I only translated the interview, the article is just a bunch of crap. Even the interview, I don't think it's 100% original...I didn't buy the magazine, I wanted to, but after reading the article, I decided I'd rather not. Anyway, here's the rough translation:
DFF: Why do you choose to retire in China Open? (Actually a large number people in China, even some journalists, thought Marat was to retire in China Open “thanks to” the joint effort of the organizers and Chinese media.
MS: Not exactly, it’ll just be a ceremony, I still have a few tournaments to play, I’ll retire at the end of the year.
DFF: Do you consider yourself a fighter? If you feel like losing a match, have you thought of giving up?
MS: I used to be, and I’m still fighting for victories. I won’t give up until the last moment. However, many times things just don’t go the way as I want them to.
MS: You used to be an athlete, so do you think winning is the most important thing in competition?
DFF: The goal of taking part in a competition is to win. Of course, I won’t feel too sad to lose if I have tried my best. Failures help me to have the power to defeat the opponents.
DFF: If it weren’t your mother, what will you probably be doing?
MS: Thank God she pushed me to play tennis so that I become who I am today, although I preferred football and hockey. But it’s hard to say what I’ll do if I didn’t play tennis.
DFF: You were sent to Spain to learn tennis at the age of 13, what was the life like, all by yourself? What has the country changed you?
MS: Actually it was 14. Though all alone in a foreign country, those days helped me to become who I am. Spain is a great country, people there are enthusiastic and easy going, so I can focus on tennis and did not get distracted. I got the enthusiastic and casual side of me from the people there.
DFF: Winter is long and cold in Russia. Such severe weather toughens one’s character, are you?
MS: It’s cold and vast, so sometimes it’s rather difficult to focus. Tough? Maybe.
MS: How about your 13?
DFF: I trained in the regional team of Guangdong Province then, I could only go home once a year.
DFF: I was a rhythmic gymnas player, do you like rhythmic gymnas?
MS: It seems nice, but I haven’t watched much. It’s popular in Russia, but China is even better in competence.
DFF: You become an icon in tennis because of your look, your achievements and special character, who do you think will be the next one?
MS: It’s hard to say, there’re various definitions of “Icon”. Since I am special, the next one will be special, too.
DFF: You’re known for rackets-breaking, can you remember how many you have broken?
MS: Not really, too many.
DFF: You had a lot of girlfriends, so I can say you are an experienced man regarding woman?
MS: (Laughter) I’m a man, of course I like woman.
DFF: What’s your favorite type of woman?
MS: Beautiful faces can’t last forever, women are beautiful only when they are special.
MS: what are the qualities you value most in men?
DFF: Tolerance, confidence and dignity.
MS: What’s your standard of man?
DFF: It’s too high to reach.
DFF: It’s said that you have been invited to the party of Playboy, twice. Have they told you why?
MS: Actually only once.
DFF: Some people said you went twice.
MS: That’s bullshit.
DFF: Have they told you why?
MS: Nothing special, I was in LA at that time, so a friend of mine invited me.
DFF: There’re many cover girls in bikinis in the party, what do you feel at the moment you
opened the door?
MS: Well, it was nice, it was a rare experience, very impressive.
DFF: A lot of women are attracted to you, but sometimes women bring troubles, how do you deal?
MS：I never thought women would bring troubles, it depends on how you treat them. I respect women.
MS: Sometimes men bring troubles, too
DFF: When two people love each other, troubles would be nothing.
DFF：Do you like taking risks?
MS: Depends on whether worth it.
MS: How about you?
DFF：I don’t like risks. I don’t like to take chances or to take advantages, just let it be.
DFF: Is life and love an adventure for you?
MS: It’s more of a gift, not adventure, but pleasure.
DFF: How do you enjoy yourself?
MS: I have many plans. After retirement, I’ll travel around the world. Though it’s impossible to enjoy freedom, I have to practice and do other things, I try my best to find the joy in life, the more important thing is to live the moment.