[Yahoo] Safin, Coria win at Rome Masters (AP)

Rusty Backhand
05-03-2005, 06:31 PM
Marat Safin showed some muscle and Guillermo Coria needed just one service break in three-set victories on clay Tuesday to reach the second round of the Rome Masters. Safin, the Australian Open champion, rallied to beat Jiri Novak 6-7 (3), 6-1, 6-1. Coria, the French Open runner-up, edged Fernando Gonzalez 7-6 (5), 5-7, 6-4.