Showing posts with label Marat Safin. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Marat Safin. Show all posts

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Sexy Marat Safin to marry Anna Druzyaka


Sexy Marat Safin to marry Anna Druzyaka

It has been reported that the sexy former world number 1, Marat Safin, will marry model Anna Druzyaka.

Safin and Druzyaka will hold ceremonies both in Moscow, where Safin lives, and New York.

The so in love couple started dating in 2007 but they split in 2009. After going their separate ways for a while they got togetehr again and it looks like this time things got really serious.

All the best wishes for the couple!

Friday, December 9, 2011

Safin elected to Russian Federal Parliament

Safin elected to Russian Federal Parliament

Marat Safin has been elected to the Russian Federal Parliament, called Duma.

Safin is a member of Prime Minister Vladimir Putin’s United Russia party and will represent the Nyzhny Novgorod region, which is approximately 300 miles from Moscow.

"My life has been changing," he said. "All of a sudden I found myself in a situation where I had to make really serious decisions. It started with one small thing and it grew up to something big. I could go and make commercials left and right and pretend like I am a celebrity, but that is not me. I never did this; I never liked it. I had a few months of thinking ‘should I do this or should I not’ but now I am pretty sure of what I’m doing and I want to do it."

Safin drew similarities between the qualities one needs to be a politician and a tennis pro.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Marat Safin running for Russian parliament

Marat Safin running for Russian parliament

Marat Safin says he is keeping busy in his retirement and is even running for Russian parliament.

Safin is up for election to the State Duma on Dec. 4 and could join other Russian sports stars including gold medal-winning gymnast Svetlana Khorkina in the lower house of the parliament.

Speaking at an ATP Champions Tour event in Chengdu, Safin says, “I am an intelligent guy and I have a lot to bring and a lot of ideas about things and what to do. I am very committed to it.”

Safin added that he might be the “best looking guy in the Duma, but that’s only because all the other guys are over 60.”

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Marat Safin becomes Russia´s tennis official

Marat Safin becomes Russia´s tennis official

Marat Safin has become the new Russia´s tennis official.

After retiring from professional tennis, Safin became part of the Russian Olympic committee and now he has a new job at the Russian Tennis Federation.

In 2010, the Russian has been working behind the scenes in Russian tennis. Safin was at the All England Club presumably taking to ATP officials and players to play at the ATP Moscow event, the Kremlin Cup.

“I just want to bring more players to our tournament,” says Safin. “We need to make it more interesting. Lately we’ve struggled with the tennis players. The people in Russia want to see a little bit more the good quality players.”

Safin attended the Vancouver Olympics and also stopped by Roland Garros, dut he has his Dilbert moments.
“I go to the office,” he said, “I sit down and answer the phone, I send some e-mails.”

Safin also commented that he is working to “restructure” the federation and is looking forward for a new “team” he’s helping put in place.


Source tennis.com

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Photos: Marat Safin at Nimrod Antal's action film Predators Premier

Photos: Marat Safin at Nimrod Antal's action film Predators Premier

Marat Safin was spotted at the premiere of Nimrod Antal's action film Predators in Moscow.... He is looking better than ever and he looks relax and happy to enjoy his life out of the ATP tour...



ITAR-TASS: MOSCOW, RUSSIA. JULY 8, 2010. Former tennis star Marat Safin gives a thumbs up while being interviewed outside the Pushkinsky Cinema at the Moscow premiere of Nimrod Antal's action film Predators. (Photo ITAR-TASS / Alexander Mudrats)

ITAR-TASS: MOSCOW, RUSSIA. JULY 8, 2010. Former tennis star Marat Safin (L) and actor Oleg Taktarov pose for the media outside the Pushkinsky Cinema at the Moscow premiere of Nimrod Antal's action film Predators. (Photo ITAR-TASS / Alexander Mudrats)

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Photo ITAR-TASS / Alexander Mudrats

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Photos: Marat Safin spent day with with Serbian journalists

Photos: Marat Safin spent day with with Serbian journalists

Marat Safin spent a day with Serbian journalists at the "Serbia Open 2010".

Safin is the promoter of this tennis event and commented he wanted to learn the experience that the Djokovic family transmit because soon he plans to organize a tennis tournament in Russia.

"The great respect for the family Djokovic, the tournament director Goran Djokovic, and especially as the novice, I accepted the role of promoter. I can learn a lot from the family Djokovic and to pass on, because I believe that it is important to promote tennis, mostly because the future of youth" said the Russian player.

Marat said that believes Novak Djokovic is the most important driver of development of tennis in Serbia. He pointed out that the best Serbian tennis player himself has joined in all the qualities that make it not only great athletes, but the big man.

On the question of whether a truly "bad guy" Safin said he's never criticized any one tennis player and has always been honest in the field and in life.

Photos: Marat Safin spent day with with Serbian journalistsPhotos: Marat Safin spent day with with Serbian journalistsPhotos: Marat Safin spent day with with Serbian journalists



The translation was made by google so I´m msorry if there are any mistakes. The Info is from the tournament website and the pictures as well.

