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Has M.Safin already withdrawn?

Rosa Luxembourg
08-27-2005, 10:54 PM
Because if he hasn't yet, don't expect him to play even 3 rounds. I have seen him practicing twice at the Open (one of them a set against A.Murray and another against C.Moya) and he was quite noticeably limping in the first one and cut short in the second (against Carlos). He then sat down and looked very subdued talking to Lundgren and a few other people about the knee. Moya was sitting next to him looking very sympathetic. Lundgren looked upset.

misyou25
08-27-2005, 10:56 PM
damn...i hope marat will do the right decision if it's playing or not...better have a healthy safin in 2 months than one who plays this season and after cant play at all :( thanks for the info!

jazz_girl
08-27-2005, 11:00 PM
This is so bad!!! :sad: I hope there's nothing serious, and if he's really injured, then he should rest, he could make it worse!!!

Castafiore
08-27-2005, 11:08 PM
I have read reports elsewhere that he's been limping. One person wrote that he apparently twisted his right knee. :sad:

Rosa Luxembourg
08-27-2005, 11:09 PM
by the way, he beat Murray in a tie-break and I'm not sure about the score against Carlos.

hablovah19
08-27-2005, 11:10 PM
doesn't sound good. marat should withdraw...he must look ahead...

Jennay
08-27-2005, 11:18 PM
Oh no. I hope he's ok. :sad:

Carlita
08-27-2005, 11:20 PM
:awww:

Saumon
08-27-2005, 11:21 PM
Maraaaaaaat!! :bigcry: :bigcry: :crying2:

uNIVERSE mAN
08-27-2005, 11:29 PM
What's to be sad about? He was knocked out first round last year. What's changed?

Rosa Luxembourg
08-27-2005, 11:33 PM
What's to be sad about? He was knocked out first round last year. What's changed?


you = :retard: :rolleyes:

Jennay
08-27-2005, 11:35 PM
What's to be sad about? He was knocked out first round last year. What's changed?
It's sad that he is injured and in obvious pain, Mr. Ignorant.

Corinna
08-27-2005, 11:36 PM
:awww:
he should look after his health

Jogg
08-27-2005, 11:44 PM
:sad: doesnt sound good, hope its nothing serious, he shouldn't risk making it any worse

Jimnik
08-27-2005, 11:53 PM
I know he has the next few months to worry about but surely the US Open is priority. If he can just hold on for the next 2 weeks, he gets a long break before any important tournaments come along.

*karen*
08-27-2005, 11:57 PM
:sobbing: A US open without Marat and Jen.

oneandonlyhsn
08-27-2005, 11:59 PM
:sobbing: A US open without Marat and Jen.

:lol: I was just thinking that the 2 crazies will be missed should Safin withdraw

lau
08-28-2005, 12:18 AM
What's to be sad about? He was knocked out first round last year. What's changed?
You`re such a :retard: !!!
Do I have to explain you what`s really sad about it?!
Oh!, wait, you wouldn´t understand it anyway... :o

tennyfan
08-28-2005, 12:21 AM
He twisted his right knee? Which was his bad knee? The right or the left?

Saumon
08-28-2005, 12:23 AM
left :sad:

PinkFeatherBoa
08-28-2005, 12:36 AM
What's to be sad about? He was knocked out first round last year. What's changed?

I love you. :retard:


I hope Marat doesn't play if he's not up to it. I wish him well. :)

uNIVERSE mAN
08-28-2005, 12:39 AM
It's sad that he is injured and in obvious pain, Mr. Ignorant.

what're you? his mother? he's going against his doctor's advice, if he's in pain who cares!

liptea
08-28-2005, 12:44 AM
he was quite noticeably limping in the first one and cut short in the second (against Carlos). .

CARLOS BEAT MARAT!!!!

mangoes
08-28-2005, 01:34 AM
This is sad to read. If he isn't defending any major points, then he should withdraw. Two weeks isn't worth putting his career on the line. Furthermore, hasn't he already qualified for the year end master's cup by winning the AO?

If he is playing against doctor's advice, then he is being very stupid in his choices.

Damita
08-28-2005, 01:43 AM
If he is playing against doctor's advice, then he is being very stupid in his choices.
There's a doctor in NY with him, making sure he takes care of his left knee. The doctor told him to practice every other day, and so that's what Marat did all the week. He was saying that he had a lot less pain, that he was feeling fine and was pleased with the way his knee was responding. So obviously he was respecting the doctor's instructions, and everything was fine.... until that problem with his right knee. :awww: :shrug:

rofe
08-28-2005, 01:44 AM
If he has some grey matter left in his brain, he should withdraw. I don't know what he is thinking right now. He must know that with a bum knee, he will not stand a chance beyond the the 4th round (assuming he even reaches the 4th round) and on top of that he could end his career prematurely. :banghead:

I like watching him play and it would be a pity if he retired from tennis when he has so many years of good tennis left.

In fact, recently, it seems like he has got his temper under control. This could be a sign that he is slowly getting rid of his oafishness and we could be treated to some spectacular tennis minus the oafishness that comes with it.

