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Safin is crazy about grass

Updated: June 23, 2005, 4:56 PM ET
By Wayne Drehs | ESPN.com

WIMBLEDON, England – Nobody ever accused Marat Safin of being sane. Throughout his up-and-down nine-year pro career, the former No. 1 has dropped his pants midmatch, been fined for not trying and destroyed an estimated 300 rackets in on-court displays of disgust.

But perhaps the biggest surprise of all came Wednesday, when the 6-foot-4 Russian, fresh off his 7-6 (4), 7-6 (4), 6-4 second-round victory against Mark Philippoussis, confessed in his post-match news conference that he's actually ...

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