Farewell, Marat Safin!


  • Nov 12, 2009 12:44 AM GMT
    Safin played his final tournament today, the Paris Masters, losing to Del Potro 4-6, 7-5, 4-6.
    And so, one of the greatest looking, most enigmatic/infuriating/charming/talented/entertaining players bows out. icon_sad.gif

    His was a career of what ifs... what if he didn't have those injuries, and especially, what if he wasn't a total mental headcase... oh well, I'll always remember the '05 Aussie Open epic semi-final against Federer. Safin at his brilliant best. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Nov 12, 2009 5:28 AM GMT
    Well said... Yeah if he had the personality of Federer he would probably have doubled the number of majors he won. Always liked the guy--he used/smashed my favorite stick (Head Prestige) and you could always tell what he was feeling out there on the court.

  • Nov 12, 2009 11:07 PM GMT
    haha yeah with Fed's post-2003 brain, he'd more than doubled his Slam count!
    Yeah the man's not gonna be a good poker player... I didn't get the Head Prestige, but I got the Adidas Barricades because of him! lol
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    Nov 13, 2009 2:21 AM GMT
    Lol, nice. I got the Barricades too. All black, they're awesome. Feel heavy as bricks when you first put them on but so comfy and they never wear out.

    If you get a chance try the prestige, I love that stick. Great snap on the ball, great feel and spin... Definitely a control racket though, u gotta provide your own power. Damn I wanna play tennis now!
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    Nov 13, 2009 2:24 AM GMT
    Could he take his sister with him?

  • Nov 15, 2009 10:29 PM GMT
    mynameisrusty saidLol, nice. I got the Barricades too. All black, they're awesome. Feel heavy as bricks when you first put them on but so comfy and they never wear out.

    If you get a chance try the prestige, I love that stick. Great snap on the ball, great feel and spin... Definitely a control racket though, u gotta provide your own power. Damn I wanna play tennis now!


    Yeah love my barricades! haha The prestige is a tad pricey for me currently... maybe one day lol. yeah I just played yesterday! icon_smile.gif

    and Barricade, lol that's so cruel of him.. Give credit to Safina... 1/100 of Safin's talent, but through sheer grit and hard work, she's gone so far! (as much of a headcase as Safin though)....
    If Safin had 1/10th of Safina's drive, or Safina 1/10th of his talent....