[Yahoo] Safin tripped up by grass at Wimbledon (AP)

Rusty Backhand
06-24-2005, 04:46 PM
Marat Safin's newfound confidence on grass faded fast Friday. The big Russian came up short in his bid for a second Grand Slam title this year, losing to Spain's Feliciano Lopez 6-4, 7-6 (4), 6-3 in the third round at Wimbledon. Safin, who threatened to stop trying at Wimbledon after losing in the first round last year, entered this year's tournament upbeat and easily won his first two matches.