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Buena suerte Marat en el torneo de Madrid !!!

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Bibir
10-14-2004, 10:33 AM
Vamos Marat !!!!
:banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana:
:help: :help: :help: :help: :help: :help: :help: :help: :help: :help: :help: :help:

sol
10-14-2004, 10:43 AM
:yeah: I can write in Spanish :o

Vamos Marat!!!! Tu pudes llegar lejos, y necesitas estos puntos para clasificar al Master.

Animo que tus hinchas te amamos! :hug: :kiss::smooch:

:bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Kiara
10-14-2004, 11:48 AM
Mas vale tarde que nunca Marat!

VAMOSSSSS :banana:

maratski
10-14-2004, 01:02 PM
Vamos Marat tienes que ganar en Madrid!!!!!

User ID 4783
10-14-2004, 01:06 PM
I feel left out :sad:

:) anyway good luck to you Marat! :bigclap:

PennyThePenguin
10-14-2004, 01:58 PM
well....ok...vamos!!! that's all i know lol.

merle
10-14-2004, 02:14 PM
LOL Jiat!!
BUENA SUERTE EN MADRID MARAT!!!!!!! :kiss:

PennyThePenguin
10-14-2004, 02:37 PM
erm....buena suerte...is that good luck or sth? en madrid...i know that..."in madrid"...and marat...gee...that's a tough one...what does it mean?? ;)

junekidd
10-14-2004, 03:06 PM
can I type chinese here, everyone? :rolleyes: wish it will not upset you! ;)
萨芬,加油!:cool:
it means "c'mon marat!" :)

RodFan08
10-14-2004, 07:37 PM
GOOD LUCK MARAT, the draw comes out when?

Denise
10-14-2004, 10:35 PM
Buena Suerte MARATTTTTTTT!!!!!!!! :worship: VAMOS!!!!! quica de las bundanas!!! LOL!!!!!! What the hell am i sayin'?? ;) i was tryin to say: "C'mon, kick the butts" :lol:

gabnouwop
10-15-2004, 02:55 AM
:clap2:Go Marat go :clap2:

Denise
10-15-2004, 05:20 AM
Mas vale tarde que nunca Marat!

VAMOSSSSS :banana:

That's so great Kiara!!!!! your phrase its similar to portuguese!!! ;) i wanted to talk in spanish?? uhm..its a bit similar to portuguese, that's why i undestand! but who speaks spanish its tough to undestand portuguese. Ha, isn't that funny?! :lol:

VAMOS MARAT!!!!! las muchachas serán felices LOL!! :lol: :kiss:

BelgianWaffle
10-15-2004, 12:52 PM
萨芬,加油!:cool:


I can only see squares :p

PennyThePenguin
10-15-2004, 02:24 PM
hey ulrike! u'll need to install the chinese thingy i guess. can't quite remember what it's called. like far eastern fonts or sth.

Vass
10-15-2004, 02:31 PM
triunfo en España Marat!!!!

junekidd
10-15-2004, 02:53 PM
I can only see squares :p

I guess it. be not too serious abt it. I just want to make this thread more interesting with one more language. :)

~EMiLiTA~
10-15-2004, 02:56 PM
por favor Marat, que ganes en Madrid que esta es una muy buena oportunidad! Gana el masters para que puedas irte a Houston!!! VAMOS GUAPO!!!

Kiara
10-15-2004, 04:41 PM
thanks to roger and Gaudio Marat will be seeded 3

tall_one
10-15-2004, 08:40 PM
http://www.smiliegenerator.de/s26/smilies-6513.png

RogiFan88
10-15-2004, 09:50 PM
Vamos, Marat!!

~EMiLiTA~
10-16-2004, 12:44 PM
thanks to roger and Gaudio Marat will be seeded 3

cool! where did you get this info from? is there a list of seeds somewhere?

PennyThePenguin
10-16-2004, 01:02 PM
henmans' top seed. andre's second. marat's 3rd...

BelgianWaffle
10-16-2004, 03:28 PM
So did you all hear the story about models replacing the ballgirls? ;)
How much will it distract Marat :devil:
I can so see him checking out all the girls (lol). They better show this tournament on France2!

maratski
10-16-2004, 03:33 PM
Check GM. The discussion got "interesting" ;)

PennyThePenguin
10-16-2004, 03:36 PM
lol...got interesting thanks in part to u too ilhame lol.... gosh...marat will get sooooo distracted...as if he doesn't usually. now it'll be worse!!! :eek:

they're showing it here. they better show a marat match.

BelgianWaffle
10-16-2004, 03:42 PM
Check GM. The discussion got "interesting" ;)


Eeeeeeeeeeeeew Thomas muster's ass :o

OMG @ the first thread about the models thing. Marat & Paris Hilton :rolleyes: Get that woman away form him ;)

Apparently they first had to teach the models what a set is and an ace. I predict chaos and lots of situations where the players will have to wait untill the models pick up the ball and figure out where to go next ;)

maratski
10-16-2004, 06:11 PM
There was a time when I had that pick as an avatar at WX :o
Michal had a thong and some other people had "unusual" avatars as well. That was fun ;)

maratski
10-17-2004, 01:17 PM
Marat plays the winner of Karlovic-Lopez in the second round

maratski
10-17-2004, 01:18 PM
Here's a link to the draw http://www.atptennis.com/en/common/TrackIt.asp?file=/posting/2004/1536/MDS.pdf

Aurora
10-17-2004, 02:14 PM
Thanks Ilhame. If it would be Karlovic, it will be a good test/practice for his returns, nerves and possible tiebreaks (again :rolleyes: )!

casillas_girl
10-17-2004, 06:19 PM
Hey,
I'm also from Belgium!!!
Where in Belgium do you guys live???

Chachou
10-17-2004, 06:37 PM
I read Karlovic is out and Escudé took his place. Is it right?

BelgianWaffle
10-17-2004, 06:47 PM
:bigwave: at the new belgians
I live most part of the week in Gent, where I study ;)

Vass
10-18-2004, 03:12 AM
I'm not going to say anything because I've said it for the last tourney and the one before...

li'l red
10-18-2004, 05:53 AM
vamos marat!!! :bigclap:
you need this tournament to strengthen your TMC chances ;)

*Ljubica*
10-18-2004, 10:19 AM
Hi all - just a quick note from Madrid. Thought you would like to know that I have seen Marat. He is fine´- seems happy here - he is with Peter. He doesn´t seem to have a girlfriend with him. He looked good last night in jeans and black leather jacket. Don´t have much time on-line from here but will let you know any news as and when I can.

Love,

Rosie (in Madrid)

Cris
10-18-2004, 10:30 AM
Thanks for the news, Rosie! :kiss: Have fun in Madrid! :cool:

Vamos Marat! :yippee:

Bibir
10-18-2004, 11:05 AM
Thanks Rosie !!!!!!!!! :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug:
Keep it up !!! and Have Fun !!!! :kiss:
Don't forget to take pics...pics....pics...pics :banana:

Aurora
10-18-2004, 12:20 PM
Hey,
I'm also from Belgium!!!
Where in Belgium do you guys live???

:wavey: I live in Dessel (kempen)


I read Karlovic is out and Escudé took his place. Is it right?
:shrug: I don't know, I can't find it nowhere. Where did you read it?

PennyThePenguin
10-18-2004, 01:05 PM
thanks rosie!! great news!!!!

junekidd
10-18-2004, 01:50 PM
thanks a lot, Rosie, and have fun there! :kiss: :hug:
black leather jacket, urmmmm, that is great! :cool:
it is greater that there is no girl accompanied with him. :lol:

Bibir
10-18-2004, 03:46 PM
it is greater that there is no girl accompanied with him. :lol:

I think it's worse....Too many models in Madrid this week...waiting just for him :scared: ;)

Well, tough first round again...I believe in bad luck :drink:

Chachou
10-18-2004, 05:00 PM
Thanks for the news Rosie

maratski
10-18-2004, 06:11 PM
Thanks a lot Rosie! Enjoy your week :)

sol
10-18-2004, 06:40 PM
Buena suerte en dobles mañana, Marat! :yeah:

RogiFan88
10-18-2004, 10:07 PM
Buena suerte para Marat en Madrid!! Tough draw... his half is stacked!

RogiFan88
10-18-2004, 10:09 PM
Yes, we want Marat to do well in Madrid so he can make it to Houston... keep pushing AA down... Rosie, that lucky girl!

merle
10-18-2004, 10:52 PM
Hi all - just a quick note from Madrid. Thought you would like to know that I have seen Marat. He is fine´- seems happy here - he is with Peter. He doesn´t seem to have a girlfriend with him. He looked good last night in jeans and black leather jacket. Don´t have much time on-line from here but will let you know any news as and when I can.

Love,

Rosie (in Madrid)

Thanks soooooooo much Rosie!! :kiss: :kiss: :hug: Enjoy your stay in Madrid! Marat's black leather jacket - suits him so well!!!!! :hearts: I'm so glad he looks happy! :angel:

Bibir
10-19-2004, 03:30 PM
Marat lost in doubles 6/2 6/4....I didn't expect him to win this one...:hug:

junekidd
10-19-2004, 03:52 PM
I think it's worse....Too many models in Madrid this week...waiting just for him :scared: ;)

Well, tough first round again...I believe in bad luck :drink:

ohhhh.... I forgot that! damn! that is why he went there without any girl? :devil:

not only tough 2nd round but also later round... look at those opponents: Feli, Gonza, maybe JC later... all are tough! :( but he always gets these tough draw. I have been numb somewhat...

as for double... maybe the process is more important than the result... :unsure:

Aurora
10-19-2004, 10:20 PM
Marat is playing third on central court (not before 15:30 CET) against Feliciano Lopez who beat Karlovic 6-4 6-7(10) 7-6(5). Really tough cookie, as he has just won his first ATP title in Vienna and is on quite a roll. Of course, he could be getting tired...
DAVAI MARAT!

RogiFan88
10-19-2004, 10:43 PM
Why can't AA get someone like Karlovic???

Davai, Marat!

RonE
10-19-2004, 11:48 PM
Hi everyone :wavey:

Best of luck to Marat in this tourney, I want him to clinch one of those spots in Houston!!! :banana: :banana: :banana:

junekidd
10-20-2004, 04:41 AM
Feli's score... :eek: :eek:
yeah, he is not tired mentally but maybe a little bit physically... :rolleyes: considering Marat's performance recently, we have to get ready for a 3-TB match... :o

shortie
10-20-2004, 04:53 AM
It seems like Marat isn't that great of a doubles player is he? Haha. Good luck to him tomorrow!

maratski
10-20-2004, 08:38 AM
It seems Marat had trouble with Lopez in the past so he really neds to be sharp today. Wish I could see it on tv :(

Aurora
10-20-2004, 08:43 AM
I don't call the freaking olympics the past. Grrrr! I need you in the semi to see you, marat! and you need the points! DAVAAI

maratski
10-20-2004, 08:57 AM
Safin-Lopez 0-2

2004 Athens Olympics, Hard, R32
Greece Hard R32 Lopez 6 7 3 6
2002 Hong Kong, Hard, R16
China Hard R16 Lopez 6 7 5 7

Vass
10-20-2004, 01:36 PM
wow. I didn't know that Lopez has such a record against Marat! Pffff. Marat is developing a bad record against a lot of guys now.... He just has to win in tow sets. And without a tie break. Otherwise it'll just be embarassing.

~EMiLiTA~
10-20-2004, 02:13 PM
he's leading 5-4 at the moment (I think he has a break)

RonE
10-20-2004, 03:03 PM
7-5, 5-5 now. Come on Marat, keep it together! :bounce:

Cris
10-20-2004, 03:55 PM
Marat won :banana: 7-5 6-7 6-3
Now he faces Koubek. Vamos Marat! :yippee:

tall_one
10-20-2004, 03:58 PM
:banana: wtg Marat, you beat pretty boy

Lucie
10-20-2004, 04:13 PM
well done marat :) , that could so easily have been a first round loss

maratski
10-20-2004, 04:13 PM
:woohoo:

Good luck against Mr. Fashionista Marat!

Bibir
10-20-2004, 04:27 PM
I saw a big part of the match on TV...Not really impressive....Not very agressive...Not really focused :(
He was in very bad mood...as usual ...very angry against...who?...everybody I think :o
He has to play better if he wants to make semis...He seemed so nervous sometimes...he's not sure of himself and his game

But as Ilhame said on GM ...great words as always ;) ...a win is a win !!!

Lopez is not a top class player but..well...who cares....Come on Marat!!!...you're such a good player!!!...show your power baby !!!! :banana: :banana:

Rone<<< :wavey: Nice to see u here!!!

Aurora
10-20-2004, 04:29 PM
Thumbs up, Marat!!! (although perhaps you should have won in 2)

Next up Koubek, normally a doable target. Although he has been posting some good results lately.

DAVAI!

junekidd
10-20-2004, 04:33 PM
I saw the match just now. I have to say that feli played well. his FH shot is impressive. but the BH is his weakness. while marat is smart and patient enough. he drove feli run all the court. he gave feli pressure all the match. though there were some wrong judgement to marat, he got break with some luck. the ball helped him a little bit. I suppose that he deserved it. he had 10 less UE than feli. 1st serve(52%), winners(39) and returning are also not bad.
Congrats, Marat! :yeah: :woohoo:

junekidd
10-20-2004, 04:37 PM
bea, I think he was angry with the umpire maybe... :rolleyes:

I also hold that he should do more things except serve...

Aurora
10-20-2004, 04:41 PM
Yeah someone on the score thread also mentioned his returns were good, in spite of Lopez really trying to score on serves to keep the points short. Sounds good in my ears.
And the head ... well ... let's hope the head keeps it up! Surely the YEC should be motivation enough.

Chachou
10-20-2004, 05:11 PM
It's great for Marat to beat Lopez in Madrid

Continue like that Marat!

sol
10-20-2004, 05:56 PM
Interview in Spanish:

Safin: “He recuperado la confianza”


Madrid, 20 de octubre - Entrevista a Marat Safin, que ha ganado en segunda ronda a Feliciano López por 7-5, 6-7 (5) y 6-3.

P: Marat, ¿este torneo puede servir para reivindicarte?
MARAT SAFIN: Sí, puede ser, porque he tenido una mala semana, la semana pasada. Esta semana es una más para poder entrar en el Masters. He tenido muy buen comienzo y espero que pueda seguir así.

P: ¿Cómo ve el partido que acaba de jugar, tan duro como esperaba, más fácil, más difícil…?
MARAT SAFIN: Ha sido duro, ya me ha ganado en dos ocasiones en superficie rápida, en Atenas y en Hong Kong, así que sé que es un rival duro. No te da un respiro, de pronto te da un remate…, es difícil sobreponerte a él, mantener la confianza porque él tiene mucha…, así que para mí ha sido un gran comienzo en este torneo.

P: ¿Algún comentario sobre el público?
MARAT SAFIN: Es normal la actuación del público teniendo en cuenta que es un público local, él es de Madrid, tiene buenos resultados. Entiendo que la gente le apoye, pero no entiendo que se sobreactúe. Mi discusión con el juez no tiene nada que ver con él, me pareció que se adelantaba mucho en el saque… se que a la gente no le gustó esto y por eso reaccionó así.

P: Psicológicamente, ¿cómo se encuentra?
MARAT SAFIN: He recuperado la confianza. He tenido unas dos muy buenas semanas en Pekín y antes de Moscú, pero en Moscú me fue muy difícil jugar y hacerme con la superficie. No venía con mucha confianza, pero este resultado me da más confianza y puntos, no puedo pedir nada más.

P: ¿Cómo ves las posibilidades de la primera ronda de la Davis del año que viene contra Chile?, ¿Cómo ves a tus rivales?
MARAT SAFIN: No tendréis muchas posibilidades. Haremos todo lo posibles para que sea así. Ya sabemos que tenéis muy buenos jugadores. Lo siento, así es la vida.

P: En cuanto a su próximo rival, Koubek ¿cómo ves el partido?
MARAT SAFIN: Respuesta difícil. Está jugando muy bien, así que será un partido muy duro. Probablemente tiene mucha confianza y hará lo posible para ganar mañana y yo tendré que tener mucho cuidado. Además es rápido, tiene mucha experiencia y puede ser un jugador muy peligroso.

maratski
10-20-2004, 06:14 PM
Last week he had a bad week and this week, which is a new week, he's trying to gain points for the Masters.

