Safin going nuts - Australian Open 2007

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  1. ShcMad

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    i thought I was going to see some racquet smashing :(
     
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  3. KBalla08

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    hahaha that was great
     
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    Aww sorry to disappoint you. There is one clip on YouTube where they have an 8-minute collection of Safin's racquet-smashing moments caught on camera.
     
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    ''Of course, the guy's sitting with a tie, you know, smoking a cigar. He can be also with two chicks, and he has no clue about tennis."
    Hahahahaha, that's something only him could say to an umpire...that was great!
    By the way, I was not understanding why Shcmad put those word in his avatar...now I understand!
     
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    Who was he referring to? The guy wearing a tie?
     
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    rafa_prestige, good to know that you understand my quote now! As you said, it is kinda hard to understand it if you haven't watched the video.


    crazylevity, here's an article about what happened that day:

    MELBOURNE, Australia -- Marat Safin's crack about the Australian Open's tournament referee being a cigar-smoking bureaucrat has cost him $2,000.

    Safin was cited for verbal abuse Saturday after an on-court outburst during his losing third-round match Friday against Andy Roddick, when he complained about being told to play despite small puddles of water from a rain shower outside the double lines.

    Tournament referee Wayne McKewen examined the court and insisted play resume, prompting Safin, who won here in 2005, to gripe to chair umpire Pascal Maria: "The guy comes in, never in his life plays tennis, and tells me it's OK. I could be slipping. The guy is sitting there, smoking a cigar..." Safin finished the sentence by mouthing an expletive.
     
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    hahahaha man i love safin... if only he wasnt a headcase... the federer-safin rivalry that couldve been... he would have more than 2 GS and federer wouldnt have all of those AO's and USO's... at least thats what i believe...
     
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    i see...thanks.

    Why did he call Pascal Maria "Charles" though?
     
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    Safin is the only player people cheer for when he goes nuts. People are like, "Woo, yeah. C'mon!" LOL
     
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    That was a great match. Safin is one of the few guys that Roddick is actually respectful towards. Normally he shakes his head when another player challenges.
     
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    You know me too well.
     
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    My friend and I have been trying to figure this out. Some of our theories:

    -Maybe Pascal's nickname in the locker room is 'Charles.'
    -Maybe Pascal's middle name is Charles and likes to be called by that.
    -Maybe Marat said 'Pascal' but the audio picked it up as 'Pashcharles'
     
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    I love the dude...absolutely love him...he just brings something to every match....
     
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    I love Safin and his spontaneity and all, but I do think he went too far. As far as I know Wayne McKewen (sp?) has a very good reputation as a chair umpire and as tournament referees, and I don't think he would make decisions that jeopardize player safety.

    Oh well, he paid $2000, I guess he can say what he wants. :p
     
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    It's funny to see how many people love it when Safin goes ballistic. Personally, for me, when other players behave as crazy as Safin, it's not as fun to watch. But, whenever Safin goes crazy, it's always a spectacle.
     
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    "Going crazy" and being frustrated are two totally different things. He's obviously upset with that wrong call, and he wants to explain himself to better understand the situation. It's much better for him to do that, than to keep it all in while he's playing as an underdog. Hell, I'd b.tch at the chair umpire as well if I had to deal with that whole mess Safin had to deal with.
     
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  19. Alex132

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    Safin is so honest , i luv it....he doesn't give a **** just speaks what he thinks...not many got balls to do that.
     
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    Marat's a natural. I think the funniest statement he made was when he compared playing Santoro to going to the dentist.
     
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