Safin just showed us how to beat Federer. 1. Smack is kickserves to his backhand robbing him of time. 2. Hit your forehands and backhands as hard as you can to Federers backhand 3. DON'T MISS the easy short balls to your forehand Missing a couple of easy forehands lost the set for Safin. There was no reason that the match didn't go to 3 sets. Safin even had a couple of easy chances to go up 2 breaks.