Lopez is a tough opponent and already beat him twice in fast surfaces. Today was hard and Lopez doesn't give him any rythm so he had to focus all the time in order to win.

The crowd was ok today. Lopez was playing at home so he knew the crowd would be on his side. The discussion with the umpire had nothing to do with his opponent and the crowd shouldn't have gotten into that.

He got confidence when he played in Asia. He had a bad week in Moscow where he struggled on that surface. He came to Madrid a tiny bit of confidence, but he won and gained some more confidence and points.

In DC against Chile they'll give it their all cause Chile has some good players.

Koubek is playing well and it's going to be a tough match. He's confident and will give it his all tomorrow. Marat has to be careful. Koubek is fast, experienced and can be dangerous.

It's not a litteral translation, but a summary of what he said. I haven't had a spanish class in ages, but I think I pretty much summed up the important things.

RogiFan88
10-20-2004, 06:43 PM
No time to read the Spanish but Vamos, Marat! Tough match for both guys... too bad Feli had to lose so early but at least he won his first title on Sun.

Marat might as well win this cos Juanqui won't ... nobody else I care about now... and I doubt TommyR will do well w his back hurting... Verdasco... nah... yep it's got to be Marat!

brazuca5copas
10-20-2004, 06:48 PM
pics

Anik
10-20-2004, 07:43 PM
http://image2.sina.com.cn/ty/t/p/2004-10-21/U581P6T12D1205483F44DT20041021024922.jpg http://image2.sina.com.cn/ty/t/p/2004-10-21/U581P6T12D1205484F44DT20041021025029.jpg

RogiFan88
10-20-2004, 08:38 PM
looking good...

Aurora
10-20-2004, 09:13 PM
thanks for the translation and the pics! :yeah:

without a logo:
http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/afp/20041020/capt.sge.tqr49.201004172605.photo01.photo.default-380x250.jpg

RonE
10-20-2004, 09:32 PM
Thank you for the welcome Bea :wavey:

Phew, I'm so glad he won. I can sympathize with you guys and all the nail-biting moments Marat puts everyone through. Main thing is- he is through to the next round, against the new Vienna champ no less.

If he eeks out a couple more tough matches I'm sure he'll start to find the form we all know he can. Maybe he will surprise everyone and demolish Koubek, though he has to improve his state of mind.

Aurora
10-20-2004, 09:59 PM
lol I haven't even noticed you were newly around in this forum, RonE, as you are so active on this board!

:wavey:

Aurora
10-20-2004, 10:00 PM
btw I need more video or audio of Marat speaking Spanish. really, need.

junekidd
10-21-2004, 04:56 AM
thanks for the translation, Ilhame! :worship:
also thanks for the pics, Anik & brazuca! :)
I love his BH shot. it is always aggressive! :yeah:

Vass
10-21-2004, 06:44 AM
Hope Marat gains more confidence and play with some aggression finally. Perhaps win some matches without a tie break, or a third set...

luna904
10-21-2004, 07:40 AM
Here is a translation via an Internet translator. Between this one and the above, I think all comes though.

Babel Fish Translation Help

In English:
P: Marat, this match can be used for reivindicarte? MARAT SAFIN: Yes, it can be, because I have had a bad week, the last week. This week is to more be able to enter the Masters. I have had very good beginning and I hope that it can follow thus. P: How it sees the party that finishes playing, so it last as it hoped, easier, more difficult...? MARAT SAFIN: He has been hard, already has won to me in two occasions in fast surface, Athens and Hong Kong, so I know that it is a rival duro. It does not give a breathing you, suddenly it gives a closing you..., it is difficult sobreponerte to him, to maintain the confidence because it has much..., so for me it has been a great beginning in this match. P: Some commentary on the public? MARAT SAFIN: The performance of the public is normal considering that is a local public, he is of Madrid, has good results. I understand that people support to him, but do not understand that it is sobreacted. My discussion with the judge does not have anything to do with him, it seemed that much in the serve went ahead... that to people it did not like this and for that reason reacted thus. P: Psychologically, how one is? MARAT SAFIN: I have recovered the confidence. I have had two very good weeks in Beijing and before Moscow, but in Moscow it was very difficult to me to play and to do to me with the surface. It did not come with much confidence, but this result gives more confidence me and points, I cannot request nothing else. P: How you see the possibilities of the first round of Davis of the year that comes against Chile, How you see your rivals? MARAT SAFIN: You will not have many possibilities. We will do all the possible ones so that it is thus. We already know that you have very good players. I feel it, thus is the life. P: As far as its next rival, Koubek how you see the party? MARAT SAFIN: Difficult answer. It is playing very well, so it will be a very hard party. Probably he has much confidence and he will do the possible thing to win tomorrow and I must have much well-taken care of. In addition he is fast, he has much experience and he can be a very dangerous player.

junekidd
10-21-2004, 03:24 PM
thanks for translation, luna. :)
I think his attitude to Koubek might help him a little bit today. :rolleyes:
I will keep :tape:

luna904
10-21-2004, 03:54 PM
I think he is playing really well. I hope he wins today. I did not think he looked angry or that Lopez was an easy opponent. It seems to me that when he comes to the court now, his attitude is more like 'I am here to do my job' than it used to be - where he was more carefree and fun loving. I think the rankings are deceptive. There are many good players now whose rankings are not that high. Maybe it is my imagination, but the more Marat stays with Peter Lundgren, the more he is starting to remind me of Federer, whom Lundgren also coached. I see some new shots and body postures that remind me of Federer. I hope he can reach the same success as Federer. Who was it that said 'Marat beat the pretty boy (Lopez)' They used to call Marat 'the pretty boy' when they did not take him that seriously!

Aurora
10-21-2004, 06:19 PM
Thanks luna for sharing your positive outlook and insights on his improvements! After all, he's top ten competing for a spot at the masters and he isn't there by mistake.
And yes, it's a highly competitive field in tennis, all top players get nasty defeats. I have accepted that Marat's way around the tour is an up and down, not always smoothly winning, emotional struggle. Now, almost a year back on the tour, he has to step up and get regular into the final stages of tournaments and some big wins are due. I remain confident.

question about the translation of the spanish article: "but in Moscow it was very difficult to me to play and to do to me with the surface"
what can he mean? the surface is carpet, right? like in Bercy and such? is it an excuse or has the surface in Moscow some particularities?

maratski
10-21-2004, 06:47 PM
He had a hard time adjusting to it I think. Not every indoor surface is the same.

roisin
10-21-2004, 07:49 PM
hes about 2 serve 4 match against koubek.

User ID 4783
10-21-2004, 07:57 PM
Great job, Marat :clap2: now stay focused against Horna!

Cris
10-21-2004, 08:04 PM
Bravo Marat! :banana:

:wavey: Ron
Sol, great to see AC Milan on your sig :yeah: :hug:

maratski
10-21-2004, 08:24 PM
Bravo Marat. :kiss:

:woohoo:

Stella
10-21-2004, 08:25 PM
te amo
a beautiful phrase........

tall_one
10-21-2004, 08:51 PM
way to go Marat :banana:

maratski
10-21-2004, 09:07 PM
http://cache.****************/comp/51526173.jpg?x=x&dasite=MS_GINS&ef=2&ev=1&dareq=CB608CE4AF1E5732F223DF7A04B52ADCA9C30E9B9B11 4CE8

Bibir
10-21-2004, 09:26 PM
I think he is playing really well. I hope he wins today. I did not think he looked angry or that Lopez was an easy opponent.

Thanks for your report Luna!! :wavey:

I saw the match yesterday too..that's funny...for me he was not playing very well..and he looked angry...haha...only Marat can do that to his fans!!! ;)

I don't know about today...the score seems convincing...he was agressive??..and his returns?? :confused:

Ilhame<<<< Marat in black!!! :hearts:

Aurora
10-21-2004, 09:26 PM
:bounce: Apparently quite the performance of Marat :yeah:

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/afp/20041021/capt.sge.ubi49.211004204850.photo00.photo.default-378x269.jpg

http://us.news1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/rids/20041021/i/r508298343.jpg

merle
10-21-2004, 09:57 PM
question about the translation of the spanish article:
what can he mean? the surface is carpet, right? like in Bercy and such? is it an excuse or has the surface in Moscow some particularities?

