Depends, was this match on clay? He is not bad, but he is no Safin... I think Safin should beat him almost every time...
2004 Tennis Masters Cup, Hard, RR
Houston, TX, USA Hard RR Safin 6 1 6 4
2004 Monte Carlo AMS, Clay, S
Monaco Clay S Coria 4 6 6 1 3 6
Safin has beaten him once on hardcourt and lost to him (not so badly) on clay. He just got spanked by him on hard court. Not a good day at the office for MS.