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Last Updated: Sunday, 30 January 2005, 09:10 GMT
Australian Open day 14

Russia's Marat Safin looks troubled in the first set

Russia's Marat Safin endures a torrid opening set and makes a series of unforced errors to give Lleyton Hewitt the initiative

Australia's Lleyton Hewitt settles down first and storms into a strong lead

Australia's Lleyton Hewitt takes advantage of Safin's errors and works hard to try and win his first Slam on home soil

Hewitt is supported by golfer Greg Norman and new girlfriend Bec Cartright

To the delight of the partisan crowd and Hewitt's followers, including golfer Greg Norman, the Aussie gets the first set 6-1

Marta Safin wipes his face as he starts to find his way into the game

A concerned looking Safin finally begins to rattle Hewitt in the second set and manages to win it 3-6 to draw level

Hewitt is furious at being called for a foot fault

Hewitt is warned for unsportsmanlike conduct after an outburst at a line judge in a tense start to the third set

Safin is troubled by his legs as Hewitt turns up the heat and takes a 4-1 lead

Safin is treated by the trainer in the third set for tired legs and struggles to stay in touch as Hewitt races to a 4-1 lead

Hewitt can't believe Safin's recovery as he goes 2 sets to 1 behind

But the treatment seems to work as in a dramatic turn around Hewitt is broken twice and loses the set 4-6

Safin celebrates his second Grand Slam win as he beats Lleyton Hewitt

Safin immediately breaks Hewitt at the start of the fourth set and holds his nerve to win the match 1-6 6-3 6-4 6-4

Safin poses with the Australian Open trophy after defeating Lleyton Hewitt

Marat Safin celebrates his first Grand Slam title since beating Pete Sampras in the US Open five years ago





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