Lilly, sorry I'm so late - the carpet in Moscow was slower that the one in Madrid. He said he couldn't adjust in Moscow. :rolleyes:

Aurora
10-21-2004, 10:09 PM
Thanks for the answer, Merle! :kiss: I understood he was blaming the surface of Moscow for his less good performance there, but I guess I was reading too much in it.


:bounce: Yay, post nr 2000! :dance::dance::dance:

:banana::banana::banana:

merle
10-21-2004, 10:48 PM
OK Lilly, I checked - the carpet in Madrid is Greenset, more common, in Moscow it was called Gerflor.

Bibir
10-21-2004, 11:00 PM
Lilly, sorry I'm so late - the carpet in Moscow was slower that the one in Madrid. He said he couldn't adjust in Moscow. :rolleyes:
haha..poor thing...he couldn't adjust ;)

woww...2 000 posts Lilly...you took your time!!! !!! :banana: :banana:

RogiFan88
10-22-2004, 01:21 AM
Vamos, Marat! Tienes que ganar y alcanzar a las semifinales!!!!

DAVAI, Marat, win this tourney!! Make it worthwhile! I want to see you!

PennyThePenguin
10-22-2004, 02:47 AM
WOOHOOOO MARAT!!! was watchingthe match live and reporting to the ppl on msn! woohoo!! glad to see i didn't jinx him this time.

marat's match. as i said to vass... the scoreline was goooodddd i'm really happy about the scoreline and his service game, though it was agonising to see some of his serves hit the net right in the middle of the net. bah. YEP serves were good and score was impressive.

most of his winners were aces (13 of 'em). and he relied too much on koubek's UEs. Koubek was making marat run all over the place and came up with some good shotmaking.

marat made two gorgeous LOBS!!!! and a few nice volleys. all in all, it was a good match. but not marat at his greatest. sorry.

and see...i'm tryign to balance out the criticisms and the praise lol.....so i'll probably be around at 2am again today..but i'll be on msn. not here... see ya!

junekidd
10-22-2004, 08:15 AM
heyyyy, jiat, always it is me jinx him... :p
thanks a lot for report this early morning, jiat! :worship:
thanks for pics, lilly! :)
marat in black!!! :hearts: now, I know why he won! I always hold that black is his lucky color! :lol:

chocc0
10-22-2004, 08:44 AM
yay goooo marat!!!

Aurora
10-22-2004, 08:45 AM
woww...2 000 posts Lilly...you took your time!!! !!! :banana: :banana:

I'd like to think that's because I only post when I have something wellcomposed, interesting or funny to say, but it's just 'cause I post in waves: long time hardly anything, short time all over the place (you can guess in what fase I'm right now ;) )
I really don't know how some of you gals and guys do it, 3000 posts in 4 months. (:drink: addicts :p)

Thanks for the report, Jiat! I must admit I started dreaming away last night when it seemed to go rather easy, but you've put me back thinking rational. He's come a long way, but the hard part is just starting.
Still, I remain hopeful and kinda confident.

Aurora
10-22-2004, 08:51 AM
Merle, I hope you didn't go through trouble for my little question :o Thanks! :wavey:

Tonight, again the last match on centre, I guess Marat will like that and it's always good to have some regularity (really, I don't think I could live the tennis life, but I guess there's a different kind of regularity)
What about Horna? I don't know terribly much about him, seems like a claycourter. I have a sneaking suspicion all I need to know about him is that Marat is supposed to beat him without much trouble. UDACHI MARAT!

junekidd
10-22-2004, 01:17 PM
it is the worst day for me today! :mad:
I am getting worse and worse:
the day before yesterday, I had the TV coverage and saw half of Marat's match.
yesterday, I followed the score and got the report from jiat.
today, I have no coverage, no report, even no score! cos a relative comes to my home and occupies my bedroom, where my dear computer places! :sad: :sad:

junekidd
10-22-2004, 01:31 PM
but it looks marat is getting better and better:
the day before yesterday, he won a 3-set match, including a TB.
yesterday, he won straight, without TB.
today, without me, wish he could be better!

maratski
10-22-2004, 01:42 PM
:woohoo: SBL

I'm an internet junkie :o

I've got 6500 posts here, 2000 on wtaworld, almost 3000 on becca's board, a lot on safinator and lord knows how many on WX ;) I think I did that in 2 years time.

~EMiLiTA~
10-22-2004, 02:34 PM
yay! Marat won easily against Koubek! Hope he beats Horna tonight...VAMOS MARAT!!!

Fergie
10-22-2004, 03:40 PM
Vamos Marat :bigclap:

Mihret
10-22-2004, 03:44 PM
Did anybody else notice that when Marat left the tennis court he almost bumped into the ball girl with all the coloured "bands" in her hair and he slightly brushed her head with his hand. It was so cute!

Vass
10-22-2004, 04:15 PM
I'm an addict without a lot of posts. Don't know what I do when I'm on the internet, but I can't live without it and I'm on whenever I'm free.

Aurora
10-22-2004, 06:59 PM
:lol: I guess we're all in the same boat. I'm an internet addict without a job. My mom has suggested going cold turkey by throwing out the comp :scared:

Udachi Marat, I have an appointment with you in the semi's on my tv!!!

PennyThePenguin
10-22-2004, 07:14 PM
Did anybody else notice that when Marat left the tennis court he almost bumped into the ball girl with all the coloured "bands" in her hair and he slightly brushed her head with his hand. It was so cute!

welll... i thought he was patting her on the head. and was telling andrea that move was done specially for her lol...

ANDRE...TOMMY!!! HURRY UP AND FINISH ALREADY!!! it's bloody hell 3am!!!!

PennyThePenguin
10-22-2004, 07:15 PM
ADDICT HERE TOOOOOO!!!!!:wavey:

june...:hug: sorry about the scoreboard and blahblah....

ooh ilhame. i hope u've got tv coverage right now cos tommy is.... ahhh u know what he is lol.

and i spotted a bald david beckham. i think he's trying to imitate andre

tall_one
10-22-2004, 07:36 PM
it is the worst day for me today! :mad:
I am getting worse and worse:
the day before yesterday, I had the TV coverage and saw half of Marat's match.
yesterday, I followed the score and got the report from jiat.
today, I have no coverage, no report, even no score! cos a relative comes to my home and occupies my bedroom, where my dear computer places! :sad: :sad:
awww I'm sorry! :hug: Hopefully he will win today and you will get to twatch him tomorrow :)

maratski
10-22-2004, 07:50 PM
I don't have coverage :(

I don't know what's worse, not seeing Marat or not seeing Tommy Ass ;)

Aurora
10-22-2004, 08:36 PM
My choice is made pretty quickly, but that's just me ;)
Damn, I'm starting to resent the WTA, I can see that almost every week and now Justine isn't there not, so my heart isn't with it. Just Kim&Lleyton mania today in li'l old belgium :rolleyes: :tape:.

maratski
10-22-2004, 08:41 PM
I heard about it :eek:

Seeing the russian girls on tv all the time is nice, but it's definitely time to show some men's tennis again. I think USO was the last time I saw ATP matches.

Aurora
10-22-2004, 09:42 PM
6-4 6-4 Nice and clean again (just a little bit of OAF in the end it seems)

:yeah: c u tomorrow, Marat!!

RogiFan88
10-22-2004, 09:51 PM
Fantastic, Marat! Now just beat the Baldy tomorrow for a cool final!!! VAMOS!!!!! Can't wait to see you!

Cris
10-22-2004, 09:53 PM
Bravo! :banana:
Next, Agassi. Buena Suerte Marat! :yippee:

Congrats lilly! :hug: :cool:

Jessi
10-22-2004, 10:02 PM
well done Marat! :kiss: His first TMS semi since Paris 2002...

Beat the geezer tomorrow and make the final!

