Ricardas Berankis bounces Denis Istomin in Nice opener

NICE, France, May 19 (UPI) -- Eighth-seeded Denis Istomin of Uzbekistan earned an early exit at the Nice Open Sunday, falling to Lithuanian Ricardas Berankis in opening day action.

Carreno-Busta posts Portugal Open upset win

OEIRAS, Portugal, April 30 (UPI) -- Qualifier Pablo Carreno-Busta came out on top of his tight match against fifth-seeded Julien Benneteau Tuesday at the Portugal Open tennis tournament.

Murray advances to Sony Open Round of 16

MIAMI, March 25 (UPI) -- Second-seeded Andy Murray needed a tiebreaker but went on to log a straight-set victory Monday in third-round action at the Sony Open in Miami.

Tomic earns match with Murray at Sony Open

MIAMI, March 21 (UPI) -- Bernard Tomic led a wave of unseeded players into the second round of the Sony Open Thursday with a win over Marc Gicquel.

Querrey logs first-round Delray Beach win

DELRAY BEACH, Fla., Feb. 26 (UPI) -- Third-seeded Sam Querrey advanced but No. 5 Alexandr Dolgopolov fell Monday in first-round action at the Delray Beach tennis event.

Querrey wins at U.S. Indoor Championships

MEMPHIS, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- Fourth-seeded Sam Querrey upended Alejandro Falla Tuesday in the opening round of the U.S. National Indoor Tennis Championships in Memphis.

Top four seeds reach SAP semifinals

SAN JOSE, Calif., Feb. 16 (UPI) -- Milos Raonic, John Isner, Sam Querrey and Tommy Hass -- the top four seeds -- all advanced to the semifinals of the SAP Open in San Jose Friday.

Top seed Raonic into SAP Open quarters

SAN JOSE, Calif., Feb. 15 (UPI) -- Two-time defending champ Milos Raonic advanced to the quarterfinals with a win over Michael Russell Thursday at the SAP Open.

Isner records victory in 2013 debut

SAN JOSE, Calif., Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Second-seeded American John Isner reached the quarterfinals of the SAP Open Wednesday with a three-set win over Canadian Vasek Pospisil.
Federer, Murray advance in straight sets

Federer, Murray advance in straight sets

MELBOURNE, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Second-seeded Roger Federer and world No. 3-ranked Andy Murray both claimed straight-set wins Thursday in second-round play of the Australian Open.

Federer, Murray advance at Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Second-seeded Roger Federer and No. 3-ranked Andy Murray both rolled to first-round wins Tuesday at the Australian Open.
Ferrer, Kohlschreiber advance in Auckland

Ferrer, Kohlschreiber advance in Auckland

AUCKLAND, New Zealand, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- Top seeds David Ferrer and Philipp Kohlschreiber each needed three sets Wednesday to get out of the second round at the Heineken Open in New Zealand.
Baghdatis posts upset win in Brisbane

Baghdatis posts upset win in Brisbane

BRISBANE, Australia, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- Marcos Baghdatis posted the lone upset Wednesday in second-round play at the Brisbane International tennis tournament in Australia.
Istomin wins in upset in Brisbane

Istomin wins in upset in Brisbane

BRISBANE, Australia, Jan. 1 (UPI) -- Denis Istomin claimed a lopsided upset victory Tuesday in first-round play of the Brisbane International tennis tournament.
Querrey ousts Djokovic in Paris

Querrey ousts Djokovic in Paris

PARIS, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- American Sam Querrey upset world No. 2 Novak Djokovic in a second-round match Wednesday at the Paris Masters tennis tournament.
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Alejandro Falla
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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