O the enigma that is Marat Safin. On his day could beat anyone and did. He arrived during Sampras’ swansong years leading up to the Federer era and still beat both of them. Pretty impressive. Frustration got the better of him at times but always commanded respect and fans.
Reason to retire: Back Injury
Career titles: 15
Career High Ranking: 1
Win/Loss Record: 422/267
Finest moment: Winning 2 Grand Slams and reaching world #1
Famous For: Demolishing Sampras for his first US Open and breaking lots of racquets.
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