Quotes by: Marat Safin

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)
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)
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.

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
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
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 could go and make commercials left and right and pretend like I am a celebrity, but that is not me.
Marat Safin
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'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

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