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Safin is back: He defeats Kolya 4-6, 6-2, 6-2

mandoura
02-28-2006, 10:59 AM
Welcome back Maratski :hearts: . :woohoo:

Well fought Kolya but, and I hate to say this, Russia's #1 is back. :worship:

Action Jackson
02-28-2006, 11:01 AM
Congrats Marat and welcome back to the tour.

Luckily for him his favourite guy Santoro lost and now he plays Oli Rochus.

Andre♥
02-28-2006, 11:02 AM
Hmm I watched the game on tv and I think Marat still has a long way to get to his prime again. Safin won because Davydenko was pure crap today...

Safin's serve is gold right now. That was what saved him today. The serve and Kolya's UE...

bokehlicious
02-28-2006, 11:03 AM
Kolya :bigcry:

mandoura
02-28-2006, 11:03 AM
Congrats Marat and welcome back to the tour.

Luckily for him his favourite guy Santoro lost and now he plays Oli Rochus.

Yes. When I saw the draw I thought: not Kolya in the first round and Fabrice in the second :eek: .

Well the misfortune of some makes the fortune of others. :)

Drimal
02-28-2006, 11:05 AM
:woohoo: :woohoo:

He played great tennis in second and third set! :rocker:

Welcome back Marat! :hug:

nermo
02-28-2006, 11:05 AM
He played great for a first match in the season.
Welcome back Safin.
Davydenko played well in the first set. I guess he got exhausted by time.
Looks Like we 're gonna enjoy some good tennis INShALLAH. :woohoo:

:offtopic: were those Safin's Coach children sitting beside him? they look
Lovely :hearts:

mandoura
02-28-2006, 11:08 AM
Hmm I watched the game on tv and I think Marat still has a long way to get to his prime again. Safin won because Davydenko was pure crap today...

Safin's serve is gold right now. That was what saved him today. The serve and Kolya's UE...

Kolya was pretty good in the first set. Marat's UE were double Kolya's.

Sure Marat has still work to do before he returns into shape but for a guy that's been away for 6 month with an injury and lack of match practice to come back and beat a top 5 player, he surely deserves a thumb up. Yes, his serve was gold, but isn't it supposed to be?

*Edit: I meant top 5 player not top % player. Sorry :o . :lol:

bad gambler
02-28-2006, 11:08 AM
and the beauty of it all is he is very likely to lose to rochus 0 & 1 next round :lol:

welcome back big man

mandoura
02-28-2006, 11:09 AM
He played great for a first match in the season.
Welcome back Safin.
Davydenko played well in the first set. I guess he got exhausted by time.
Looks Like we 're gonna enjoy some good tennis INShALLAH. :woohoo:

:offtopic: were those Safin's Coach children sitting beside him? they look
Lovely :hearts:

Yes. The little one is a spitting image of him. :D

Billabong
02-28-2006, 11:09 AM
Hmm I watched the game on tv and I think Marat still has a long way to get to his prime again. Safin won because Davydenko was pure crap today...

Safin's serve is gold right now. That was what saved him today. The serve and Kolya's UE...

I think it's normal, you can't expect to be at your best right in your first match after 7 months without playing;)... So it's a very good win for Marat, well done man:worship:

But the hair:eek::eek::eek:

mandoura
02-28-2006, 11:10 AM
and the beauty of it all is he is very likely to lose to rochus 0 & 1 next round :lol:

welcome back big man

:lol: Yes it wouldn't surprise me but I hope not.

:wavey: Prabu.

Horatio Caine
02-28-2006, 11:11 AM
and the beauty of it all is he is very likely to lose to rochus 0 & 1 next round :lol:

welcome back big man

Ollie will sink his teeth in and Marat will struggle to shake him off :lol:

Horatio Caine
02-28-2006, 11:11 AM
Welcome back Marat!!! :yeah: :haha:

mandoura
02-28-2006, 11:12 AM
I think it's normal, you can't expect to be at your best right in your first match after 7 months without playing;)... So it's a very good win for Marat, well done man:worship:

But the hair:eek::eek::eek:

You don't like it :D ? I think it's :cool: .

Horatio Caine
02-28-2006, 11:14 AM
Marat's hair! :spit: :haha: :haha: :haha:

lau
02-28-2006, 11:15 AM
:woohoo: :woohoo:

Ome
02-28-2006, 11:15 AM
:banana: GREAT!

federated
02-28-2006, 11:16 AM
Kolya was pretty good in the first set. Marat's UE were double Kolya's.

Sure Marat has still work to do before he returns into shape but for a guy that's been away for 6 month with an injury and lack of match practice to come back and beat a top % player, he surely deserves a thumb up. Yes, his serve was gold, but isn't it supposed to be?

