TASHKENT, Uzbekistan — Marat Safin won the first all-Russian final in an ATP event, defeating Yevgeny Kafelnikov 6-2, 6-2 Sunday at the $550,000 President's Cup.
After Safin's first title of the year, a moment of silence was held to honor victims of the terrorist attacks in the U.S.
Safin, the defending champion, won in 56 minutes. His victory came a week after he and Kafelnikov lost semifinal matches at the U.S. Open.
This was only the second meeting between the two, with Kafelnikov having won their 1999 match in Rome. Kafelnikov has won one title this year, in Marseille, France.