Marat Safin quotes

  • Everybody is smarter from outside of the court.
    -- Marat Safin

    #Court

  • It's like love. When you look too hard, you don't find it. When you let it happen naturally, it comes.
    -- Marat Safin

    #Tennis #Looks #Motivational Tennis

  • I think it's difficult to be No. 1. 'There's too much attention, too much expectation from other people.
    -- Marat Safin

    #Thinking #People #Expectations

  • If you're losing, just be a man; be a man and lose as a man.
    -- Marat Safin

    #Men #Losing

  • I didn't change the world.
    -- Marat Safin

    #World #Changing The World

  • Everything is possible in this life...
    -- Marat Safin

    #Tennis #This Life #Motivational Tennis

  • I've realized I can't waste any moment being unhappy.
    -- Marat Safin

    #Unhappy #Waste #Moments

  • I could be the best looking guy in the Duma, but that's only because all the other guys are over 60.
    -- Marat Safin

    #Guy #Other Guys #Being The Best

  • 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

    #Different #Want #Espn

  • 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

    #Team #Winning #People

  • You're playing or you're not playing. If you're playing, so just shut up and play.
    -- Marat Safin

    #Play #Shut Up

  • I pass through the difficult moments in life, really difficult times on grass, during my seven years of my career. All of a sudden I felt comfortable.
    -- Marat Safin

    #Years #Careers #Difficult Times

  • But when I'm losing a few matches, suddenly 'It's his fault', 'He doesn't want to practice', 'He doesn't need it', 'He doesn't care'. And when everything goes well, there are people coming behind the stone, saying, 'Oh, my God, he's back finally, and I was there to help him out'.
    -- Marat Safin

    #Practice #People #Needs

  • Me, I don't need money.
    -- Marat Safin

    #Needs #Need Money

  • It is very hard for me to switch from clay to grass.
    -- Marat Safin

    #Clay #Grass

  • You can find flaws in Agassi and Sampras, but Federer has none.
    -- Marat Safin

    #Flaws

  • But normally when you talk to yourself [on court] you say; 'I love you, you're a good guy, but don't miss next time, okay.'
    -- Marat Safin

    #Love You #Missing #Guy

  • If you're losing, just be a man, be a man and lose as a man. Don't pretend that you are injured and then you start running around and start to hit winners, and then all of a sudden you pull the hands up in the air after winning the match. I mean, what kind of sportsman are you? What kind of man are you?
    -- Marat Safin

    #Running #Mean #Men

  • We live because of the dreams.
    -- Marat Safin

    #Dream

  • It's too many questions about what I'm going to do, why I'm retiring, and this and that. So I answer the same question, I don't know, a thousand times.
    -- Marat Safin

    #Retirement #Answers #Retiring

  • I was making comebacks every single year. That makes it difficult mentally. It causes a lot of stress.
    -- Marat Safin

    #Stress #Years #Causes

  • Roger [Federer], he brought tennis... one level higher. Normally he toys with everybody. With all respect to other players, he does whatever he wants on the court against them. It's incredible what kind of game he can play.
    -- Marat Safin

    #Player #Games #Tennis

  • Lady, can you speak up a little bit? Indianapolis is a little far from Europe - I can't hear you.
    -- Marat Safin

    #Europe #Tennis #Littles

  • I've had a lot of luck. If I didn't I'd be washing bottles in Russia.
    -- Marat Safin

    #Good Luck #Russia #Luck

  • There is no such thing as a perfect player; it doesn't exist.
    -- Marat Safin

    #Player #Perfect

  • I'm not fighting with myself.
    -- Marat Safin

    #Fighting

  • There's a lot of things in life that we don't know why they're coming exactly at this moment.
    -- Marat Safin

    #Moments

  • No matter what happens, tennis is still tennis: You can see a lot of great matches, a lot of new people.
    -- Marat Safin

    #People #Tennis #Matter

  • It's a pity that the tennis is really going down the drain. Every year it's getting worse and worse and worse. There has to be a radical change, and I hope it will be really soon.
    -- Marat Safin

    #Years #Tennis #Radical Change

  • I'm not a materialistic person.
    -- Marat Safin

    #Materialistic #Persons

  • It was really impossible to break through in Russia. We couldn't buy any balls. We really didn't have any courts, no rackets, nothing. And no people to practice with.
    -- Marat Safin

    #Russia #Practice #People

  • My mother said I would have more chances to become a tennis player than a football player.
    -- Marat Safin

    #Football #Mother #Player

  • New York is a fantastic city.
    -- Marat Safin

    #New York #Cities #Fantastic

  • 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

    #Father #Way #Rich

  • 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

    #Thinking #Guy #Trying

  • I try to do my best to have fun off the court.
    -- Marat Safin

    #Fun #Having Fun #Trying

  • You cannot take all the chances you get.
    -- Marat Safin

    #Chance

  • I was very competitive. I hated losing. No matter what, I had to win.
    -- Marat Safin

    #Winning #Matter #Losing

  • Probably I'll not be so successful if I will keep everything in myself inside of me.
    -- Marat Safin

    #Successful

  • You cannot change me; this is the way I am.
    -- Marat Safin

    #Way

  • One of the most important things, actually, when you're playing on grass, is to move.
    -- Marat Safin

    #Moving #Important #Grass

  • My friend, there is nothing so sexy as a woman who is angry. Perhaps when she is even throwing things.
    -- Marat Safin

    #Sexy #Throwing #Angry

  • You know why I want to win? Because of 15,000 reasons inside of the tennis court.
    -- Marat Safin

    #Winning #Tennis #Want

  • I've had good times and bad times. That's me. That's how I am.
    -- Marat Safin

    #Good Times #Bad Times

  • I wish I could have won a lot more tournaments, but I got injured every time I played well.
    -- Marat Safin

