[Yahoo] Safin wins third Paris Masters title (AP)

Rusty Backhand
11-07-2004, 04:16 PM
Marat Safin overpowered Radek Stepanek 6-3, 7-6 (5), 6-3 with the help of 16 aces Sunday to win his record-tying third Paris Masters title. Safin, the 2000 U.S. Open champion, claimed his 14th career championship. Stepanek was appearing in his first ATP Tour final. Safin also won the Paris Masters in 2000 and 2002, and lost to Andre Agassi in the 1999 final.