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Marat, wake up !!!!!

08-27-2002, 05:27 PM
My god, he plays horribly. :mad:

Come on Marat, you CAN'T lose against Kiefer. :rolleyes:

08-27-2002, 06:02 PM
Please Marat!!!!!!!!

08-27-2002, 06:06 PM
He isn't playing bad in my opinion and btw this match is really good from tactical point of viev it's fantastic!!

08-27-2002, 06:10 PM
Houston we've got problem!!Eurosport lost transmission!!!!!

08-27-2002, 06:11 PM
Keep fighting, Marat!!!!!!!!!!!

08-27-2002, 06:17 PM
PHEW!!! Marat won the 4th set 6-4!

Keep going Marat!!!

08-27-2002, 06:21 PM
Marat always make us go thru torture!

Cmon Marat! Win this thing!!!

08-27-2002, 06:56 PM
come on Marat fight
he broke for 4-2 in 5th then lost serve :rolleyes:

0-30 up now

08-27-2002, 06:59 PM
5-3 Marat serves for the match now

C'mon Marat !!!

08-27-2002, 07:05 PM
5-4* now :mad:

08-27-2002, 07:05 PM
omg Marat DB and its 5-4 :mad:

08-27-2002, 07:10 PM
This has been the most entertaining match I've seen since Guga/Mirnyi last year.

Kiefer's cramping in his legs....Marats cramping in his stuff to watch....but Marat better win!!!!!!!!!!!

08-27-2002, 07:21 PM
Now both players are being iced down... 4 hrs into it...

Marat is on the ground being attended to by the trainer..

5-6 Kiefer serving

08-27-2002, 07:27 PM
Kiefer's really losing it......Marat looks stronger.....match point for Safin.....

and Kiefer hits an amazing backhand did he do that????

matchpoint again.....Marats ball is out.....oh the agony!!!!!!

08-27-2002, 07:29 PM
i cant believe it....Marat cant believe one can believe it.....

and now they just showed 2 wheelchairs out on the court waiting for both guys

08-27-2002, 07:33 PM
2-all Kiefers struggling, but still winning points...

c'mon Marat!!!!!!!!

08-27-2002, 07:38 PM
3-all Kiefers ball into net

now 4-3 Marat serving

4-3 Marats hits a beautiful overhead.....go Marat!!!!!!!

5-3 Marat serving......Kiefers on the ground...cant move....Marat calls for the trainer for Kiefer!!!! nice Marat!!!! theyre saying. still on the ground...

08-27-2002, 07:41 PM
matchpoint for Safin......hits the ball out.....more agony....

Kiefer serves 4-6...still matchpoint for Safin

and Kiefers ball into net!!!! MARAT WINS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

they hug at net.....crowd cheering loud for Kiefer...everyone standing up for both guys......

08-27-2002, 07:44 PM
well done Marat :D

good fight Nicolas :)

great match !!!

08-27-2002, 07:50 PM
Safin signing for the screaming SAFIN!!!! SAFIN!!!! Safin, your the best!!!!

giving a little on-court are you feeling? a little tired

Safin said....I was lucky, I guess....

go rest, Marat

08-27-2002, 08:18 PM
what an amazing match :)

08-27-2002, 10:00 PM
Considering how boring it was at the beginning, it turned into a really riveting match. Pity someone had to lose.

08-27-2002, 10:05 PM
Congrats Marat:bounce: ,but I'm so sorry for Kiefer.F*****g draw! Two my favourites players have had to meet in 1st round:fiery:

08-28-2002, 04:17 PM
The Expected

Just when you think you know someone, they go and do something surprising, catching you off guard. I thought I knew Marat Safin. I didn't. But I sure know him now.

I know now what kind of person he is. How much class this guy has. How big of a heart he wears on his sleeve. How lucky the tennis world is to have him. With all the talk being on what the women are wearing or how much trouble someone has with the public, in all that noise, stands a tortured genius, willing to help out his fellow man at the drop of a hat.

I thought I knew Marat, with all the tales of temper tantrums and racquet breaking, emotions running rampant, not giving his all. We've seen it, we've heard it. But today we saw something different. Someone different. We saw that young, immature boy turn into a thoughtful, mature man. We saw that lost soul turn into a soul that understands life. We saw a human being do what human beings do all the time, but get hidden underneath all the things we see too much of.

In a world of war and fighting and chaos, there, out there somewhere on a tennis court, stands a human being who shines as a star. A star that illuminates what a person should be and should do. But close your eyes and you might miss him. This star we call Marat. Today he didn't do the unexpected. He did the expected. It's just that today, we were there to see it.

08-28-2002, 11:09 PM
Wow, Lily! That was really beautiful! Thank you! :)

This star we call Marat

A fan once asked Marat if he found it hard to be a star, and Marat replied, "Stars are only in the sky!"