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World Beater
06-18-2005, 06:25 PM
Injured Safin may face US Open heartbreak

Marat Safin may be forced to skip this season's US Open, as he battles to put an end to a potentially crippling knee injury.

The colourful Russian won the US Open in 2000 in breathtaking style, a victory which helped propel him to the world number one spot and transformed him into one of the tour's most compelling players.

But since lifting his second career Grand Slam title in Australia this year, the 25-year-old has endured a mediocre season which has only been salvaged in the last month by a fourth round run at the French Open and a runners-up place on grass at Halle last week.

On Saturday, Safin admitted that he has knee ligament damage and will be forced out of action for up to four weeks after Wimbledon in an effort to cure the problem.

"The doctors said I shouldn't really play here but it's grass so it's soft and I can't break anything," Safin said Saturday.

"If it was a hard court, I wouldn't play.

"I have a ligament rupture in my knee and it's pretty painful. I need to take a month off after Wimbledon so the doctors can sort out a programme."

Safin, who readily admits that playing on grass is not one of his favourite surfaces, and has a best showing of a quarter-final place here in 2001, said he has been taking painkillers and injections before each match to try and ease the pain.

He felt the problem again when he made the final in Halle last week where he lost the final to Roger Federer.

"I wanted to retire at Halle," admitted Safin.

"If I keep playing for a couple of more months after here, I could break the ligament."

Safin, the fifth seed at Wimbledon which starts on Monday, faces Thailand's Paradorn Srichaphan in the first round with a potential second round clash against 2003 runner-up Mark Philippoussis in the offing.

Federer, the two-time defending champion here, tipped Safin to be a major threat here but the Russian is still not convinced about his chances on grass even though Safin is working with the Swiss star's former coach Peter Lundgren. "I have worked a lot on my fitness, working on my movement on the grass courts where you have to take short steps," explained Safin.

"Peter has been pushing me to be more aggressive, to play my game and not waste a lot of time running on the baseline waiting for my opponent to make mistakes.

"I need to go for my shots."

Safin, like the majority of players on the tour, is no convert to the art of serve-and-volley which so inspired the likes of Pete Sampras to seven titles here.

"Players are better at returning the ball now than they were in the past. Hewitt, Roddick and Federer are great returners," he said.

"Now you have to wait for the right ball to go to the net, you have to mix it up.

"In the past I have struggled. I have needed to improve my serve, my volley, my slice."

http://sg.sports.yahoo.com/050618/1/3t177.html

croat123
06-18-2005, 06:27 PM
imo he should skip wimbledon and get healthy (and open up mario's draw some more)

aceit
06-18-2005, 06:30 PM
Then don't play Wimbledon, Marat!

Oh no, don't miss the USO. :sad:

Kosm
06-18-2005, 06:35 PM
Safin admitted that he has knee ligament damage and will be forced out of action for up to four weeks after Wimbledon in an effort to cure the problem

Four weeks out after Wimby doesn't mean skipping US Open.

oneandonlyhsn
06-18-2005, 06:38 PM
No, no no no. I hope he gets better by the US Open. Federer and Safin are the only 2 that I want to win it. Please get well soon Marat plz.

World Beater
06-18-2005, 06:38 PM
Four weeks out after Wimby doesn't mean skipping US Open.

Its possible that Safin may have to spend more time in rehab

Kosm
06-18-2005, 06:43 PM
this is from his official website


14.06.05
Yesterday Marat saw Mr Marcacci in Bologna a specialist regarding his knee.
Marat has a small cut or fracture in the ligament in his left knee. It is ok to play on grass so he will definitely be at Wimbledon and will also play at Boodles this weekend. After Wimbledon Marat will go to Bologna to have a small operation on his knee which will probably take about 2-3 weeks for recovery. This is to ensure that he will be fit and well for the summer season on hardcourts in the US.

Exodus
06-18-2005, 06:47 PM
No, no no no. I hope he gets better by the US Open. Federer and Safin are the only 2 that I want to win it. Please get well soon Marat plz.


:yeah:

CassL
06-18-2005, 06:51 PM
ugh, that damn knee! I hope he does well at Wimbledon or it would be kind of a waste.

oneandonlyhsn
06-18-2005, 07:08 PM
14.06.05
Yesterday Marat saw Mr Marcacci in Bologna a specialist regarding his knee.
Marat has a small cut or fracture in the ligament in his left knee. It is ok to play on grass so he will definitely be at Wimbledon and will also play at Boodles this weekend. After Wimbledon Marat will go to Bologna to have a small operation on his knee which will probably take about 2-3 weeks for recovery. This is to ensure that he will be fit and well for the summer season on hardcourts in the US.

