FILE - Chinese tennis fans listen to Russian player Marat Safin saying goodbye to the China Open after his last match in the quarter finals of the tournament in Beijing, China, Friday, Oct. 9, 2009. ... more 
FILE - Chinese tennis fans listen to Russian player Marat Safin saying goodbye to the China Open after his last match in the quarter finals of the tournament in Beijing, China, Friday, Oct. 9, 2009. Safin had previously announced his retirement earlier in the year. The 31-year-old Safin is up for election to the Russian State Duma on Dec. 4 2011. He could join other Russian sports stars, including gold medal-winning gymnast Svetlana Khorkina, in the lower house of the parliament. (AP Photo/Elizabeth Dalziel, file) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Elizabeth Dalziel, file
Thu, Oct 27, 2011 12:24 PM EDT