I love this video interview of Marat Safin, speaking in Paris after losing the last match of his career to Juan Martin del Potro. He says he realized during that match that he has a terrible forehand and maybe should have worked on it at some point during his career. I’m assuming he’s joking, but with Marat you never know:
Hey Marat – now that you have all this free time on your hands, how about working on the forehand. And coming out of retirement! Thanks to Judy for passing this along!
Here’s Marat’s terrible forehand in slow-mo (actually, it’s mostly just Marat in slo mo):
The backhand was always Marat’s glamour shot:
A nice rally form this year’s Shanghai tournament:
More nice shots: