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LA: Fighter Safin Edges Ginepri 3-6 6-3 6-4

Burrow
07-29-2009, 04:12 AM
So proud of this guy. Was a double break up in the third (gifted break back by two consecutive double faults), thought the nerves would get the better of him.

:)

TMJordan
07-29-2009, 04:14 AM
Great win for Marat. Figthing and beating an in form Ginepri is great for him. I think he can definatly win another match here. Gulbis sucks.

Geo
07-29-2009, 04:14 AM
I wonder if Ginepri pooped out after the 1st set? :lol: Well at least Safin stopped his losing streak :lol: :yeah:

betowiec
07-29-2009, 04:17 AM
props for not giving up

roberthenman
07-29-2009, 04:25 AM
Marat :yeah:
the win over Pistol Pete brought him luck

Mimi
07-29-2009, 04:29 AM
:worship:

trixtah
07-29-2009, 04:54 AM
Yeah baby, going to be watching live all week :) Hope to see more of this.

Smoke944
07-29-2009, 04:59 AM
Marat needed this one more than Robby did ;)

Arkulari
07-29-2009, 05:09 AM
you know Marat is in a very bad form when one victory from him causes such notice :lol:
Good for him, maybe he can take a title on his last year on tour :yeah:

gulzhan
07-29-2009, 05:40 AM
:woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:

Have to admit this is just great news. I saw on sb that Marat lost first set, lead 3 love in 2nd and then let Ginepri break back. So I thought, typical for Marat, he won't recover :o I am so glad to be wrong :lol:

dylan24
07-29-2009, 05:44 AM
what a disgrace ginepri is

chowdahead25
07-29-2009, 06:16 AM
Yes!! Cmon Marat. You and Baggy in final. Go get em

UsD.AnDreS
07-29-2009, 06:34 AM
the fact that ginepri had taken all his break chances makes me laugh a bit (4 of 4)
2 positive days in a row for Marat,wow-wow-wow,i've been already happy

HattonWBA
07-29-2009, 08:04 AM
Well done Marat, keep it going in the next round also

jrm
07-29-2009, 09:52 AM
Not incommon to see a player winning tournament week before losing the first match afterwards - such a shame he lost to part time player :o

ORGASMATRON
07-29-2009, 10:04 AM
So proud of this guy. Was a double break up in the third (gifted break back by two consecutive double faults), thought the nerves would get the better of him.

:)

Congrats :) Always good to see that hillbilly ginepri lose.

rocketassist
07-29-2009, 11:44 AM
Immz predicted a Safin win, well called :D

ImmzB
07-29-2009, 11:51 AM
Immz predicted a Safin win, well called :D

Lol.

Had Marat in 2 but atleast he won!

Needs 2 back it up against E.Gulbis!

Sheepy
07-29-2009, 12:07 PM
Marat! :worship:

Caio_Brasil
07-29-2009, 12:55 PM
Marat :)

philosophicalarf
07-29-2009, 01:18 PM
Losing to Safin is like losing to Gulbis - it confers deep shame.

Ginepri should be shunned everywhere he goes.

Burrow
07-29-2009, 02:24 PM
You're a Safin hater, aren't you?


Plays Gulbis at 3pm today, which doesn't give him much time to recover.

philosophicalarf
07-29-2009, 02:38 PM
Not particularly - if anything I adore his backhand technique, and his style 2000-2005.

I do however dislike players that just carry on for 1st round paycheques, and embarrass themselves.

Psichogauchovna
07-29-2009, 02:46 PM
great that after losing 1st set he fought back and didnt try to lose :p

Burrow
07-29-2009, 02:48 PM
Not particularly - if anything I adore his backhand technique, and his style 2000-2005.

I do however dislike players that just carry on for 1st round paycheques, and embarrass themselves.

lawl

Marat doesn't need more money, he's worked pretty hard the last couple of years to do something, it hasn't really worked. At least he has tried.

So according to you, he should have retired straight after he got injured in 2005?

philosophicalarf
07-29-2009, 02:55 PM
So according to you, he should have retired straight after he got injured in 2005?

No - should have retired when he first started to think about it, rather than playing on like a dead man walking, and getting beaten by nobodies.

I can't complain too much, he's made me a nice chunk of money this last year losing to everybody in sight. However as a tennis fan, I'd prefer he stopped denying youngsters a spot in draws when he has no chance of doing anything.

Burrow
07-29-2009, 02:59 PM
No - should have retired when he first started to think about it, rather than playing on like a dead man walking, and getting beaten by nobodies.

I can't complain too much, he's made me a nice chunk of money this last year losing to everybody in sight. However as a tennis fan, I'd prefer he stopped denying youngsters a spot in draws when he has no chance of doing anything.

Safin with 2 slams and bunch of other big titles who is a fan favourite > youngsters, name to me some youngsters who are aren't ranked high enough that could do something in IS and Grand Slams?

The fact they aren't ranked high enough tells a little something...

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07-29-2009, 03:14 PM
Marat :hearts:

LA agrees with him. ;)

Dini
07-29-2009, 03:24 PM
Would be nice if he won a title in his final year. Maybe this is it? :shrug:

Michael Bluth
07-29-2009, 04:42 PM
Glad to see Marat win, but sad for Robby. Hopefully he'll bounce back and have a good rest of the USO series.

GlennMirnyi
07-29-2009, 04:56 PM
:lol:

Safin's carrying some form after outlasting Sampras in that exho.

MacTheKnife
07-29-2009, 05:23 PM
So much for the Ginepri bandwagon. I think 5 or 6 guys had him winning the USO earlier in the week.. :haha:

Panic23
07-29-2009, 05:46 PM
So much for the Ginepri bandwagon. I think 5 or 6 guys had him winning the USO earlier in the week.. :haha:


I didn't expect him to do well this week, figure he's just getting back from his surgery and long lay off.

He should be better next week.

why,marat,why?
07-29-2009, 07:25 PM
No - should have retired when he first started to think about it, rather than playing on like a dead man walking, and getting beaten by nobodies.

I can't complain too much, he's made me a nice chunk of money this last year losing to everybody in sight. However as a tennis fan, I'd prefer he stopped denying youngsters a spot in draws when he has no chance of doing anything.

When Marat retires, his spot draws will not be filled by youngsters. It will be filled by middle-aged or older journeymen who have FAR less talent than Marat.
Marat brings so much to the table. Every single damn match of his is a spectacle. He brings revenue, media attention and a sexy persona to the great sport of tennis. Furthermore, simply because he chooses not to "hunker down" or "grind" like many of today's younger players, does not mean he doesn't try. He trains just like any self-respecting athlete does.
At his prime, Marat won matches off of pure talent, athleticism and impeccable technique. I don't blame him one bit, after such a long, roller-coaster of a career, for opting out of scrapping for points towards the ends of matches he is losing.

ad-out
07-29-2009, 07:42 PM
Well said!

iSzavay.
07-30-2009, 12:32 AM
Robby :banghead: really shouldn't lose to Marat based on form, and sad to see he couldn't follow up Indianapolis :(.

Marat :hearts::woohoo: finally grinding out a good win :banana: great job!!! Go far here!