Ex-tennis star Marat Safin elected to Russian Parl

Ex-tennis star Marat Safin, 31, is a member of Vladimir Putin`s United Russia Party.

Safin remembered as gifted but erratic

Marat Safin, widely regarded as one of the most gifted players of his generation, brought down the curtain on a chequered career when he bowed out to US Open champion Juan Martin del Potro in the Paris Masters.

Safin ends career with 2nd round loss in Paris

Marat Safin ended his career Wednesday after losing to Juan Martin del Potro 6-4, 5-7, 6-4 in the second round of the Paris Masters.

Feeling guilty? Give the money back, Safin tells Agassi

Marat Safin has come up with an instant remedy to help Andre Agassi clear his conscience after his admission that he lied about using drugs -- hand back the millions of dollars he made in prizemoney.

Safin extends career by winning at Paris Masters

Marat Safin extended his career by at
least one more round, saving three match points to beat French
qualifier Thierry Ascione 6-4, 4-6, 7-6 (3) at the Paris

Safin set for final farewell in Paris

Tennis will bid farewell to one of the
greatest stars of the game`s recent history this week when
Russian former world number one Marat Safin takes his final
bow at the ATP Paris Masters.

Stakhovsky beat Safin for a place in St Petersburg final

Ukraine`s Sergiy Stakhovsky reached the final of the USD 750,000 St Petersburg Open ATP tournament, beating Russian tennis icon Marat Safin Ukraine`s in today`s semi-final here.

Safin ousted in Moscow

Last year`s losing men`s finalist Marat Safin followed Zvonareva out of his home tournament, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, going down to fellow Russian Evgeny Korolev on the last match of the day.

Safin leaves China with swipes at Berdych and Roddick

Marat Safin bid farewell to his adoring Chinese fans after defeat at the Shanghai Masters on Wednesday but not before taking a swipe at his opponent Tomas Berdych and American Andy Roddick.

No change of heart for relaxed Safin

Fans at the China Open got a glimpse of the Marat Safin of old on Thursday but despite serving up a thumping victory over Fernando Gonzalez, the Russian was entertaining no thoughts of extending his career.

Simon tests knee while Safin bundled out in Bangkok tennis

Gilles Simon of France tested his chronic sore knee with a 6-2, 6-2 defeat of American Kevin Kim while retiring Russian Marat Safin ticked up another tournament loss Thursday as he winds down his career at the Thailand Open.

Safin ousts Petzschner to advance in Thailand

Russian Marat Safin reached the second round of the USD 608,500 Thailand Open with a 6-2, 3-6, 6-1 win over fifth-seeded German Philipp Petzschner on Tuesday.

Leave my sister alone, pleads Safin

Marat Safin threw a protective arm around his little sister Dinara on Wednesday after the Russian world number one was slated for her wobbly performance in the first round of the US Open.

Safin admits one last title `impossible`

Marat Safin`s swan song hit another sour note at the Montreal Masters with a 6-2, 3-6, 6-2 first round defeat by Frenchman Gael Monfils on Monday.

Haas beats Safin, Querrey upsets Sela in LA

Top-seeded German Tommy Haas survived a see-sawing opening set to beat Russian Marat Safin 7-6, 6-2 on Friday and book his place in the semi-finals of the LA Open.

Isner upsets Baghdatis, Safin advances in LA

Big-serving American John Isner continued his red-hot run at the LA Open with a commanding 6-3, 7-6 victory over Cypriot Marcos Baghdatis in the second round.

Safin crushes Ginepri in LA Open

Eighth-seeded Russian Marat Safin was in early trouble against American Robby Ginepri before recovering to win 3-6, 6-3, 6-4.