol:. Kind of ironic.

alelysafina
10-13-2006, 12:06 AM
Photos from new entry (thanks to ClubFed)

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b238/CSI3Snickers/Marat%20Safin/safin_blog6.jpg

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b238/CSI3Snickers/Marat%20Safin/safin_blog5.jpg

:hearts:

DAMN!!!!!!!!!:eek: :eek: :eek: Sasha looks good !!!!!!!!!!

wipeout
10-13-2006, 12:28 AM
:haha: Love it. It's like he completely knows there's a horde of fans watching the scoreboard chanting 'baby-steps Marat' every time he wins a match.

He was asked about this in a recent press conference. :)

http://www.menstennisforums.com/showpost.php?p=4100004&postcount=859

Tennis Fool
10-13-2006, 12:36 AM
Thursday, 12.30 in the morning. He was in bed getting ready to go to sleep. But stupid thoughts started to go into the brain of a tennis player. After 1 hour and 30 minutes he was so exhausted of the mess in his head that finally he fell asleep.
What the--???

Corey Feldman
10-13-2006, 12:37 AM
Im sure one of those guys in the pics are a Ukrainian player that played v Muzza in the davis cup a few weeks ago.
??

i liked when he said Tipsarevic looked like AC Milan's Gattuso, good one marat :lol:

One more day above the ground is a good day. So please all of you do me a favor and enjoy it as much as you can and be good to the people around you, no matter who they are because love and beauty will save the world.

Always yours, Marati also heard that quote before... tipsarevic's tattoo.

like with Fed and his sleeping on yesterdays, marat always dropping little codes at the end of his blogs. :aplot:

bellascarlett
10-13-2006, 12:48 AM
What the--???

I know right! :lol: I was like 'HUH??? Care to expound on that?' :lol:

neenah
10-13-2006, 01:01 AM
Safin's fourth entry was great :)

bellascarlett
10-13-2006, 01:01 AM
i also heard that quote before...


Funny because when I read it, I also thought to myself that I just had recently heard it...then I remembered the MTF poster gulzhan had PMed me the other day with that quotation in it...

"Beauty will save the world." ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky

Interesting that Marat has several times been compared to a Dostoevsky character. :lol:

Ales_Alessandra
10-13-2006, 01:11 AM
MARAT!!! Those pictures!! :drool: I let my imagination do the work!!:rolleyes:

chicky841
10-13-2006, 01:14 AM
:rolls: this entry cracked me up. It was kind of all over the place. Especially that opening paragraph. er wtf. I think I read that over like 3 times trying to figure out what the hell was going on.

Call me silly but this was one of my fave parts of the blog :inlove:

Always yours, Marat

Lame I know :help:

robinhood
10-13-2006, 01:18 AM
Call me silly but this was one of my fave parts of the blog :inlove:

I agree. :hearts:
Maybe he belongs to one too many women, but my heart skipped a beat when I read that part. :inlove: