So enigmatic. So sexy. So ridiculous.
He's the closest thing we have to a Don Draper on the ATP tour.
And just like D2, right when you thought he was on the brink and about to pack it up, he sacks up and shows everyone why we love him: His Balls. Serving to stay in the match, Marat was faced with double match point. What'd he do? He reached back and fired a bunch of aces to get himself out of the jam. All in all he would save 3 match points and go on to win the match in a tiebreak.
And so he lives to fight off retirement. But not for long. He plays Elfie on Wednesday.
Try not to get kicked in the face, k?
Singles - First RoundA Seppi (ITA) d P Kohlschreiber (GER) 63 63
I Karlovic (CRO) d P Cuevas (URU) 76(3) 64
T Berdych (CZE) d [Q] V Millot (FRA) 63 76(4)
[Q] L Kubot (POL) d A Beck (GER) 64 36 64
V Troicki (SRB) d P Mathieu (FRA) 76(4) 30 ret. (right calf)
A Montanes (ESP) d V Hanescu (ROU) 36 63 76(3)
J Isner (USA) d [Q] A Falla (COL) 46 76(10) 75 - saved 3 M.P.
[WC] M Safin (RUS) d [Q] T Ascione (FRA) 64 46 76(3) - saved 3 M.P.
I Ljubicic (CRO) d [WC] S Grosjean (FRA) 76(2) 64