Absolutely!

Marat, welcome back! :hug: :rocker2: :rocker2: :rocker2:

lau
02-28-2006, 11:17 AM
Marat's hair! :spit: :haha: :haha: :haha:
Itīs Gaudioīs fault :o ;)

nermo
02-28-2006, 11:18 AM
Posted by Billabong
I think it's normal, you can't expect to be at your best right in your first match after 7 months without playing... So it's a very good win for Marat, well done man

But the hair :eek: :eek: :eek:

Agree for every word :lol:
Was it just me lacking of sleep :silly: or does any one here find Safin's hair looks like Gaudio's after this cut?

Originally Posted by bad gambler
and the beauty of it all is he is very likely to lose to rochus 0 & 1 next round :lol:

welcome back big man
sometimes getting used to Schizophrenic results of Safin would be the only solution to keep watching him. :)

merce
02-28-2006, 11:21 AM
Congrats Marat and welcome back to the tour.

Luckily for him his favourite guy Santoro lost and now he plays Oli Rochus.

That's good news for Marat, Santoro always gives him such a hard time on court

mandoura
02-28-2006, 11:22 AM
Itīs Gaudioīs fault :o ;)

:lol:

I think he looked a bit slimmer too.

{Annie}
02-28-2006, 11:25 AM
:woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: Mulan man is back :yeah:

Pete's kids are adorable

_pyromatic
02-28-2006, 11:26 AM
:woohoo: :woohoo:

Did he even wash his hair while he was away? :o

mallorn
02-28-2006, 11:28 AM
:woohoo: :woohoo:

Fantastic news! I'm so happy he's through to the next round. I have no expectations of a second win in a row though, I'm past that stage. :p ;)

The hair! I thought he'd only do it like this in practice. :o :lol:

breakingthehabit
02-28-2006, 11:28 AM
He looks like a japanese. any moment now he's gonna take out a sword to slash randomly out of frustration. (sorry marat, don't mean to. i'm still ur fan)

lau
02-28-2006, 11:29 AM
:lol:

I think he looked a bit slimmer too.
They didnīt broadcast the match here...
In the trainning pics I saw he had what can be called a little belly too, thatīs what happended to him everytime he had to be off court for so long :lol: Although he has been working in the gym and all, itīs not the same as playing official tournaments. He just needs more time on court.. :D

BTW, at least he shaved and you can actually see his face like this ;)
And Iīm happy heīs on court again, I couldnīt care less about his hair style :p

nermo
02-28-2006, 11:32 AM
Posted by mandoura
Kolya was pretty good in the first set. Marat's UE were double Kolya's.

Sure Marat has still work to do before he returns into shape but for a guy that's been away for 6 month with an injury and lack of match practice to come back and beat a top % player, he surely deserves a thumb up. Yes, his serve was gold, but isn't it supposed to be?

Agree, As for Davydenko, he was doing good in the first set.But i think his level dropped after that, on the other side of the court, A better concentration/raised level was found. :)

peacechick
02-28-2006, 11:32 AM
He came back from mulan to win again :o But he's back and that's great :worship:

Mistaflava
02-28-2006, 11:33 AM
Davydenko either bet on Safin to win or he just plain and simply sucks ass.

This loss should send him to at least #25 in the World. Let someone who actually cares about tennis be in the TOP 10.

.

bellascarlett
02-28-2006, 11:33 AM
Marat!!!!!!!!!!!! :banana: :banana: :banana: :worship: :aparty:

Well done and welcome back! Impressive win for a first match back after having spent 6 months out! :bigclap:

I am also relieved that he isn't playing Santoro in the second round. :lol: But Marat's still gotta win it with Rochus on the other side of the net. C'mon Marat! You can do it! :woohoo: :lol:

Curls
02-28-2006, 11:43 AM
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Welcome Back Marat!!! You've been missed.

AsianSensation
02-28-2006, 11:45 AM
:yeah::yeah::yeah::yeah::yeah::yeah:


Nice job Marat!

NATAS81
02-28-2006, 11:46 AM
:yeah:

Like BG said, he can easily go down in straights to anyone though.

foul_dwimmerlaik
02-28-2006, 11:55 AM
:yeah:

Like BG said, he can easily go down in straights to anyone though.Someone had said once that Ollie is like a gum on Marat's shoe that just won't go away (soory Ollie, I like you too). Still, he won his first match back and against #5 in the world. This in itself is a cause for selebration.

Marat, you did great!

