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The trials and tribulations of Marat Safin

nobama
01-15-2007, 07:25 PM
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Naide
01-15-2007, 07:27 PM
it makes me loving him even more

cmurray
01-15-2007, 07:29 PM
Man. Marat, buddy....try not to bottle it all up like that. :D

You can't help but fall in love with a guy who strips himself down like that on court. Marat is one of the reasons I love tennis so much. It's like watching a movie unfold before your eyes.

Fee
01-15-2007, 07:32 PM
That has to be the sloppiest I have ever seen Marat look on court. What is adidas doing to him? He looks like a poor man's gangsta rapper.

nobama
01-15-2007, 07:33 PM
Thanks to EPSN we got to see ZERO of this early Monday morning. Instead we got to see Roddick again to fill time until Sports Center came on. :rolleyes: They were showing the match on Star Sports but cut away in the middle to show soccer. :o

R.Federer
01-15-2007, 07:34 PM
That has to be the sloppiest I have ever seen Marat look on court. What is adidas doing to him? He looks like a poor man's gangsta rapper.

Really? I like it a lot. The colours, style, everything. Very psychedelic, very non-white, non-boring.

Fee
01-15-2007, 07:36 PM
It looks like it doesn't fit him. The colors and design are fine, he just looks sloppy somehow. He's normally one of the best dressed on tour, on and off court, so its offputting to see his clothes hang like that.

cmurray
01-15-2007, 07:36 PM
Thanks to EPSN we got to see ZERO of this early Monday morning. Instead we got to see Roddick again to fill time until Sports Center came on. :rolleyes: They were showing the match on Star Sports but cut away in the middle to show soccer. :o


Tell me about it. :mad: Why in the HELL would they show a RE-RUN on the first day of a tournament? I detest espn. Those idiots think that unless it's an american, roger or rafa that nobody could possibly be interested. Idiots.

Naide
01-15-2007, 07:39 PM
http://www.webzinemaker.com/paulhenri/photo/pho1_229769.jpg

http://handson.provocateuse.com/images/photos/marat_safin_04.jpg


he looked so good in those

Deea
01-15-2007, 07:45 PM
Great choice of pics for today's match mirkaland!!! :worship: He's quite a drama queen, isn't he? :rolls: :rolls: But what a awesome drama queen! :p :p I missed seeing him express his emotions like this on court a lot. How can you not love him??? :angel:

The blue outfit is much better than the yellow one IMO :o but hey it's something new and I think it definetly looks much better that a lot of nike ones :o

tangerine_dream
01-15-2007, 07:49 PM
:lol: Bad day at the office, Marat?

Allez
01-15-2007, 07:52 PM
Poor Marat. He gets grumpier with age. Kinda feel sorry for him. I like him a lot.

Kalliopeia
01-15-2007, 07:54 PM
Tell me about it. :mad: Why in the HELL would they show a RE-RUN on the first day of a tournament? I detest espn. Those idiots think that unless it's an american, roger or rafa that nobody could possibly be interested. Idiots.

God that pissed me off so much. I guess they were afraid of losing the hordes of viewers they were sure to have at 5 am on a Monday morning if they showed a match between a Russian and a German.

And I'm not liking the yellow and gray at all. Plus as someone else said it doesn't seem to fit. Too baggy. Yellow must be the big color this year, though. All the Adidas people are wearing it and Rafa's in yellow, too.

Veronique
01-15-2007, 08:03 PM
ESPN didn't see the need to show a match they weren't going to finish. They were running out of time. Earlier though they did give us a bonus coverage where we got to see Baghs and others. So I'm greatful.

How about Stars who ditched coverage in the middle to show soccer?

neenah
01-15-2007, 08:04 PM
I don't mind the new clothes but I prefer Marat with longer hair.. :sad: Thanks for the pictures, though. They're really screaming "Marat" :D

Sofyaxo
01-15-2007, 08:07 PM
It looks like it doesn't fit him. The colors and design are fine, he just looks sloppy somehow. He's normally one of the best dressed on tour, on and off court, so its offputting to see his clothes hang like that.

