Meh, Safin is no genius. He never disects angles or changes pace. The guy just hits medium-fast paced crosscourt balls in search for errors.
If he gets a weak reply during the rally, he does absoultely nothing about it.
Safin is a ball machine, probably the worst strategist in the top 100.
But his physical stats and consistent strokes will always keep him in this sport.
Ummm no. consistent strokes. The guy can hit winners from anywhere you put him on the court. I'm glad you have a different take on it but what your saying just is not correct.