23 August by CBS SportsLine.com
Marat Safin: Hello everyone! I am ready for your questions!
Question: Are you looking foward
to the U.S. Open?
Marat Safin: Yes. I plan to
try to win it again!
Question: Marat, how is your
back feeling? Are you at 100% health wise?
Marat Safin: Yes, my back is
fine. I am feeling ok and am ready to play.
Question: Do you still wear
the necklace your sister gave you? Does it still give you
Marat Safin: Yes, I do still
wear it. But lately I haven't had much luck.
Question: Who's your best friend
Marat Safin: My best friend
is Golovianov. He plays challenger tournaments. I used to
Question: Has your family remained
a big part of your life since you moved to Spain?
Marat Safin: I see my family
about every month.
Question: Marat, are you a
party animal? Do you enjoy parties and clubs?
Marat Safin: No. Not really
anymore. In the past, years ago, when I was younger (haha)
I liked parties.
Question: What did you do at
the Playboy mansion? Did you like it?
Marat Safin: Yes I liked it.
Meeting Hugh Hefner was a big honor for me.
Question: What is the most
memorable fan experience you have had?
Marat Safin: I am still waiting
for the most memorable one!
Question: Do you already have
a name for your future bar?
Marat Safin: The Balcony Club
Question: Have you got a ritual
before going on the court?
Marat Safin: I always try not
to forget to go to the bathroom before going on the court.
That is my ritual.
Question: Marat, what do you
do in your spare time?
Marat Safin: I try to have
as much fun as I can. I like soccer and taking walks. I like
Question: Hi Marat, do you
feel any pressure knowing that so many people are watching
you everyday, and so many children around the world idolize
Marat Safin: I love what I
do and I like my life and the person that I am. I appreciate
the fact there are people who look up to me and like me the
way I am. Because of that I try to do my best, on and off
the court, to make people happy.
Question: Do you often go on
the internet? Do you ever visit the sites for you?
Marat Safin: I just started
spending time on the internet. I just got connected. Yes,
I have seen some of the sites. But not too many yet.
Question: Do you have any plans
Marat Safin: I think I am too
young to think about that right now.
Question: If you could take
all of us to one place to play tennis, where would that be?
Marat Safin: I would bring
you all to New York to play on the courts at the US Open.
Question: Is there a moment
in your life that you will always remember ?
Marat Safin: I would pick the
2000 US Open Championship. It does not get any better than
Question: Marat, how has tennis
impacted your outlook on life?
Marat Safin: I love that my
talent in tennis allows me to make a living at something I
love and am passionate about. Outside of that I try to live
a normal life.
Question: Marat, what was your
best match of the year? Your most disappointing match?
Marat Safin: My best match
of the year I am waiting for. The worst was against Johansson,
a fellow Dunlop Tour player, at Dubai
Question: What is one thing
you'd like to tell all your fans?
Marat Safin: I appreciate all
of your support. I hope you will be cheering for me at the
Marat Safin: I appreciate you
all coming and waiting around to chat with me. Thank you for
being patient. It is really great having you all supporting
me. I will do my best in the upcoming Open. Goodbye!
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