Posted October 27, 2011 on AP on Fox
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Former top-ranked tennis player Marat Safin says he is keeping busy in his retirement and is even running for Russian parliament. The 31-year-old Safin is up for election to the State Duma on Dec. 4 and could join other Russian sports stars including gold medal-winning gymnast Svetlana Khorkina in the lower house of the parliament. Speaking at an ATP Champions Tour event in Chengdu, Safin says, ''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 that he might be the ''best looking guy in the Duma, but that's only because all the other guys are over 60.''
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