French Open tennis in Paris
Italian Fabio Fognini hits a serve during his French Open mens fourth round match against Spaniard Albert Montanes at Roland Garros in Paris on May 29, 2011. Fognini defeated Montanes 4-6, 6-4, 3-6, 6-3,11-9 to advance to the quarterfinals. UPI/David Silpa
Gilles Simon lost Thursday but another local favorite Gael Monfils earned a spot in the semifinals with a win at the Nice Open tennis tournament in France.
Second-seeded Gilles Simon and No. 3 Sam Querrey won in second-round matches Wednesday at the Nice Open ATP tournament in France.
Top seeds Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer each rolled through second-round wins Tuesday at the Italian Masters tennis tournament in Rome.
Seeded players Marin Cilic and Kei Nishikori collected first-round wins Monday at the Italian Masters tennis tournament in Rome.
Pablo Andujar wrapped up Monday's play at the Barcelona Open tennis tournament with a tough three-set win over Grega Zemlja.
Grigor Dimitrov posted a straight-set upset victory Tuesday in second-round play at the Monte Carlo Rolex Masters tennis tournament.
World No. 1-ranked Novak Djokovic rolled through a first-round win Tuesday at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships.
Third-seeded Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland was among the first-round winners Tuesday in Buenos Aires, breezing past Italian Paolo Lorenzi.
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Top-seeded Rafael Nadal of Spain advanced to the semifinals of the Brasil Open Friday with a three-set victory over Carlos Berlocq of Argentina.