Brace yourselves peeps.
We've landed in Paris-Bercy, the final stop on the Marat Safin So Long Tour. *cries*
It's here, and we're here, to watch the final serves, groundies, and tantrums we've all come to know and love from our tortured Russian.
And, the SexGawd decided he wanted to thrill us (or torment us?) a little bit more by saving 3 match points in his 6-4, 4-6, 7-6 win over homeboy Thierry Ascione in the Paris Masters first round.
He spoke about his game afterwards saying,
The tennis I'm playing at the moment is not the best of my career. I always came here to win but this time, frankly, I don't think I can do that.That might come in the next round when faces a tough task in U.S. Open champ Juan Martin del Potro. But who knows?
I'll just try to finish on a high note and say goodbye to everybody.
In the meantime, enjoy it y'all. Soak it in.
UPDATE: Here's SexGawd speaking about the match and his next one against the Argentine. He looks relaxed and ready to be sent into retirement. Prepare thy racquet, Delpo.