Birth Name: Marat Mubinovich Safin
Place of Birth: Moscow, Russia, USSR (now Russia)
Date of Birth: 27 January, 1980
Marat Safin is a Russian politician and professional tennis player. He achieved the world No. 1 singles ranking of the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) on November 20, 2000.
Marat was born in Moscow, to ethnic Tatar parents, Rauza Islanova, a tennis coach and player, and Mubin “Mikhail” Safin, a director of a small tennis club in Moscow. He began playing tennis at six with his parents. His mother served as his coach from six to thirteen.
Marat has a younger sister, Dinara Safina, a former world No. 1 Russian tennis player.
Marat speaks Russian, English, and Spanish, as well as his native Tatar. He is a Muslim.
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