Safina's Impact on Safin?

Discussion in 'General Pro Player Discussion' started by ScovilleJenkins, Jun 5, 2008.

  1. ScovilleJenkins

    ScovilleJenkins Rookie

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2005
    Messages:
    261
    Does anyone here think that Safina's run to the French final will start a small sibling rivalry and possibly motivate Marat to get his game back together?
     
    #1
  2. WillAlwaysLoveYouTennis

    WillAlwaysLoveYouTennis Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    May 11, 2006
    Messages:
    1,735
    Location:
    Deutschland
    #2
  3. Dilettante

    Dilettante Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    May 13, 2005
    Messages:
    2,107
    Location:
    Katy Perry's belly button
    Oh, yet another "The Second Coming of Safin" thread.

    Tiring.
     
    #3
  4. Rhino

    Rhino Legend

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2005
    Messages:
    7,494
    Location:
    South of London, west of Moscow
    It's more likely that the impact has been the other way around.
     
    #4
  5. LafayetteHitter

    LafayetteHitter Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2004
    Messages:
    2,954
    Location:
    Lafayette, Louisiana
    I believe he would only be proud of her accomplishment.
     
    #5
  6. zagor

    zagor Talk Tennis Guru

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2007
    Messages:
    26,671
    Location:
    Weak era
    Safin will win Wimbledon and USO,you heard it here first.
     
    #6
  7. LafayetteHitter

    LafayetteHitter Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2004
    Messages:
    2,954
    Location:
    Lafayette, Louisiana
    Switch back to decaf....no offense though I love Marat. Unfortunately he is too unpredictable to win 2 majors in a row.
     
    #7
  8. zagor

    zagor Talk Tennis Guru

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2007
    Messages:
    26,671
    Location:
    Weak era
    I was being sarcastic,I don't think Marat has any slams left in him.He may pull off a good run or two in one of the hardcourt slams(AO and USO)if he gets a good draw before he's done but that's about it.
     
    #8
  9. LafayetteHitter

    LafayetteHitter Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2004
    Messages:
    2,954
    Location:
    Lafayette, Louisiana
    I love watching him play at his finest so it's tough to see him tank in these majors. No matter what anyone says I rather watch him serve all day over Roddick anytime.
     
    #9
  10. bhallic24

    bhallic24 Guest

    No. Because Safin is much better looking that his sister so he is easily distracted by the beautiful women instead of focusing on tennis. Safina in contrast, probably doesn't get much male attention outside of her tennis play so she's gonna be the more focused of the two and have much less outside factors leading her astray. Result : Safina works harder at her game and thus achieves better results. I mean if I were in Safin's position, I probably couldn't get my mind on tennis all day either given the luxuries of living a famed, wealthy, easy life.
     
    #10
  11. gj011

    gj011 Banned

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2007
    Messages:
    6,548
    Location:
    Back from prison
    Safin was so excited with his sister success that he sent her a text message saying "well done". :)

    And he is not coming to watch the finals. Couldn't be bothered too much. Paris is so far away from England. :roll:
     
    #11
  12. rk_sports

    rk_sports Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2006
    Messages:
    1,627
    Location:
    soCal
    Definitely! .. In fact, she said something in those lines.. unfortunately couldn't hear it clearly as I had to take a phone call at the time... that its for both of them
     
    #12
  13. Kobble

    Kobble Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2004
    Messages:
    2,365
    Uh, you mean the third. The second coming was when he won the Aussie Open. First was obviously beating Pete for the U.S.. We need to get this third out of the way so work can start on the fourth.
     
    #13
  14. Macdaddy1129

    Macdaddy1129 Rookie

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2008
    Messages:
    119
    couldnt of said it better myself. Marat is a great player but he is past his prime and it kills me to watch him tank too.
     
    #14
  15. tennis_mafia

    tennis_mafia New User

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2006
    Messages:
    31
    Q.Will Marat sit next to their mother in the stands on Saturday?

    A.“He is in England, so no,” said Safina, whose eyes sparkled with emotion when she added: “But if it’s live on TV, of course he will watch it.”

    I can't believe this. Come on Marat, you can do better than that. It's your little sister's first Grand Slam final and you can't come to Paris because you are a couple hours away doing what?
     
    #15
  16. Zaragoza

    Zaragoza Banned

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2006
    Messages:
    5,433
    Location:
    Zaragoza,Spain
    Forget about Marat, please welcome Dinara´s brother.
     
    #16
  17. lambielspins

    lambielspins Banned

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2006
    Messages:
    2,715
    Classic. :twisted:
     
    #17
  18. Atherton2003

    Atherton2003 Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2008
    Messages:
    3,326

    She looks like Marat's big sister to me.
     
    #18
  19. Fedace

    Fedace Banned

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2006
    Messages:
    23,292
    Location:
    San Diego, CA
    Question is will Safin be there for the finals?
     
    #19
  20. SempreSami

    SempreSami Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2007
    Messages:
    3,627
    Location:
    UK
    FFS

    *facedesk*
     
    #20
  21. daddy

    daddy Legend

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2007
    Messages:
    5,686
    Location:
    Moon Balls
    Well what did you expect ? He is wussy enough on court. Like now, he has to come watch some girls play tennis ? Lol.

    Anyways Dinara's big brother is 29 and if he was 19 Id say he may take something from this. But let's face it, he is helpless.
     
    #21
  22. toughshot

    toughshot Rookie

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2008
    Messages:
    281
    I think marat has 1 or 2 majors in him... just depends how deep he's willing to dig to get them
     
    #22
  23. Phil

    Phil Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2004
    Messages:
    3,877
    Location:
    In a tent, along the Silk Road
    People on this board have been saying this for years (his last major was 3 1/2 years ago)...hey, just give him another 10 or 12 years and maybe...just maybe, then he'll fine the wherewithal to take another major.
     
    #23
  24. Ocean Drive

    Ocean Drive Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2007
    Messages:
    1,714
    28 more like.
     
    #24
  25. bhallic24

    bhallic24 Guest

    I love 8th and Ocean!
     
    #25
  26. War Safin!

    War Safin! Professional

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2005
    Messages:
    1,247
    Well, he came back from a set down to win on grass yesterday so maybe he did take something from little sister's run at RG....?
     
    #26
  27. malakas

    malakas Banned

    Joined:
    May 27, 2006
    Messages:
    15,791
    Location:
    Greece
    wishfull thinking :(
     
    #27

Share This Page