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Safin targets Russian parliament seat

Former world number one and double Grand Slam title winner Marat Safin on Thursday became the latest Russian tennis player to confirm he intends to run for his country’s parliament. Safin, the 2000 US Open winner and 2005 Australian Open champion, said he was serious about his political ambitions. “I am running for Federal Parliament in Russia,” Safin told www.atpchampionstour.com.
“The elections are on December 4th so I will find out soon. It’s a new challenge. I think I am an intelligent guy and I have a lot to bring and a lot of ideas about things and what to do. I am very committed to it.” Safin added: “I could be the best looking guy in the Duma, but that’s only because all the other guys are over 60.” Safin is the second Russian tennis star to target a seat in the Duma following Anna Chakvetadze announcement in September that she was to stand for the Right Cause party.



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