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Marat Safin beats Oli Rochus 6-4 7-6 !!!!

EternalFlame
06-10-2005, 01:54 PM
Is he starting to like Grass?? :eek:
Go Marat!
Bring on the Semis now!
:bounce:

Purple Rainbow
06-10-2005, 02:03 PM
Is he starting to like Grass?? :eek:
Go Marat!
Bring on the Semis now!
:bounce:

It seems that Marat indeed found his touch on grass. That might make for an interesting final (Federer-Safin) and an interesting Wibledon. The more title contenders the better, so it's great Safin is in good shape now!

rommel99
06-10-2005, 02:04 PM
i think the reason why hes doing quite well is that hes not expecting anything.. he plays freely without pressure whatsoever.. he just swings and swings and swings..

athina7
06-10-2005, 02:04 PM
Way to go Marat :yeah:

foul_dwimmerlaik
06-10-2005, 02:07 PM
Well done!

Nikki♥
06-10-2005, 02:36 PM
Poor shorty got whipped. :sobbing:

Billy Moonshine
06-10-2005, 02:37 PM
Go Saffy!!

NATAS81
06-10-2005, 03:12 PM
No he can finally cut the bullshit and win the title.

hablovah19
06-10-2005, 03:25 PM
I'm glad his knee (?) injury is not bothering :bounce:

congrats safin!!! :clap2:

the cat
06-10-2005, 03:28 PM
Well done Marat. :) Marat barely beat Rochus on his way to the 2005 Australian Open title so I'm not surprised Rochus played him tough in Halle. Udachi Marat! :bounce:

JuanChuffy007
06-10-2005, 03:31 PM
:yeah: Marat

lucashg
06-10-2005, 04:01 PM
Rochus :sad:

Interesting to see Safin doin' well on grass. Never quite understood why he sucked on it, because his game has all the weapons to succeed on grass unless his footwork is the worst ever on it, which I doubt.

Gonzo Hates Me!
06-10-2005, 04:33 PM
Is he starting to like Grass?? :eek:
Go Marat!
Bring on the Semis now!
:bounce:

I know! Yay! Go Marat. Now let's see if he can keep it up in the semis!

Jennay
06-10-2005, 04:36 PM
Wow :yeah: Keep going, Marat.

Tennis Fool
06-10-2005, 05:41 PM
http://www.atptennis.com/shared/photos/180X250/safin_halle.jpg

"I hate grass. I think I'm gonna fall down"-Marat Safin

:rolleyes:

Go Marat! Keep hating grass! :p

*Viva Chile*
06-10-2005, 05:43 PM
Is he starting to like Grass?? :eek:
Go Marat!
Bring on the Semis now!
:bounce:

I hope so, I always think that he have game to play in grass. But he always thought the contrary :smash:

CassL
06-10-2005, 05:45 PM
Wow, good job Marat. Hope you get into a grass tourny final

Neely
06-10-2005, 05:50 PM
Rochus has a decent record on grass despite he has no big serve. I thought that he might win against Safin but Marat seemed to have interest in this match and he kept on trying: he was up a break in the first set, then blew it again but broke Rochus immediately back again. In the 2nd set he was down a break, re-broke and won the tiebreak.

A semifinal is a good result for him, Canas is going to be hard, but IMO he played nothing special today against Rainer. If Rainer had a bit more power and precision in his groundstrokes he would have won I think. So if Marat can deliver this, I give him the big chance to make the final here! :yeah:

tangerine_dream
06-10-2005, 06:11 PM
Very surprising. Marat playing with no pressure, maybe? Good on him. :yeah:

Lila
06-10-2005, 06:57 PM
Marat :hug: :smooch:

-SaFiinsBabY-
06-10-2005, 07:04 PM
Marat ... :kiss: :hug:

gooner88
06-10-2005, 07:21 PM
Well done Marat :yeah:
I've always thought he has the weapons to do well on grass with his serve and pounding groundstrokes. All he needs is to believe he can do it on the green stuff.

Pea
06-10-2005, 07:27 PM
He must feel good about beating Ollie.:lol:

Carolinita
06-10-2005, 10:35 PM
when you think he's going to lose...he win...when you think he's going to win...he lost...that's Marat http://www.bananacorp.cl:88/foros/html/emoticons/b_evil.gif

Tennis Fool
06-11-2005, 01:29 AM
Rochus has a decent record on grass despite he has no big serve. I thought that he might win against Safin but Marat seemed to have interest in this match

Vengence for Black Wednesday :devil:

rofe
06-11-2005, 01:32 AM
This is good news. I like Marat and Fed's game and I hope the two meet in the final. :drool: I won't be able to see it though. ESPN :smash: