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Date: 23 Jan 2009 10:58:42
From: wkhedr
Subject: Safin: "Federer is the most complete tennis player in the history of
Q. How does it make you feel to be saying good-bye to Grand Slam
events?

MARAT SAFIN: I don't like this bye-bye part. It's just a sad story.
It's not for me. I prefer to leave this way, quietly, nice, with a
great match.

Unfortunately, I couldn't do better than that, three sets. But anyway,
I lost today probably to the better player, one of the greatest ones
in the history of tennis. I really hope for him to be so I can tell
the story to my kids that I played with him. I think it's a nice story


Q. You also say he's the best you ever faced?

MARAT SAFIN: Probably, yeah. He's the most complete tennis player in
the history of tennis, that's for sure. With all due respects to
Agassi and Sampras and the rest of the gang.

But I never felt so uncomfortable against any of the players before.




 
Date: 24 Jan 2009 06:14:04
From: Adam Thirnis
Subject: Re: Safin: "Federer is the most complete tennis player in the history
On Jan 24, 2:04=A0pm, "*skriptis" <skrip...@post.t-com.hr > wrote:
> "Adam Thirnis" <adam.thir...@gmail.com> wrote in message
>
> news:9bde0db6-b82e-4823-a713-f954f64dcdaf@i18g2000prf.googlegroups.com...
> On Jan 24, 1:36 pm, "*skriptis" <skrip...@post.t-com.hr> wrote:
>
>
>
> > "john" <jli...@ozemail.com.au> wrote in message
>
> >news:497b12b8$0$9493$5a62ac22@per-qv1-newsreader-01.iinet.net.au...
>
> > > "Whisper" <beaver...@ozemail.com.au> wrote in message
> > >news:497b080a$0$9509$5a62ac22@per-qv1-newsreader-01.iinet.net.au...
> > >> Stapler wrote:
> > >>> The press really should ask Whisper. He's the real expert, after he=
's
> > >>> played Federer many times right?
>
> > >> I agree Fed is a great all court player, but he'd lose to peak Sampr=
as
> > >> at
> > >> Wim/USO/YEC type matches no doubt about it.
>
> > > In your sampras fucker mind of course, those who know the game know
> > > Fed would win his share of matches if both were at their peak at the
> > > same
> > > time. On today's slow Wimbledon green clay Federer would probably win
> > > every time against Sampras.
>
> > Enough with the trolling, he is still at his physical peak, and was #1
> > player when he lost one final to Rafa and almost lost another one.
> > And you're sayning he would beat peak Sampras on Wimbledon grass? omg
>
> there have been no instances in open era history of a multi-slam champ
> being at his peak after the age of 25
>
> ***
>
> Surely the world prime would fit more.
> Sampras hit his peak in 1994 in terms of rankings but doesn't mean he did=
n't
> play even better at some time later.
>
> Using rankings, then yes, I was wrong because Federer hit his peak at YEC
> 2006.
> But no way you could deny he was in his prime.
>
> He didn' face a break point in Halle.
> At Wimbledon, he didn't lose a set until the final, he was #1 at the time=
,
> and he won the next slam, only two months later.
>
> He's losing to Nadal, yet the guy above suggest he'd win every time again=
st
> Sampras?
> Get real.

federer was nowhere near peak in 2008 - he hardly won an event. just
as sampras was past his best in 1998.


 
Date: 24 Jan 2009 06:01:17
From: GOAT
Subject: Re: Safin: "Federer is the most complete tennis player in the history
On Jan 24, 1:50=A0pm, Adam Thirnis <adam.thir...@gmail.com > wrote:
> On Jan 24, 1:36=A0pm, "*skriptis" <skrip...@post.t-com.hr> wrote:
>
>
>
>
>
> > "john" <jli...@ozemail.com.au> wrote in message
>
> >news:497b12b8$0$9493$5a62ac22@per-qv1-newsreader-01.iinet.net.au...
>
> > > "Whisper" <beaver...@ozemail.com.au> wrote in message
> > >news:497b080a$0$9509$5a62ac22@per-qv1-newsreader-01.iinet.net.au...
> > >> Stapler wrote:
> > >>> The press really should ask Whisper. He's the real expert, after he=
's
> > >>> played Federer many times right?
>
> > >> I agree Fed is a great all court player, but he'd lose to peak Sampr=
as at
> > >> Wim/USO/YEC type matches no doubt about it.
>
> > > In your sampras fucker mind of course, those who know the game know
> > > Fed would win his share of matches if both were at their peak at the =
same
> > > time. =A0On today's slow Wimbledon green clay Federer would probably =
win
> > > every time against Sampras.
>
> > Enough with the trolling, he is still at his physical peak, and was #1
> > player when he lost one final to Rafa and almost lost another one.
> > And you're sayning he would beat peak Sampras on Wimbledon grass? omg
>
> there have been no instances in open era history of a multi-slam champ
> being at his peak after the age of 25- Hide quoted text -
>
> - Show quoted text -

Lendl ? Agassi ? Laver ?