    #Wish #Wells

  • I just want to make everyone happy.
    -- Marat Safin

    #Want

  • I give up on spending time on these courts; I give up on practicing before the tournament I hate. I hate this.
    -- Marat Safin

    #Giving Up #Hate #Spending Time

  • I don't care about losses anymore.
    -- Marat Safin

    #Loss #Care

  • I definitely want to get out of tennis and try something completely different.
    -- Marat Safin

    #Tennis #Trying #Different

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

  • I can improve it a little bit. But it's my head, it's the way I am. So at the end of the day, I will be who I am and I will win how much I can win.
    -- Marat Safin

    #Winning #Who I Am #The End Of The Day

  • I achieved what I want to achieve and I want to continue doing something else.
    -- Marat Safin

    #Want #Achieve

  • Five sets is a kind of lottery. Anything can happen.
    -- Marat Safin

    #Kind #Anything Can Happen #Lottery

  • All in all, I think Kazan is Russia's sportiest city after Moscow, leaving all the others far behind.
    -- Marat Safin

    #Thinking #Russia #Cities

  • I've lived my life the way I wanted to, whether scaling the mountains, partying long into the night or having fun playing soccer.
    -- Marat Safin

    #Soccer #Fun #Party

  • I love tennis, but I just don't like grass.
    -- Marat Safin

    #Tennis #Grass

  • I could pose in fashion commercials as a high society star but politics is a new way of life.
    -- Marat Safin

    #Fashion #Stars #Way

  • You have to wake up and you have to run if you want to survive.
    -- Marat Safin

    #Running #Wake Up #Want

  • Many say that (Pete) Sampras is the greatest player. But I say with all due respect to the rest, that he (Roger Federer) is the most complete player in the world so far.
    -- Marat Safin

    #Player #World #Roger

  • Never give up. Last year I was trying to give up but I couldn't.
    -- Marat Safin

    #Giving Up #Years #Trying

  • I pay the bills, I pay for everything.
    -- Marat Safin

    #Pay #Bills

  • I've felt it (shoulder soreness) since the first day I came, but more so now. Yesterday in the doubles I felt like I couldn't serve at all. I had a lot of pain. I decided to stop because without the serve it doesn't make any sense. It's better to stop and try to recover. If you play, you play 100 percent, not to suffer on the court...Hopefully I'll be ready for the Australian Open. I'll ask for a late start and try to recover. I can playing forehand, backhand, anything except serve.
    -- Marat Safin

    #Pain #Yesterday #Play

  • It's frustrating when you want to play but can't. I didn't touch a racket for three weeks and when I started playing again last week, I still felt some pain in my wrist.
    -- Marat Safin

    #Pain #Play #Lasts

  • It's too much pressure. You have to think match by match and moment by moment or it drives you to distraction. I'm tired of all the talk about it. Everyone is obsessed with it...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

    #Dream #Tired #Thinking

  • Right now my main aim is not to get injured any more. I am a little bit afraid of running and sliding because the ankle was so painful. But I am not a person who runs a lot, who spends a lot of energy on the court. If I am mentally OK, if nothing is bothering me and I want to play, then it is fine.
    -- Marat Safin

    #Running #Play #Want

  • Wimbledon is not the tournament I love. I don't like how they treat the players. There are small things that don't cost them anything and they make such a big deal out of it. If they treat us this way, well, we have to treat them the same. We want to be respected, the way we respect Wimbledon, even if it is not the best Grand Slam on earth.
    -- Marat Safin

    #Player #Earth #Want

  • Don't get too excited when I am winning, and don't get too depressed when I am losing. Just keep it cool.
    -- Marat Safin

    #Winning #Losing #Excited

  • The Olympics is not for tennis and tennis does not need the Olympics. It is not my goal in life to win a gold medal.
    -- Marat Safin

    #Winning #Goal #Tennis

  • I'm not fighting with myself. Oh, my God. That's how I am. You know, the story of the hippo? The hippo comes to the monkey and said, listen, I'm not a hippo. So, he paint himself like a zebra. He said but he's still a hippo. He said but look at you, you're painted like a zebra but you are a hippo. So then he goes, you know, like I want be a little parrot. So, he put the colours on him and he comes to the monkey and said but, sorry, you are a hippo. So, in the end, you know, he comes and said I'm happy to be a hippo. This is who I am. So, I have to be who I am and he's happy being a hippo.
    -- Marat Safin

    #Zebras #Sorry #Fighting

  • From now until the end of the year I would like to eke out one victory, that's my short term aim. I am sure I can be competitive in 2004. Tennis is like riding a bike, you never forget how to do it.
    -- Marat Safin

    #Years #Tennis #Victory

  • It's a completely different situation right now because last year it was the time that nobody expected anything from me anything -- I had nothing to lose, basically I was starting from zero. And now I'm back in Top 5. And for me it's a different stage.
    -- Marat Safin

    #Zero #Years #Lasts

  • That was...that was choking. You're right. But of course when you play against (Roger) Federer, he's No. 1 in the world, he won three grand slams last year, and he's just full of confidence. It's difficult to do anything regular to beat him. You have to do something extra to be able to have the chance to beat him. Set points, I had six of them and I couldn't take one. But I was close.
    -- Marat Safin

    #Years #Play #World

  • If you get operated, something can go wrong and you can just say bye-bye to tennis. That's what happened to a lot of soccer players in Europe. They get operated, some things, it's not the mistake of the doctor. It's just some surgeries, they just don't go the right way...My injury will never go away. It's already become so chronic there's no chance to fix it so I can play without pain.
    -- Marat Safin

    #Soccer #Pain #Mistake

  • 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

    #Dream #Nuts #Tennis

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