Federer seeks retribution against Safin

If the Roger Federer-Marat Safin clash is in any way tantamount to their epic battle that unfolded in Melbourne Park in 2005, expect nothing less than fireworks.

Updated: January 22, 2009, 5:47 PM ET
By Ravi Ubha | Special to ESPN.com

MELBOURNE, Australia -- Here's a look at some notable matches on Day 5 of the Australian Open:

Roger Federer (2) vs. Marat Safin (26): Memories are made of this.

Federer approaches behind a serve aimed at Safin's acclaimed backhand, and the Russian counters low, cross court. Federer impressively stretches by putting his volley in play with a floater landing near the baseline. Safin uncorks a forehand, and the Swiss again stretches to retrieve, this time doing even ...

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