I don't know so much about the off court. Things seem to start to go bad when he has to dress himself. Still I'm not a fan of these colors, or the fit.

Kalliopeia
01-15-2007, 08:08 PM
ESPN didn't see the need to show a match they weren't going to finish. They were running out of time. Earlier though they did give us a bonus coverage where we got to see Baghs and others. So I'm greatful.

How about Stars who ditched coverage in the middle to show soccer?

I'd rather have seen 40 minutes of a live match than a repeat. I wasn't expecting them to run into Sportscenter (God forbid) but I was expecting them to show live matches if there were any to be shown.

cmurray
01-15-2007, 08:12 PM
And the REALLY exciting news is that ESPN is NOW replaying the damn Serena Williams snoozefest of a match. GOD I love that station. :rolleyes:

Veronique
01-15-2007, 08:16 PM
I'd rather have seen 40 minutes of a live match than a repeat. I wasn't expecting them to run into Sportscenter (God forbid) but I was expecting them to show live matches if there were any to be shown.

I bet you're enjoying the repeat of Williams/Santangelo right now. LOL We got 7 hrs of tennis last night, 6 of them live. I'm satisfied. I'm glad Safin lived to play another round.

hablovah19
01-15-2007, 08:16 PM
Marat :drool:

But going to FIVE sets ? :smash::o:mad::fiery:

cmurray
01-15-2007, 08:16 PM
:) I like when his hair's long enough to have some curls/waves and a tousled look, but I can do without the granny-bun or the electrocuted-drip-dry-troll-doll look he was enamored of for awhile. :o

You mean that one that looked as though he stepped directly from his shower into a tornado? The tousled look really works on Marat.

rmb6687
01-15-2007, 08:21 PM
Man....i wish I had been the net tape just then. *sigh*

About the clothes...um, the colors don't offend me so much as the fit like most have already said. They are just too billowy.

And he needs to not cut his hair. Let it grow out sexy-like so we can all mentally run our fingers through it.

UncleZeke
01-15-2007, 08:23 PM
Safin/Roddick in 3R. espn will show all of that.

cmurray
01-15-2007, 08:33 PM
Safin/Roddick in 3R. espn will show all of that.

Sure. It's Roddick. Pmac wouldn't want to lose an opportunity to give Andy one of his famous tongue baths. :rolleyes:

BTW, I can't WAIT until marat/andy.

jazar
01-15-2007, 08:39 PM
i wonder how many times he threw his racket?

Metis
01-15-2007, 08:44 PM
I watched the first 2 sets on Star Sports. Marat violently smashed his racket on the floor at some point and one of the commentators (Vijay Amritraj) said with admiration something like: "Look, he can manage to do this without actually breaking them." :D

almouchie
01-15-2007, 08:51 PM
never a dull moment watching Marat

Kalliopeia
01-15-2007, 09:01 PM
You mean that one that looked as though he stepped directly from his shower into a tornado? The tousled look really works on Marat.

Find one that doesn't. I dare ya. :lol:

Naide
01-15-2007, 09:02 PM
:drool: Safin/Roddick in 3R. espn will show all of that.

neenah
01-15-2007, 09:04 PM
:) I like when his hair's long enough to have some curls/waves and a tousled look, but I can do without the granny-bun or the electrocuted-drip-dry-troll-doll look he was enamored of for awhile. :o

:lol: Yeah, I should have been more specific. The length it was recently was perfect and that last part of your description is my opinion too.

Marat's hair has changed often in the past few years, you would think that someone like Nadal would maybe follow in his footsteps and try something new! Such boring hair.. :p

cmurray
01-15-2007, 09:06 PM
Find one that doesn't. I dare ya. :lol:

Like J'torian, I wasn't crazy about the bun. Regardless, he has that poet's face. He could shave his head bald and he would STILL be beautiful (Marat, if you're reading this, that was NOT a dare. okie dokie?). So in a way, Kalli, I guess you're right.

lilimi80
01-15-2007, 09:06 PM
i wonder how many times he threw his racket?
not that much...only one or two...some years ago 10 rackets would have died today;) at times he plays so bad that i want to go on court and break the racket for him:mad::lol:
concerning the look:
haircut:drool:
tshirt:hearts: marat is great in this color (though i expcted it less shiny ie pic below)! i like it and i did not got blind like during serena's match:lol:
bermudas: :( i prefer the shorts he has on this pic:
http://www.tennispro.fr/IMG/cache-150x200/arton1438-150x200.jpg
but please, i want the zen-marat for next match!:o :mad:

Veronique
01-15-2007, 09:09 PM
Safin/Roddick in 3R. espn will show all of that.

