Marat is back in Moscow and will have a few days off. On Friday 25th Hernan Gumy will arrive in Moscow and on Sunday 27th he will help Marat celebrate his 28th birthday with his family and friends. On Monday 28th, Marat and Hernan will start working together and practising for the upcoming Davis Cup tie between Russia and Serbia to be help on Indoor Hard Court at Small Sports Arena "Luzhniki", Moscow.
Marat is feeling upbeat about his season and looking forward to more tournaments.
Marat has entered the Dubai Tournament - entries closed today and is considering the Open 13 Tournament at Marseilles from 11 - 17 February. This is still to be confirmed. As both the Masters Series in Indian Wells and Miami have draws of 96, Marat will be at these tournaments. All other schedule announcements will follow later.
Juste une chose à dire en ce dimanche 27janvier 2008 :
Sampras to face Safin in exhibition in San Jose
1/31/2008 5:52:00 PM
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -Pete Sampras will face former world No. 1 player Marat Safin in an exhibition during the SAP Open on Feb. 18.
Safin was granted a wild-card entry into the tournament Thursday. He will start his week by playing the exhibition against Sampras in a rematch of the 2000 U.S. Open final won by Safin in straight sets. Safin has won four of his seven career matches against Sampras.
Sampras, who retired after winning his record 14th major singles title at the 2002 U.S. Open, spent the past two summers playing in World Team Tennis events and participated on a limited basis this year on the senior circuit formed by former rival Jim Courier.
Sampras played a series of exhibition matches against Roger Federer late last year, winning the final of the three matches. Sampras will play Federer again at Madison Square Garden in New York on March 10.
Safin will play in San Jose for the second straight year. He lost in the quarterfinals last year to Benjamin Becker of Germany.
En résumé, Marat a reçu uneWC pour jouer à San Jose. De plus, Marat jouera un match d'éxhibition contre P.Sampras le 18 février prochain. (Un remix de l'US Open 2000 ?)