Safin d. Delic 2-6 6-3 6-4

05-08-2007, 05:22 PM
No thread?? anybody see this match?

05-08-2007, 05:25 PM
Yeah, it was almost like a hard court match. Short rallies and not many breaks.

Delic should have won but he started spraying his FH all over the place. After that crucial game at 3-3 in the 2nd, Marat won 5 games in a row and that was that.

05-08-2007, 05:26 PM
thanks for the info. Marat is garbage nowadays.

05-08-2007, 05:29 PM
i am watching a replay now :) started with the 2nd set though so no idea what happened to safin in 1st set.... delic broke pretty early in the 5th game and then served well i guess...

anybody recongnized a young woman they show each time marat wins a game? :p is it korikova? if it's her then i probably will pick safin for my paw tomorrow :lol:

05-08-2007, 05:29 PM
Congrats Marat :) Now I'm hopping for a third round :):devil:

05-08-2007, 05:40 PM
I watched the 1st set. Delic should have won, but of course, he wouldn't make winners all the time like during the first set.

05-08-2007, 05:46 PM
Congrats Marat!:D

05-08-2007, 05:56 PM
Go Marat!!

05-08-2007, 05:58 PM
wow, i thought marat would have given up after losing the first set

05-08-2007, 06:06 PM
I'm really impressed with Delic's level, He can play quite well; He would have done better if his FH would have been there, I mean, so many FH UEs

Congrats to Safin

Blue Heart24
05-08-2007, 06:11 PM
Thanks Marat ;)

05-08-2007, 06:26 PM
Marat didnt play badly set 2 and 3. He did enough to win and didnt hit long or make horrendous errors as he so often does. And yes, it looked like Korikova with newly dyed black hair.

05-08-2007, 06:44 PM
In the first set it was all about Delic - he's got a potential when it comes to winning short points. Great serve and aggressive style should do well on faster surfaces, but still it was impressive vs Marat.

Safin's struggling with his own mind, as usual. At the begining couldn't focus for a longer period of time, lacked the power too.
Not a great performance, but the score counts. As a fan I'm happy, but I expect a lot more from him, or else he'll struggle in the next round (vs Kolya - not many chances) as well. Then he seems like burnout at the age of 27...

05-08-2007, 07:00 PM
Good to see a Marat win

05-08-2007, 07:05 PM
I too am happy for a win, but it is telling when Marat has to literally hope that his opponent will hand the match to him. (smh)

05-08-2007, 07:41 PM
wohoo that was an amazing comeback for Marat :) I thought it was over at the end of the first set but he managed to come back somehow. I prefer him playing bad and winning that playing well and losing. Go Marat!!!

05-09-2007, 02:20 AM
Amer was playing so well in that first set :sad: too bad he couldn't hold on.

*Viva Chile*
05-09-2007, 02:38 AM
Marat won a match!!! :eek:

05-09-2007, 02:51 AM
I don't have high hopes for Marat these days so this win surprised me.

05-09-2007, 03:46 AM
Congrats, Marat !!! :worship:

05-09-2007, 03:47 AM

05-09-2007, 07:28 AM
Kolya vs. Safin now...

05-09-2007, 07:35 AM
at least he won

05-09-2007, 07:37 AM
Delic is too talented to be losing to crap like Safin.