[Yahoo] Safin to meet Stepanek in Paris final (AP)

Rusty Backhand
11-06-2004, 06:46 PM
Marat Safin overcame a twisted right ankle to reach the Paris Masters final for the fourth time in six years by beating 13th-seeded Guillermo Canas 6-2, 7-6 (5) on Saturday. Safin, the Paris champion in 2000 and 2002, will meet qualifier Radek Stepanek for the title. Stepanek came back to beat Max Mirnyi 3-6, 7-6 (1), 6-4 to get to the first ATP Tour final of his career.