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rob32
05-23-2006, 03:53 PM
yayayayaya

dubsplayer
05-23-2006, 03:55 PM
Vaguely remember it. Though it could have just be a rumor I read.

arosen
05-23-2006, 10:06 PM
I wouldn't put it past him. The guy is a living legend, too bad Goran is gone, between the two of them they had it made.

pound cat
05-24-2006, 04:12 AM
I heard that Marat Safin got kicked out or banned from a tournament for tanking. He hit balls into the stands on purpose in the middle of the ralies. I heard it was a year or so ago. Just wondering what tournament this was and if anyone had a video of it. Thanks.

He was about 18 and he just sort of stopped playing. He was fined $6000.

Only Safin would come back to this tournamnet and be in 3 finals...and WIN one. Yes, it's AO we're talking about.


Davai Marat!

armand
05-24-2006, 07:02 AM
funniest thing everWow, someone's easily amused.

scott
05-24-2006, 07:09 AM
safins a good guy

Eviscerator
05-24-2006, 07:22 AM
"funniest thing ever"

:rolleyes:

rob32
05-24-2006, 08:50 AM
yayayayaya

Rhino
05-24-2006, 11:45 AM
how is that not funny
exactly.
I remember hearing about this and I thought it was funny too.
He has the distinction of being the only man fined in a grand slam for not trying!
I think it was the 2000 AusOpen, and he was even thinking of giving up tennis I heard. Then he went on to win the US Open that same year.
Only Marat could have a tale like that.

I would love to see a video of this match.:)

rob32
05-24-2006, 12:12 PM
yayayayaya

Shaolin
05-24-2006, 02:04 PM
Im pretty sure it was this match vs Grant Stafford.

http://www.atptennis.com/en/players/headtohead/head2head.asp?player1=Safin%2C+Marat&player2=stafford

A few months later he got some coaching with Andrei Chesnokov and the rest is history.

bribeiro
05-24-2006, 02:25 PM
Im pretty sure it was this match vs Grant Stafford.

http://www.atptennis.com/en/players/headtohead/head2head.asp?player1=Safin%2C+Marat&player2=stafford

A few months later he got some coaching with Andrei Chesnokov and the rest is history.


just like his game

MPC37
05-24-2006, 04:01 PM
I thought that it was just a rumor, didn't know it really happened.

wyutani
05-24-2006, 04:18 PM
I thought that it was just a rumor, didn't know it really happened.

funnier thing has had happen before mate'...there was once a naked guy running across wimbledon, now that's funny~

Steve Huff
05-24-2006, 08:39 PM
The point that got him fined was on a serve from his opponent. It was in. Instead of swinging at the ball, he caught it. It was at an Australian Open, I'm pretty sure. I think he's the only player to ever be penalized for tanking, although others should have been--Kafelnikov, Tarango, maybe even Roddick.

Turning Pro
05-25-2006, 12:00 AM
lol @ Safin.What a guy.

winks
05-25-2006, 05:12 AM
The point that got him fined was on a serve from his opponent. It was in. Instead of swinging at the ball, he caught it.

Agassi did the same thing a number of years ago. He wasn't tanking, quite the opposite. He was killing some guy in early round match and basically did it to show him up. Not a classy move. He wasn't fined - In my opinion he should have been.

pound cat
05-25-2006, 05:24 AM
I'm not sure how a rule like this would read , maybe something like

" Deliberately showing an opponent how to win a tennis match and thus making him feel humiliated when he loses"

Subject to psychological testing of defeated opponent.

Minimum $10,000 fine.

norcal
05-25-2006, 10:34 AM
Agassi did the same thing a number of years ago. He wasn't tanking, quite the opposite. He was killing some guy in early round match and basically did it to show him up. Not a classy move. He wasn't fined - In my opinion he should have been.
I remember this. I think it was a Davis Cup match. Total a-hole move, the announcers could not believe it.

a guy
05-25-2006, 10:40 AM
Agassi is a ******

ATXtennisaddict
05-25-2006, 12:13 PM
Safin is hilarious lmao lmao

FedererUberAlles
05-25-2006, 01:41 PM
Agassi is a ******
Safin is hilarious lmao lmao

Heh.

superman1
05-25-2006, 02:12 PM
LOL, nice little contradiction there. Safin can get away with anything because all of these guys have little man-crushes on him.

tennis_nerd22
05-25-2006, 02:40 PM
funnier thing has had happen before mate'...there was once a naked guy running across wimbledon, now that's funny~

haha i remember that from when i was younger. it was hillarious!! :mrgreen:

pound cat
05-25-2006, 03:34 PM
Man crushes? Nah, he's just the kind of guy every guy wishes he was. And the kind of guy every girl wishes every man was.

Life is simple.

textbook strokes
05-26-2006, 09:10 AM
The story of Agassi is like this: He was destroying Martin Jaite in Buenos Aires during a Davis macht, but in that game, Jaite was 40/0 or so..., then Agassi took one serve with his hand and went to his bench. He said latter that he was getting cold and preferred to end the game rigth away.:cool:
That is why Gaudio, who was at the stadium rooting for his older friend and hero, performed an insulting dance the first time he beat Agassi on a tournament years later.
I think Agassi matured a lot from his younger personality.