Thursday, June 28, 2007

Marat Safin, International man of mystery

Wimbledon is starting to get good. We are one more win each away from Sharapova vs. Venus Willams, Tim Henman is out so tv time and center court are both freed up for actual professional players and in the morning (if the Oklahoma-esque London weather allows), Marat Safin will play Roger Federer.

Safin is a brooding, enigmatic, freakishly talented, impish, underachieving tennis genius and I am predicting he pulls a big upset and takes out the robotically perfect Swiss star Federer, winner of the last 4 Wimbledons.

I know, I know, but I'm a kid with a dream.

ps. Rafael Nadal, last year's finals loser had this piercing analysis of the All-England Championships:

"The grass don't change," Nadal said Tuesday after beating Mardy Fish of the United States 6-3, 7-6 (4), 6-3 in the first round. "Always is grass."


Dan Scarlett said...

Dear kid with a dream....thank you for sharing it...I'm an 83 yr old kid with the same dream, and have written Safin to say that in the time frame he is giving himself, he is capable of winning two friggin' tournaments...Wimbledon (crazy Ivanisevic did it) and Roland Garos (if nowhere Gaudio could!)....
Hope springs eternal!
.....Still praying for someone to cut down arrogant Roger this time around! Imazurka'm counting on his white-suited ego doing him in!
Dan Scarlett
Santa Rosa, California

Dan Scarlett said...

ps..typo...I'm counting on his white-suited ego doing him in... DS