Safin still has passion

Updated: December 7, 2006, 9:00 AM ET
By Kamakshi Tandon, TENNIS.com

If there's anything you can count on during Davis Cup action, it's those spontaneous, affirming, "I love this game" moments.

In last weekend's final between Russia and Argentina, that moment duly arrived late in the fourth set between Russia's Marat Safin and Argentina's Jose Acasuso -- an extraordinary point featuring a risky between-the-legs lob thrown up by Acasuso, a desperate backhand lunge from Safin and, finally, a deft winner from Acasuso at net.

I love this game.

How could ...

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