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I think cat asked a legitimate question in the Haas thread about Safin on winning another Slam and it deserves a thread of its own.
I think this guy is too young and has too much game not to win another slam, a lot of people may not agree with me but I actually thought that Safin experiencing these loses might actually do him good in the long run. I really really hope that eventually he gets royally pissed at himself and loosing that he finally decides to win not only in thought but in deed!
 

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I would be surprised if he doesn't have at least 5 at the end of his carreer - but I dont expect he's going to do things like Sampras did..

He'll be more sporadic like kart said.

I think he has the talent to dominate, but I dont think the mental aspect is there.

Frankly at the end of their carreers, Hewitt might end up the better player.
 

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yes he will
 

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a reporter once asked Marat this same question, if he thinks he'll ever win another slam, and Marat replied, "Yes, i will - otherwise i shoot myself!" ;)
 

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he is much too talented not to. he gets soooooo frustrated with himself that he ends up being frustrating to watch. but if/when he gets it together, he will be a winner all the way. ;)
 

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Thanks for a little credit warfreakbix!

Angelica, it's just a matter of time? Time runs out very quickly on tennis players. of that there is no doubt.

Well, the 2 years since Safin won the U.S. Open have come and gone, and he has not added to his slam total.

And Marat often has back problems or elbow problems. And his serve isn't nearly as good as I thought it would be. He gets into big matches this year, and his first serve is nowhere to be found.

I had hoped Safin could be in the grand slam title range of 6 or more, like Stefan Edberg, Boris Becker and Mats Wilander. Now, I would be thrilled with 5 grand slam titles for Marat Safin as Becca predicts. I only hope Becca is better with predictions than most of us are! ;)
 

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He'll definitely win more. If he hadn't won the US Open and he had gone on for a few years not winning any more Slams, then he could have become like Goran, because I always think they are very alike in terms of personality, and it could have become a real mental barrier for him. But he doesn't need to worry about that, he'll win more for sure.
 

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He won't until he finds a real coach and until he finds a good woman who loves him, underestands him and take care of him.
all he needs is love
He has everything to be the best tennis player and dominate the circuit for the next 3 years
 

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Angelica, it's just a matter of time? Time runs out very quickly on tennis players. of that there is no doubt.
How soon we forget that Marat is only 22. He's been around for a long time, and won his slam at a young age, so of course he has time to win another. And I think he will.
 

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Hmmm, he can whenever he decides to raise his head and go ahead. (no pum intended... :p) If he keeps the attitude he has right now, its gonna be tough. He just needs to believe in himself and his abilities. If he manages to do that, yes he will win.
If not, he still can because of his enormous talent, but its gonna be A LOT more difficult.
Ive been watching of his matches since the beggining of the year. He is playing great stuff. But then he puts into his head that its not enough: and he sinks. :sad:
Just go for your shots and let it be, Marat. :)
 

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The following post is not written by me but by another Marat fan from MaratSafin.com's forum. It touched me so much that i'd like to share it with you all.


"As much as I love Marat for his game, his charm , even his looks.. I really feel for him because of his vulnerability. He has a fragile core.But it is not because he is weak, it is because he is so sensitive. There is a haunting sadness about his losses. I cannnot imagine the burden he carries.To be so abundantly gifted ,to be so keenly aware of the responsibility and expectations this gift carries, and yet cursed with such terrible self doubt ..that inevitably this supposed talent deserts him when he wants it to work so desperately. His feet turn to lead and mind a chaotic mess of fear and adrenaline..

Marat,I think you need to learn to let go. You need to learn to attain a zen state of semidetachment.
Let the game come to you Marat .Let it flow.It is in your hands and feet, it is in your racquet and in your speed..The journey you want to make from now to the centrecourt US Open 2000 is internal..And when a journey is internal it can take decades or it can be over in an instant.You know this road. You have walked on it before. What you need , you already have...Good luck .."
 
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