TAG: Marat Safin



How Kuerten Solved The Safin Puzzle

Gustavo Kuerten did not know how to beat Marat Safin. Guga lost his first three duels with the mighty Russian, all close contests. Guga lost 36 76 36 61 64 in the second round at 1998 Roland Garros as defending champion. Then he lost again at 1999 Australian Open 63 57 46 63 64. Then […] Continue to read full article...




Facing Marat Safin: Press Release

A wide range of forty professional tennis players discuss memories of playing Marat Safin, one of the most intriguing champions and characters in the history of tennis. Also various tennis world figures share additional insights and anecdotes about the Russian tennis superpower who reached the ATP world no. 1 ranking in 2000 and won the 2000 US Open and 2005 Australian Open, as well as two Davis Cups, the first two in Russian tennis history. Continue to read full article...

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Marat Safin: The Tennis Super Power book update

Marat Safin by mercedes-benz My eighth tennis book is almost finished, 'Marat Safin The Tennis Super Power: Symposium of a Champion.' It's astonishing that no book has been written about this fascinating character and super talent, who has been called "the most charismatic, handsome tennis player", "physically better than Roger Federer", and having too many gifts and talents to apply all his energies to tennis. Continue to read full article...



Title of my Safin Book

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    I need your help. I am considering different options for the title of my next book about Marat Safin. At first the title was to be "Facing Safin" but something is pulling me to arrange the book like the Marcelo Rios book which was titled "Marcelo Rios: The Man We Barely Knew." Continue to read full article...




Classic Rivalry: Safin vs Hrbaty

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA By Scoop Malinowski This will be a new series, remembering forgotten classic rivalries. The first edition will be Marat Safin vs Dominik Hrbaty, who finished at 7-7 head to head, not counting Hrbaty's final win in the Hopman Cup final four years after their final ATP meeting in 2005. Safin had the huge forehand, backhand combination which seemed to fit in perfectly with Hrbaty's flat counterpunching play style. Continue to read full article...


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