Djokovic, Moya out at Thailand Open

BANGKOK, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- Fifth-seeded Carlos Moya was upset in straight sets Tuesday during the first round of the $550,000 Thailand Open tennis tournament.
JOHN HENDEL, NewsTrack Editor

Roddick reaches U.S. Open quarterfinals

NEW YORK, Sept. 3 (UPI) -- American Andy Roddick advanced Monday to the U.S. Open tennis quarterfinals with a fourth-round victory, but American James Blake was eliminated.

Italian Seppi early winner in Austria

KITZBUHEL, Austria, July 24 (UPI) -- Italian Andreas Seppi was among Tuesday's first-round winners at the rain-plagued, $1.1 million Austrian Open tennis tournament.

Nadal, Wawrinka in Mercedes Cup final

STUTTGART, Germany, July 21 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Rafael Nadal and Stanislas Wawrinka Saturday advanced to the final at the Mercedes Cup clay-court tennis tournament in Stuttgart, Germany.

Nadal moves into Mercedes cup semis

STUTTGART, Germany, July 20 (UPI) -- World No. 2 Rafael Nadal swept into the semifinals of the Mercedes Cup clay-court tennis tournament with a straight-set victory Friday in Germany. Nadal, who won the Mercedes Cup event in 2005, had little trouble in a 6-1, 6-3 win over eighth-seeded Juan

Nadal advances to Mercedes Cup quarters

STUTTGART, Germany, July 19 (UPI) -- Rafael Nadal collected his 90th victory in 91 clay-court matches with a second-round win Thursday in the Mercedes Cup tournament in Germany.

Nadal, Ferrer win easily in Germany

STUTTGART, Germany, July 17 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Rafael Nadal and defending champion David Ferrer posted easy victories Tuesday in first-round play at the Mercedes Cup tournament in Germany.

Gasquet top seed left in Swiss Open

GSTAAD, Switzerland, July 12 (UPI) -- Richard Gasquet Thursday reached the quarterfinals of the Allianz Suisse Open with a 6-3, 6-4, win over Kristof Vliegen.

Mathieu among winners in rainy Swiss Open

GSTAAD, Switzerland, July 10 (UPI) -- Fifth-seeded Frenchman Paul-Henri Mathieu was among Tuesday's first-round winners at the rain-plagued Swiss Open tennis tournament.

Upsets hit in Wimbledon's third round

WIMBLEDON, England, June 29 (UPI) -- No. 5-seeded Fernando Gonzalez was among three top 16 men upset Friday during third-round play at The Championships in Wimbledon, England.

Tough day for seeded players at Artois

LONDON, June 11 (UPI) -- Seeded players Jonas Bjorkman and Paul-Henri Mathieu each needed a third set Monday to take first-round wins at the Artois Championships in London. Bjorkman, seeded 11th, was a 6-3, 3-6, 6-1 winner over Justin Gimelstob while Mathieu defeated Feliciano Lo

Robredo, Nalbandian advance in Barcelona

BARCELONA, Spain, April 24 (UPI) -- Third-seeded Spaniard Tommy Robredo and fourth-seeded Argentine David Nalbandian were among Tuesday's second-round winners at the $1 million Open Seat 2007.

Almagro takes first-rounder at Valencia

VALENCIA, Spain, April 11 (UPI) -- Defending champion Nicolas Almagro was a straight-set winner Wednesday in advancing to the quarterfinals of the clay-court Valencia Open.

America advances in Davis Cup play

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., April 7 (UPI) -- The United States Saturday advanced to the Davis Cup semifinals when doubles team Bob and Mike Bryan beat Spain's Feliciano Lopez and Fernando Verdasco.

Blake to lead off for U.S. Davis Cup team

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., April 5 (UPI) -- World No. 9 James Blake will take the court first for the United States against Spain in the Davis Cup quarterfinals in North Carolina.
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Feliciano Lopez
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)

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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