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Nadal to miss Davis Cup match against U.S.

MADRID, March 27 (UPI) -- World No. 2 Rafael Nadal will miss next week's Davis Cup quarterfinal against the United States in North Carolina because of a foot injury.

Ginepri leads winners at Indian Wells

INDIAN WELLS, Calif., March 11 (UPI) -- American Robby Ginepri was a first-round winner Saturday at the Pacific Life Open Tennis Tournament at Indian Wells, Calif.

Hewitt, Safin reach Las Vegas semis

LAS VEGAS, March 2 (UPI) -- No. 2 seed Lleyton Hewitt and third-seeded Marat Safin recorded easy wins Friday to reach the semifinals of the Tennis Channel Open at Las Vegas.

Haas, Fish win in first round at Memphis

MEMPHIS, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- Second-seeded German Tommy Haas and fourth-seeded American Mardy Fish swept through their opening matches Tuesday at the Regions Morgan Keegan Championships.

Blake ousted at San Jose tournament

SAN JOSE, Calif., Feb. 16 (UPI) -- Second-seeded James Blake dropped a grueling three-set decision and was eliminated from the $416,000 SAP Open in California.

Roddick leads winners at San Jose

SAN JOSE, Calif., Feb. 15 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Andy Roddick led Wednesday's winners at the ATP SAP Open Tennis Tournament at San Jose, Calif.

Ljubicic rolls in first round at Zagreb

ZAGREB, Croatia, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Ivan Ljubicic, playing in his home country, recorded a straight-set victory in the first round of the Zagreb Indoors tennis tournament in Croatia.

Baghdatis bounced from Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- No. 11-seeded Marcos Baghdatis, the runner-up in the 2006 Australian Open, was upset in second-round play at tennis's first Grand Slam event of the year.

Federer rolls on at Basel

BASEL, Switzerland, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- No. 1 seed Roger Federer Thursday won his second-round match at the Swiss Indoors tennis tournament in Basel, Switzerland.

Nalbandian leads winners at Basel

BASEL, Switzerland, Oct. 25 (UPI) -- David Nalbandian of Argentina and Chile's Fernando Gonzalez Wednesday won their first round matches at the Swiss Indoors tennis tournament in Basel.

Two Americans advance at Madrid Masters

MADRID, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- Americans Mardy Fish and Robby Ginepri were first-round winners Monday at the Madrid Masters.

Two Swedes move on in Stockholm Open

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Oct. 13 (UPI) -- Local favorites Robin Soderling and Joachim Johansson claimed quarterfinal victories Friday in the Stockholm Open.

Blake eases into Stockholm quarterfinals

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- Defending champion James Blake cruised to a straight-set victory Thursday in second-round play of the $826,000 Stockholm Open.

Blake cruises at Thailand Open

BANGKOK, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- Third-seeded American James Blake needed just 46 minutes to post a straight-set victory Wednesday in the first round of the $550,000 Thailand Open.

Ljubicic, Baghdatis advance in Beijing

BEIJING, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Croat Ivan Ljubicic and Australian Open runner-up Marcos Baghdatis were among Tuesday's first-round winners at the $500,000 China Open.
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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)
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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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