Marat Safin is a famous tennis player from Russia.
He was born on January 27, 1980 in Moscow and
was trained in tennis since the early age. Safin
entered professional tennis in the year 1997
but a great achievement was the win in US Open
(2000) and Australian Open (2005).
Safin's parents were both former tennis players.
Also his sister Dinara Safina is a tennis player.
1994 Safin moved to Spain (to Valencia) to be
trained by professional coaches because professional
tennis in that period was not developed. In
2000 Safin was No.1 tennis player for 9 weeks
and has defeated such great players as Roger
In 2002 with the help of SAfin Russian team
won the Davis Cup which was first in Russia's
history. Safin's partners were Mikhail Youzhny,
Andrei Stoliarov, Yevgeny Kafelnikov and Shamil
Tarpischev (team captain).
2005 Safin got knee injury and stopped playing
tennis and participating in tournaments. Safin
is a famous male model for fashion magazines
and advertisement shots.
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