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In Quotes: Marat on Tennis

Oh, Marat, your interviews are just divine. Here’s what he had to say about what he wants to take from his tennis:

“Oh, first of all, I’m 28. I’ve been already on tour for 10 years, and I want to enjoy my tennis. I don’t want to fight anybody. I don’t want facing any problems on the court. I just want to enjoy.

It’s not like I’m playing because I’m starving from death and I need to do something original to earn money. I want to enjoy. It’s so simple. I just want to enjoy. I don’t want to fight. I don’t want to shout.

I just want to have a nice match, win or lose, and whatever happens to go home. That’s it. I don’t want to face the foot faults and all these things. So I don’t have to put myself together, let’s try to calm down, let’s play some tennis.

The guy from Vince’s side was shouting every five minutes, Come on Vince; come on Vince. Also it’s annoying. (laughter.)

So you need really to concentrate on that. But unfortunately I have to. I have to do that. But I wish I could play normal tennis and enjoy my matches sometimes.”

I also think Marat needs a haircut. Just, a trim, though, he’s looking a little scruffy.

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He’s Back

This happens every once and while with Marat Safin. He’ll play absolutely dreadful for months and then have a win like this. Marat smashed world number 3, Novak Djokovic, in the second round of Wimbledon, 6-4, 7-6, (3), 6-2. Who knows if Marat can continue playing like this, but if he can he’s going to be very dangerous. This loss takes a huge chunk of ranking points off Novak Djokovic,  who had semifinal points to defend, with a loss of almost 700.

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Oh Marat…

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Marat Safin lost to Lleyton Hewitt in the first round of the Tennis Channel Open Monday night, 6-2, 6-1. This loss knocks Safin out of the top 100. Marat needs to get his act together so we can see his sexy face more often. One of these days he’ll have another 2005 Australian Open run, just wait and see.

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