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Marat Safin

Marat Safin in 2006
Full name Marat Mubinovich Safin
Native name Мара́т Муби́нович Са́фин
Country (sports)  Russia
Residence Moscow, Russia
Born (1980-01-27) 27 January 1980 (age 36)
Moscow, USSR
Height 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)[1]
Turned pro 1997
Retired 11 November 2009
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money US$ 14,373,291
Int. Tennis HoF 2016 (member page)
Singles
Career record 422–267 (61.3%)
Career titles 15
Highest ranking No. 1 (20 November 2000)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open W (2005)
French Open SF (2002)
Wimbledon SF (2008)
US Open W (2000)
Other tournaments
Tour Finals SF (2000, 2004)
Olympic Games 2R (2004)
Doubles
Career record 96–120
Career titles 2
Highest ranking No. 71 (22 April 2002)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 1R (2000, 2009)
French Open 1R (2001)
Wimbledon 3R (2001)
Team competitions
Davis Cup W (2002, 2006)
Hopman Cup F (2009)
Last updated on: 16 July 2016.

There is no such thing as a perfect player; it doesn't exist.
I could pose in fashion commercials as a high society star but politics is a new way of life.
Marat Safin
Whenever I am losing, it's like, 'It's his fault'. And whenever I'm winning it's like, 'That's us'. That's the team, the people.
Marat Safin
No matter what happens, tennis is still tennis: You can see a lot of great matches, a lot of new people.
Marat Safin
You're playing or you're not playing. If you're playing, so just shut up and play.
Marat Safin
I don't care about losses anymore.
If I was the type of person who had tennis, tennis, tennis all the time and I went to bed and ended up dreaming about tennis, I would go nuts.
Marat Safin
I wish I could have won a lot more tournaments, but I got injured every time I played well.
Marat Safin
I was very competitive. I hated losing. No matter what, I had to win.
There wasn't a rich father or rich family that paid for everything that I have right now, so I worked my way.
Marat Safin
I didn't change the world.
I could go and make commercials left and right and pretend like I am a celebrity, but that is not me.
Marat Safin
You cannot change me; this is the way I am.
We live because of the dreams.
New York is a fantastic city.
I'm not a materialistic person.
I give up on spending time on these courts; I give up on practicing before the tournament I hate. I hate this.
Marat Safin
I try to do my best to have fun off the court.
I'm different than another person who wants to lay back and do nothing for rest of the life and talk nonsense on ESPN… I will not do that. I want to achieve something else.
Marat Safin
I think it's difficult to be No. 1. 'There's too much attention, too much expectation from other people.
Marat Safin
I definitely want to get out of tennis and try something completely different.
Marat Safin
I achieved what I want to achieve and I want to continue doing something else.
Marat Safin
My mother said I would have more chances to become a tennis player than a football player.
Marat Safin
I think as a guy you need a little bit to be on your own from early on, to start to live your own life, and try to understand what is going on around you, you have to be able to survive.
Marat Safin
If you're losing, just be a man; be a man and lose as a man.
There's a lot of things in life that we don't know why they're coming exactly at this moment.
Marat Safin
I've had good times and bad times. That's me. That's how I am.
I've had a lot of luck. If I didn't I'd be washing bottles in Russia.
Marat Safin
Five sets is a kind of lottery. Anything can happen.
I enjoy my life.
I pass through the difficult moments in life, really difficult times on grass, during my seven years of my career. All of a sudden I felt comfortable.
Marat Safin
Probably I'll not be so successful if I will keep everything in myself inside of me.
Marat Safin
I just want to make everyone happy.
I've realized I can't waste any moment being unhappy.
It's too many questions about what I'm going to do, why I'm retiring, and this and that. So I answer the same question, I don't know, a thousand times.
Marat Safin
You cannot take all the chances you get.
I'm not fighting with myself.
I love tennis, but I just don't like grass.
Everybody is smarter from outside of the court.
You have to wake up and you have to run if you want to survive.
I can improve it a little bit. But it's my head, it's the way I am. So at the end of the day, I will be who I am and I will win how much I can win.
Marat Safin
It is very hard for me to switch from clay to grass.
I've lived my life the way I wanted to, whether scaling the mountains, partying long into the night or having fun playing soccer.
Marat Safin
You can find flaws in Agassi and Sampras, but Federer has none.
One of the most important things, actually, when you're playing on grass, is to move.
Marat Safin
All in all, I think Kazan is Russia's sportiest city after Moscow, leaving all the others far behind.
Marat Safin
Me, I don't need money.
I have no regrets.
I was making comebacks every single year. That makes it difficult mentally. It causes a lot of stress.
Marat Safin
I am not a player.
It was really impossible to break through in Russia. We couldn't buy any balls. We really didn't have any courts, no rackets, nothing. And no people to practice with.
Marat Safin
But when I'm losing a few matches, suddenly 'It's his fault', 'He doesn't want to practice', 'He doesn't need it', 'He doesn't care'. And when everything goes well, there are people coming behind the stone, saying, 'Oh, my God, he's back finally, and I was there to help him out'.
Marat Safin
I hate competition.
It's a pity that the tennis is really going down the drain. Every year it's getting worse and worse and worse. There has to be a radical change, and I hope it will be really soon.
Marat Safin
I could be the best looking guy in the Duma, but that's only because all the other guys are over 60.
Marat Safin