Safin withdraws from San Jose, Hass to face Sampras
February 12, 2008 SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -- Marat Safin withdrew from the upcoming SAP Open because of a stress fracture in his right leg and stomach flu.
Safin missed last weekend's Davis Cup tie for Russia against Serbia. He had been scheduled to play an exhibition next Monday against Pete Sampras to start the tournament. Tommy Haas will replace Safin in that match. Fernando Gonzalez and Juan Martin Del Potro withdrew Monday from the San Jose tournament with injuries.