And so Marat said goodbye to New York amidst a standing O, in yet another match that encapsulates his career. Such early promise, only to whither away in disappointment and loss.
Throughout his career I'm sure many of us have uttered some form of "Oh, Marat. I wish I knew how to quit you." Thankfully, with mercy, he's quitting us. North America's going to miss you immensely, Maratski.
We will be here with legs wide open if you ever choose to return.