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Safin on mooning crowd: 'What's bad about it?'

Updated: May 28, 2004, 9:37 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

PARIS -- Marat Safin celebrated a particularly nifty shot at the French Open by mooning the crowd, which raised the question: What will he do if he wins the tournament?

The mercurial Russian advanced to the fourth round Friday by winning a two-day, 4½-hour marathon against Felix Mantilla, 6-4, 2-6, 6-2, 6-7 (4), 11-9. The match was suspended Thursday because of darkness at 7-all in the fifth set and ended 24 minutes after it resumed when Mantilla sailed a backhand long.

Afterward, ...

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