The 4th set produced some tremendous hitting and no break points, heading towards the tie break that was a must-win one for Marat.
The pressure was on the Russian and Roger took full advantage of that, blasting a return winner to gain a 5-2 lead, moving closer to the finish line.
Federer had to save another match point on own serve in game 10 and an additional two in game 14, simply refusing to surrender.
Safin held with ease to gain an 8-7 advantage, forcing Roger to serve to stay in the match once again, and this time he found the way to break the Swiss and seal the deal.
Roger held after two deuces in game 11 and he clinched the opener with a break in the following game when Safin sent a backhand long.
Federer has won the last 26 matches he played and also 19 in Grand Slams dating back from Wimbledon, and this was one of only four matches he would lose in the entire season!
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While he was admired for his playing talent, he was infamous for his fiery temper and emotional outbursts on court.
There, Safin fends off two break points in game three and he broke in game six after a costly double fault from Roger, jumping into a 5-2 lead with a hold in the following game.
Serving for the win in game nine, Marat squandered two match points and Roger broke back to prolong this extraordinary match, giving the crowd more memorable moments.
So, there is always a curiosity among the media and tennis fans as to who is Marat Safin dating.