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Bobby Reynolds defeats Marat Safin 7-6(3) 4-6 7-6(5)

Jaap
03-27-2008, 08:35 PM
Expected first round exit for Safin.

*Ljubica*
03-27-2008, 08:36 PM
Can't believe there's no thread yet. Or does no one expect Marat to win a match anymore :sad:

Psichogauchovna
03-27-2008, 08:36 PM
You are such a loser Marat :retard:

Exodus
03-27-2008, 08:37 PM
he led 3-1 in the final TB and should have won the TB easily if it wasn't for his DFs and unforced errors. As much as I like safin he really is DONE there's no hope for him whatsoever.

Sunset of Age
03-27-2008, 08:38 PM
Ehm... thanks for the cash Bobby! :rolleyes: and congrats of course...

Marat! :speakles: :mad: :eek: :o :silly: :tape: :help:

TheBoiledEgg
03-27-2008, 08:38 PM
the worst mistake Marat did was not having that knee op in 2005

he didnt wanna be out for a few months...... he was out for months without having the op (no logic there :o )

well its better than playing like a club player like he is now :sad:

ltaravilse
03-27-2008, 08:38 PM
You are such a loser Marat :retard:

A looser who won 2 GS, 3 TMS, former Davis Cup champion and number 1 of the world... that's your definition of looser?

Jimnik
03-27-2008, 08:38 PM
Marat has lost 5 TBs in a row now but don't let the scoreline deceive. Reynolds won far more points (114-101) and had chances to finish it earlier.

7 DFs for Safin including a crucial one in the final set TB. :retard:
Surely it's over now.

TheBoiledEgg
03-27-2008, 08:40 PM
it was over back in 2005 when he didnt have the knee op.

Okonsky
03-27-2008, 08:41 PM
You are such a loser Marat :retard:

grose marat

Exodus
03-27-2008, 08:42 PM
marat now is pathetic

star
03-27-2008, 08:43 PM
Wasn't Donald Young just excoriated on this board for losing to Reynolds? :lol:

Mateya
03-27-2008, 08:43 PM
:retard:

Mugat cannot win a single match anymore. Scoreline suggests there was a fight, he fought hard, but with all his experience still couldnt finish it.
And its Reynolds :retard:, loss like this to Blake or some top 50 player would be acceptable, but not to Reynolds.

Jimnik
03-27-2008, 08:44 PM
I want to see him get a WC for Monte-Carlo and play either Guga or Coria in the 1st round.

yarina
03-27-2008, 08:50 PM
I want to see him get a WC for Monte-Carlo and play either Guga or Coria in the 1st round.

:haha::haha:

the battle of the past champions now completely gone....I am so very sad for him; honestly, that's the 3rd season in a row that he tries to make a comeback and everything is just going for the worst for him...and at some point he seemed to be starting to play better and then this year he seemed to have started sharper at Kooyong...

Deboogle!.
03-27-2008, 08:57 PM
it's just sad.

dkw
03-27-2008, 09:01 PM
Sad result... but promising scoreline. Hopefully something starts to click for the big guy.

Horatio Caine
03-27-2008, 09:03 PM
Obviously there will be differing opinions on this, but as far as I'm concerned this puts Mugat at an all-time low. Admittedly, I know little about Reynolds, but I've never thought of him as more than a journeyman, and even currently calling Safin by that tag would be showing him undeserved respect.

Hope things pick up for him...not like they can get a whole lot worse.

osalsyst
03-27-2008, 09:06 PM
Really sad for Safin. His match against Baggy at the AO was promising but it looks as if he's completely gone now. Knowing what he's capable of, the downfall he's had is really a shame. I'd be more than satisfied if he could even find his late 2006 form. That was a good time for tennis.

Anyway, good win for Bobby but he will never really amount to anything. 3R at the AO will be the highlight of his career I think.

TMJordan
03-27-2008, 09:09 PM
Now please retire you mug!

safinalium
03-27-2008, 09:11 PM
Marat doesn't deserve to lose like this. :rolleyes:
And also all the hater trash which will follow once again. People forget some things too easily.

Nathalia
03-27-2008, 09:37 PM
It is so funny to see how some people here are expecting Marat to lose so they can bash him once again.

He will never be a loser, he is champion. His titles didn't fade away and they never will. Period.

