posted on Jan, 25 2005 @ 12:21 PM
Marat Safin made the most of the cooler conditions to cruise into the semi-finals of the Australian Open. Soaring temperatures in Melbourne meant the
roof on the Rod Laver Arena was closed for Safin's match with Dominik Hrbaty, although the women's quarter-finalists had not been so lucky earlier in
the day. And Safin clearly enjoyed the perfect indoor climate as he disposed of Hrbaty 6-2 6-4 6-2 in just 90 minutes.