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About Marat Safin Marat Mikhailovich Safin (Tatar: Марат Мөбин улы Сафин, Marat Möbin ulı Safin mɑˈrɑt ˈsɑfɪn; Russian: Мара́т Миха́йлович (Муби́нович) Са́фин; born January 27, 1980, in Moscow) is a retired Russian tennis player. Safin won two majors and reached the world number 1 ranking during his career. He was also famous for his emotional outbursts and sometimes fiery temper on court. Safin is the older brother of current World No. 2 WTA player Dinara Safina. They are the first brother-sister tandem in tennis history to both achieve No. 1 rankings.Safin began his professional career in 1997, and held the No. 1 world ranking for a total of 9 weeks between November 2000 and April 2001. He won his first Grand Slam title at the 2000 U.S. Open after defeating Pete Sampras, and won the 2005 Australian Open, defeating Australian Lleyton Hewitt in the final. Safin helped lead Russia to Davis Cup victories in 2002 and 2006. Despite his dislike of grass courts, he became the first Russian man to reach the semifinals of Wimbledon at the 2008 Wimbledon Championships. At the time of his final Grand Slam appearance at the US Open on 2 September 2009, Safin was No. 61 in the official world men's tennis rankings.

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Rank Name Total
145. Kim Clijsters 425
146. Ahmed Bakhit 420
147. Wladimir Klitschko 405
148. Vitali Klitschko 401
149. Marat Safin 395
150. Imran Nazir 376
151. Emil Zátopek 361
152. Kapil Dev 347
153. Roman Šebrle 336

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