Cincinnati R2: R. Stepanek beats M. Safin 4-6, 6-3, 6-1 [Archive] - MensTennisForums.com

Cincinnati R2: R. Stepanek beats M. Safin 4-6, 6-3, 6-1

DrJules
08-19-2009, 06:39 PM
Safin' retirement is 1 match nearer.

Burrow
08-19-2009, 06:40 PM
That was really really bad, the first set was awful from both and then Stepanek lifted his game a bit and Marat got terribly worse, that forehand :scared:

Ichiban1920
08-19-2009, 06:41 PM
Sigh...

UsD.AnDreS
08-19-2009, 06:41 PM
another loosing of 6 games in a row after monfils,gotta love this guy

tennishero
08-19-2009, 06:42 PM
ultimate pusher this radek.

rhinooooo
08-19-2009, 06:46 PM
Great match with both fighting tooth and nail. No doubt there's some blood left out on that court now.

Corey Feldman
08-19-2009, 06:47 PM
Marat woulda beat him 0-6 7-6 7-6 nine years ago

MacTheKnife
08-19-2009, 06:48 PM
Marat's mind has already retired..

ImmzB
08-19-2009, 06:49 PM
Marattt

tangerine_dream
08-19-2009, 06:54 PM
Hurry up and retire Marat, so we don't have to watch you not caring and whining anymore.

Burrow
08-19-2009, 06:57 PM
Marat woulda beat him 0-6 7-6 7-6 nine years ago

2004 Paris Masters Series final:

Marat Safin over Radek Stepanek 6-3 7-6 6-3

http://www.tribuneindia.com/2004/20041108/sp1.jpg

But you obviously didn't watch that cause he was too busy thinking about beating Federer at the 2005 AO :tape:

Burrow
08-19-2009, 07:00 PM
Hurry up and retire Marat, so we don't have to watch you not caring and whining anymore.

Not caring? are you serious? :o

Hurry up and retire so I don't have to read these stupid comments.

*Jean*
08-19-2009, 07:01 PM
Radek :D

KarlyM
08-19-2009, 07:02 PM
UGH! :( Marat was hitting some nice winners here and there (11 in the 1st set), but really started losing it mid-2nd set. He couldn't handle the heat, and was pissed at losing chances on Step's serve to try to win in straights. The self-destruction went on and on and on... there will be a lot of vodka flowing later. :drink:

Match stats from the livestream -->
http://i29.tinypic.com/2edr4nq.jpg

Mint Chip
08-19-2009, 07:03 PM
Damn :o

Serenidad
08-19-2009, 07:06 PM
UGH! :( Marat was hitting some nice winners here and there (11 in the 1st set), but really started losing it mid-2nd set. He couldn't handle the heat, and was pissed at losing chances on Step's serve to try to win in straights. The self-destruction went on and on and on... there will be a lot of vodka flowing later. :drink:

Match stats from the livestream -->
http://i29.tinypic.com/2edr4nq.jpg

Oh dear. If he hit 11 in the first set and 21 total, that means he hit 10 combined winners for 2 sets. :tape:

tangerine_dream
08-19-2009, 07:06 PM
Burrow, who's next on your list to cheer for after Safin retires?

Serenidad
08-19-2009, 07:08 PM
Burrow, who's next on your list to cheer for after Safin retires?

:retard: Its not like Roddick is winning anything either.

Burrow
08-19-2009, 07:13 PM
Burrow, who's next on your list to cheer for after Safin retires?

Nobody, I'll retire from this forum too :bigwave:

I find it funny you say Marat doesn't care.

Why would he choke so bad so many times? Why would he smash rackets and scream at himself? Why would he say in press conferences that he wanted to win so badly and that he was so desperate that he choked?

You say Marat whines :lol: As you know, that is kind of ridiculous coming from a Roddick fan. :o

Corey Feldman
08-19-2009, 07:15 PM
http://www.tribuneindia.com/2004/20041108/sp1.jpg

thats Marat offering you a place to sit

tangerine_dream
08-19-2009, 07:16 PM
Nobody, I'll retire from this forum too :bigwave:
That would be a shame. :tears: Please find somebody to bandwagon after Safin's gone, there are many good head-cases to choose from.

I find it funny you say Marat doesn't care.

Why would he choke so bad so many times? Why would he smash rackets and scream at himself? Why would he say in press conferences that he wanted to win so badly and that he was so desperate that he choked?
You don't think Marat just gave up there in the end? He does that a lot you know.

You say Marat whines :lol: As you know, that is kind of ridiculous coming from a Roddick fan. :o
Roddick doesn't complain nearly as much as Safin does, especially in interviews.

Burrow
08-19-2009, 07:22 PM
That would be a shame. :tears: Please find somebody to bandwagon after Safin's gone, there are many good mental-cases to choose from.


You don't think Marat just gave up there in the end? He does that a lot you know.


Roddick doesn't complain nearly as much as Safin does, especially in interviews.

Marat has had a lot to complain about and he doesn't seem very happy these days but he doesn't complain, if anything he has complained about people asking him not to retire, with the way he has been playing the last 3 years, he should retire. I don't think you've been reading his interviews anyway, you'd know that he isn't giving up. Hell, if you watched his matches, you'd know that he wasn't giving up, do you know why people choke? Did you see the Lapentti match where he fought relentlessly to no avail? The last time I seen him truly tank a match was in Madrid '07.


Roddick complains and belittles lower ranked opponents on court. I'm actually editing highlights of the 2004 ao match right now and Roddick's reaction after Marat wins the third set is ridiculous, he looks like a little kid throwing his toys out the pram.

Serenidad
08-19-2009, 07:22 PM
How can you "bandwagon" Safin who hasn't done anything in 4 years. Wow, you are just clueless.

Go hope Roddick can hit a winner from the baseline and stop being owned by Del Trio.

Roddick is a clown joke and despite Safin not having done anything in 4 years, he is still greater than Clowndrew Mugduck. Hewitt too.

ballbasher101
08-19-2009, 07:44 PM
Yessssss :music: :banana:. Sexy is good :).

Bilbo
08-19-2009, 09:19 PM
excellent attitude by safin

stebs
08-19-2009, 09:21 PM
Very ugly match.

betowiec
08-19-2009, 09:44 PM
lack of effort from Marat in the last set
enjoy your retirement Marat

fast_clay
08-19-2009, 10:48 PM
tennis needed this result...

Gaudio2004
08-19-2009, 11:11 PM
Safin's forehand lost him this match.

Ilovetheblues_86
08-19-2009, 11:18 PM
:kiss: Stepanaca

Henry Chinaski
08-20-2009, 12:54 AM
tennis needed this result...

if sexysteps was to meet the gooch in the final then tennis could just retire itself having finally achieved perfection

GlennMirnyi
08-20-2009, 01:10 AM
Awesome break point conversion by Steps. :lol:

fast_clay
08-20-2009, 01:34 AM
if sexysteps was to meet the gooch in the final then tennis could just retire itself having finally achieved perfection

yes... the revolution would be complete...

whattheheck
08-20-2009, 02:21 AM
Marat just gave up.

iSzavay.
08-20-2009, 03:11 AM
:bigcry: poor Marat :sobbing:!!!

Sexy :yeah:.

Geo
08-20-2009, 03:31 AM
nice tank in the 3rd set, safin :spit:

HattonWBA
08-20-2009, 10:07 AM
Nice win for Radek from a set down