Call me crazy but isn’t Marat Safin a little too young for “Senior Tennis”? Safin, who just turned 30 years of age month, will make his debut on the senior circuit at an event next month at the 2010 Rio Champions Cup in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
“It is going to be a lot of fun to play in Brazil for the first time at the Rio Champions Cup and join some of the great legends in tennis,” said Safin. “It will be an interesting change to be one of the young guys on the tour again and I look forward to playing in front of the Brazilian tennis fans.”
The lovable Marat will be joined in the tournament which open 2010 Champions Series circuit by Jim Courier, Mats Wilander, Mark Philippoussis, Cedric Pioline, Wayne Ferreira, Mikael Pernfors and Fernando Meligeni.
Safin, a two-time Grand Slam winner and former No. 1, retired at the end of last season keeping his future plans close to the vest. But was playing senior ball what he had in mind when he retired? I hope not!
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