TENNISREPORTERS.NET PICKS: Safin should squeeze past Haas in semis
shot and lob will be in short supply when powerballers Marat Safin and Tommy Haas face off in the semifinals. 7- TOMMY HAAS (GER) VS. 9- MARAT SAFIN (RUS) Even though Haas is seeded higher, Safin is
Novak Djokovic's Straight-Set Losses
played to completion): 2005 Australian Open R128 - Marat Safin , 6-0, 6-2, 6-1. 2006 Davis Cup WG Playoff ..... 6-4, 6-2, 7-6 (3). 2008 Wimbledon R64 - Marat Safin , 6-4, 7-6 (3), 6-2. 2009 Davis Cup 1R-RR
Fed, Mosquito vie for right to meet Safin in Aussie final
Melbourne, Australia (Sports Network) - Wimbledon champion Roger Federer of Switzerland and French Open winner Juan Carlos Ferrero of Spain will meet in a blockbuster semifinal Friday night to determine the opponent for big Russian Marat Safin in the 2004 Australian Open men's final.
Safin expected to return for Kremlin Cup
Moscow, Russia (Sports Network) - Russian star Marat Safin expects to return to action next week after being sidelined with a wrist injury.
Agassi, Safin ready to rumble at the Rod
Melbourne, Australia (Sports Network) - Four-time champion Andre Agassi of the United States and 2002 runner-up Marat Safin of Russia will get it on under the lights at Rod Laver Arena in Thursday's lone men's semifinal match at the Australian Open.
Safin and Chela to battle in Estoril final
Estoril, Portugal (Sports Network) - Australian Open runner-up Marat Safin of Russia will take on Argentine Juan Ignacio Chela in Sunday's final at the clay-court Estoril Open.
Hot Dent rolls; Safin returns with a loss
Moscow, Russia (Sports Network) - Rising American Taylor Dent was an easy first-round winner, but Russian star Marat Safin lost in his return at the $1 million Kremlin Cup tennis event.
Safin questionable for Davis Cup
Minsk, Belarus (Sports Network) - Australian Open runner-up Marat Safin is questionable for this week's first-round Davis Cup tie against host Belarus, as the big Russian is exhausted following his stellar run in Melbourne.
Djokovic, Sharapova roll in openers
Australian Open, a tournament where he's only advanced past the fourth round once - when he lost in the final to Marat Safin in 2005. ''To his credit, he raised his level and played some great points,'' Hewitt said of Tipsarevic
Djokovic keeps it light at Aussie Open
against eighth-seeded Janko Tipsarevic of Serbia. Hewitt's best result at Melbourne Park was a losing final against Marat Safin in 2005 and has he slid down the rankings to No. 81 due to age and injuries. No Australian man has won the Australian