Talking about the match, he fought hard. I don't give a damn if Bobby Reynolds was a qualifier, Marat fought hard. He didn't throw the match away, he showed patience and concentration. And that's the spirit he needs to get good results.

Marat keep fighting, please don't give up.

FNT
03-27-2008, 10:03 PM
it just totally breaks my heart to see him this way, but he should hang it up. Stop embarassing yourself, man! Stop it!!

gnaz
03-27-2008, 10:07 PM
I'm 100% sure Marat will retire this year. He is so over the hill it's not funny.... :o:o:o RETIRE man.

shotgun
03-27-2008, 10:08 PM
it was over back in 2005 when he didnt have the knee op.

He still had a decent season in 2006. Davis Cup title, Moscow final, quarterfinals at Madrid and Paris-Bercy, round of 16 at the USO. He finished in the top 30 and it looked like he was coming back.

Then he had a pretty shit season in 2007 and now he cannot even win first round matches. Worst thing is that he just turned 28, he shouldn't be thinking about retirement before 2010 or so.

JimmyV
03-27-2008, 10:09 PM
I wonder if he could beat Coria on clay nowadays.

nanoman
03-27-2008, 10:21 PM
:haha: :haha:

But don't give up hope, my friends. When Mighty Marat is on, he is unbeatable.

jazar
03-27-2008, 10:37 PM
marat maybe has one good tournament left in him before his brain completely meltsdown

ChinoRios4Ever
03-27-2008, 10:39 PM
:help:

World Beater
03-27-2008, 10:41 PM
:haha: :haha:

But don't give up hope, my friends. When Mighty Marat is on, he is unbeatable.

harsh but true

:haha:

Corey Feldman
03-27-2008, 10:43 PM
Wonder how much longer he'll put himself through this

Voo de Mar
03-27-2008, 11:04 PM
Safin has lost the most matches in the final set TB from all-active players - 31.
I suppose it's all-time record :awww:

nisha
03-27-2008, 11:06 PM
:(

raven gypsy
03-27-2008, 11:08 PM
Sad days for Safin and his fans...

LeChuck
03-27-2008, 11:09 PM
Safin's 5th consecutive defeat.

MIMIC
03-27-2008, 11:11 PM
So how many times did he throw his racquet?

Young Boss
03-27-2008, 11:12 PM
Safin always loses his first match in miami. he's probably more interested in partying on south beach.

Allegretto
03-27-2008, 11:18 PM
Wonder how much longer he'll put himself through this
He doesn't sound too cut up about it...

"I'm trying, and it doesn't come out my way," said Safin, who was beaten 7-6 (7-3) 4-6 7-6 (7-5) by the American qualifier.

"But (that) doesn't mean that I have to stop because I'm not winning matches. I enjoy what I'm doing. I have plenty of cash to do what I want to do, so what I want to do is play tennis."

Rogieva
03-27-2008, 11:21 PM
Marat :sad:

Deivid23
03-27-2008, 11:24 PM
Keep going Marat

Roland9
03-27-2008, 11:28 PM
Dunno what to say about the loss.. But his post-match words posted above is pretty good, at least.

Corey Feldman
03-27-2008, 11:30 PM
Safin has lost the most matches in the final set TB from all-active players - 31.
I suppose it's all-time record :awww:What about Henman? :tape:

Sunset of Age
03-27-2008, 11:41 PM
I honestly don't know what to think of Safin anymore. He used to be a truly impressive player - a very intelligent game, aggressive, commanding - but something very bad happened all along to the way to the bus station, so as to say...

"Sadder still to watch it Die, than never to have known it", as one of my most beloved bands of all time (Rush (http://www.rush.com/), that is, in their lovely song "Losing It" :sad:) expressed so well...
A waste of talent indeed.

Rogiman
03-27-2008, 11:50 PM
Go for Spadea's record :rocker2:

Puschkin
03-27-2008, 11:52 PM
I honestly don't know what to think of Safin anymore. He used to be a truly impressive player - a very intelligent game, aggressive, commanding - but something very bad happened all along to the way to the bus station, so as to say...

Some bad decisions earlier in his career, when he was successful, but did not seem to enjoy tennis. Now, when he obviously found his love for the game, things don't work anymore. And that is more sad than an individual defeat.

shotgun
03-27-2008, 11:58 PM
Some bad decisions earlier in his career, when he was successful, but did not seem to enjoy tennis. Now, when he obviously found his love for the game, things don't work anymore. And that is more sad than an individual defeat.

