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Safin tops Gambill in exhibition final

Updated: June 22, 2002, 2:34 PM ET
Associated Press

LIVERPOOL, England -- Marat Safin beat Jan-Michael Gambill 7-6 (6), 6-7 (3), 6-4 on Saturday to win the Liverpool international exhibition tournament.

Safin, the No. 2 ranked player, did not drop his serve throughout the match. The former U.S. Open champion narrowly got the better of the first tiebreak, but two double-faults in the second gave Gambill the chance to get even.

But Safin broke Gambill's serve in the seventh game of the decisive set, the only break in the match, and went ...

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