Photos: Marat Safin at Freestyler Club in Belgrade

Photos: Marat Safin at Freestyler Club in Belgrade

Marat Safin is in Belgrade promoting the Serbia Open 2010 tennis tournament but also is taking his time to enjoy the nights.... The former world number 1 was spoted with Marko Djokovic at Freestyler having a goog time :)... Enjoy his pictures....

Photos: Marat Safin at Freestyler Club in Belgrade
Photos: Marat Safin at Freestyler Club in Belgrade
Photos: Marat Safin at Freestyler Club in BelgradePhotos: Marat Safin at Freestyler Club in Belgrade


Photos from Story.rs, thanks to Maria who sent us the tip :)

Video: Serbia Open: Marat Safin's press conference

Video: Serbia Open: Marat Safin's press conference

Marat Safin is the promoter of the Serbia Open 2010 and while at the tennis tournament he gave a press conference.... Check it out....

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Photos: Marat Safin visit Novak Djokovic at Serbia Open

Photos: Marat Safin visit Novak Djokovic at Serbia Open

Marat Safin, who at one time was the number 1 player of the world but already retired, arrived on Thursday afternoon in Belgrade.

Upon his arrival at the tennis complex at Dorcol, Novak Djokovic welcome Safin, and as he said in an informal conversation can hardly wait to watch some matches.

Marat Safin is the official promoter of the tournament, "Serbia Open 2010" powered by Telekom Serbia. As you can see in the pics, Safin also met with Nick Bollettieri.

Photos: Marat Safin visit Novak Djokovic at Serbia OpenPhotos: Marat Safin visit Novak Djokovic at Serbia OpenPhotos: Marat Safin visit Novak Djokovic at Serbia Open

Photos and info from tournament website translated by google.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Video: Marat Safin enjoying Retirement

Video: Marat Safin enjoying Retirement

Check out this video interview with Marat Safin, who is enjoying his life after retiring from the ATP tennis tour...

Friday, March 12, 2010

Photos: Marat Safin visit to the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro

Photos: Marat Safin visit to the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro

Marat Safin is in Rio de Janeiro where he will play the Rio Tennis Champions Master at the Banco Cruzerio do Sul Rio Champions Cup.

Former Brazilian football player and coach Artur Antunes Coimbra signed a Safin´s soccer jersey and then the former pro tennis players Fernando Meligeni, Cedric Pioline, Marat Safin, Mats Wilander, and Mark Philippoussis played soccer during their visit to the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro.

Safin also visit some parts of the city... enjoy his pictures...




























Photos from Daylife/getty images

Video: Marat Safin Press Conference Rio Tennis Champions Master

Video: Marat Safin Press Conference Rio Tennis Champions Master

Marat Safin, in his Champions Series debut, answers a tricky question about off court activities with typical flair in Rio.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Marat Safin to play Champions Series tennis event

Marat Safin to play Champions Series tennis event

Marat Safin will open up play at the Champions Series tennis event Friday against Wayne Ferreira at the Banco Cruzeiro do Sul Rio Champions in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil.

This tennis tournament is part of the tennis circuit for champion tennis players age 30 and over.

Other great tennis players playing in Brazil are: Jim Courier, Mats Wilander, Mark Philippoussis, Cedric Pioline, Mikael Pernfors and Fernando Meligeni.

This tennis tournament has $150,000 in total prize money, with the singles champion earning $60,000.

The full schedule of play at the event is as follows;

Friday 12th March: Starting at 6 pm
Quarterfinal #1 - Fernando Meligeni vs. Mikael Pernfors
Quarterfinal #2 - Mark Philippoussis vs. Cedric Pioline
Quarterfinal #3 - Marat Safin vs. Wayne Ferreira
Quarterfinal #4 - Jim Courier vs. Mats Wilander

Saturday 13th March: Starting at 6 pm
Men’s Doubles Match
Semifinal #1 - Winner of Safin/Ferreira vs. Meligini/Pernfors
Semifinal #2 - Winner of Philippoussis/Pioline vs. Courier/Wilander

Sunday 14th March: Starting at 11 am
3rd Place Match
Championship Final

Jim Courier finished the 2009 season as the top-ranked player on the Champions Series, followed by Pete Sampras and Todd Martin. John McEnroe won the inaugural Rio Champions Cup in 2009, defeating Courier 6-2, 6-3 in the final.

With Safin and Borg's commitment to play in 2010, the five-year old Champions Series features 10 former world No. 1 players competing on the circuit, joining Courier, McEnroe, Wilander, Sampras, Andre Agassi, Stefan Edberg, Thomas Muster and Patrick Rafter.


Source Tournament website - HERE -

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Marat Safin learning the ropes at Vancouver Games

Marat Safin
Marat Safin learning the ropes at Vancouver Games

Marat Safin is, as you may already know, a member of the Russian Olympic Committee, and because of this new job of his, the now retired tennis player went to the Vancouver for the Winter Olympic Games.

"I'm getting to know people, I'm trying to know who's who and to understand things," Safin said. "It's not always obvious. It's only my second day of work here, but it's already very interesting."

Asked if he would like to eventually be on the International Olympic Committee, Safin said, "If maybe one the opportunity presents itself, obviously I would be interested. But first I have to take this new role and prove ot people that I can bring something, something different."

Safin retired from tennis at the end of 2009 but it looks like he can not be too far away from a tennis racquet because he will play a seniors event in March.

The former world number 1 said that has not been playing or following tennis closely but for a great player like him I bet it´s not a big deal.

"I'm more focused on tennis in Russia. Of course, I watched several Australian Open matches but I'm looking mostly at home to try to improve the facilities and training in Russia. I haven't played for four months now," he said.


Source Tennis.com
Reuter Pictures

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Ivan Lendl to face Mats Wilander as part of tennis exhibition in Atlantic City

Ivan Lendl to face Mats Wilander as part of tennis exhibition in Atlantic City

Ivan Lendl will face former rival Mats Wilander in the inaugural Caesars Tennis Classic on April 10 at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City.

Joining Lendl and Wilander will be host Venus Williams, Andy Roddick and Marat Safin . A third match will be announced later.

"We're happy to have a great group of guys," said Jerry Solomon, President of StarGames, the sports marketing company putting on the event. "To have four guys coming in who have all won the U.S. Open is a unique situation for the event. There is a lot of great tradition and history coming together here."

Lendl's hoping some former fans will watch him play.

"It's obvious as you get older a new generation has not seen you play," Lendl said. "I don't think anyone should hold any illusions that Marat Safin and Andy Roddick will play like us. But make no mistake, neither one of us wants to lose."

There will be a tennis village at the Palladium Ballroom at Caesars Atlantic City for two to three days before the exhibition match.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Marat Safin withdrew from the Hong Kong Tennis Classic

Marat Safin withdrew from the Hong Kong Tennis Classic

A few days before the started of the 2010 Hong Kong Tennis Classic Marat Safin withdrew from the tennis event because he has been suffering from a wrist injury and the injury had still not healed properly.

” I am really sorry I cannot play Hong Kong, I was very much looking forward to the event. I also apologise to my fans for not being able to take part, and hopefully I can play at a future tournament." said Marat Safin.

Tournament Director, Terry Catton regretted his withdrawal but announced that Safin's replacement is Yevgeny Kafelnikov, who retired in 2003. His recent return to the Champions Tour earned him instant recognition, and he is now one of the Tours' top competitors.

Catton said "Yevgeny has won two Grand Slam Singles titles and four Grand Slam Doubles titles, he is a former No. 1 and will be a first class replacement for Marat."




Monday, December 14, 2009

Marat Safin won't play at the Peugeot Copa Argentina tennis exhibition

Marat Safin won't play at the Peugeot Copa Argentina tennis exhibition

Marat Safin has withdrawn from the Peugeot Copa Argentina Tennis Exhibition to be played at the Buenos Aires Lawn Tennis Club, on December 17 to 20.
Gaston Gaudio will be the one to take his place.

Safin was elected vice president of Russian Olympic Committee and should be in his country between 17 and 19 of this month.

Safin sent a signed note stating this commitment to the organizers of this exhibition event for them to present at the news conference next Wednesday.

The 7th edition of the Argentina Cup will feature David Nalbandian, Gaston Gaudio and Juan Monaco, plus the Spanish Carlos Moya, the Chilean Fernando Gonzalez and Marcos Baghdatis.

This year, instead of eight players, will involve six, which will be divided into two zones of three each. The championship will be played by the double elimination and best of each group, to be played between Thursday and Saturday, define the event on Sunday.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Quick Tennis News: Davydenko, Nishikori, Safin and More

Quick Tennis News: Davydenko, Nishikori, Safin and More

Check out some quick tennis news from Tennis.com

Marat Safin is planning to run for the post of vice-president of the Russian Olympic Committee, according to Russian press reports.

Kei Nishikori says he will need another month or two to recover from elbow surgery and is likely to miss the Australian Open. "My condition is about 70 percent right now," he said.

Roger Federer joins Andy Roddick on the list of nominees for Sports Illustrated's Sportsman of the Year award.

Daniel Nestor says he and Nenad Zimonjic are planning to continue their doubles partnership next year. "It's all gossip," Nestor told The Globe and Mail. "As far as I know we’re playing Doha, Sydney and arranging coaching and all that... we’ve just had a bad run of matches, nothing more than that."

Nikolay Davydenko on bookmakers having put long odds on him to win the event: "Bad luck, you know. I think I put money of me before this tournament, make more money, double prize money." (He's joking. Probably.)

Friday, November 13, 2009

Video: Marat Safin honored in Paris

Video: Marat Safin honored in Paris

After losing to Juan Martin del Potro in the second round of the Paris BNP Paribas Masters, Marat Safin retired from professional tennis and he received an award and was shown a video of some great moments of his career....

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Video: Marat Safin Paris 2009 Wednesday Feature

Video: Marat Safin Paris 2009 Wednesday Feature

Players pay tribute to former World No. 1 Marat Safin after his final ATP World Tour appearance at the BNP Paribas Masters.