 
Date: 24 Jan 2009 05:50:43
From: Adam Thirnis
Subject: Re: Safin: "Federer is the most complete tennis player in the history
On Jan 24, 1:36=A0pm, "*skriptis" <skrip...@post.t-com.hr > wrote:
> "john" <jli...@ozemail.com.au> wrote in message
>
> news:497b12b8$0$9493$5a62ac22@per-qv1-newsreader-01.iinet.net.au...
>
>
>
> > "Whisper" <beaver...@ozemail.com.au> wrote in message
> >news:497b080a$0$9509$5a62ac22@per-qv1-newsreader-01.iinet.net.au...
> >> Stapler wrote:
> >>> The press really should ask Whisper. He's the real expert, after he's
> >>> played Federer many times right?
>
> >> I agree Fed is a great all court player, but he'd lose to peak Sampras=
at
> >> Wim/USO/YEC type matches no doubt about it.
>
> > In your sampras fucker mind of course, those who know the game know
> > Fed would win his share of matches if both were at their peak at the sa=
me
> > time. =A0On today's slow Wimbledon green clay Federer would probably wi=
n
> > every time against Sampras.
>
> Enough with the trolling, he is still at his physical peak, and was #1
> player when he lost one final to Rafa and almost lost another one.
> And you're sayning he would beat peak Sampras on Wimbledon grass? omg

there have been no instances in open era history of a multi-slam champ
being at his peak after the age of 25


 
Date: 24 Jan 2009 23:14:04
From: Whisper
Subject: Re: Safin: "Federer is the most complete tennis player in the history
wkhedr wrote:
> Q. How does it make you feel to be saying good-bye to Grand Slam
> events?
>
> MARAT SAFIN: I don't like this bye-bye part. It's just a sad story.
> It's not for me. I prefer to leave this way, quietly, nice, with a
> great match.
>
> Unfortunately, I couldn't do better than that, three sets. But anyway,
> I lost today probably to the better player, one of the greatest ones
> in the history of tennis. I really hope for him to be so I can tell
> the story to my kids that I played with him. I think it's a nice story
>
>
> Q. You also say he's the best you ever faced?
>
> MARAT SAFIN: Probably, yeah. He's the most complete tennis player in
> the history of tennis, that's for sure. With all due respects to
> Agassi and Sampras and the rest of the gang.
>
> But I never felt so uncomfortable against any of the players before.


It's always meaningless listening to players straight after they've lost
to a great champ.


 
Date: 24 Jan 2009 00:38:04
From: Fan
Subject: Re: Safin: "Federer is the most complete tennis player in the history
On Jan 23, 7:58=A0pm, wkhedr <wkh...@my-deja.com > wrote:
> Q. How does it make you feel to be saying good-bye to Grand Slam
> events?
>
> MARAT SAFIN: I don't like this bye-bye part. It's just a sad story.
> It's not for me. I prefer to leave this way, quietly, nice, with a
> great match.
>
> Unfortunately, I couldn't do better than that, three sets. But anyway,
> I lost today probably to the better player, one of the greatest ones
> in the history of tennis. I really hope for him to be so I can tell
> the story to my kids that I played with him. I think it's a nice story
>
> Q. You also say he's the best you ever faced?
>
> MARAT SAFIN: Probably, yeah. He's the most complete tennis player in
> the history of tennis, that's for sure. With all due respects to
> Agassi and Sampras and the rest of the gang.
>
> But I never felt so uncomfortable against any of the players before.

I would say Federer is the most talented because to be most complete,
he would have to would win all slams and the Olympic Gold.


 
Date: 23 Jan 2009 11:24:51
From: wkhedr
Subject: Re: Safin: "Federer is the most complete tennis player in the history
On Jan 23, 2:18=A0pm, Scott <scott...@yahoo.com > wrote:
> On Jan 23, 1:58=A0pm, wkhedr <wkh...@my-deja.com> wrote:
>
>
>
>
>
> > Q. How does it make you feel to be saying good-bye to Grand Slam
> > events?
>
> > MARAT SAFIN: I don't like this bye-bye part. It's just a sad story.
> > It's not for me. I prefer to leave this way, quietly, nice, with a
> > great match.
>
> > Unfortunately, I couldn't do better than that, three sets. But anyway,
> > I lost today probably to the better player, one of the greatest ones
> > in the history of tennis. I really hope for him to be so I can tell
> > the story to my kids that I played with him. I think it's a nice story
>
> > Q. You also say he's the best you ever faced?
>
> > MARAT SAFIN: Probably, yeah. He's the most complete tennis player in
> > the history of tennis, that's for sure. With all due respects to
> > Agassi and Sampras and the rest of the gang.
>
> > But I never felt so uncomfortable against any of the players before.
>
> what does Marat know? =A0He didn't invent 7-5-4-3...- Hide quoted text -
>
> - Show quoted text -

What is 7-5-4-3? trolley number?


 
Date: 23 Jan 2009 11:18:14
From: Scott
Subject: Re: Safin: "Federer is the most complete tennis player in the history
On Jan 23, 1:58=A0pm, wkhedr <wkh...@my-deja.com > wrote:
> Q. How does it make you feel to be saying good-bye to Grand Slam
> events?
>
> MARAT SAFIN: I don't like this bye-bye part. It's just a sad story.
> It's not for me. I prefer to leave this way, quietly, nice, with a
> great match.
>
> Unfortunately, I couldn't do better than that, three sets. But anyway,
> I lost today probably to the better player, one of the greatest ones
> in the history of tennis. I really hope for him to be so I can tell
> the story to my kids that I played with him. I think it's a nice story
>
> Q. You also say he's the best you ever faced?
>
> MARAT SAFIN: Probably, yeah. He's the most complete tennis player in
> the history of tennis, that's for sure. With all due respects to
> Agassi and Sampras and the rest of the gang.
>
> But I never felt so uncomfortable against any of the players before.

what does Marat know? He didn't invent 7-5-4-3...