Federerthebest
02-28-2006, 11:56 AM
Davdyenko will have to bite himself very hard not to win 0 and 0.

http://menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?p=3133370#post3133370

good job idiot :clap2:

silverwhite
02-28-2006, 11:57 AM
Marat :woohoo:

Welcome back! :D

silverwhite
02-28-2006, 12:00 PM
He came back from mulan to win again :o But he's back and that's great :worship:

Mulan? :confused:

Deea
02-28-2006, 12:03 PM
I thought Marat played really well, especially in the last set. After 7 months of not playing this win is unbelivable! Thank you Marat! I'm a really happy person right now! ;)

mandoura
02-28-2006, 12:11 PM
:rolleyes: at some posts here, as if Kolya was playing a nobody. It seems Marat was away too long so some forgot how he can play and what a highly rated player he really is.

*Ljubica*
02-28-2006, 12:13 PM
I didn't expect Marat to win this match - coming back from injury is always hard - and I thought he kept his concentration well and played better than I had expected. Best thing was in the interview afterwards, when Marat said he felt "no pain" :) He said he was obviously scared at first in case the injury would hurt again, and that he was relieved that he completed the match painfree except for the bisters that developed on his racquet hand. He seemed very happy in the interview, but not too over-confident - he said his goal in the next month is just to keep injury free and work as hard as he can, and hopefully the results will come but he doesn't seem to have any illusions.

bokehlicious
02-28-2006, 12:13 PM
http://menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?p=3133370#post3133370

good job idiot :clap2:


:haha:

mandoura
02-28-2006, 12:16 PM
Agree, As for Davydenko, he was doing good in the first set.But i think his level dropped after that, on the other side of the court, A better concentration/raised level was found. :)

Yes. :D

*julie*
02-28-2006, 12:21 PM
Congrats Marat... so nice to see him back!!! :bounce:
But please! Change that hairstyle :help:

Deea
02-28-2006, 12:24 PM
:rolleyes: at some posts here, as if Kolya was playing a nobody. It seems Marat was away too long so some forgot how he can play and what a highly rated player he really is.

Finally someone who actually understands what happened. Kolya played well, especially in the first set but after that Marat's confidence really grew and no one can stop him after this happens. :p

SLICK
02-28-2006, 12:29 PM
Full match report and pc quotes on www.Inside-tennis.net

rrfnpump
02-28-2006, 12:30 PM
Kolya :( :(
getting broken way too often against a rusty comback player :rolleyes:

but congrats Marat :)
nice to see him back

lau
02-28-2006, 12:30 PM
Finally someone who actually understands what happened. Kolya played well, especially in the first set but after that Marat's confidence really grew and no one can stop him after this happens. :p
Anyone expected his victory though..., specially most of his fans. ;)

Deea
02-28-2006, 12:33 PM
Anyone expected his victory though..., specially most of his fans. ;)

Yeah we hoped, especially because we are talking about "Mr. Unpredictable" but from hoping to expecting...

mandoura
02-28-2006, 12:34 PM
Lau, I love your avy. :lol:

lau
02-28-2006, 12:36 PM
Yeah we hoped, especially because we are talking about "Mr. Unpredictable" but from hoping to expecting...
I admit Iīm gladly (sp.?) surprised :D

Lau, I love your avy. :lol:
:lol: Thanks! ;)

EDIT: :secret: Mando, I didnīt watch the match..., it was not broadcasted here.

Deea
02-28-2006, 12:38 PM
Lau, I love your avy. :lol:

I like it too! and the answer is :YES, IT IS TRUE! :woohoo:

*Ljubica*
02-28-2006, 12:41 PM
Finally someone who actually understands what happened. Kolya played well, especially in the first set but after that Marat's confidence really grew and no one can stop him after this happens. :p
I think Kolya was a little in awe of Marat - being such a big star in Russia and maybe someone he "hero worshipped" a little a few years ago. I think that added to his slump in the 2nd and 3rd sets.

Meeek
02-28-2006, 12:46 PM
Hell yeah!! :woohoo:

Neely
02-28-2006, 12:47 PM
Great job, Marat! Congrats for the comeback! :yeah:

mer
02-28-2006, 12:49 PM
I think Kolya was a little in awe of Marat - being such a big star in Russia and maybe someone he "hero worshipped" a little a few years ago. I think that added to his slump in the 2nd and 3rd sets.

Actually Tarpishev said recently that one of the good things about Kolya is that he has absolutely no awe of anyone, no fear.

dylan24
02-28-2006, 01:04 PM
i wouldn't put too much into this victory.
afterall, the ukranian bald donkey has lost to korolev and volandri this year on indoor/hard courts respectively.
donkey can lose pretty much to anyone just like monfils
and birdshit

uNIVERSE mAN
02-28-2006, 01:07 PM
piece of shit Davydenko, this arsehole doesn't deserve top 10 status.

