"He's my big brother. Still today he is my idol."
Safina makes it clear for anyone still unsure that she is a fan of big brother Marat.
"I idolised Marat, too. I can totally understand."
Serena Williams reveals that Dinara was not alone in her admiration for Marat.
"I got my letter from Safin, the birthday card. It just said, 'Happy birthday and all the best.' But it's good enough for me."
Even 15-year-old Laura Robson is a member of the Marat fan club.
"He's not really the guy who has enough patience for this, you know, to have a woman's talk."
And Safina makes the shock revelation that Marat has not always been the most sensitive person in dealing with his younger sister.
we have big Marat fan club