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Marat Safin
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Tennis Player
    (January 27, 1980- )
    U.S. Open Singles Champion (2000)
    Won Davis Cup (2002)
    ASAP Sports Most Quotable Player of the Year (2000, '02)
    Finalist Australian Open (2004)
    Won Australian Open (2005)
    Non-practicing Muslim
    He was the first man fined for tanking in a major after catching his opponent's serve in the first round of the 2000 Australian Open.
    In the spirit of Goran Ivanisevic, he has received numerous warnings and fines for racket abuse.
    He played five tournaments with an injured back just to keep from losing his year-end million dollar bonus from the ATP tour (March-May 2001).
    During the 2002 Australian Open, three hot blondes sat in his box and Safin commented: 'I think you have to admit that I have an unbelievably beautiful bench.'
    Sports writers have continually said he was named after French revolutionary Jean Paul Marat, when in fact the name Marat is common among Turkish men.
    He is injury-prone.
    During the French Open, he made a great point against Felix Mantila and the proceeded to pull down his pants for no apparent reason (2004).
    He's tri-lingual, speaking Russian, Spanish and English in descending order of fluency.
    He was the first man to defeat Pete Sampras in straight sets in a major final (2000 U.S. Open).
    He was the first Russian (male or female) to win the U.S. Open singles championship.
    While attending Spartak Academy in Moscow, Anna Kournikova beat him in a practice match and he wept.
    He led Russia to its first Davis Cup title, defeating France in the final three matches to two on French soil.
    He holds the record of playing 306 games in a single grand slam (Australian Open 2004).

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