2000 US Open: Marat Safin defeats Pete Sampras

The day the great Pete Sampras was outplayed, outguned, outrun by a 20 years old from Russia. Sampras had just won his 13th Grand Slam title, his record 7th Wimbledon title 2 months earlier, and everybody expected an easy win over this young Russian who had became the first player ever fined for lack of […]

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Best of Marat Safin – part 2

Read Best of Marat Safin – part 1 Part 2: 7 – Toronto 2004: Marat the hippo 6 – Hopman Cup 2009: Marat kisses the net cord lady 5 – Australian Open 2002: Marat and the Safinettes 4 – Davis Cup 2002: Davis Cup hero 3 – French Open 2004: the pants 2 – Australian […]

2009 US Open A to Z – part 2

N: Nadal Rafael 2009 was a tough year for Rafa. Beaten for the first time in Roland Garros and unable to compete at Wimbledon, he suffered the hardest loss of his career in the 09 US Open semies. Bothered by an abdominal injury, he was ousted by JMDP 2-6 2-6 2-6. O: Oudin Melanie American […]

Best of Marat Safin – part 1

Remember when Ivanisevic used to say every game he played, there were three players that could surface anytime: Good Goran, Bad Goran, Crazy Goran. The same could be said about Marat Safin. A larger than life persona and one of the most charismatic tennis player ever, Marat is a man capable of blowing away any […]

2009 US Open A to Z – part 1

A: Andy Murray After his semi at Wimbledon and his impressive win in Montreal, Andy Murray seemed ready to win his elusive maiden Grand Slam. Ousted by big server Marin Cilic in the fourth round, Murray has perhaps finally learned that to win a major one must act more than react. B: Bernard Tomic Australia’s […]