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Safin ends career; Federer loses

Updated: November 11, 2009, 9:15 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

PARIS -- Marat Safin ended his career Wednesday after losing to Juan Martin del Potro 6-4, 5-7, 6-4 in the second round of the Paris Masters.

The 29-year-old Safin, a two-time Grand Slam title winner, put on a solid performance on center court but couldn't overcome the U.S. Open champion.

Also advancing was Rafael Nadal, who saved all five of the match points he faced at the end of the second set before edging Nicolas Almagro of Spain 3-6, 7-6 (2), 7-5 to reach the third round, while ...

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