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jamesblakefan#1
10-14-2009, 12:21 AM
I know these vids are old and probably have been posted already, but figured they should be reposted to pay tribute to the wild side of Safin.

SAFIN LOSING HIS COOL WHILE PRACTICING WITH TURSUNOV

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1SI54sLWQ9o
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_E9iZINWsMs&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ghvZKScn-CU&feature=related

baek57
10-14-2009, 12:37 AM
safin trying to pelt tursunov

Baikalic
10-14-2009, 12:47 AM
those vids are old...but still epic. i'll watch em again :); i love when he sticks the racket into the back wall like it's a throwing star.

jamesblakefan#1
10-14-2009, 08:13 AM
those vids are old...but still epic. i'll watch em again :); i love when he sticks the racket into the back wall like it's a throwing star.

Yeah, that was a classic.

eric draven
10-14-2009, 09:28 AM
Yeah classic stuff. But at that angle you can really see how hard and flat he hits his backhand. That shot is just scary.

Blinkism
10-14-2009, 03:07 PM
It's not the only reason.

Safin really got everyone's attention at the 2000 US Open and that was a big part of people cheering for him.

We saw the talent and the potential.

pound cat
10-14-2009, 03:24 PM
He's extremely good looking, charismatic, says memorable things, and is a mercurial tennis plater who managed to win 2 Slams, most guys want to be like him only they won't admit it. And girls love the bad boy aspect of him.


That's why people all over the world love him.

cucio
10-14-2009, 03:58 PM
Who doesn't love Safin?

http://af.reuters.com/article/sportsNews/idAFJOE59D0B420091014

caranddriver
10-14-2009, 04:10 PM
I was never a fan of Safin nor have I ever been a fan of his sister.

pound cat
10-14-2009, 04:30 PM
I was never a fan of Safin nor have I ever been a fan of his sister.

Then don't bother to watch this.

But real Safin fans can bring out their tissues and watch this Sarah Brightman slideshow Safin trubute on the Chinese language verson of the China Open site...


http://www.chinaopen.com.cn/news/2009-10-09/2255804.shtml

jamesblakefan#1
10-14-2009, 04:30 PM
Who doesn't love Safin?

http://af.reuters.com/article/sportsNews/idAFJOE59D0B420091014

Safin's the biggest whiner on the ATP tour. He choked that match vs Berdych by being the headcase he's been his entire career. Don't blame Berdych b/c you couldn't beat a guy on one leg after winning the 1st set.

flyinghippos101
10-14-2009, 04:34 PM
We saw the talent and the potential.

And watch it get drowned under a sea of mangled rackets...:(

pound cat
10-14-2009, 04:42 PM
Pffft...millions love him and will miss him...video


http://www.chinaopen.com.cn/news/2009-10-09/2255804.shtml

Davy_for _GOAT
01-12-2010, 06:52 PM
What a great, informative thread! I am glad that JBF has provided us with these great videos as an entertainment before AO.

Kobble
01-12-2010, 09:57 PM
He's extremely good looking, charismatic, says memorable things, and is a mercurial tennis plater who managed to win 2 Slams, most guys want to be like him only they won't admit it. And girls love the bad boy aspect of him.


That's why people all over the world love him.If I couldn't be myself, I wouldn't mind being Safin. On the surface, not the most disciplined character out there, but that is a lot like myself. I tend to work harder than people give me credit for. I'm not the kind of person that buys into the idea that the best players have to be high and mighty with a condescending manner. So, I would much rather be a Safin, Bode Miller, Kuerten, or Dimas, over Sampras, Woods, or Herman Maier. I know who looks happier.

TheFifthSet
01-12-2010, 10:00 PM
What a great, informative thread! I am glad that JBF has provided us with these great videos as an entertainment before AO.

Why would you bump up this thread?

VGP
01-12-2010, 10:01 PM
I'll paraphrase Jon Wertheim in saying that if I could "underachieve" like Safin, I'd be ok with that.