CooCooCachoo
02-28-2006, 01:09 PM
Davydenko :sad:

gillian
02-28-2006, 01:20 PM
Don't know about Marat or anybody else, but, after a 7-month layoff, this was the result I needed :)

dylan24
02-28-2006, 01:25 PM
piece of shit Davydenko, this arsehole doesn't deserve top 10 status.
tell me about it.
thats how i felt after he lost to volandri earlier this year

L James
02-28-2006, 01:36 PM
Nice comeback Maratski. Good to have him back in action

Vass
02-28-2006, 01:38 PM
Safin's serve is gold right now. That was what saved him today. The serve and Kolya's UE...
BElieve it or not, he couldn't put one in ten first serves in during practice!

Corey Feldman
02-28-2006, 02:25 PM
great stuff Big M :D
and welcome back!

{Annie}
02-28-2006, 02:32 PM
piece of shit Davydenko, this arsehole doesn't deserve top 10 status.

WTF is your problem?????? do you ALWAYS have good days in your life?? That piece of .. almost beat the piece of... in your avatar during AO and you really should read more because the piece of ... in your avvy speaks very highly of the piece of ... who lost to Marat today...

Jesus!!! Have some respect.... He went as far as Federer did during last year's RG and just one step lower that FedEx in Shanghai..he played 28 tournaments last year and deserved the place he is at right now...and if you don't like him, it's your choice but stop being an arsehole yourself and insulting people you have no idea about

Merton
02-28-2006, 02:39 PM
Welcome back Marat, you have been missed. A surprising victory here, it is good that he will play at least one more round given his rustiness. His performance in IW and Miami has been less than stellar in the past, so i don't have any expectations that early in his comeback.

Fergie
02-28-2006, 02:42 PM
Well done Marat! :woohoo:

Lou_Lou_Ferrero
02-28-2006, 02:44 PM
HURRAH HURRAH HURRAH HURRAH HURRAH!!!

So pleased he's back.... and it's a bonus that he won..... and i like the hair cos he's still underneath it!!

Effka
02-28-2006, 02:47 PM
Marat i love you :kiss: :cool:

TheBoiledEgg
02-28-2006, 03:00 PM
Marat :banana: :) :yeah:

played pretty good tennis in 2nd and 3rd sets :D :)
good to see him back !!!!!!!!

and that hairdo :o :help:

PennyThePenguin
02-28-2006, 03:05 PM
Mulan? :confused:


seen his hair lately? ;)

*Viva Chile*
02-28-2006, 03:06 PM
Welcome back Marat... Well done and good luck against Ollie :D

landoud
02-28-2006, 03:18 PM
welcome back safin

AgassiDomination
02-28-2006, 03:22 PM
:yeah: Nice one Saffy.

stebs
02-28-2006, 03:52 PM
Well done Marat. I did not see the match so I cannpt comment but wether Davy was playing bad or not it is never easy to win after so long injured.

Bibir
02-28-2006, 03:54 PM
He's back. :bigcry:

mandoura
02-28-2006, 03:58 PM
He's back. :bigcry:

Bea :hug:. Seeing you and your avy is as joyful as him winning today. :D

Fisico
02-28-2006, 04:00 PM
its so great Marat is back playing, never mind winning!!!
hope his knee is ok and he gets another great result in the next round :)

jackieglover
02-28-2006, 04:03 PM
Great job Marat :yeah: :banana: :woohoo:

R.Federer
02-28-2006, 04:19 PM
Nice job! Nice to have marat back on tour

rosespower
02-28-2006, 04:58 PM
MARATTTTTTTTTT YEEEEESSSSSSSSSSS!!

Allez
02-28-2006, 07:00 PM
Welcome back Marat! Get back to the top 3 where you belong :bigclap::bigclap::bigclap:

Golfnduck
02-28-2006, 07:03 PM
Safin :bigclap: Good win :woohoo:
Kolya :sad:

hablovah19
02-28-2006, 07:16 PM
well done, Safin :banana:

gooner88
02-28-2006, 07:22 PM
Welcome back Marat. Great win.
I only got to see the last set, but it was impressive stuff. He was hitting the ball so cleanly and his serve was dominant. Davydenko made more errors than usual, but alot of that was down to the pressure Marat was putting on him.

oneandonlyhsn
02-28-2006, 07:23 PM
Marat oh how much I have missed you

Scotso
03-01-2006, 03:18 AM
Nikolay :sad:

I♥PsY@Mus!c
03-01-2006, 03:22 AM
Davydenko :yawn: