Safin apologizes

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  1. Anonymous

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    ON tennis.com there is an article about Safin's Apology

    http://www.tennis.com/news/fullstory.sps?iNewsid=75406&itype=1189&icategoryid=286

    ``I would like to apologize for my unfortunate remarks following my loss on Tuesday. I was very frustrated about my early exit and that despite my serious preparations and my early arrival to London, I was unable to perform the way I wanted,'' Safin said.

    ``I know I said things that deep inside I never meant, as I really appreciate the importance of this event.''
     
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  2. Vlad

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    Good to hear that.
     
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  3. TwistServe

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    How PC.. I'm not sure he meant it.
     
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  4. Ballmachine

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    Too little, too late.
     
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  5. C_Urala

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    I'd rather say:
    too soon, too much.
     
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  6. Phil

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    Confession and appologies be damned...off to the gallows with him!
     
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  7. C_Urala

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    - Too little, too late.

    - I'd rather say:
    too soon, too much.



    Marat,
    you will never make your fans happy! :lol:
     
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  8. pound cat

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    He does change his mind from day to day. Something about not burning your bridges in this case LOL
     
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  9. pound cat

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    ITF understands Marat now!! " LOL



    Russia's Marat Safin has escaped a fine despite saying he gave up during his Wimbledon first-round defeat at the hands of compatriot Dmitry Tursunov. "After a while I just got bored. I lost completely motivation and I give up," the Russian said after his 4-6 7-5 6-3 7-6 defeat on Tuesday.





    Safin made tennis history the ignominious way at the 2000 Australian Open by becoming the first player ever to be fined for tanking, or not trying, at a grand slam tournament.

    The then 19-year-old Moscovite was fined $2,000 by the International Tennis Federation (ITF)'s Grand Slam Committee.

    A spokesman for the ITF said on Wednesday: "He hasn't been fined. He's an emotional guy."
     
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  10. 007

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    he's a wack-job .... and he's great because he's honest. It's no crime to lose motivation if things aren't going well during a match. Sometimes you can dig deep and recover...sometimes you can't or don't.
     
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