TBH that would describe more Philippoussis' career than anyone else's.

Voo de Mar
03-27-2008, 11:59 PM
What about Henman? :tape:

Pretty good: 27-20 :yeah:

Sunset of Age
03-28-2008, 12:01 AM
Some bad decisions earlier in his career, when he was successful, but did not seem to enjoy tennis. Now, when he obviously found his love for the game, things don't work anymore. And that is more sad than an individual defeat.

That's truly :sad: :sad: :sad: indeed...

Merton
03-28-2008, 01:18 AM
It will be interesting to see Marat's upcoming schedule, given that he is not getting any direct entries into the clay masters tournaments.

*Viva Chile*
03-28-2008, 01:28 AM
Many people here would say that Marat Safin is over, but seriously, you have to check history results of Safin in both Indian Wells and Miami. I mean, Marat had never play well on this tournies.

But, yeah... it hurts to see him losing like this :sad:

nazgul82
03-28-2008, 02:06 AM
Marat is one of my all-time favourite player, but his game right now is full of sh!t :(

Corey Feldman
03-28-2008, 02:55 AM
Pretty good: 27-20 :yeah:He saved his defeats for Finals:o

helgagonzalez
03-28-2008, 04:17 AM
Sad days for Safin and his fans...
I agree :sad:

Some bad decisions earlier in his career, when he was successful, but did not seem to enjoy tennis. Now, when he obviously found his love for the game, things don't work anymore. And that is more sad than an individual defeat.

I couldn't agree with you more. It's such a shame... Marat looks like he his this new take on the game, unfortunately, it's not working for him anymore. It's just heartbreaking to see this happen to him. :sad:

switz
03-28-2008, 05:16 AM
Having seen the way he played against Marcos for a couple of sets at the Aus Open i'm not going to say he's done.

He does need a big attitude change, a coach who is going to get stuck into and some luck to turn it around. Oh and yeah and no more injuries. Good luck :o

TMJordan
03-28-2008, 05:33 AM
You fucking suck Marat, retire.

Turquoise
03-28-2008, 05:50 AM
"Sadder still to watch it Die, than never to have known it"


My exact sentiments. Too sad. I've admired him for so long, and sincerely hope that he finds some inspiration as the season progresses, translate that natural ability into a couple of decent results.

maratness
03-28-2008, 09:02 AM
all of you need to stop saying stupid shit about safin.he will never be the same player he was because of his knee injuries.he just cant twist and move the way he used too,thats the simple facts.

I♥PsY@Mus!c
03-28-2008, 09:48 AM
I thought Safin could have won after he won the 2nd set. :shrug:
Bobby :aparty:

MariaV
03-28-2008, 10:02 AM
Safin has lost the most matches in the final set TB from all-active players - 31.
I suppose it's all-time record :awww:

:help: :help: :sad:

it was over back in 2005 when he didnt have the knee op.

It's right that he hasn't always made the most rational decisions but what is done is done. He can't change it any more.

HeretiC
03-28-2008, 11:29 AM
At least a close scoreline...

DartMarcus
03-28-2008, 12:13 PM
Safin ain`t afraid of Spadea with 5 straight losses...

bokehlicious
03-28-2008, 12:15 PM
:sad: :awww: Marat :bigcry:

:hug: you're still the best though and you'll be back on top someday :hug:


:angel:

Tommy fan
03-28-2008, 12:28 PM
Oh my Maratb please retire :o :sad:

Pockit2006
03-28-2008, 01:30 PM
Things are bad for Marat but i know that he can comeback and on his day he can beat ANYONE.

*bunny*
03-28-2008, 01:54 PM
It sucks for sure :sad: , but maybe Reynolds played a very good match. I bet he was high in confidence after defeating Donald Young in the qualies for the first time in five attempts. Put Marat the 2008 model and a confident world No. 104 on the same court and you get a close match like this...
Safin will need WC or have to play qualifying rounds in the clay Masters series. Either way he will remain a big draw for spectators, and I hope he will have one good match to get his confidence back. At least he's not given up and that is important.