Come on Marat, listen to your doctor! :mad:

SwissMister1
08-28-2005, 02:16 AM
I was at that practice too, Marat was doing very little running, just mostly standing around and hitting.

mangoes
08-28-2005, 02:18 AM
There's a doctor in NY with him, making sure he takes care of his left knee. The doctor told him to practice every other day, and so that's what Marat did all the week. He was saying that he had a lot less pain, that he was feeling fine and was pleased with the way his knee was responding. So obviously he was respecting the doctor's instructions, and everything was fine.... until that problem with his right knee. :awww: :shrug:


Oh ok, I didn't know that. They reported in Cincy that he was playing against Doctor's advice. Well, I hope everything works out for him.

mangoes
08-28-2005, 02:20 AM
If he has some grey matter left in his brain, he should withdraw. I don't know what he is thinking right now. He must know that with a bum knee, he will not stand a chance beyond the the 4th round (assuming he even reaches the 4th round) and on top of that he could end his career prematurely. :banghead:

I like watching him play and it would be a pity if he retired from tennis when he has so many years of good tennis left.

In fact, recently, it seems like he has got his temper under control. This could be a sign that he is slowly getting rid of his oafishness and we could be treated to some spectacular tennis minus the oafishness that comes with it.

Come on Marat, listen to your doctor! :mad:

I would rather his temper didn't make him sometimes lose a match, but I LOVE IT when he has his outbursts!! Watching Marat is always an enjoyable and definitely NOT BORING experience...................I don't want him to change.

Damita
08-28-2005, 02:24 AM
Oh ok, I didn't know that. They reported in Cincy that he was playing against Doctor's advice. Well, I hope everything works out for him.
yeah in Cincy it was true. But then he went to NYC early this week and a doctor joined him almost immediately

NYCtennisfan
08-28-2005, 03:52 AM
He really shouldn't have played Cincy and I don't think he should play here. Something might happen and then he could be out for a long time. I hope he knows what the heck he is doing.

K-Dog
08-28-2005, 04:34 AM
Isn't it ironic how the two Oz Open champs are injured basically all year and have had similar temperments on the court all year, and both have knee injuries bothering them in their preparation for the US Open.

RodLo
08-28-2005, 04:53 AM
Poor Marat. :awww:

njnetswill
08-28-2005, 06:00 AM
Isn't it ironic how the two Oz Open champs are injured basically all year and have had similar temperments on the court all year, and both have knee injuries bothering them in their preparation for the US Open.

Roger and Justine (the 2003 champs) are secretly plotting their downfall.

perrygreen
08-28-2005, 12:04 PM
Any further news on Marat's withdrawal? I've checked the US Open's official site and found nothing on it. I'm really worried that Marat will play (he's very stubborn sometimes) and worsen his injury.:scared: :sad:

Marat, please make a smart decision this time.:unsure::hysteric: :o

BelgianWaffle
08-28-2005, 12:24 PM
Any further news on Marat's withdrawal? I've checked the US Open's official site and found nothing on it. I'm really worried that Marat will play (he's very stubborn sometimes) and worsen his injury.:scared: :sad:

Marat, please make a smart decision this time.:unsure::hysteric: :o

I agree.

:awww:

Meeek
08-28-2005, 12:36 PM
From today:

28.08.05 Marat News

Marat is ok. He has suffered some pain but it is not serious. Marat is not practising today Sunday but wll practice Monday. He is continuing physio and gym work and working with the doctor. Marat has requested a Wednesday start and he should hear the answer tonight. Although the schedule is not yet announced for Monday, it would appear from adverts for Agassi playing the 1st night session on Monday that US Open will be starting with the bottom half of the draw. This means that Marat should then play Tuesday at least and may have a chance of getting that Wednesday start. Despite all the speculation, Marat is determined he will play. Do not write him off.

:shrug:

perrygreen
08-28-2005, 12:40 PM
Thanks Meeek. I hope he knows what he is doing. :rolleyes::scared::unsure:

BelgianWaffle
08-28-2005, 12:43 PM
Contradicting reports (as always) :rolleyes:

Sugar Kane
08-28-2005, 05:14 PM
Damn I wish there was no need for this thread and Marat could be 100% so he can beat Fed :( Someone has to do it this time!

zethand
08-28-2005, 05:26 PM
No please dont withdraw!

BiancaUL
08-28-2005, 05:34 PM
I saw some of the same sessions Rosa saw and I have to agree, he looked rather awful (health-wise).

This could be a really, really bad mistake on his behalf.

Sugar Kane
08-28-2005, 05:38 PM
Oh no, it's up to Rafa then...

joeb_uk
08-28-2005, 05:53 PM
The trouble is the usopen needs marat, without marat (apart from nadal) the usopen is gonna be a federer piss take. Nadal is really only the player who could prevent a federer cakewalk, all other players i think he will crush. If safin was able to get that far, he would be able to stop a federer cakewalk too (but i dont see him lasting long enough to meet federer).

