Marat Safin Hopes To Join The Law Makers
What he said:
“I could be the best looking guy in the Duma. But that’s only because all the other guys are over 60.”
Marat Safin is running for public office.
The former tennis star—winner of two majors—is up for election to the lower house of Russian parliament on December 4, 2011.
Post-retirement, Safin involved himself with the Russian tennis federation and is a member of the Russian Olympic committee.
What he really meant:
“I could be their (Duma’s) fresh-faced poster boy.”
What he definitely didn’t:
“The change (in Russian politics) will be merely cosmetic.”
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The Belgian enjoyed a short spell as No. 1 before being swapped out by the surprisingly resilient Dane within a week.
The debate—whether the rankings accurately depict the state of women’s tennis—rages on. This does not detract from the luscious blonde’s achievements; it is a reflection of the fact that quantity can sometimes displace quality.