Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Marat Safin Bids Adieu

Two-time Grand Slam champion Marat Safin has played his final professional tournament at the Paris Masters losing to US Open champion Juan Martin Del Potro in three close sets 4-6, 7-5, 4-6.

Former world no. 1 Safin leaves the sport after 13 seasons amassing 15 titles including the 2000 US Open and 2005 Australian Open beating hometown favorites Pete Sampras and Lleyton Hewitt respectively. He is one of three men to win a Grand Slam title since 2005 not named Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.

Many say that despite reaching the top of the rankings and winning two Slam titles, the Russian didn't meet his full potential. I say, that may be true, but it's his life, not ours. And no matter what he'll still certainly be missed.

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