Safin records first win on grass

LONDON (AP) Marat Safin recorded the first grass-court victory of his career Tuesday, beating Julien Boutter of France 7-5, 5-7, 6-3 to reach the third round of the Queen's Club tournament.

The seventh-seeded Russian, a quarterfinalist at the French Open, defeated an opponent who was avirtual unknown until a few weeks ago.

Boutter received a wild card into qualifying at the tournament in Monte Carlo and beat Michael Chang in straight sets on his way to the third round.

Boutter pushed Safin to the limit, but ruined his chances with crucial double faults.

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