Sidorenko was up 4-2 in the third but choked away the lead. Marat had some awesome outbursts today and didn't play well but it was enough to get the job done.
Former #1 in FITD (Titles: 11 / US Open 2009 + MS Shanghai 2010 + MS Cincinatti 2011 champion)
also: Bangkok 2008, Sydney 2009, Acapulco 2009, Dubai 2009, Båstad 2009, Stockholm 2009, Eastbourne 2010 & Auckland 2013
Former #1 in Suicide Tennis (Titles: 2 / Won: 9)
#139 in TT Singles (Titles: 3 / CH Ortisei 2010, CH Bratislava 2010 & CH Mons 2012) | ATP Zagreb F 2013
#129 in TT Doubles (Titles: 8 / CH Rome 2011 + CH Ostrava 2011 w. vn01, CH Madrid 2012 w. Rodrigol_87, CH Sheffield 2013 w. sdtoot, CH Rome 2013 + CH Bordeaux 2013 w. Sonja1987, CH Prostejov 2017 w. Mago#01 & CH Perugia 2017 w. kirilenko-fan)
for the result, but I missed the entire match It never showed up on RG SB and whenever I tried to start the stream on Tennis Channel, it was just blank. Twilight zone.
Obviously nobody expects great things from Safin in this tournament but given his poor results this year I'm glad he didn't go out in the first round. He loves this tournament, it's his last year and I even detected some smiles when he won. Good for you, marat!