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favorite Marat match

Jessi
07-23-2002, 04:39 AM
My fave Marat match would have to be the 2000 USO final against Pete Sampras. I have probably seen it 50 times! :eek: Marat was simply brilliant!

But i also like:

Safin/Agassi - 1998 FO
Safin/Kuerten - '00 Hamburg Final
Safin/Sampras - '00 Toronto QF
Safin/Philippoussis - '00 Paris Final
Safin/Sampras - '02 Aus Open
Safin/Haas - '02 AO SF

Allie
07-23-2002, 04:57 AM
Safin/Sampras 2002 Aus Open

Safin/Sampras 2000 US Open

Jessi
07-23-2002, 05:06 AM
Hi Alexis! :wavey:

So did you remember to tape Marat on "Topspin"?;)

Allie
07-23-2002, 05:08 AM
Oh yes!!!

I saw that part. He looked very very cute.

I liked how he was making fun of his stomach, saying it isn't a sexy stomach or something like that. That was cute.

He's so hot. :hearts:

Jessi
07-23-2002, 05:14 AM
Yeah, he was saying "look at this stomach, how can i be sexy with this stomach!" LOL! He's so self-deprecating!

Allie
07-23-2002, 05:18 AM
lol!

I don't care what he says about his stomach, I love it! :p :hearts:

Jessi
07-23-2002, 06:34 AM
Ditto!:p :drool:

King Aaron
07-23-2002, 10:33 AM
2000 US Open !!

King Aaron
07-23-2002, 10:33 AM
Final i mean..

Maeike
07-23-2002, 12:10 PM
2000 US Open Sampras
2000 Paris final Philippoussis
2002 Aus Open Sampras

*Marat BigFan*
07-23-2002, 03:44 PM
I liked every match that Marat won.......love you

TheBoiledEgg
07-23-2002, 04:45 PM
Safin vs Sampras US Open final 00
Safin vs Agassi RG 1998

mmm!marat
07-23-2002, 05:13 PM
sampras us open 00
sampras aus open 02
sampras always seems to make marat rise to the occasion

Jessi
07-23-2002, 07:59 PM
not always. remember lisbon..:sad:

the cat
07-23-2002, 08:38 PM
Safin versus Courier - 1998 Davis Cup. That's the first time I saw Marat play.

Safin verus Agassi - 1998 French Open

Safin versus Rusedski - 1999 U.S. Pro Championships. This was also Marat's first ATP title. I watched it again the other day. And I enjoyed it again! And I think Jessi will enjoy it, too! Anyone else need a copy?

Safin versus Kuerten - 2000 German Open Final

Safin versus Sampras - 2000 U.S. Open Final

Safin versus Sampras - 2002 Australian Open

Safin versus Hass - 2002 Australian Open

P.S. - Jessi, I can't wait to see Safin versus Agassi again!
:bounce: I can't believe it's been over 4 years since I accidentaly taped over it! :eek:

P.P.S. - Allie = Alexis! :confused: And she has 177 posts here already! :eek: Silly me! :p I never knew! :o

Jessi
07-23-2002, 10:51 PM
the cat, i can't wait for you to see Safin vs. Agassi either! What an amazing and unforgettable performance from Marat! I believe he hit something like 60 winners in the entire match!:eek:

Very enjoyable!:D

Dissident
07-24-2002, 02:54 AM
Great remembering those matches from Roland Garros 1998...
And he beat Agassi and the defending champion Guga, which was also a wondeful match.
I loved the Indianapolis 2000 final too.
USOpen 2000 final was probably the best form he ever had. EVERYTHING was working perfect.

the cat
07-24-2002, 03:46 AM
Hitman, you liked the 2000 Indianapolis Final? Hey, wait a second. Guga won that match! ;) Great match though! :D
And Safin won the U.S. Open. So the Indianapolis loss didn't hurt him at all.

Udachi Marat! :bounce:

Dissident
07-24-2002, 05:15 AM
Well, Im a fan of Marat, but im a fan of Guga in the first place... So its understandable that I chose a match from my face matchup, and with my fave player victorious... isnt it???
Now, serious, that match was just great! Two tiebreaks and lots of long rallies!

the cat
07-24-2002, 12:38 PM
Hitman, I was only kidding! Guga is as likable as any player I have ever seen! :)

safin_fan
07-29-2002, 04:29 AM
Aussie Open 2001
round of 16 vs. Hrbaty
Although he lost this match :( it is still my favorite because it was the last time I saw him before he got injured. He was still in top form and serving well. He fought till the very end and he had the nicest tan.

marilag
08-24-2002, 12:18 AM
USO 2000 Final --- what else??????

Lily
08-24-2002, 02:38 AM
2000 US Open final---at the beginning of the 2nd week, i told my mom that "if Marat could just get to the final, he could beat Pete. He's the only one." She was like, how do you know that? And I said, he's the only one who could outserve Pete." Sweet!

2000 Hamburg final---first time seeing Marat play and first time seeing Marat play with Guga. They both fought their heart out. Incredible match.

2000 Indy final---again with Guga. Both so nervous at the beginning. Feeding off each others anger during the match. And even though Guga won, the smile on Marat's face showed what a gentleman he was and still very much is.

just from watching their matches you can tell they have a kind of bond that goes outside of tennis.

drf716
08-25-2002, 08:18 AM
2000 US Open Semifinals with Todd Martin?!
For me, that's were he showed everything he can do with the ball...Lobs, Aces, Winners...all variances...including smashing rackets...the WORKS!:)

AtPGiRL
08-29-2002, 03:38 AM
Originally posted by the cat
Safin versus Courier - 1998 Davis Cup. That's the first time I saw Marat play.

Safin verus Agassi - 1998 French Open

Safin versus Rusedski - 1999 U.S. Pro Championships. This was also Marat's first ATP title. I watched it again the other day. And I enjoyed it again! And I think Jessi will enjoy it, too! Anyone else need a copy?

Safin versus Kuerten - 2000 German Open Final

Safin versus Sampras - 2000 U.S. Open Final

Safin versus Sampras - 2002 Australian Open

Safin versus Hass - 2002 Australian Open

P.S. - Jessi, I can't wait to see Safin versus Agassi again!
:bounce: I can't believe it's been over 4 years since I accidentaly taped over it! :eek:

P.P.S. - Allie = Alexis! :confused: And she has 177 posts here already! :eek: Silly me! :p I never knew! :o


Hi Cat! I SO need a copy of the 1999 Safin/Rusedski match! I have also been searching high and low for a copy of the Courrier/Safin match from Davis Cup.. do you have this? I have a lot of Marat matches on tape if you are interested in a trade! I may also need the Safin/Kuerten 2000 German final... I'm not sure if I have it! *lol* too many matches.. so little time! But hey, if you are interested in making a trade, I would LOVE to! You can see my Marat matches at www.tennistapes.com. I also have a few more from this year that are not listed on there yet! So send me an email!!

decoqueen2000@hotmail.com

AtPGiRL
08-29-2002, 03:41 AM
Favorite Marat matches:
2000 USO *of course!*
Safin/Agassi - 1998 RG
Safin/Kuerten - '98 RG & '00 Hamburg Final
Safin/Sampras - '00 Toronto QF
Safin/Philippoussis - '00 Paris Final **
Safin/Sampras - '02 Aus Open **
Safin/Haas - '02 AO SF **
Safin/Rafter '01 Indy sf *I was there!*


there's so many more........ all of his matches w/Kuerten I love! And with Mark P. Also with Sampras and Agassi *the ones where Marat wins* *lol* :)

MS_Goose
09-15-2002, 01:55 PM
I think the best Safin match was at the US Open in '00. My two favorite players in the whole world! Marat deserved that trophy (Pete won Wimby that year.)

My other favs were the Agassi & Kuerten matches at RG in '98.

maratski
09-30-2002, 09:55 AM
I think I'm the only one who couldn't see the USO final. :mad: :mad:

But my fave match is against Phillippoussis in TMS Paris. Loved it from the beginning till the end. Was sad when he was bleeding, but he recovered and finished it. I watched it with my sister and she's a fan of Mark. Was kind of funny, but at the end I could tease her. LOL:D :D

TaTaaa
10-21-2002, 01:46 AM
All victories of Marat are completely amazing, hu?!? but absolutely my fave is the US Open 2000 Final against the King, Pete Sampras!!! ;)

Cizzigirl
11-06-2002, 09:10 PM
hi :D
Safin 's number one.:bounce: :hearts: [SIZE=3][FONT=arial][COLOR=blue][B]

Jessi
11-06-2002, 11:35 PM
Hey Cizzigirl! Welcome! :D

so, what's your fave Marat match? ;)