Balaenopteramusculus
10-22-2004, 10:30 PM
He was in Monte Carlo sf this year. :angel:

|-Safin_Coria-|
10-22-2004, 11:00 PM
awesome job Marat!!!!!! :woohoo:

Bibir
10-22-2004, 11:12 PM
Well done baby !!!...:banana: :banana:
now...Hippo vs Baldy ...you can do it !!!! Go Go !!! :D

junekidd
10-22-2004, 11:33 PM
well done, Marat! :yeah: it is the only good news for me in 24 hours! I love him and all of you so much! :hug: :kiss:

Fergie
10-22-2004, 11:56 PM
Marat :banana:

Good luck against Agassi :yeah:

junekidd
10-23-2004, 12:10 AM
yeah, sol! he won the match without TB! that is really great! :lol:
what a pity that I did not share the happiness with you when the match was progressing! but I can cheer for him and share my excitement here. once again, I love you all! :hug: :kiss:

Aurora
10-23-2004, 08:29 AM
pics:

http://cache.****************/comp/51551809.jpg?x=x&dasite=MS_GINS&ef=2&ev=1&dareq=E2399169AC85D6DE9A21091711E5AD1ED43178B3E1A7 5E9A7757C85AE85A779B

http://cache.****************/comp/51551545.jpg?x=x&dasite=MS_GINS&ef=2&ev=1&dareq=E2399169AC85D6DE9A21091711E5AD1E8291F9ACE31D 3EB97757C85AE85A779B

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20041022/capt.mad11910222232.spain_madrid_tennis_mad119.jpg

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/afp/20041022/capt.sge.ujh30.221004222208.photo00.photo.default-283x380.jpg

:kiss:
http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20041022/capt.mad11810222231.spain_madrid_tennis_mad118.jpg

Kiara
10-23-2004, 08:32 AM
Marat's playing the best tennis he's played all year,better than Australia and whatever Peter has done to improve Marat's net game, it's fanatstic, he's more of a complete player now than ever before.

does anyone know who that really young guy in Marat's box is? :confused: he's been at every tournament since the uso, WHO is he?

Kiara
10-23-2004, 08:45 AM
and he needs to stop bitching about foot faults! just move your foot back Marat, and stop whining when you're on matchpoint, like the whole world is against you :(

Ilhame you dont have this on tve? :confused:

Aurora
10-23-2004, 08:48 AM
http://pro.corbis.com/images/DWF15-963061.jpg?size=67&uid={65a48ff6-20b9-4fbd-be90-c3b4968fdfba}

http://pro.corbis.com/images/DWF15-963098.jpg?size=67&uid={a12b1761-0b51-4b28-a619-fd9e5f6fb0a3}

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v415/Sanell/TMS%20Madrid/2004-10-22T215513Z_01_ACO18D_RTRIDSP_2_SPORT-TENNIS-MADRID.jpg

Kiara, that is great to hear! He's been more net-orientated this year, but good to hear he's finally really getting the most of it. Have you been watching all his matches in Madrid?

Really young guy? I'm curious too. Has he shown up at any pics?

junekidd
10-23-2004, 08:53 AM
thanks for the pics lilly! happy kiara always gets TV coverage! thanks for your report! :)

young guy? I have no idea of him too. :confused:

Kiara
10-23-2004, 08:56 AM
I watched his last 2 matches, im surprised at how well he's playing , everything is just GOING IN! :D but then again both Koubek's and Horna's games play right into Marat's game, they have nothing to hurt him with, Agassi is a different story alltogether

lillly, the said boy was sitting next to rausa in the china pics, he and peter keep high fiving when after every game marat wins heh!

Aurora
10-23-2004, 09:06 AM
oh yeah that guy! I saw Peter highfiving someone in Moscow too, I remember cause it made me laugh so hard. I'll check the pics.

there's been some comments on his returning not being very good. an opinion?

Kiara
10-23-2004, 09:14 AM
I dont see anything wrong with his return game, he gets the ball in play most of the time, he hit a couple of bh winners off horna's serve Koubek has a better serve but Marat made good work of it.

Kiara
10-23-2004, 09:16 AM
him

Aurora
10-23-2004, 09:18 AM
What about Agassi next? It's the big game, if he wins he's a safer bet for YEC, no? But more importantly, beating a top 10 player again. Ok, that's just a stat but he hasn't done that alot this year. [of course because he didn't make it often too a meeting, but he had enough chances] And don't forget the huge confidence booster. The public will be on Andre's side big time I think, as he left the court being booed I read.
:scratch: when did he last beat a toptenner? I don't remember anything after AO. Am I missing something here? :confused:

come on, Marat, this is your chance! I'm already getting nervous. :scared:

maratski
10-23-2004, 09:22 AM
Thanks for the pics all :kiss:

If an injured Tommy can give Agassi a tough time, then I hope Marat, who's in shape can do a bit better ;)

Kiara I have TVE internacional and TVE Asia, but I guess they're different from the TVE you get in Spain. Some satellite channels don't show the same things everywhere :( I checked several times this week and there was no tennis on.

Aurora
10-23-2004, 09:23 AM
I dont see anything wrong with his return game, he gets the ball in play most of the time, he hit a couple of bh winners off horna's serve Koubek has a better serve but Marat made good work of it.

Mmmyeah, I guess alot of people expect him to do a lot of return winners 'cause they have this image build up in their head as "a great returner, one of the best". There just aren't that much return winners happening in men's tennis.

maratski
10-23-2004, 09:24 AM
I need to work till 5pm so I'll get my ass home as soon as possible to come into the scoring thread.

Aurora
10-23-2004, 09:25 AM
yeah, the kid's a mystery. perhaps info on tgfr?

Kiara
10-23-2004, 09:27 AM
Lopez is probably the highest ranked player he's beaten :lol:

no he didnt get booed when he left the court,only when he was being a brat about the footfaults

Aurora
10-23-2004, 09:30 AM
I can't decide if I'm gonna follow the score online first or if I'm gonna wait till I can see the (summary of) the match in the night.

junekidd
10-23-2004, 09:31 AM
when did he last beat a toptenner? I don't remember anything after AO. Am I missing something here?

*sigh* lilly, you said sth awful... now only I can do is looking forward to marat's perfect performance in this match and ignoring the result... :awww:
I believe it will be as classic as their meet in AO. :yeah:

Kiara
10-23-2004, 09:34 AM
Thanks for the pics all :kiss:

If an injured Tommy can give Agassi a tough time, then I hope Marat, who's in shape can do a bit better ;)

Kiara I have TVE internacional and TVE Asia, but I guess they're different from the TVE you get in Spain. Some satellite channels don't show the same things everywhere :( I checked several times this week and there was no tennis on.

Ilhame, in the first set tommy was playing his very best tennis,he put everything he had into that set, Agassi was playing like a :retard: he was barking at the ballgirls, had trouble focusing, making ue after ue and Robredo STILL had to win that set in tb, there was no way he could've kept that level of tennis up for so long. Not to be discredit tommy but he playing his very best still had to struggle to win a set against a piss poor Andre.

Tve has ok coverage, the better coverage is on satellite for me.

Aurora
10-23-2004, 09:36 AM
I'm sorry June, but we can't just go around posting hot pics and shouting how fabulous he is. The tennis is the main thing. It's going better & better but he and we want to go the next level.
I hope it's gonna be a classic too, it ain't a fivesetter so he can't afford any missed games but then again, Andre proved yesterday he's attackable. DAVAI!!!!

Kiara
10-23-2004, 09:37 AM
yeah, the kid's a mystery. perhaps info on tgfr?

sure, if you want to believe whats on tgfr ;)

Aurora
10-23-2004, 09:38 AM
Tsss Kiara, Ruth will come down and hunt you!

maratski
10-23-2004, 09:38 AM
Too bad I missed Tommy's match. It'll be a long time before I get to see him on tv. The DC final is still a long time away. ;)

Did Marat's match have the models or just ball kids?

Aurora
10-23-2004, 09:39 AM
No, Andre's did.
Yeah, I think this is gonna be the first match Marat has the models, no?

:scared: damn, there goes our classic battle ;)

maratski
10-23-2004, 09:39 AM
We can handle Ruth verbally and in other ways ;) I for one don't trust what she says, but won't get into that. ;)

Kiara
10-23-2004, 09:40 AM
Im hoping the models will be there, seriouly Andre was seeing red all through the match, he was barking orders at them and they kept getting sooo cofused they were like "huuh" plus they're slow, at one point Andre snatched a ball from the model and rolled it across the court , the whole crowd cheered :lol: poor models, they should stick to the runway

Aurora
10-23-2004, 09:42 AM
:haha: gotta love Andre. Marat will be more forgiving for sure!

what are y'all opinion about the match?

