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David Ferrer, Andy Murray reach Mexican Open quarterfinals

ACAPULCO, Mexico, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Top-seeded David Ferrer beat fellow Spaniard Feliciano Lopez Wednesday to advance to the quarterfinals of the Mexican Open in Acapulco.

Qualifier Steve Johnson reaches semis at Delray Beach Open

DELRAY BEACH, Fla., Feb. 22 (UPI) -- Upstart American Steve Johnson continued his surge at the Delray Beach Open Friday by beating sixth-seeded Feliciano Lopez to reach the semifinals.

Qualifier Steve Johnson tops Haas at Delray Beach Open

DELRAY BEACH, Fla., Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Qualifier Steve Johnson stunned top-seeded Tommy Haas of Germany Wednesday with a three-set victory in the second round of the Delray Beach Open.

Feliciano Lopez, Adrian Mannarino advance at Delray Beach

DELRAY BEACH, Fla., Feb. 17 (UPI) -- Spain's Feliciano Lopez and Adrian Mannarino of France each corralled a first-round victory Monday at the Delray Beach Open tennis event.

No. 1 seed Kei Nishikori rallies into U.S. Indoors semifinals

MEMPHIS, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- Defending champ Kei Nishikori rallied from a set down to get past Alex Bogomolov Friday and reach the semifinals of the U.S. National Indoor Championships.

No. 2 seed Feliciano Lopez tumbles at U.S. Indoor Championships

MEMPHIS, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- Second-seeded Feliciano Lopez of Spain was upended by Croatia's Ivo Karlovic Thursday in second-round play at the U.S. National Indoor Championships.

Brands singles win gives Germany 4-1 win over Spain

FRANKFURT, Germany, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- Daniel Brands won first in his first Davis Cup appearance of the year Sunday, giving Germany a 4-1 series win over Spain.
Haas-Kohlschreiber beat Spain, advance Germany in Davis Cup

Haas-Kohlschreiber beat Spain, advance Germany in Davis Cup

BELGRADE, Serbia, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- Tommy Haas and Philipp Kohlschreiber paired up for a doubles win that clinched a Davis Cup quarterfinal spot for Germany and eliminated Spain.
Spain's Marrero-Verdasco doubles team keys series in Germany

Spain's Marrero-Verdasco doubles team keys series in Germany

FRANKFURT, Germany, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- David Marrero and Fernando Verdasco were teamed together for the key doubles match for Spain in its Davis Cup first-round series in Germany.
Federer, Tsonga to meet in next round of Australian Open

Federer, Tsonga to meet in next round of Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- Roger Federer and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga both won in straight sets Saturday, setting up the first Top 10 match of the 2013 Australian Open.
Del Potro ousted at Australian Open

Del Potro ousted at Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- Roberto Bautista Agut, playing into early Friday, ousted fifth-seeded Juan Martin del Potro in a second-round match at the Australian Open.
Nadal, Murray advance on hot day at Australian Open

Nadal, Murray advance on hot day at Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- No. 1-ranked Rafael Nadal, fourth-seeded Andy Murray and No. 6 Roger Federer all advanced Tuesday in first-round play at the Australian Open.
Marius Copil in Brisbane quarterfinal after upset win

Marius Copil in Brisbane quarterfinal after upset win

BRISBANE, Australia, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- Qualifier Marius Copil ousted third-seeded Gilles Simon in a second-round match Thursday at the Brisbane International tennis tournament.
Lopez, Chardy advance to Brisbane second round

Lopez, Chardy advance to Brisbane second round

BRISBANE, Australia, Dec. 31 (UPI) -- Seeded players Feliciano Lopez and Jeremy Chardy claimed straight-set, first-round wins Tuesday at the Brisbane International tennis tournament.
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Robin Soderling of Sweden takes on Feliciano Lopez of Spain at the US Open on held at the National Tennis Center on September 1, 2005 in New York City. Soderling went ot to win 6-2,6-2, 7-6. (UPI Photo/Monika Graff)
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Feliciano López Diaz-Guerra (Spanish pronunciation: ) (born 20 September 1981) is a Spanish professional male tennis player. He was born in Toledo and now lives in the Spanish capital Madrid.

In 2005, he was the first male Spanish tennis player to reach the quarter-finals of Wimbledon since 1972, when Manuel Orantes reached the semi-finals. This is Lopez's best Grand Slam result so far and he repeated it at Wimbledon in 2008, losing to Marat Safin in four sets, and again in 2011, losing to Andy Murray in straight sets. He is the player who ended Tim Henman's Wimbledon career, beating him in a five set thriller in the second round in 2007 having been two sets up. He is sponsored by Wilson and Joma. In 2009, he played the then-longest match in Australian Open history, losing to Gilles Müller, before the Rafael Nadal–Fernando Verdasco semi-final eclipsed it in time. Throughout his career, he has played in the most 5 set matches that have gone beyond 6–6, his longest fifth set being 16–14 at the 2009 Australian Open against Gilles Müller.

Like many of the top Spanish players, Lopez is left-handed; although, unlike most of his compatriots, he uses a single-handed backhand. He will usually slice his backhand instead of opting for the topspin drive. He is known for his strong serve, and ability to play balls repeatedly on the baseline. He is also a confident net player, and has been known to adopt the serve-and-volley routine of play during matches.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Feliciano Lopez."
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