Marat Safin Archive

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'Tis hard to do but it's worth it. Due to the help of Flickr, Photobucket, Getty Images, Corbis, AFP, AP and fans all over the world - and Marat Safin, here are stills you took from the Russian tennis player.

~UPDATE SEPT 15 2009: 2009 page is ready. Will handle the others. Haven't finished yet, still digging some goodies.
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1980-1996

Before he started playing tennis professionally, Marat was a baby, and a boy, and a teen and someone in between.
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2000

The dream year Marat became No. 1 and gave us impossible tennis (and astounded Pete twice), a slam and 6 more titles.
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2004

Legendary Safin-Mantilla match in Roland Garros. Involving shorts, a point, and a point deducted. Spanning 2 days.
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1997

The Year everybody's happy. Marat Safin makes his mark in the ATP track playing Challengers first, and climbing his way up.
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2001

Safin gets good results in Grand Slams and defends 2 titles but is hampered by a back injury for 3 months.
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2005

Safin proves to the world he isn't a One-Slam wonder by taking away the AO title from Australian Lleyton Hewitt.
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2008

Marat surprises everyone and becomes the first Russian to reach the semifinal in Wimbledon, only losing to Roger Federer.
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1998

Marat making some noise beating up Agassi in the French Open and kicking some ass (Kuerten) while at it. First DC appearance.
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2002

Marat puts a bevy of blondes in AO and loses to who? But there's Davis Cup, baby. Marat helps Russia win the singles title.
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2006

 Safin with a serious knee injury misses 3 majors but supplements Russia with a Second Davis Cup singles win.
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2009

The farewell year: Safin announces his retirement. Reaches first QF of the year in LA while all his results are almost capped by 1st/2nd round losses.
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1999

Another year of progression! Marat wins his first tournament in Boston. First round opponent Sampras withdraws from USO...
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2003

Marat Safin is plagued with injuries, plays only in 13 tournaments and sees his ranking plunge to 86th, his lowest since '97.
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2007

Still injured, Marat Safin leaves Davis Cup and climbs Mount Cho Oyu in 10 days. Safin earns his first ATP title since '05 in doubles.