Head to Head: 7-7
On Clay: 2-1
On Hard: 3-5
On Grass: 0-1
In Finals: 2-1
Turned Pro: 1997-1998
Both these players matched up well and produced a solid rivalry playing each other 14 times and splitting the honors.
They met in the 2005 Australian Open final, which Safin won after a terrible start.
Watch Classic Match: Australian Open Final 2005