Marat Safin has been a breath of fresh air for tennis. At the peak of his powers, he was a revelation.
When he beat Pete Sampras at the 2000 US Open final he absolutely destroyed Sampras when he was at his peak. It was perhaps the finest tennis performance of the past 10 years. There have been better matches, it was so one sided, but the way he demolished Sampras was phenomenal.
And then the Australian Open semi-final against Federer was quite amazing. It was the best match I've ever seen. It was better than all the Wimbledon finals that people have been saying are the best matches of allRead More »from Safin will be missed