Thats music to my ears, hope he gets well soon. Davai Marat

mer
06-18-2005, 07:33 PM
"The doctors said I shouldn't really play here but it's grass so it's soft and I can't break anything," Safin said Saturday.

:smash:

-SaFiinsBabY-
06-18-2005, 07:35 PM
Marat ... :sad:

lau
06-18-2005, 07:36 PM
:smash:
Exactly! OMG, I hope he knows what he`s doing!! :awww:

Melvins
06-18-2005, 07:45 PM
:sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad:

Vass
06-18-2005, 07:48 PM
Where the f@ck does he say that he might skip USO? Since when is USO one month after Wimbledon? Yahoo sporting news suck.

C3PO
06-18-2005, 07:48 PM
Marat ... :sad:

lau
06-18-2005, 07:56 PM
Where the f@ck does he say that he might skip USO? Since when is USO one month after Wimbledon? Yahoo sporting news suck.
Yes, you`re right.... I`m not worried about USO. I`m worried about his knee during Wimbledon.... The doctors told him not to play there :rolleyes: (there`s another "similar" article of Reuters that doesn´t say anything about USO, but it says almost the same about what the doctors told him to do)

Mrs. B
06-18-2005, 08:03 PM
take care, Marat. Tennis is no fun without you. :sad:

Carito_90
06-18-2005, 08:03 PM
"Hewitt, Roddick and Federer are great returners," he said.

Marat... what the...?
:lol:


Anyway, That's such a pity. I just hope he recovers as soon as possible.

*Ljubica*
06-18-2005, 08:05 PM
This is sucn bad news :sad: Get well soon Marat - take as much time as you need and recover fully.

Puschkin
06-18-2005, 08:06 PM
I hope this is only journalistic gossip.

Why should he decide to play Wimby, a tourney he never appreciated, with an injured knee and skip the US Open, where he has once played the match of his life?

Even Marat can not be so weird;)

lau
06-18-2005, 08:12 PM
Even Marat can not be so weird;)
:cuckoo: Yes he can, :lol: (read how he justifies playing on grass in the article, :lol: ) But I guess he (and the people around him) knows more about what to do than me... :scratch: ;)
"The doctors said I shouldn't really play here but it's grass so it's soft and I can't break anything," Safin said Saturday.

foul_dwimmerlaik
06-18-2005, 08:24 PM
This is NOT the news I was hoping to read logging on before going to sleep.

The info on injury is really confusing and helter-skelter. I hope Marat knows what he's doing, 'cos if the injury is that serious, he shouldn't be playing Wim in the first place. Looks like the journos are twisting his words to blow up the sensation, or Marat just contradicts himself, which is also not unheard of.

Safin expects to be out of action for a month after Wimbledon, but hopes to be back well in time for the U.S. hardcourt season. (reuters)

mer
06-18-2005, 08:28 PM
I hope this is only journalistic gossip.

Why should he decide to play Wimby, a tourney he never appreciated, with an injured knee and skip the US Open, where he has once played the match of his life?

Probably if he had lost early in Halle he would have skipped Wimby. Now when he gained some confidence he decided to take chances.

Halle 1-st round intervew
? So it is possible that you take a long rest?
...But it’s gonna be a tough decision, because it’s in the middle of the season and a big tournament is coming right know. You can make a lot of points, and with a good draw you might make good results there.

Billabong
06-18-2005, 08:37 PM
Marat:sad: get well soon ,man!!

linus
06-18-2005, 08:40 PM
o, this report is a bit frightening, for its title :(

and i think his knee is bad in fact, but he is a more professional player than any of us, just as most of you, right? i'd like to believe in marat and of course i will pray for him.

on the other hand, marat has a risking character, maybe it is too for his play now, anyway, god bless him, a good guy, better than many other guys, god knows this

mer
06-18-2005, 08:57 PM
This is NOT the news I was hoping to read logging on before going to sleep.
Tanya, I hope his knee won't get worse.
"If I keep playing for a couple of more months after here, I could break the ligament."
He is not gonna play couple of more months, it'll be just couple of more matches.

