Grand Slam Titles - Hewitt 2, Safin 2
Grand Slam Final Appearances - Hewitt 4, Safin 4
Grand Slam Semi-Final Appearances - Hewitt 8, Safin 6
Grand Slam Quarter-Final Appearances - Hewitt 14, Safin 8
Weeks Spent As World No. 1 - Hewitt 80, Safin 9
Weeks Spent In The Top 5 - Hewitt 184, Safin141
Weeks Spent In The Top 10 - Hewitt 277, Safin 202
Years Ended As World No. 1 - Hewitt 2, Safin 0
Tennis Masters Cup Titles - Hewitt 2, Safin 0
Masters Series Titles - Hewitt 2, Safin 5
ATP Titles - Hewitt 26, Safin 15
Both players have reached the quarter-final stage at all 4 grand slams.
Hewitt's Davis Cup singles win-loss record is 30-8, and Safin's is 19-14.
I know that Hewitt is labelled by many people as a transitional no. 1, but it's worth remembering that Safin is just over a year older than Hewitt. When Hewitt was the top dog in men's tennis, Safin was part of that 'weak era'.
In my opinion Hewitt is clearly the greater player.
Great stats. Safin has the AMS events over Hewitt but other than that there are no more advantages for the Russian.
Hewitt by a small margin is the better.