Popular Tennis Player Marat Safin

Marat Safin

Marat Safin started his professional tennis career on great standing in 1997. He quickly won his first ATP title after defeating Gustavo Kuerten at the French Open. In 2000, he ranked No.9 in ATP rankings which he held for an impressive 9 weeks. This was after he won the Grand Slam tournament at the US Open. He reached the Grand Slam final round again in the years 2002, 2004 and 2005. Safin won his second Grand Slam title in 2005, after defeating Roger Federer en route to the final. In 2002 and again in 2006, Safin led Russia to win the Davis Cup. He also won five ATP Tennis Masters Series during his career. At the 2008 Wimbledon Championships, Safin reached the semi finals, becoming the first Russian man to have done so. A knee injury hindered him from rising in rankings and got a career low of No. 104 ATP rankings. However, he made a comeback in the 2006 US Open and then leading Russia to win the Davis Cup shortly after. He reached Top 30 in 2008. After playing at the US Open -his last ever Grand Slam tournament, Safin stood at a ranking of No. 58. Safin retired in 2009 after playing his final tournament at the 2009 Paris Masters. Safin’s playing style is right handed, with two-handed backhand-his major strength and he has powerful ground strokes. He had a charismatic presence on court, his major downfall being his emotional outbursts and lack of focus.

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