User ID 4783
06-18-2005, 09:02 PM
I hope it's not as bad as the article describes it

sigmagirl91
06-18-2005, 09:03 PM
This is all rather premature, no? I mean, we still have Wimbledon to deal with. Why jump the gun?

mer
06-18-2005, 09:08 PM
Looks like the journos are twisting his words to blow up the sensation, or Marat just contradicts himself, which is also not unheard of.

I'd say the headline of the article contradicts it's content

foul_dwimmerlaik
06-18-2005, 09:37 PM
I'd say the headline of the article contradicts it's content
Yeah, that what I meant when talking about journos.

KoOlMaNsEaN
06-18-2005, 09:43 PM
:( marat injuries again :(

NINA_BCN
06-18-2005, 09:44 PM
Injured Safin may face US Open heartbreak



Gilipolleces, como siempre. :mad:

Damita
06-18-2005, 10:06 PM
Where the f@ck does he say that he might skip USO? Since when is USO one month after Wimbledon? Yahoo sporting news suck.
my thought exactly. :rolleyes:

superpinkone37
06-19-2005, 07:48 AM
Damn.

But stupid journalists are, well, stupid and missing four weeks would not mean he would miss the USO. But we never know what might happen after and how long recovery might take. But still.

Marat :sad:

hablovah19
06-19-2005, 02:44 PM
Thats music to my ears, hope he gets well soon. Davai Marat

ouf. got scared there. knew I should have checked his website before getting freaked out ;)

avocadoe
06-19-2005, 04:31 PM
I think Marat knows what he is doing. Even if he didn't play Wimby, he wouldn't play hard court tennis, and US Open, UNLESS a regimen short of surgery, heals the ligament. So playing next week is okay, and then, stopping, and seeing what can be done, is best. Hope he'll be abck healthy soon as I too feel tennis without Marat is much less fun!!!

star
06-19-2005, 08:26 PM
I agree, Avo. :)

It makes sense for Marat to do what he can to avoid missing any of the slams.

And :kiss: :kiss: to Marat for recognizing that Andy is a good returner. :)

musefanatic
06-19-2005, 08:32 PM
Get well soon Marat!

Jenrios
06-19-2005, 08:42 PM
totally blown out of proportion by the media again......

mp3junkie
06-19-2005, 08:50 PM
No, no no no. I hope he gets better by the US Open. Federer and Safin are the only 2 that I want to win it. Please get well soon Marat plz.

What about Nadal. Don't you want him to win? I surely do! Go Nadal.

guida
06-19-2005, 09:10 PM
Safin really is something else. I can think of very few players that would generate such a wave of solidarity from other player's fans. :worship: Get well soon, Marat! :)

Mikas
06-19-2005, 09:14 PM
Safin really is something else. I can think of very few players that would generate such a wave of solidarity from other player's fans. :worship: Get well soon, Marat! :)
;)
Marat :worship:

smucav
06-20-2005, 04:01 AM
Out for 4 weeks after Wimbledon: does this mean no Davis Cup?

drf716
06-20-2005, 04:48 AM
yes no davis cup! misha is not playing well, i hope kolya will get through france for them!
whatever yahoo!
marat's gq cover will be just in time in his winning this years US Open.

ServeAlready81
06-20-2005, 06:41 AM
Safin :sad:

Halba
06-20-2005, 10:46 AM
damn

looks like Safin's career is on tenterhooks

he can't maintain top 10 forever with a condition like this

Kosm
06-20-2005, 11:10 AM
damn

looks like Safin's career is on tenterhooks

he can't maintain top 10 forever with a condition like this

Don't dramatize pls. The injury itself is not that serious. He just needs to take care of it before it gets worse.

Nimomunz
06-20-2005, 01:26 PM
Don't dramatize pls. The injury itself is not that serious. He just needs to take care of it before it gets worse.
i know.someone has a case of Dynasty!! :)

boliviana
06-20-2005, 09:41 PM
Last I heard, he thought he'd be up for USO and that's his goal. Can't see him getting very far considering he'd have missed the summer and will be out of shape but he has been known to surprise people before.

Tennis Fool
06-20-2005, 10:07 PM
Safin just stated in his interview he wanted to take care of his knee after Wimby to be ready for Toronto.

mitalidas
06-20-2005, 10:20 PM
Oh phew. Now no chance he can pull of a Grand Slam haul this year :)

RogiFan88
06-20-2005, 10:38 PM
Toronto? Montreal...

He looked perfectly fine to me today and was playing well, he didn't slip like Paradorn did and he seemed v comfy on the grass... no signs of knee probs at all.