Russian retired tennis player and politician, Marat Safin was born on 27th January 1980 in Moscow as Marat Mubinovich Safin. Marat was born to Tatar parents, Mubin Safin and Rauza Islanova who are former tennis players and coaches. Born to a family who was involved in sports, especially tennis, Marat developed his interest in it. By the very early age, he started taking his tennis classes at the local Spartak Tennis Club with several tennis players like Elena Dementieva, Anna Kournikova and Anastasia Myskina. Marat has a younger sister Dinara who is also a tennis player by profession.
In order to gain access to advanced tennis training programs, Marat moved to Valencia, Spain at the age of fourteen. Marat says that he grew up very fast with no muscles. In the year 1997, Marat Safin began his professional career. At the French Open, in the year 1998, defending champion Gustavo Kuerten, Safin consecutively defeated Andre Agassi. At the age of nineteen, Marat Safin won his first ATP title. Tennis player Marat Safin with Russian nationality has reached the world no. 1 ranking during his career by winning two Grand Slam tournaments. At the 2000 US Open after defeating Pete Sampras, Marat won his first Grand Slam title.
Marat Safin has proved his efficiency in the match several times. As a player, he has contributed a lot to his nation. He also has helped guide Russia to Davis Cup victories in the year 2002 and 2006. At the 2008 Wimbledon Championships, Marat Safin is the first Russian player to reach the semi-finals of Wimbledon despite of his loathe of grass courts. At the US Open on 2 September 2009, at the time of his final Grand Slam appearance, he was No. 58 in the official world men’s tennis rankings. Wiki has more about his professional career.
With the outstanding skills and techniques in the courts, he has been able to collect huge fan following. His handsome personality has also dazzled women all over the world. Marat Safin has charming personality with good looks and well toned body. Talking about his height, he is six feet four inches tall, i.e. around 1.93m. After being so talented and handsome, there is no doubt that many women fall for him. Many people have admired him. He has been maintaining privacy on his relationship status. He has not revealed any information about his dating and girlfriend. According to some sources, Marat had a secret wedding. They say that, he is wearing a new wedding ring and this proves him to be married. There is no any information about his wife. As he has not revealed any information about his personal life, we can’t assume him to be gay; he might be straight in sexuality.
Thirty six year old Marat Safin is an established retired Russian tennis player. He has been surrounded with large number of fans, followers and well-wisher. His wonderful career gives him wonderful earnings, which makes a wonderful net worth. According to some sources, his estimated net worth is $15 million dollars. His success by this age has influenced and inspired many people. More about him and his career can be known from his biography.