Marat out of Indy!

08-14-2002, 07:23 PM
Safin laid laid low by virus

Safin's health is a worry ahead of the US Open

Second seed Marat Safin withdrew shortly before his match on Wednesday at the RCA Championships in Indianapolis with an upper respiratory infection.

The Russian's late pull-out paved the way for Frenchman Arnaud Di Pasquale to enter the field to face Austrian Stefan Koubek in the second round.

As a top eight seed, Safin had a first-round bye.

The 22-year-old Russian said he began feeling ill Sunday and has been unable to train.

"I haven't been able to do anything for the last couple of days," said the runner-up two years ago and a 2001 semi-finalist.

"I have some medicine and hope to get better in the next few days."

Safin lost last week in the first round to Briton Greg Rusedski at the Cininnati Masters, complaining that his form was declining and that he had lost his game in the run-up to the US Open.

08-14-2002, 07:25 PM

Get well soon Marat!!!

08-14-2002, 10:22 PM
Oh Marat :sad:

Get better soon. :sad::sad:

08-14-2002, 11:38 PM
:sad: Feel better soon Marat!

King Aaron
08-15-2002, 09:32 AM
get well soon Marat :(

08-15-2002, 09:37 AM
I'm really worried. :( Hope Marat recovers in time for the USO.


08-15-2002, 05:28 PM
get well soon marat, and hard luck to all the guys that bought tickets especially to see marat :(