Burrow
03-28-2008, 02:42 PM
He played 2 amazingly good sets against Baghdatis, spraying winners everywhere, thought he could have actually took something out of that and started doing it more often but yeah, I haven't seen him since Australia, I don't know what is going on, he probably can't move and then starts shanking balls left and right. I miss the good Safin.
I think it is getting to the stage now I can't even believe how the always dangerous guy from back a few years ago is playing so bad, his knee injury has ruined him, nothing more to say.

safinalium
03-28-2008, 04:40 PM
"Sadder still to watch it Die, than never to have known it", as one of my most beloved bands of all time (Rush (http://www.rush.com/), that is, in their lovely song "Losing It" :sad:) expressed so well...
A waste of talent indeed.
Do you really believe in this? I think that the amazing memories we have with him are worth the pain now. I wouldn't change them for anything. But I guess that just me. :rolleyes:

maria_marie
03-30-2008, 02:47 PM
for God's sake leave him alone would you? Stop calling him a wasted talent because there are guys in the tour who have always been considered great talents but never managed to achieve something memorable (e.g. Malisse) It's a wonder that he has actually managed to break through without any support from the federation and without sponsors. Sure he could have achieved more but that's true for everyone. I respect him for his will to play when things are going from bad to worse. I thought that when this moment comes he'll retire instantly. I still hope for a good result this year though it's unlikely :-(

valexie03
03-30-2008, 04:58 PM
for God's sake leave him alone would you? Stop calling him a wasted talent because there are guys in the tour who have always been considered great talents but never managed to achieve something memorable (e.g. Malisse) It's a wonder that he has actually managed to break through without any support from the federation and without sponsors. Sure he could have achieved more but that's true for everyone. I espect him for his will to play when things are going from bad to worse I thought that when this moment comes he'll retire instantly. I still hope for a good result this year though it's unlikely :-(

:yeah:

Forehander
03-30-2008, 05:09 PM
TBH that would describe more Philippoussis' career than anyone else's.

You can't compare a former world number one Marat Safin with a garbage player. Philippoussis's tennis career would't change one bit even if he made better decisions. He had ABSOLUTELY NOTHING other than the serve.

Exodus
03-30-2008, 08:26 PM
for God's sake leave him alone would you? Stop calling him a wasted talent because there are guys in the tour who have always been considered great talents but never managed to achieve something memorable (e.g. Malisse) It's a wonder that he has actually managed to break through without any support from the federation and without sponsors. Sure he could have achieved more but that's true for everyone. I espect him for his will to play when things are going from bad to worse I thought that when this moment comes he'll retire instantly. I still hope for a good result this year though it's unlikely :-(

:yeah: x-man is a wasted talent

Voo de Mar
04-21-2008, 11:36 PM
Sorry for bumping this but I have casually found this conversation between me and Exodus in a thread about Melzer-Safin match in Indian Wells '08...

I don't get it what's happening to him losing to players like melzer LOL

It could have been worse, he could've lost to Reynolds for example ;)

:confused: who
marat should start playing at the WTA tour instead just to build up his confindence you know :devil:

And next week Safin loses to Reynolds :haha: :haha:

Johnny Groove
04-21-2008, 11:39 PM
:yeah: x-man is a wasted talent

now we get a dream matchup between them :worship:

Voo de Mar
04-21-2008, 11:40 PM
now we get a dream matchup between them :worship:



Threads about Safin are full of prophecies :haha:

Kitty de Sade
04-21-2008, 11:42 PM
Sorry for bumping this but I have casually found this conversation between me and Exodus in a thread about Melzer-Safin match in Indian Wells '08...

And next week Safin loses to Reynolds :haha: :haha:

Voo, I swear I just had a heart attack! Bumping this thread out of context, and about that ********** Reynolds no less. :eek:

Thank you for providing an explanation after you did it, though. :lol: :hug:

FedFan_2007
04-21-2008, 11:44 PM
Marat you mug. The most undeserving 2-time slam champ ever!

Johnny Groove
04-21-2008, 11:50 PM
Marat you mug. The most undeserving 2-time slam champ ever!

yes indeed.

05 AO was undeserved

yarina
04-22-2008, 01:01 AM
yes indeed.

05 AO was undeserved

both his slams were undeserved:the US Open final in 2000 and semis in AO 2005 he played so disgustingly well...he did not deserve to win. at all.