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Federer earns spot in ATP Tour Finals with win in Paris

Federer earns spot in ATP Tour Finals with win in Paris

PARIS, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- Roger Federer sealed up a 12th consecutive invitation to the ATP's World Tour Finals with a win in straight sets Wednesday at the Paris Masters.
Cilic returns from ban, wins Paris Masters first-rounder

Cilic returns from ban, wins Paris Masters first-rounder

PARIS, Oct. 28 (UPI) -- Marin Cilic returned from a doping ban with a first-round win Monday at the ATP's BNP Paribas Paris Masters.
Falla advances on 6-1, 6-0 upset at Valencia Open

Falla advances on 6-1, 6-0 upset at Valencia Open

VALENCIA, Spain, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Alejandro Falla dropped just one game Tuesday in a first-round upset win at the ATP's Valencia Open in Spain.
Djokovic loses just two games in Shanghai Masters match

Djokovic loses just two games in Shanghai Masters match

SHANGHAI, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- Novak Djokovic, in his first match since officially losing the world No. 1 ranking, dropped just two games Wednesday in a rout at the Shanghai Rolex Masters.
Pospisil, Paire advance on Shanghai upsets

Pospisil, Paire advance on Shanghai upsets

SHANGHAI, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- Vasek Pospisil and Benoit Paire both ousted seeded players in first-round matches Tuesday at the ATP's Shanghai Rolex Masters.
Nishikori advances to quarterfinals at Japan Open

Nishikori advances to quarterfinals at Japan Open

TOKYO, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- Defending champion Kei Nishikori advanced to the quarterfinals of the Rakuten Japan Open with a straight-set win Thursday.
Nishikori wins in three sets in Japan Open first round

Nishikori wins in three sets in Japan Open first round

TOKYO, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- Defending champion Kei Nishikori rallied for a three-set win Tuesday in a first-round match at the ATP's Rakuten Japan Open.
Berdych, other top seeds advance to semis at Thailand Open

Berdych, other top seeds advance to semis at Thailand Open

BANGKOK, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- No. 1-seeded Tomas Berdych won in straight sets Friday, leading the top four seeds into the semifinals of the Thailand Open tennis tournament.
Gasquet heads into quarterfinals of Thailand Open

Gasquet heads into quarterfinals of Thailand Open

BANGKOK, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- Defending champion Richard Gasquet sailed through his second-round match Thursday at the Thailand Open tennis tournament.
Berdych wins second-round match at Thailand Open

Berdych wins second-round match at Thailand Open

BANGKOK, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Tomas Berdych won in straight sets Wednesday in a second-round match at the Thailand Open tennis tournament.
Igor Sijsling advances on Thailand Open upset

Igor Sijsling advances on Thailand Open upset

BANGKOK, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- Igor Sijsling claimed an upset win Monday as the Thailand Open began with three first-round matches.

Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer breeze with U.S. Open victories

NEW YORK, Sept. 1 (UPI) -- No. 2 seed Rafael Nadal kept up his recent dominance on hard-court surfaces and Roger Federer also breezed into the U.S. Open's Round of 16 with a win Saturday.
Nadal reaches third round at U.S. Open

Nadal reaches third round at U.S. Open

NEW YORK, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- Second-seeded Rafael Nadal coasted into the third round of the U.S. Open Thursday, joining Roger Federer, David Ferrer and John Isner.
Rafael Nadal breezes, Kei Nishikori upended at U.S. Open

Rafael Nadal breezes, Kei Nishikori upended at U.S. Open

NEW YORK, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- Second-seeded Rafael Nadal stayed on a roll with a first-round win but 11th-seeded Kei Nishikori fell in an upset Monday on the opening day of the U.S. Open.

Federer, Nadal set up meeting in Cincinnati

CINCINNATI, Aug. 15 (UPI) -- Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal set up the 31st meeting of their careers Thursday by reaching the quarterfinals of the Western & Southern 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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