Stefan Edberg wins Champions Series event

Stefan Edberg won his first Champions Series title Sunday,

beating Marat Safin 7-6 (5), 2-6, 10-8 (Champions tiebreaker) windy

conditions in the Grand Cayman Legends Championships.

The 44-year-old Swede, a two-time Wimbledon champion, earned

$45,000 in the clay-court event.

”We ended up with a pretty good tiebreaker, so it was a good

end to the match,” Edberg said. ”I was the lucky one today. It’s

always a point or two that makes a difference. I think he could

have won easily.”

Safin, the 2000 U.S. Open champion, is 30.

”I never played (Stefan), just watched him on TV, but I loved

all his matches, of course, at Wimbledon, and I love the way he

played,” Safin said. ”He’s in great shape. He serves well and

moves around pretty good. He’s good. He’s really good.”