I dread that one. I would have liked both to get very deep in the tournament. :(

Conita
01-15-2007, 09:37 PM
Marat :kiss:

vogus
01-15-2007, 09:39 PM
if Safin didn't smoke so much marijuana and have sex with so many women, he would probably have won more Grand Slams. On the other hand, he might not have become so quotable.

Meeek
01-15-2007, 09:44 PM
if Safin didn't smoke so much marijuana and have sex with so many women, he would probably have won more Grand Slams. On the other hand, he might not have become so quotable.

You're forgetting the coke and the booze.

ClubFed
01-15-2007, 09:49 PM
if Safin didn't smoke so much marijuana and have sex with so many women, he would probably have won more Grand Slams. On the other hand, he might not have become so quotable.

Is that why he's playing bad? STD? Damn..... :rolleyes:

You're forgetting the coke and the booze.

*hippie voice* Right on duuuuude! :rocker2:

Joy Mora
01-15-2007, 09:50 PM
if Safin didn't smoke so much marijuana and have sex with so many women, he would probably have won more Grand Slams. On the other hand, he might not have become so quotable.

It still hurts that you lost Davis Cup, huh? :hug:

FiBeR
01-15-2007, 09:52 PM
Marat is always at his best at the AO.. thats where you see the best of his mood :p

lots of racquet broken.. even striptease..


marat is my AO fave player :woohoo:

gillian
01-15-2007, 09:52 PM
Love my mad genius.

Thanks for sharing.

Wednesday Addams
01-15-2007, 10:00 PM
That has to be the sloppiest I have ever seen Marat look on court. What is adidas doing to him? He looks like a poor man's gangsta rapper.
Yeah they're kinda big. It looked better live and in motion, tho.
It looks like it doesn't fit him. The colors and design are fine, he just looks sloppy somehow. He's normally one of the best dressed on tour, on and off court, so its offputting to see his clothes hang like that.
Not really :o Suits don't count as off-court attire :p
You're forgetting the coke and the booze.
I didn't even know pot and sex can make you quotable :shrug: :p Maybe someone should tell certain players about that :o

atheneglaukopis
01-15-2007, 10:02 PM
Is that why he's playing bad? STD? Damn..... :rolleyes:Doesn't insanity come with advanced syphilis?

cmurray
01-15-2007, 10:17 PM
Doesn't insanity come with advanced syphilis?

Yep. I bet a nice case of crabs can make you quotable too.

chicky841
01-15-2007, 10:23 PM
Lol nice pics. I would of loved to see the match. :(

Burrow
01-15-2007, 10:46 PM
That has to be the sloppiest I have ever seen Marat look on court. What is adidas doing to him? He looks like a poor man's gangsta rapper.

right...and you look perfect.

Meeek
01-15-2007, 10:46 PM
If only he'd stuck to beer and men, he'd have as many slams as Roger. :yeah: In fact, perhaps that is Roger's secret. :eek:

:spit: :lol: :worship:

Saumon
01-15-2007, 10:47 PM
If only he'd stuck to beer and men, he'd have as many slams as Roger. :yeah: In fact, perhaps that is Roger's secret. :eek:

I want to good rep you 10 times a day, this system is so unfair :sobbing:

dkw
01-15-2007, 10:48 PM
new year, same sh*t :rolleyes:

MarieS
01-15-2007, 10:54 PM
If only he'd stuck to beer and men, he'd have as many slams as Roger. :yeah: In fact, perhaps that is Roger's secret. :eek:
:spit: too good. :worship: :haha: :haha: :haha: :rolls:
I can't good rep you. :bigcry: