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Robredo def. Safin, 4-6 7-6(4) 6-4 6-0

Verd
08-30-2008, 02:23 AM
Good job, Tommy. :yeah:

Marat :tape:

Edit: Names in the title would help, wouldn't it? :spit:

Pfloyd
08-30-2008, 02:24 AM
Sad, but expected in a way.

Good luck on your next rounds Tommy.

(sidenote: Verd I can see your from Libya too, far from Cali ;))

FedererGrandSlam
08-30-2008, 02:24 AM
Tank.

TheBoiledEgg
08-30-2008, 02:24 AM
after that 2nd rain delay that was pretty pathetic from Marat
had a sniff or two at 4-4 in 3rd

Forehander
08-30-2008, 02:24 AM
What the hell with the title? This will be deleted right away unless you change the title lol.

Johnny Groove
08-30-2008, 02:24 AM
Marat fucked up a bp at 4-4 in the 3rd.


Safin had the whole court to put away the shot and sent it right back to Robredo :retard:

Voo de Mar
08-30-2008, 02:25 AM
:(

Robredo was playing in the first two sets on Safin's serve like an extreme pusher. Wise-ass Robredo knew what to do :rolleyes:

finishingmove
08-30-2008, 02:25 AM
vintage marat.

expected

scoobs
08-30-2008, 02:25 AM
Disappointing collapse from Safin

Smash.
08-30-2008, 02:27 AM
You are the biggest disappointment of professional sport Marat :retard:
Pathetic :o

nobama
08-30-2008, 02:27 AM
:o Safin, what a mug. :o

DhammaTiger
08-30-2008, 02:30 AM
Tommy :yippee: :woohoo: :banana: so happy another Spanish player is through. Viva España! Vamos!

fast_clay
08-30-2008, 02:31 AM
fukt result

flower14
08-30-2008, 02:31 AM
Marat ..I AM VERY VERY MAD AT YOU RIGHT NOW.

I need to take a safin break now..at least till davis cup.

Safin i am still very mad.

~Maya~
08-30-2008, 02:33 AM
This was not an upset. I don't know why you are bashing poor Safin so much :awww:

EternalxJourney
08-30-2008, 02:34 AM
Dang Marat, wtf?! He looked like he didn't even care in the last set.

Voo de Mar
08-30-2008, 02:34 AM
Tommy :yippee: :woohoo: :banana: so happy another Spanish player is through. Viva España! Vamos!

:lol:

oranges
08-30-2008, 02:36 AM
:sad: Started quite well, but when the stream went so did he obviously :banghead: This was actually a decent draw for him :sobbing:

Jimnik
08-30-2008, 02:38 AM
The :rain: was just perfectly timed for Boredo. After that he didn't look like he made any UEs at all, certainly not on important points. Marat's only chance was when he hit a purple patch at 4-4 in the 3rd. But that BH at deuce should have been directed dtl, not cross-court right where Boredo was running.

Bottom line, Modern Marat even at his best isn't good enough to beat Boredo at his best. That's the sad truth, he'll never come close to reaching his old best level again.

GorkaRobredo
08-30-2008, 02:42 AM
God job Tommy, whith very beutyfull shoots. Come on! You are doing very well and is obyous that you are a figther!


PODEMOS!

GO TOMMY

LinkMage
08-30-2008, 02:50 AM
Good job, Mugat. Letting this clown Boredo advance. :o

alfonsojose
08-30-2008, 02:50 AM
:haha: :haha: Foot fault

Tennis Fool
08-30-2008, 03:49 AM
He cut off his hair and like Samson, lost all his strength :sad:

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alfonsojose
08-30-2008, 03:52 AM
And i thought i was obsessed with men :o
Safin Fool

Sparko1030
08-30-2008, 04:22 AM
:hug: Marat :awww:
congrats to Tommy :hatoff:

leng jai
08-30-2008, 04:23 AM
Safin and Haasi are truly best friends 4eva! :haha:

VolandriFan
08-30-2008, 04:25 AM
Tommy! :banana:

Nice implosion Marat. :spit:

Ferrero Forever
08-30-2008, 04:35 AM
Nice:) I'm glad Tommy could pull through

selyoink
08-30-2008, 04:50 AM
Expected result. Safin is cooked. Anyone with eyes would know that. He should have retired after Wimbledon.

ChinoRios4Ever
08-30-2008, 05:15 AM
Never in doubt. Boredo is too strong mentally for Marat.

Fumus
08-30-2008, 06:25 AM
I watched this match, I was there at the USO. Safin was on fire before the rain. After the 2nd rain delay or so he looked dejected...even still he had chances to break Tommy's serve in the 3rd when he missed those 2 or 3 chances he just mailed it in.

Tommy fan
08-30-2008, 06:31 AM
:(

Rumour
08-30-2008, 07:02 AM
Didn't see any of this but, from the reports, it was probaby just as well... Safin's see-saw tour results continue - no real surprise there - but being bagelled by Robredo on a hard court is still :o

HeretiC
08-30-2008, 07:47 AM
I was rooting for Safin to pull an upset here, but it was never meant to be. :o
Don't fool yourself about Robredo, his game looks boring at times, but he is one smart mf, he can change tactics and strategies in a second, lead on opponents on court in wrong conclusions and all of a sudden they will start losing not knowing what is going on. There is a reason why he was that long ranked in top 10 without any visible strong weapon.

Venle
08-30-2008, 07:59 AM
Marat :(

Oj-Ala
08-30-2008, 08:07 AM
Aw, Marat.... I mean MARAT ! Im so angry, upset, pissed.... etc,etc,etc... :mad::mad::mad::mad:

I hate Robredo. Im sure he is going to loose in the next round (I dont even know who he is playing). He is totally pathetic.

Silly Marat.

Rumour
08-30-2008, 08:14 AM
I was rooting for Safin to pull an upset here, but it was never meant to be. :o
Don't fool yourself about Robredo, his game looks boring at times, but he is one smart mf, he can change tactics and strategies in a second, lead on opponents on court in wrong conclusions and all of a sudden they will start losing not knowing what is going on. There is a reason why he was that long ranked in top 10 without any visible strong weapon.
While I'm certainly not one of the Spaniard's multitude of MTF haters, I was obviously rooting for Safin and still thought he had a decent chance to advance, especially on this surface that surely suits his game better than Robredo's. Yet, as you note, one player has the consistency, smarts and stamina that have helped him 'overacheive' compared to the other with more natural talent and physical attributes...

safinalium
08-30-2008, 08:56 AM
Marat :hug:

Now come on, Jo, take Boredo out next round!

GinaPL
08-30-2008, 09:06 AM
It was really close. I bet if Marat could turn his BP in third 4-4 result would be different. And at 5-4 he turned into his very self, and result of the 4th set was obvious. Too bad. Anyway, Robredo didn't show anything spectacular (Safin had most of the pretty points) and Jo shouldn't have any problem with him...

Bilbo
08-30-2008, 09:27 AM
expected one

JolánGagó
08-30-2008, 10:00 AM
I hate Robredo. Im sure he is going to loose in the next round (I dont even know who he is playing). He is totally pathetic.

It is you who sound pathetic actually.

Totally expected win, so many people here have the little understanding they might naturally have utterly clouded by hatred... who could seriously expect Safin would defeat Robredo :rolleyes:

Well done Tommy!

Jaap
08-30-2008, 10:12 AM
Embarassing for anyone to lose to a pathetic player such as Robredo.

bambelbitz
08-30-2008, 10:23 AM
:( Marat what happened after the first set!!! I never thought that you would lose to Tommy!

Andre♥
08-30-2008, 11:40 AM
I was shocked with Boredo!

He was extremely aggressive in some parts of the match! :eek:

Always running away to hit a forehand (Moya style) and trying to put Safin running more than Kenenisa Bekele! :lol:

It was actually a cool match to watch! :eek:

michellej
08-30-2008, 11:52 AM
It seems that with Marat if things aren't going according to plan, he just bails out, and the turning point was when he lost the 2nd set TB. He did the same thing in montreal v. Nadal. 6/7. 0-6 & Nadal couldn't understand why Safin did this because Rafa felt that Safin could have won the match.

Yeah, yeah Marat, you keep saying you have lots of money and don't really need to play tennis...but that you love playing the game. What a mind. LOL

From the man himself eurosport.com


Mercurial Russian Marat Safin after his four set loss to Tommy Robredo: "Sometimes you have a good day, sometimes you have a bad day. Today I was struggling. The rain was going on and off and I couldn't get into the game. I missed a few points in the [second set] tiebreak. The third set was very close and the fourth set I lost it completely. It just slipped away and that's it."

sawan66278
08-30-2008, 11:52 AM
To lose to Robredo on a hard court...is the death knell for Safin. Losing to the worst player to make the top 10 in recent times...with the talent Safin has...Let's face it: Marat is truly an embarrassment to the sport...going down 0-6, he should have had to clean every one of the restrooms at the USTA Tennis Center...since the USTA is too cheap to decently clean them themselves.

michellej
08-30-2008, 12:00 PM
And Marat made 60 errors.

Tutu
08-30-2008, 12:35 PM
Marat, you suck.


Tommy looks weird with his hair like that. :unsure:

stebs
08-30-2008, 12:44 PM
To lose to Robredo on a hard court...is the death knell for Safin. Losing to the worst player to make the top 10 in recent times

Too many people are eager to link what pleases them aesthetically with what is 'good'. Robredo is a boring player perhaps but he has achieved enough and won enough matches to get more respect than he gets.

rocketassist
08-30-2008, 12:49 PM
No, he sucks, loses to low ranked players, has a mediocre, pushy game and relies on opponents to make errors.

Safin was always going to balls this up.

Sommarsverige
08-30-2008, 04:37 PM
Well done, Tommy :bounce: :bounce:

GorkaRobredo
08-30-2008, 07:34 PM
I never understood the critics to Robredo. Is a huge player, very consistant, and he nerve loose to someone with less ranking. He alway figth for every ball, he is a spectacular runner, with one of the most important fisic of the ATP. His forehand is perfect, the backhand is good. He is not the best player in hard courts but he is doing well. The macht against Safin is an excellent example. And for those who said that he is a mug and he is the worst player to make the top 10 in recent times i would say that they are blind. He wasn't a top 10 player, he was the 5th in the world and being a mug this is possition in the rank is impossible to get. He has 7 ATP titles, and Hamburg Master Series in 2006, so what the hell whith you?

Tommy, PODEMOS!

Thanks for all the supporters.

ReturnWinner
08-30-2008, 08:22 PM
so expected win for Boredo :) since 2005 he is way better than Safin.

green25814
08-30-2008, 08:58 PM
marat :o

worse part was this didnt surprise me.

A_Skywalker
08-30-2008, 09:43 PM
Heart over Tallent
Love you Tommy :)

safinalium
08-30-2008, 10:44 PM
To lose to Robredo on a hard court...is the death knell for Safin. Losing to the worst player to make the top 10 in recent times...with the talent Safin has...Let's face it: Marat is truly an embarrassment to the sport...going down 0-6, he should have had to clean every one of the restrooms at the USTA Tennis Center...since the USTA is too cheap to decently clean them themselves.

Oh please!!! To call a former N1 and 2GS champion an "embarrassment to the sport" is absurd. Seriously, you guys should learn to have some respect for players, Safin may have lost today but after a few months he could have another victory like the ones ag Berdych and Nole this year and then the same people who bash him now will call legendary. :o

Marat is the way he is, you don't have to like him but at least respect him for what he's achieved and done for tennis.

DhammaTiger
08-30-2008, 11:05 PM
I never understood the critics to Robredo. Is a huge player, very consistant, and he nerve loose to someone with less ranking. He alway figth for every ball, he is a spectacular runner, with one of the most important fisic of the ATP. His forehand is perfect, the backhand is good. He is not the best player in hard courts but he is doing well. The macht against Safin is an excellent example. And for those who said that he is a mug and he is the worst player to make the top 10 in recent times i would say that they are blind. He wasn't a top 10 player, he was the 5th in the world and being a mug this is possition in the rank is impossible to get. He has 7 ATP titles, and Hamburg Master Series in 2006, so what the hell whith you?

Tommy, PODEMOS!

Thanks for all the supporters.

I agree 1000% with you :hug: Tommy is a great player and all these haters on GM, don't know what good tennis is even if it smacks them in the face. Such blind hatred, I could never understand. Repeating a lie doesn't make it the truth, but these bullies on GM think it does.

Jaap
08-30-2008, 11:11 PM
I agree 1000% with you :hug: Tommy is a great player and all these haters on GM, don't know what good tennis is even if it smacks them in the face. Such blind hatred, I could never understand. Repeating a lie doesn't make it the truth, but these bullies on GM think it does.

:retard:

Medina
08-31-2008, 02:46 AM
Tommmy :D