That’s my explanation. And here is Marat’s explanation:
A battered-looking Marat Safin on Sunday admitted involvement in a brawl in Moscow last week, but wasted no time declaring he had won the fight.
The fiery Russian stunned fans when he turned up late at the mixed team Hopman Cup sporting two black eyes, but recovered in time to beat Italian Simone Bolelli 7-6, 6-4 in his opening match.
“I won the fight, I’m good, I’m OK,” said the former world No. 1. “I got in trouble in Moscow but it’s OK, I can survive.
“It’s just a small problem. I wasn’t in the right place at the right time,” he added, without elaborating.