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Querrey, Chardy, Sela net opening day wins at Mexico Open

ACAPULCO, Mexico, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- American Sam Querrey, Jeremy Chardy of France and Israel's Dudi Sela each posted a first-round victory Monday to begin the Mexican Open in Acapulco.

Top seeds dominate first-round play at Delray Beach Open

DELRAY BEACH, Fla., Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Top seeds Tommy Haas and John Isner were both winners in first-round play at the Delray Beach Open in Florida Tuesday.
Djokovic extends Australian Open win streak to 23 matches

Djokovic extends Australian Open win streak to 23 matches

MELBOURNE, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Novak Djokovic ran his Australia Open winning streak to 23 matches Wednesday with a straight-set, second-round victory over Leonardo Mayer.
Ferrer through to ATP's Valencia Open quarterfinals

Ferrer through to ATP's Valencia Open quarterfinals

VALENCIA, Spain, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- World No. 3 David Ferrer raced through a 6-2, 6-1 win over Julien Benneteau in second-round play at the ATP's Valencia Open in Spain.
Falla advances on 6-1, 6-0 upset at Valencia Open

Falla advances on 6-1, 6-0 upset at Valencia Open

VALENCIA, Spain, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Alejandro Falla dropped just one game Tuesday in a first-round upset win at the ATP's Valencia Open in Spain.
Gulbis advances on third-set tiebreaker

Gulbis advances on third-set tiebreaker

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- Fifth-seeded Ernests Gulbis escaped a third-set tiebreaker in winning his first-round match Tuesday at the If Stockholm Open ATP tennis tournament.
Rosol gains spot in Thailand Open second round

Rosol gains spot in Thailand Open second round

BANGKOK, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- No. 8-seeded Lukas Rosol survived a three-set challenge Tuesday from Lukasz Kubot in advancing at the ATP's Thailand Open.

Russell spoils return of Mardy Fish to ATP Tour

ATLANTA, July 24 (UPI) -- Michael Russell spoiled the return of Mardy Fish Wednesday in the last of the first-round matches at the BB&T Atlanta Open.
Fabio Fognini up to 19th in tennis rankings

Fabio Fognini up to 19th in tennis rankings

LONDON, July 22 (UPI) -- Fabio Fognini, after a second title in two weeks, reached a career high in the world rankings and all of last week's ATP semifinalists improved their positions.

Ivo Karlovic bests Alejandro Falla in Colombia for 1st title since '08

BOGOTA, July 21 (UPI) -- Croatia's Ivo Karlovic Sunday earned his first title since 2008 with a straight-set win over Alejandro Falla in the Claro Open Colombia final.

Ivo Karlovic, Alejandro Falla through to Bogota ATP final

BOGOTA, July 20 (UPI) -- Ivo Karlovic will face off against Alejandro Falla for the inaugural Claro Open Colombia title after each scored a semifinal victory Saturday.

Falla continues surprise run through Colombia Open

BOGOTA, July 19 (UPI) -- Alejandro Falla continued his surprising run through the Colombia Open Friday with a victory over No. 1 seed Janko Tipsarevic.

Tipsarevic moves into Colombia quarterfinals

BOGOTA, July 18 (UPI) -- No. 1 seed Janko Tipsarevic defeated Ruben Bemelmans Thursday to secure a spot in the quarterfinals of the Colombia Open.

Falla reaches second round in Colombia

BOGOTA, July 16 (UPI) -- Alejandro Falla pulled off the day's biggest surprise Tuesday by eliminating eighth-seeded Xavier Malisse in the opening round of the Colombia Open.
Djokovic wins in straight sets at French Open

Djokovic wins in straight sets at French Open

PARIS, May 28 (UPI) -- World No. 1 Novak Djokovic claimed a tough three-set win Tuesday in his first match at the French Open.
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Top-seeded Swiss Roger Federer acknowledges the crowd after winning his second round match with Columbian Alejandro Falla at the French Open at Roland Garros in Paris, France on May 31, 2006. (UPI Photo/ David Silpa)
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Alejandro Falla Ramirez (born 14 November 1983 in Cali, Colombia) is a professional male tennis player from Colombia. He turned pro in 2000, plays left-handed, weighs 169 lb (76 kg) and measures 6'1" (185 cm). At the 2006 Wimbledon tournament, Falla upset 9th seed Nikolay Davydenko and at the 2007 Sony Ericsson Open he beat 9th seed Tommy Haas in straight sets. He reached the semifinals of the Grand Prix de Tennis de Lyon in 2007, beating players such as the 5th seed Ivan Ljubičić. On April 19, 2010, Falla achieved his career high of #58.

The Colombian became the first player from his country to break into the Top 100 of the ATP Rankings since Mauricio Hadad in 1996. In 2006, Alejandro qualified a career-high six times into the main draw of ATP level tournaments. In his second tournament of the year, he reached the final of the Mexico City Challenger. He then went on to earn points for his country in April Davis Cup zonal tie against Paraguay Davis Team. Then later in April he won the Bogotá Challenger. At Roland Garros he reached the second round after defeating Justin Gimelstob, though he lost to Roger Federer in the second round of the tournament. Then a few weeks later at Wimbledon he managed to beat Nikolay Davydenko in a four set thriller. His victory over Davydenko was his first win over a Top 10 player, and a first ever for a Colombian player. Though, he was then defeated in the second round by Philipp Kohlschreiber in another four set match. He then reached the second round in the U.S. Open. In the first round he beat Juan Martín del Potro in four sets before being defeated by Dmitry Tursunov in straight sets.

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