[Yahoo] Safin advances to semis in Valencia (AP)

Rusty Backhand
04-14-2006, 04:46 PM
Marat Safin of Russia beat second-seeded Gaston Gaudio 6-4, 6-4 Friday to advance to the semifinals of the Valencia Open. In the second set, Safin came from 0-40 down at 3-3 to break serve. He lost only one point on his next two service games to close out the match. Spanish qualifier Nicolas Almagro broke serve three times to win 6-4, 6-1 over sixth-seeded Italian Filippo Volandri in 1 hour, 10...