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Safin triumphs in exhibition

Updated: June 19, 2002, 6:41 PM ET
Associated Press

LIVERPOOL, England -- Marat Safin beat American Scott Humphries 7-6 (4), 5-7, 6-3 in the Liverpool International Wednesday to virtually seal his place in the semifinals of the round-robin exhibition.

Safin took the first set on a tight tiebreak but paid the price for failing to convert three break point chances in the seventh game of the second set and was broken himself in the 11th.

But he broke Humphries in the fourth game of the final set and wrapped up the win.

"I am enjoying ...

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