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 I'll go with the flow. Now I have no schedule, no practice, no nothing. I belong to myself. What will I miss? Being on the court and competing. But at the same time it's a tough sport. It's very cruel. 
— Marat Safin after playing his final tennis match as an ATP professional / November 11, 2009
 I'm ambitious. I want to achieve some things. I'm different than another person who wants to lay back and do nothing for the rest of the life and talk nonsense on ESPN, talk about my match against Sampras. I will not do that. I want to achieve something else. 
— Marat Safin on his plans after his retirement / November 2009
 That match was a miracle for me. It took some time for me to see how big this thing was. It was difficult because I was 20 years old. I wasn't ready for this. It was difficult to understand it. 
— Marat Safin recalling his win over Pete Sampras in the 2000 US Open Final / October 2009
 Oh, don't get there, because otherwise you're gonna see a lot of balls flying around and racquets, and a lot of swearing. I don't think you want that extreme. 
— Marat Safin on how it works if players are allowed to express their emotions without censure / June 23, 2009
 Relieved. Pretty much relived. It's not the perfect way to finish the Wimbledon story but that's life. 
— Marat Safin on playing his final Wimbledon match / June 23, 2009

 Well, I don't know about bad boy, I'm not a bad boy, but hopefully I can change. 
— Marat Safin / June 2009
 Not a lot of tennis players have managed to have a great life afterwards with tennis. With all the respect, I want to try to be the guy who ends up doing something else and be good at it. 
— Marat Safin / June 2009
 I cannot say I played my best tennis. It was disappointing, a little bit, trying and trying and trying and trying 
— Marat Safin after losing to Josselin Ouanna at the 2009 French Open / May 28, 2009
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