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At the Australian Open today

Originally Published: January 21, 2004
By Cynthia Faulkner | ESPN.com

In 2000, Marat Safin shockingly became the guy who ended Pete Sampras's streak of winning every final he appeared in at eight. In doing so, Safin was expected to do big things. Instead, he's reached only one major final since. Injuries and loss of focus on court have kept him from doing more.

The last time Safin met Andy Roddick was in 2001 in Los Angeles. Safin won in straight sets, however, Roddick is hardly the same player. Now, the No. 1 player in the world, Roddick has not dropped ...

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