Safin, Kiefer make quarters at Countrywide Classic
LOS ANGELES -- Marat Safin advanced to the quarterfinals of the ATP Countrywide Classic with a 6-2, 2-6, 6-4 victory over George Bastl Wednesday night at the Los Angeles Tennis Center at UCLA.
Safin, the No. 3 seed, got past the second round of the $525,000 tournament for the first time in four tries and is on course for a possible semifinal meeting with No. 2 seed James Blake.
They are the highest seeds remaining following No. 1
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