Kiara
10-23-2004, 09:44 AM
Too bad I missed Tommy's match. It'll be a long time before I get to see him on tv. The DC final is still a long time away. ;)

Did Marat's match have the models or just ball kids?

marat hasnt had models yet but they were all in the crowd watching his matches hehehee

tommy :sad: on a brighter note, he was wearing the see through white shorts yesterday :yeah:

junekidd
10-23-2004, 09:45 AM
sure, lilly! the tennis is more important. Andre is always a big opponent. marat' d better focus on the match straight. his serve, returnning, FH & BH shot, all these things must go well. I only saw his first match in Madrid, so I am also a little bit worried abt his form... yep he is getting better and better, but who knows how long will his form last... :unsure:

Kiara
10-23-2004, 09:46 AM
Tsss Kiara, Ruth will come down and hunt you!

i couldnt care less

Kiara
10-23-2004, 09:47 AM
and in other ways ;)

remind me never to get in your bad books ;)

Kiara
10-23-2004, 09:52 AM
i cant call this match, im not even going to try, if Marat doesnt win this I would want David to win the tournament, provided he wins the semi if not i dont care

PennyThePenguin
10-23-2004, 10:01 AM
tgfr hasn't got news about the guy

erm... there was another unidentifieable guy in marat's box.

according to vlad, marat hasn't beaten a top tenner since... *ding ding ding* andre at the AO. (at least, if i remember what vlad said correctly)

marat was playing better yesterday than against koubek. except for the first serves. which were :eek: came up with lotsa nice volleys. was at the net a lot!!!!

what else... no cute ball girl with colourful braids yesterday. though marat did kiss the crowd goodbye.

junekidd
10-23-2004, 10:13 AM
I saw his kiss... somewhat funny! :lol:

RonE
10-23-2004, 10:20 AM
Great match! Marat seemed really to focus and leave all the BS aside. Really good to see him stringing em together :yeah:

As for Agassi, Marat always has a tendency to raise his game when playing the top players and legends I've noticed. I'll never forget how he kept hammering Pete time after time. I believe that he will be 100% focused and committed to the match. Should be a cracker!!!

junekidd
10-23-2004, 10:29 AM
RonE, :hug: thanks for your encouraging.
still his 1st serve has to go well and he'd better be aggressive more. it seemed that his volley got better, but wish Agassi's crossing shot would not upset him...

Aurora
10-23-2004, 10:40 AM
Yeah, if he gets passed a few times (or misses :o ) in the beginning of the match, he gets the tendency to retreat to the baseline. perhaps Peter has worked on that.

*already sending positive vibes towards the shoulder for accurate first serves*

tall_one
10-23-2004, 03:14 PM
Marat won the 1st set 6/3 :banana: Gooooo Marat!!! Kick baldy's butt!

tall_one
10-23-2004, 03:46 PM
Marat won 6/3 7/6 (4) :woohoo:

maratski
10-23-2004, 03:54 PM
I need to check gey images for those see through shorts ;)

I'm not that dangerous Kiara. Like Marat I look very friendly, but when I'm pissed, you'd better watch out ;)

maratski
10-23-2004, 03:54 PM
:woohoo: Marat

junekidd
10-23-2004, 03:59 PM
great!!!!!!!!!!! well done marat! :yeah: :kiss:

~EMiLiTA~
10-23-2004, 04:02 PM
YAYYYYYYYYYY MARAT!!!! :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:
VAMOS MARAT!!!! A POR LA FINAL!!! QUE GANES EL MSM!!!!

PennyThePenguin
10-23-2004, 04:25 PM
:woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: MARAT!!!!!!!!

and since i've ranted everywhere already..might as well complete the rant and say.... BAH DIE STAR SPORTS DIE!!!

knight_ley
10-23-2004, 04:29 PM
YAY MARAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :banana:

Cris
10-23-2004, 04:41 PM
Marat :yippee: Well Done! :banana:

Bibir
10-23-2004, 05:05 PM
Good job baby !!!! :banana: :banana:
I wasn't very optimistic before the match....excuse me Marat !!!...do you excuse me?? ;)

Good luck for tomorrow !!!! http://www.lovefoundanew.com/bannana3.gif

RogiFan88
10-23-2004, 06:18 PM
Wonderful, Marat! Molodetz!!
Now I have my final -- Nalby v. Safin!! Two Spanish-speaking guys!

VAMOS, MARAT, I still want you to win it all!

Cris
10-23-2004, 06:26 PM
Buena Suerte Marat! :bounce: Vamos! :yippee:

Lucie
10-23-2004, 06:36 PM
great win for marat!

merle
10-23-2004, 06:57 PM
Wonderful, Marat! Molodetz!!
Now I have my final -- Nalby v. Safin!! Two Spanish-speaking guys!

VAMOS, MARAT, I still want you to win it all!

Hi Rogi Fan!! Nice to see you here! :wavey:
AND YEAH - GREAT FINAL!!!!!!!!!! Rosie must be so happy in Madrid!!!!!!! ROSIEEEE, WE NEED ALL THE DETAILS WHEN YOU GET BACK PLEEEEAAAAASE!!!!!!!!! :kiss:

RogiFan > You speak Russian and Spanish? Where do you come from if I may ask?

-sOfia-
10-23-2004, 07:00 PM
Marat :bounce: :worship: :hearts:

junekidd
10-23-2004, 07:33 PM
great avatar, sol! soooooooooo cute! ;)

jazz_girl
10-23-2004, 07:40 PM
Congratulations to Marat! :yeah: He's been playing soooo welll this week that he surely deserves to be in the final!!!
You know I won't be cheering for him tomorrow, but if David can't get the title I'm glad Marat can. :)
And June, please join us tomorrow at the msn!!! It was really fun today and I know it will be more fun tomorrow cause none of us will be cheering for the same guy! If any other Marat fan wants to follow the match with us, you're more than welcome to join us. Just sent me a pm and I'll give you my msn address!!!
Hugs to all and may the best man win!!! :bounce:

junekidd
10-23-2004, 07:46 PM
I will join you for sure! let's see how hilarious it would be! in fact, if I am luck tomorrow, I would get the TV coverage. but it might be taped. thanks for you invitation, Jime! ;)

Jessi
10-23-2004, 08:08 PM
:woohoo: Way to shut down the A-train! :yeah: :banana: :banana: :banana:

sounds like a sizzling match form Marat. Can't wait to watch it later tonight! :bounce:

Good luck in tomorrow's final!

Jessi
10-23-2004, 08:13 PM
Thanks Jime! Thats very sweet of you. :hug: Congrats to David as well for making the final. :) Marat and Dave have been the two best players this week and whoever wins will be a deserving winner. I'm just glad Marat and Dave fans get along...it will make marat losing if he loses a little easier to handle ;)

Fergie
10-23-2004, 08:41 PM
Vamos Marat, good luck tomorrow in the final :bigclap:

Jessi
10-23-2004, 09:21 PM
Marat Safin surprised with his victory

00:49 2004-10-24
Marat Safin ended the hopes of a title repeat for crowd-pleasing Andre Agassi, sending the second seed to his first career defeat at the 2.425-million-dollar Madrid Masters.

The 6-3, 7-6 (7/4) loss was Agassi's first defeat at the Rockodromo having won the inaugural title here in 2002 and he did not play in 2003.

Safin will face off Sunday against fourth seed David Nalbandian, who tamed the big-serve threat of Croatian Ivan Ljubicic 6-4, 6-4 to reach his second title shot of the season, says Channel News Asia.

"Long time ago, really long time ago," Safin said when asked when he last played that well.

"I'm actually surprised. It was really difficult times in the summer. I didn't play well. I lost my confidence."

Agassi played a long three-set quarterfinal Friday night against Tommy Robredo.

"I knew he was a little bit tired with the long match of yesterday," Safin said. "I could concentrate on my serve and take chances on his.", wrote San Francisco Chronicle.

According to the CBS Sportsline, "I got outplayed in the first set," Agassi said. "I managed to sort of hang in there and figure out a way to give myself more chances than him in the second. Didn't quite just get over that hump."

Nalbandian, who hasn't lost a set in the tournament, needed just an hour and 25 minutes to beat Ljubicic and advance to his second final of the year. The 2002 Wimbledon runner-up lost to Carlos Moya at the Italian Open.

maratski
10-23-2004, 09:44 PM
Marat interview on CNN World Sport. Check your tv schedule to know what time the next edition of the sports news is. I couldn't hear it cause my sis was listening to music. The only word I picked up was lottery :o

sanell
10-23-2004, 10:08 PM
YESSS! He Beat Agassi! :worship:
God Luck The Final!! He can Beat Nalbandian!
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v415/Sanell/TMS%20Madrid/marattv4.jpg
:wavey:

loeliepoelie
10-23-2004, 10:38 PM
There's also a little interview on Eurosport during the sport news!!! :)

sanell
10-23-2004, 10:56 PM
My Screen captures from Today:

http://www7.online.rtlklub.hu/forumkepek/4324783.pict

tall_one
10-24-2004, 02:29 AM
audio up on the atp website :)

http://www.atptennis.com/en/common/TrackItA.asp?file=http://wm.atptennis-global.speedera.net/wm.atptennis-global/safin_madrid6_1.wma

chocc0
10-24-2004, 02:38 AM
yay go marat i put $150 on vbookie for him to win!!
GO MARAT!!!

Daniel
10-24-2004, 10:50 AM
Vamos Marat :D

Aurora
10-24-2004, 11:14 AM
:woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:

(I just woke up, I stayed up to watch match tape-delayed at 2:30 a.m. and boy, am I happy I did that!!)

Thank you, thank you, thank you Marat for showing some good tennis and a great winning mentality!!

vamos against Nalbandian!

Aurora
10-24-2004, 11:43 AM
http://pro.corbis.com/images/DWF15-963525.jpg?size=67&uid={6122bc53-2679-4d68-8c3d-88777118c93e}

http://pro.corbis.com/images/DWF15-963450.jpg?size=67&uid={06e1b3c7-dd34-467b-a48f-a22799aa446f}

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v415/Sanell/TMS%20Madrid/jpeg-1no75759-20041023_7358512.jpg

http://us.news1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/rids/20041023/i/r1252086065.jpg

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20041023/capt.jj10810231704.spain_madrid_tennis_topix_jj108 .jpg

~EMiLiTA~
10-24-2004, 03:08 PM
HE JUST WON MADRID!!!!!!!!!! :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:

darika
10-24-2004, 03:12 PM
Marat Safin is the Best in the World.
And the Hottest.....

Shadow
10-24-2004, 03:13 PM
YES!!! TMS MADRID 2004 Champion MARAT SAFIN! :woohoo: :woohoo:

6-2 6-4 6-3 against Nalbandian.

WELL DONE MARAT! Congratulations on a great performance... :bounce:

PennyThePenguin
10-24-2004, 03:21 PM
:woohoo: :woohoo: and andrea's BACK!!!!!!!!!!!

jazz_girl
10-24-2004, 03:27 PM
Amazing match by Marat!!!! I have nothing to say but congratulate him. He showed an amazing class, he surely deserves the title!
I loved his speech too, I think it was one of the funniest ever!!! :haha:

maratski
10-24-2004, 03:28 PM
:woohoo:

What a wonderful day it is today. Marat can still do it and he finally beat top 10 players again. The confidence is there and hopefully there's enough energy left in the tank for the coming weeks.

Andrea when we chatted on MSN last week you complained about the crappy coverage on DSF, but I'm sure you'll watch the highlights tomorrow. Better then nothing I guess ;) :hug:

maratski
10-24-2004, 03:29 PM
:wavey: Jazz

Is it true that David was injured today? There are rumours of him having a broken toe. David showed that he's in form this week and there are good times ahead for him as well :) :hug:

Shadow
10-24-2004, 03:30 PM
aaw thanks jazz_girl. Its so nice to hear Marat is playing great.. (after a VERY long time). :)
Ilhame, yeah I cant wait to see the match tomorrow. Hope they show a bit of the ceremony too ( :lol: ) Its better than nothing huh ;) (one hour summary)

maratski
10-24-2004, 03:36 PM
Will Bercy be the same on DSF?

Marat has won, I'm in a good mood, now let's hope that'll help me in my job interview tomorrow ;)

Shadow
10-24-2004, 03:37 PM
the first pic with the trophy :aparty: :clap2:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v290/MaratFan/madrid_59.jpg

Shadow
10-24-2004, 03:39 PM
Will Bercy be the same on DSF?

I don`t know yet. For sure the final will be only a summary, but maybe they will show live matches during the week, like the years before. I hope so.

Dux
10-24-2004, 03:39 PM
I'm so happy Marat won :worship: :worship: :worship:

Btw, anyone know what he needs to do now to qualify for the Masters Cup? :)

maratski
10-24-2004, 03:40 PM
Love the photo!

jazz_girl
10-24-2004, 03:44 PM
Thanks guys!
As a matter of fact, I think he was gonna withdraw, but he did play and show some fight although the results won't show that. But I think that even at being to his best Marat would have beaten him anyway, because he was playing amazing tennis. If you saw it you know what I mean, and if you didn't trust me on this one. I think the big Marat is back and David could do nothing against it.
Maybe if David was at his best could have had a chance, but I think there are no excuses here, Marat played a great match.
Apparently David broke his toe will playing against Srichaphan and has been playing with that broken toe against Ljubicic and Dent :rolleyes:

Shadow
10-24-2004, 04:05 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v290/MaratFan/madrid_63.jpg
Russian Marat Safin is sprayed with champagne by models who replaced the ball boys at some of this tournament's matches, after winning the final of the ATP Masters series tennis tournament in Madrid, Sunday, Oct. 24, 2004. Safin won his final in straight sets, 6-2, 6-4 and 6-3.

jazz_girl
10-24-2004, 04:07 PM
LOL! Marat must be happy with the models :haha:

Shadow
10-24-2004, 04:09 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v290/MaratFan/madrid_64.jpg

Shadow
10-24-2004, 04:15 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v290/MaratFan/madrid_70.jpg

Shadow
10-24-2004, 04:16 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v290/MaratFan/madrid_69.jpg

Shadow
10-24-2004, 04:16 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v290/MaratFan/madrid_68.jpg

Shadow
10-24-2004, 04:17 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v290/MaratFan/madrid_67.jpg

Shadow
10-24-2004, 04:17 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v290/MaratFan/madrid_66.jpg

Shadow
10-24-2004, 04:18 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v290/MaratFan/madrid_65.jpg

Jessi
10-24-2004, 04:18 PM
:woohoo: :banana: :woohoo: :banana: :woohoo: :banana: :woohoo: :banana:

Congratualtions Marat!!! Your 4th TMS title :worship:

Can't wait to watch it tonight in my delayed chopped up coverage :rolleyes: They'd better show the trophy presentation :mad:

Seles3
10-24-2004, 04:19 PM
yay marat!! you are MY BOO!!!!!!!

Shadow
10-24-2004, 04:25 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v290/MaratFan/madrid_71.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v290/MaratFan/madrid_74.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v290/MaratFan/madrid_73.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v290/MaratFan/madrid_72.jpg

Jessi
10-24-2004, 04:28 PM
Safin overwhelms Nalbandian to win title

10/24/04 3:47 PM



MADRID, Spain (AP) _ Marat Safin defeated David Nalbandian 6-2, 6-4, 6-3 Sunday to win the $3 million Madrid Masters and moved closer to locking up a berth in the season-ending Tennis Masters Cup in Houston next month.

The third-seeded Russian got off to a quick start, breaking Nalbandian's first two service games and winning the first set in just 29 minutes. Safin had at least one ace in each of his own service games in the second set.

Safin had 14 aces in the match, while the fourth-seeded Argentinian had just one. Nalbandian had not lost a set en route to the finals.

Safin earned $534,000 and captured 100 points, moving him ahead of Britain's Tim Henman into sixth place in the battle for the eight spots in the Tennis Masters Cup. Nalbandian, a 2002 Wimbledon finalist, stayed in 10th place.

