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Nishikori, Cilic stun Djokovic, Federer in US Open semifinals

...sensational day for both of us," said Cilic, who at 25 is a year older than Nishikori.For the first time since Marat Safin beat Lleyton Hewitt at the Australian Open in January 2005, a major final will be contested without Federer, Djokovic...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2014-09-06/nishikori-cilic-stun
Serena Williams wins Brisbane title with a victory over Victoria Azarenka

...injuries, is ranked in the 60s and is into his first final on home soil since losing the Australian Open decider to Marat Safin in 2005 ? the last time he went beyond the semifinals at a major.The last time they met in a final, Hewitt broke...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2014-01-04/serena-williams-wins
Over-30s not slowing down

...tour."Bjorn Borg retired at 25. Boris Becker was done playing full time at 28. Patrick Rafter quit at 28, and Marat Safin and Gustavo Kuerten walked away at 29. Andy Roddick retired last year shortly after turning 30.But the style of play...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2013-04-02/over-30s-not-slowing
Federer's chances look even stronger at Open

...MELBOURNE, Australia - Roger Federer's chances of winning the Australian Open got even better. Defending champion Marat Safin and French Open winner Rafael Nadal dropped out of the season's first major on Tuesday because of injuries, eliminating...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/01/12/oth_42297.shtml
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Roddick, Hewitt, Safin in Davis Cup quarterfinals

...highlight the Davis Cup quarterfinals starting Friday. Andy Roddick of the United States, Lleyton Hewitt of Australia and Marat Safin of Russia will play singles. Australia hosts Belarus, Russia travels to France and the United States plays Chile in...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/04/07/oth_76389.shtml
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Safin ends Federer's win streak

...Federer was on his hands and knees, his racket gone after he tumbled chasing a shot. All he could do was watch as Marat Safin tapped a gentle forehand into an open court to cap a thrilling 4-hour Australian Open semifinal and end the top-ranked...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/01/28/oth_441195.shtml
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Agassi, Sampras, Safin all ousted in second round

...second round at Wimbledon in stunning upsets Wednesday. On an amazing day at the All England Club, second-seeded Marat Safin also was eliminated. On a court nicknamed the "graveyard of champions," Sampras rallied from two sets down but came...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/06/27/oth_346619.shtml
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France faces Russia in Davis Cup final

...first time since 1932. The defending champions lack the talent that Russia boasts with Grand Slam tournament champions Marat Safin and Yevgeny Kafelnikov. Instead, France will rely on team spirit and the home crowd during the best-of-five series...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/11/28/oth_361155.shtml
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Safina, Pisnik, Callens win

...Monday in the first round of the Diamond Games tournament. Safina, the younger sister of 2000 U.S. Open champion Marat Safin, had her leg treated during an injury timeout in the second set. She is currently ranked a career-high 31st. In...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/02/17/oth_404927.shtml
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France, Russia even at Davis Cup

...Sebastien Grosjean on Friday, leaving the Davis Cup final with defending champ France at 1-1 after the opening day. Marat Safin won the opening match, defeating French Davis Cup rookie Paul-Henri Mathieu 6-4, 3-6, 6-1, 6-4. The best-of-five...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/11/30/oth_361626.shtml
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