Oh well, its gonna be a really boring usopen :sad:

ClaycourtaZzZz.
08-28-2005, 05:55 PM
nah, Murray will kill Fed.

roberta
08-28-2005, 06:24 PM
nah, Murray will kill Fed.

:lol: :haha: :smash:
suuure... :cuckoo: :p

ClaycourtaZzZz.
08-28-2005, 06:26 PM
I can think what I want! so STFU! Dreams can come true, don't forget!

roberta
08-28-2005, 06:27 PM
nooooo...marat won´t withdraw........(i hope :rolleyes: ),i think he´s ok!! ;)
go to his official site!!

roberta
08-28-2005, 06:31 PM
I can think what I want! so STFU! Dreams can come true, don't forget!
ok,ok...easy boy/girl!!!!
i was just kidding.....i don´t like federer anyway.......
and yes dreams can come true....so keep dreaming :angel: ;) :p

ClaycourtaZzZz.
08-28-2005, 06:43 PM
of course:p

its.like.that
08-28-2005, 06:51 PM
I can think what I want! so STFU! Dreams can come true, don't forget!

shut your hole clown.

ClaycourtaZzZz.
08-28-2005, 06:52 PM
:sad:

its.like.that
08-28-2005, 06:52 PM
It would really show how moronic the US Open organizers are if they denied Marat a Wednesday start - that's if that is what he requested.

ClaycourtaZzZz.
08-28-2005, 06:53 PM
Ah, this guy can't play tennis.

its.like.that
08-28-2005, 06:59 PM
we know Murray can't play tennis, what's new?

:explode:

Sandra
08-28-2005, 07:00 PM
I hope this wont happen :(I wanna see him play badly !!!

Sandra
08-28-2005, 07:02 PM
nooooo...marat won´t withdraw........(i hope :rolleyes: ),i think he´s ok!! ;)
go to his official site!!
I did ;) and nothing about withdrawing there :)

ClaycourtaZzZz.
08-28-2005, 07:18 PM
I mean Safin you :devil: :p

roberta
08-28-2005, 07:18 PM
I did ;) and nothing about withdrawing there :)

:yeah: ;)

Sandra
08-28-2005, 07:39 PM
Oh no, it's up to Rafa then...
In your dreams :devil:
Murray has a better chance :yeah:

joeb_uk
08-28-2005, 07:52 PM
I can think what I want! so STFU! Dreams can come true, don't forget!
Yes dreams, but a nightmare like this wont come true! :lol:

ClaycourtaZzZz.
08-28-2005, 07:54 PM
You'll see:cool: Oneday it happens!:p

Sandra
08-28-2005, 07:55 PM
Try this USO ;)

lau
08-28-2005, 10:04 PM
from Marat`s official site




28.08.05
Regrettably we have to announce that Marat is withdrawing from the US Open. Although Marat wanted more than anything to play and has tried whatever he could to be ready, as a professional tennis player he has had to admit that his body is saying it is too soon. So he has made the decision after discussions with all those around him. He is not depressed because he realises this is the right thing to do. He will return to Italy to continue treatment at the Isokinetic and ensure that his knee is fully recovered. His one regret is that he is disappointing his fans who wanted to see him play. It is not known how long he will be out but we will keep you informed. This time he will make sure he does not rush into treturning. Marat still wants to play his tennis and he will be back. As his fans he needs your support more than ever.
Peace

For all those who might feel that we were giving the wrong impression, please note this was because Marat himself was saying he was fine. Marat has to make his own decisions and we have to abide by them. As with if anyone is ill, the medical people always tell you "He'll be fine!" We were always hopeful but in the end one's body is the one that makes the final decision.

Sandra
08-28-2005, 10:07 PM
Worst news i got this year :bigcry:..

Damita
08-28-2005, 10:08 PM
:bigcry: :bigcry: :bigcry:
very sad. but the best thing to do. take care of that knee!! (those knees? :rolleyes: :o)

PinkFeatherBoa
08-28-2005, 10:10 PM
I'm sad he had to pull out, but I'm glad he made the right decision. :yeah:

lau
08-28-2005, 10:11 PM
The USO will not be the same for me, but.... if the knee`s not fine... That`s life, I guess. I prefer this than watching him risking more.

David Kenzie
08-28-2005, 10:11 PM
Shame he played in Cininnati, he only played there to prepare for the USO ... Hopefully he will be back for Madrid !

NINA_BCN
08-28-2005, 10:12 PM
OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! http://bestsmileys.com/fainting/1.gif

Saumon
08-28-2005, 10:15 PM
I guess it's Bjorn Phau lucky day :rolleyes: :sad:

Meeek
08-28-2005, 10:15 PM
It's sad, very sad... but this is better than him trying it against everything and then going out first round....and it's better for the knee(s).
Damn...hope he won't be out too long. :sad:

Damita
08-28-2005, 10:17 PM
OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! http://bestsmileys.com/fainting/1.gif
:hug:

ClaycourtaZzZz.
08-28-2005, 10:21 PM
I knew it.

Rosa Luxembourg
08-29-2005, 03:52 AM
no surprise here, but I wish I was f*cking wrong :mad: