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Safin vs Santoro

Maxpowers
06-07-2005, 09:33 PM
I looked at the Halle draw and saw that Safin is playing his favorite opponent, Fabrice Santoro. I know that Safin has never liked grass, but I don't think Santoro's style would be good for grass either. Do you think Safin will be able to win this or will he end up with a 1-8 record versus Santoro?

robinhood
06-07-2005, 09:36 PM
Every little detail indicates another Marat loss!
I hope he wins though.

wipeout
06-07-2005, 09:37 PM
A while back, Marat said:

"Being told I am having to play Santoro is like being told I am going to die."

:D

jayrhum
06-07-2005, 09:39 PM
Olala, I have to see this one or tape it. Could be fun. :lol:

Denise
06-07-2005, 09:47 PM
A while back, Marat said:

"Being told I am having to play Santoro is like being told I am going to die."

:D

Nice quote... OMG, Marat is so unique! LMAO :haha:
Very funny ;) thanks wipeout!

Denise
06-07-2005, 09:48 PM
GOOOOOOOOOOO MARAT kick Santoro's ass! He is not a monster anymore :lol:

Bilbo
06-07-2005, 10:32 PM
cya marat

Deivid23
06-07-2005, 10:36 PM
cya marat

:yeah:

Mehmetdk
06-07-2005, 10:46 PM
What about his knee?
Wasn't it suppose to be injured, is he going to play???

Bilbo
06-07-2005, 10:51 PM
another thing that favours santoro: marat plays early and he hates playing early

robinhood
06-07-2005, 10:54 PM
another thing that favours santoro: marat plays early and he hates playing early

So basically there is not a thing that Marat might find favorable for him.
The opponent, the surface, his knee, the scheduled time of the match, his hair.... :o

superpinkone37
06-07-2005, 10:58 PM
So basically there is not a thing that Marat might find favorable for him.
The opponent, the surface, his knee, the scheduled time of the match, his hair.... :o

lol. It's true though, unfortunately :(

Poor Marat :hug:

NATAS81
06-07-2005, 11:36 PM
"His Hair"

lol

bad gambler
06-07-2005, 11:44 PM
magician is definitely someone who can drive marat crazy

PennyThePenguin
06-08-2005, 12:31 AM
magician is definitely someone who can drive marat crazy

crazy? understatement ;)

Carolinita
06-08-2005, 12:42 AM
poor Marat...first his knee..now his favourite player ..but you know...it's Marat, a surprises' box so...:shrug:

Maxpowers
06-08-2005, 01:57 AM
I don't think any of these matches are televised in the US, but I'd love to see it. I can just imagine someone with Safin's personality getting very angry with Santoro.

cartmancop
06-08-2005, 02:02 AM
I wish I could see one of the Safin/Santoro matches too. They have to be hilarious:) Lil' Santoro slicing the hell out of the ball & hitting dropshots & wierd shots, while Big Safin(2X GS champ & former no.1) goes insane & breaks 10 racquets....

I just don't understand how a player as good as Marat could have THAT much trouble with someone like Santoro...I guess it's one of those things u just have to see to completely understand.

kabuki
06-08-2005, 02:13 AM
Bad Knee + Grass + Fabrice = Bye Bye Marat

Altough, I would happily eat those words.

NYCtennisfan
06-08-2005, 02:15 AM
Watch Marat pull it out (I hope).

mayan
06-08-2005, 09:23 AM
If Marat wins this one,he'll possibly play Oliver Rochus in the next round.Another opponent,he loves to play against. :D

mayan
06-08-2005, 09:26 AM
"I didn't really feel like playing tennis today. I had no motivation. I didn't want to be on court. I'm not a morning person,"

His morning person quote :lol: after losing to Juergen Melzer at the Hamburg masters 2004.

Chris Seahorse
06-08-2005, 09:29 AM
I have to work - I won't be able to see this match. Im heartbroken. Watching Fabrice take apart Marat is such fun to watch.

Lila
06-08-2005, 09:31 AM
"I didn't really feel like playing tennis today. I had no motivation. I didn't want to be on court. I'm not a morning person,"

His morning person quote :lol: after losing to Juergen Melzer at the Hamburg masters 2004.


Me neither, Marat, me neither. ;)

Kat!
06-08-2005, 09:36 AM
"I didn't really feel like playing tennis today. I had no motivation. I didn't want to be on court. I'm not a morning person,"

His morning person quote :lol: after losing to Juergen Melzer at the Hamburg masters 2004.


:haha: Marat and I have something in common..... :yeah:

Lila
06-08-2005, 09:39 AM
:haha: Marat and I have something in common..... :yeah:

:yeah:

bouncer
06-08-2005, 09:53 AM
Bad Knee + Grass + Fabrice = Bye Bye Marat

Altough, I would happily eat those words.

me too!

Viveletennis
06-08-2005, 12:43 PM
Safin won : Santoro withdrew because of an injury
Safin won 3-6 / 7-6/ 3-2

NINA_BCN
06-08-2005, 12:47 PM
Poor Santoro!! But I'm so happy!!!!!!!!!!!! :banana:

mer
06-08-2005, 12:55 PM
Fabrice :hug:
Get well soon

foul_dwimmerlaik
06-08-2005, 12:59 PM
Poor Fabrice, get well soon.

Yay Marat!

Skyward
06-08-2005, 01:03 PM
Safin won : Santoro withdrew because of an injury
Safin won 3-6 / 7-6/ 3-2

http://www.scorestand.com/tennis/

This site says Marat won 6-2 in the 3d set. :confused:

Viveletennis
06-08-2005, 02:13 PM
http://www.gerryweber-open.de/332.php

Here they say Santoro withdrew. :confused:

Nimomunz
06-08-2005, 02:21 PM
santoro retired any site that says anything to the contrary is just shitty or doesnt know tennis!!

jmp
06-08-2005, 03:09 PM
I don't think any of these matches are televised in the US, but I'd love to see it. I can just imagine someone with Safin's personality getting very angry with Santoro.

Max, they Gerry Weber site has the best quality tennis videos I've seen. They have Marat-Alexander now. They'll probably have Marat-Fabrice tomorrow. Check it out!

Get well soon, Fabrice. :hug: Go go goooo in the 3rd round, Marat! :D

the cat
06-08-2005, 04:06 PM
Has Marat ever won a grass court title? Maybe this is the year. :tennis: :) Beating Santora has to help his confidence on grass. But I just hope Marat's knee holds up so he can play well at Wimbledon.

Bibir
06-08-2005, 04:12 PM
Bad Knee + Grass + Fabrice = Bye Bye Marat

Altough, I would happily eat those words.
:bigclap: :bigclap:

ok, he was lucky...don't do it.

Aurora
06-08-2005, 04:18 PM
Has Marat ever won a grass court title?
title? :eek: TITLE?!! :o

Dude, let's take it one match at a time. Each one of those is a victory an sich on the Oafperson. ;)

Exodus
06-08-2005, 04:20 PM
the russian bear doesn't like to play on grass ya know

ys
06-08-2005, 04:33 PM
Two more wins from Marat in Halle, and I would consider bumping him over Nadal in RG seedings as a fair deal.. :) As of now, he does not deserve it..

NATAS81
06-08-2005, 04:34 PM
No surprise here. Finals baby. Hard part is over.

ys
06-08-2005, 04:37 PM
No surprise here. Finals baby. Hard part is over.

What is it supposed to mean? :confused:

janks
06-08-2005, 04:39 PM
he said hes gonna try and play wimby and then take a month break to be ready for the hard courts...

ys
06-08-2005, 04:41 PM
he said hes gonna try and play wimby and then take a month break to be ready for the hard courts...

Marat? You mean, he would skip the Davis Cup?

janks
06-08-2005, 04:43 PM
yep, marat.... he didnt mention davis... just said he has a plan to try and play wimby and then take a month break (rest the knee) and be good for the hard..

RogiFan88
06-08-2005, 04:51 PM
all this worry over nothing... too hilarious...