"It was a weird feeling, a weird sensation," Safin says. I felt like I was going to fall over the whole time. "The knee injury I suffered in 2005 has ruined my last four years.And that feeling stuck with me for a long time, because I wasn't comfortable moving around. It was eight months before I could start walking normally.A câștigat 15 de titluri la simplu, dintre care 2 în turneele de Mare Șlem la U. Open și Australian Open, 5 turnee Masters Series, și 2 titluri la dublu.De asemenea, a câștigat de două ori Cupa Davis în 2002 și 2006 cu echipa Rusiei.
"Life is waiting for me after tennis," he says with a smile. Trust me." A smashing time: Marat's moments of madness May 2004, French Open Safin was docked a point against Felix Mantilla after pulling down his shorts to celebrate winning a vital point. "I felt it was a great point for me and I felt like pulling my pants down. I thought it was entertaining and I was trying to make the game fun.He contends that for the most part a player's life is extremely tedious but admits that "sometimes we can get out and have some fun".Two years ago Safin was so disenchanted with tennis that he abandoned the tour in order to join a Himalayan expedition climbing Cho Oyu, the sixth highest mountain on the planet.He has kept racket companies in business – he reckons he smashes about 50 rackets a year – and there is barely an umpire alive who has not been poisoned by the venom from his tongue. I'm really lucky and I'm happy that the ATP have allowed me to do what I want to do on the court."I've had good times and bad times," Safin says as he reflected on his career. They've been nice to me throughout the years and that's made it much easier for me to play this way.