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Isner repeats as Hall of Fame champion

NEWPORT, R.I., July 15 (UPI) -- Top-seeded John Isner successfully defended his title at the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships Sunday, besting wild card Lleyton Hewitt.
Blake opens with win in Paris

Blake opens with win in Paris

PARIS, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- American James Blake began play in the Paribas Masters in Paris Sunday with a first-round victory over soon-to-retire French veteran Fabrice Santoro.

Top seed survives upset bid in Lyon

LYON, France, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Jo-Wilfried Tsonga survived an upset bid by Kevin Kim Tuesday in the opening round of the Lyon Tennis Grand Prix in France.

Two of top four seeds ousted in Moscow

MOSCOW, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- Victor Hanescu and Igor Andreev, the second and fourth seeds in the Kremlin Cup, became upset victims Tuesday.
Top two seeds win in Pilot Pen

Top two seeds win in Pilot Pen

NEW HAVEN, Conn., Aug. 25 (UPI) -- Nikolay Davydenko and Fernando Verdasco, the tournament's top two seeds, both advanced past the second round Tuesday at the Pilot Pen in New Haven, Conn.
Santoro wins twice to reach semifinals

Santoro wins twice to reach semifinals

NEWPORT, R.I., July 10 (UPI) -- Fabrice Santoro, seeking his third straight title at the event, won two matches Friday to reach the semifinals of the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships.
Santoro finally reaches second round

Santoro finally reaches second round

NEWPORT, R.I., July 9 (UPI) -- Two-time defending champion Fabrice Santoro finally advanced past the first round Thursday at the rain-marred Hall of Fame Tennis Championships.

Hall of Fame tennis rained out Tuesday

NEWPORT, R.I., July 7 (UPI) -- Heavy rains washed out play Tuesday at the $500,000 Hall of Fame Tennis Championships in Rhode Island before any of the matches could be completed.
Tursunov among Eastbourne semifinalists

Tursunov among Eastbourne semifinalists

EASTBOURNE, England, June 18 (UPI) -- Dmitry Tursunov and Fabrice Santoro advanced in straight sets Thursday in the quarterfinals of the Aegon International tennis tournament in England.

Santoro plays his last French Open match

PARIS, May 27 (UPI) -- Men's tennis veteran Fabrice Santoro of France lost his final French Open match Wednesday in four sets to Belgium's Christophe Rochus.
Santoro repeats as Hall of Fame champion

Santoro repeats as Hall of Fame champion

NEWPORT, R.I., July 13 (UPI) -- Fabrice Santoro of France claimed his second straight title in the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships in Rhode Island Sunday, defeating Prakash Amritraj.
Santoro back in Hall of Fame finals

Santoro back in Hall of Fame finals

NEWPORT, R.I., July 12 (UPI) -- Defending champion Fabrice Santoro reached the Hall of Fame tennis finals in Rhode Island with a straight-set victory Saturday over Vincent Spadea.

Santoro, Spadea gain Hall of Fame semis

NEWPORT, R.I., July 11 (UPI) -- Frenchman Fabrice Santoro and American Vince Spadea scored straight-set wins Friday to reach the semifinals in the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships.

Dancevic reaches Hall of Fame semifinals

NEWPORT, R.I., July 10 (UPI) -- Canadian Frank Dancevic and wild card player Prakash Amritraj advanced Thursday to the semifinals of the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships in Rhode Island.

American Young first-round Newport winner

NEWPORT, R.I., July 7 (UPI) -- Sixth-seeded American Donald Young was a first-round winner Monday at the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships.
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Fabrice Santoro
Recently-retired Frenchman Fabrice Santoro receives an award for his 20 years of competing in the French Open at Roland Garros in Paris on June 1, 2009. (UPI Photo/ David Silpa)
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Fabrice Vetea Santoro (born December 9, 1972) is a French professional male tennis player from Tahiti. Though not counted among the top ranked players, he had an unusually long professional career – with many of his accomplishments coming toward the end of his career – and he is popular among spectators and other players alike for his winning demeanor and shot-making abilities.

Owing to his longevity on the tour and consistent ranking, Santoro holds several ATP records: the most losses in singles play (444, though he won even more matches), and the most appearances in singles competition at Grand Slam events (70). He is also the only male player to have appeared in Grand Slam singles competition in four different decades, from the 1989 French Open to the 2010 Australian Open.

In singles play, Santoro earned 6 titles but reached the quarter-finals at a Grand Slam only once; however, he was more successful in doubles competition, with two Grand Slam doubles titles, one Grand Slam mixed-doubles title, and 24 doubles championships overall.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Fabrice Santoro."
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