Shadow
10-24-2004, 04:29 PM
Safin Surges in Madrid

Marat Safin surged to sixth place in the INDESIT ATP 2004 Race and greatly enhanced his chances of qualifying for Tennis Masters Cup Houston when he blitzed tough Argentine David Nalbandian 6-2, 6-4, 6-3 in the final of Masters Series Madrid on Sunday. Safin displaced Tim Henman in sixth spot in the Race and, with just two weeks of the regular ATP season remaining, now seems likely to qualify for the Tennis Masters Cup for the third time in five years. Nalbandian remains in 10th spot in the Race and still has an outside chance of qualifying for Houston.

Shadow
10-24-2004, 04:30 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v290/MaratFan/madrid_75.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v290/MaratFan/madrid_76.jpg

roisin
10-24-2004, 04:30 PM
he was fantastic. he totally whipped nalby. not that nalby didnt play particulary bad, but safin was just so much better!

CONGRATS MARAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

bring on paris! (and houston 4 that matter!)

Jessi
10-24-2004, 04:41 PM
has marat qualified for Houston with this win?

Shadow
10-24-2004, 04:45 PM
http://www.atptennis.com/shared/photos/180X250/safin_madrid6.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v290/MaratFan/madrid_84.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v290/MaratFan/madrid_83.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v290/MaratFan/madrid_82.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v290/MaratFan/madrid_81.jpg
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http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v290/MaratFan/madrid_79.jpghttp://img.photobucket.com/albums/v290/MaratFan/madrid_78.jpg

Shadow
10-24-2004, 04:51 PM
thanks to Marie from Safinator

Marat was funny in the throphy ceremony speaking perfect Spanish and making laugh everybody: was a little cruel to Nalbandian ("this was not your day") but then said "good luck for the next tournies to the Master, then he said thanks to the ball-girlsl (the models), he said:" it isn't your job but you did it very well" (all people laughing), then said thanks to the audience that supported him as he were still living in Spain, then thanks to the linesmen ("without them i woulnd't win a point" everybody laughing again), then thanks to Peter and his box, and finally to the box specially came from Russia (3 really common girls, I think friends), he said also thanks to them in Russian....he was calm, funny and kind-of-happy, smiling....but he wasn't that happy, as always, he cannot congrat himself as he deserves, anyway this was a MS title good Lord!! Marat you have to be proud of yourself!!

Shadow
10-24-2004, 04:55 PM
http://www.gotennis.com/Photos/2004-10-24T153743Z_01_PDH07D_RTRIDSP_2_SPORT-TENNIS-SPAIN.jpg
http://www.gotennis.com/Photos/2004-10-24T154238Z_01_PDH08D_RTRIDSP_2_SPORT-TENNIS-SPAIN.jpg
http://www.gotennis.com/Photos/2004-10-24T154314Z_01_PDH09D_RTRIDSP_2_SPORT-TENNIS-SPAIN.jpg
http://www.gotennis.com/Photos/2004-10-24T161201Z_01_PDH12D_RTRIDSP_2_SPORT-TENNIS-SPAIN.jpg

Shadow
10-24-2004, 04:57 PM
match stats:

1st serve% David 49%, Marat 58%
Aces David 1, marat 14
DF David 3, Marat 1
Winners David 12, Marat 29
UE David 38, Marat 26
Match time - 1 h 52 min.

Shadow
10-24-2004, 05:09 PM
Safin masters Nalbandian in Madrid

http://www.eurosport.com/imgbk/TENNIS/ALL/big_MD-I163192.jpg

Former world number one Marat Safin won his first title since the Paris Masters in 2002 on Sunday with a 6-2 6-4 6-3 victory over Argentine David Nalbandian at the Casa de Campo in Madrid. The 24-year-old Russian won his 13th career crown and will move to sixth in the ATP Champions Race on Monday

The Jekyll and Hyde of men's tennis had shown in the semi-finals against Andre Agassi that when he's in the mood he could be a challenger to Roger Federer. Sunday's performance confirmed this.

Against Nalbandian, Safin swaggered around Pista Central with the same crushing authority, emerging from a run of three broken service games with a 3-1 lead on his way to taking the first set in just 29-minutes.

"The match was quite a lot easier than I'd expected," said Safin afterwards. "I don't think I can go on playing like this forever - it's too good."

His fourth Masters Series victory is enough to take Safin into sixth place in the ATP Champions Race, leaving Tim Henman to sweat further over a spot in next month's Tennis Masters Cup in Houston.

Nalbandian, who has been beaten in four of five previous meetings with Safin, was always going to have to be at his peak to unsettle the Russian third seed.

As a result, the Argentine went for his shots from the start but he was unable to match Safin's combination of power and accuracy, tiring towards the end of the second set.

The 22-year-old, most notably, made two backhand errors in the tenth game and Safin needed no second opportunity, growing in confidence and getting the crucial break at the start of the third.

From then on the Safin of 2000 came to the fore and a one hour 52 minute victory was always assured.

http://www.eurosport.com/imgbk/TENNIS/ALL/MD-I163195.jpg

Red~Ruby
10-24-2004, 05:09 PM
Thanks for posting all the wonderfull pictures C!!!! ( I can't spell your name here :) ) Thanks a bunch!!

What a joyous day, his smile says it all!
And I am happy he got to be the lucky one to celebrate with all the models!! hahaha :)


MARAT SAFIN..... TENNIS MASTERS SERIES MADRID CHAMPION 2004!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !

maratski
10-24-2004, 05:12 PM
Spot the error in that article ;)

knight_ley
10-24-2004, 05:18 PM
THIS IS THE BEST THING TO WAKE UP TO!!!!!! Yay Marat!!!!! :banana:

Shadow
10-24-2004, 05:22 PM
LOL Ilhame. Again, huh ;)


Former world number one Marat Safin won his first title since the Paris Masters in 2002 on Sunday with a 6-2 6-4 6-3 victory over Argentine David Nalbandian at the Casa de Campo in Madrid.

how in the earth can they forgot the china open this year? ;)

Tennis Fool
10-24-2004, 05:22 PM
More Madrid pics:
http://images.sportsline.com/u/ap/photos/JJ106102412_lower.jpg
http://images.sportsline.com/u/ap/photos/MAD118102218_lower.jpg

User ID 4783
10-24-2004, 05:32 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v290/MaratFan/madrid_69.jpg
He's definitely NOT looking at the ball. :D

Jessi
10-24-2004, 05:44 PM
"Depressed and Hippo-ed Out."

TF, time to change your sig? ;)

WF4EVER
10-24-2004, 05:50 PM
He's definitely NOT looking at the ball. :D

Recruiting a new Safinette? Or inviting her to his celebration later?

WF4EVER
10-24-2004, 05:56 PM
Boy, Marat sure looked happy in the trophy presentation. Maybe he's beginning to believe that this is what he was born for. Gotta love him.

BTW does Marat look like his mom or dad? He's just so fucking gorgeous I'd like to eat him. Thank you, God, for making sure a beautiful man.

tall_one
10-24-2004, 06:03 PM
BTW does Marat look like his mom or dad?
see for yourself
http://dinarasafina.net/images/familyportrait.jpg

Iza
10-24-2004, 06:08 PM
Congrats Marat :woohoo: ! The whole week was amazing for him and I'm so glad he FINALLY won a big tournament. He seems very motivated so Fed, look out :eek: ! :bigclap: for the Hippo who seems like he's turning into a zebra at last!

Tennis Fool
10-24-2004, 06:20 PM
"Depressed and Hippo-ed Out."

TF, time to change your sig? ;)

No, like Egg, ever since I posted this sig, he's been winning :yeah:

Jessi
10-24-2004, 06:48 PM
No, like Egg, ever since I posted this sig, he's been winning :yeah:


oh, ok. Don't change it then ;)

Jessi
10-24-2004, 06:51 PM
maybe i should change my sig too>>> "marat, you suck. I hate you!" ;)

Shadow
10-24-2004, 06:55 PM
Audio after the match

http://www.atptennis.com/en/common/TrackItA.asp?file=http://wm.atptennis-global.speedera.net/wm.atptennis-global/safin_madrid7.wma