Federer and Safin in Halle final

June 11, 2005 at 7:31 PM
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HALLE, Germany, June 11 (UPI) -- U.S. Open and two-time Wimbledon champion Roger Federer and Australian Open champion Marat Safin both advanced Saturday to the final at the Gerry Weber Open.

Federer, of Switzerland,posted a 6-4, 7-6 (11-9) win over Tommy Haas of Germany and Safin beat Argentine Guillermo Canas 6-3, 4-6, 62.

Federer is seeking his third straight title here, having beaten American Mardy Fish in last year's finale. Federer has won six titles this season.

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