Originally Posted by NYCtennisfan
Fed leads the all-time series 6-2 with some very decisive victories. Safin beat him 9-7 in the fifth. Fed also served something like 53% first serves that entire match. He started out the match serving poorly, and ended it that way. Fed also won the first set when Marat served about 80% of his first serves in.
Thanks for reminding everyone of that. I think sometimes that is forgotten. I think I am one of the few that doesn't feel that Safin truly learnt the "secret" to beat Roger. On some levels, I feel as though Roger handed the match to Safin. Nevertheless, it was a great match.