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Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray move on at Western & Southern Open

CINCINNATI, Aug. 14 (UPI) -- Andy Murray bounced back from last week's unexpected setback Wednesday with a second-round victory at the Western & Southern Open.

Mikhail Youzhny, Robin Haase reach Gstaad finals

GSTAAD, Switzerland, July 27 (UPI) -- Sixth-seeded Mikhail Youzhny of Russia kept up his surge at the Swiss Open in Gstaad, knocking off Victor Hanescu in Saturday's semifinals.

Wawrinka drops out of Swiss Open with injury

GSTAAD, Switzerland, July 26 (UPI) -- Second-seeded Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland was forced to retire from his quarterfinal match at the Swiss Open Friday when he injured his lower back.

Brands posts upset over Federer

GSTAAD, Switzerland, July 25 (UPI) -- Daniel Brands ousted top-seeded Roger Federer in Thursday's second-round play of the Swiss Open.
Wawrinka, seeded players sweep matches at Swiss Open

Wawrinka, seeded players sweep matches at Swiss Open

GSTAAD, Switzerland, July 24 (UPI) -- No. 2-seeded Stanislas Wawrinka claimed a straight-set win Wednesday that lifted him into the quarterfinals of the Swiss Open.
Youzhny waits out rain before winning at Swiss Open

Youzhny waits out rain before winning at Swiss Open

GSTAAD, Switzerland, July 22 (UPI) -- No. 6-seeded Mikhail Youzhny wasted little time after a lengthy rain delay Monday in finishing off a first-round win at the Swiss Open tennis tournament.

Delbonis, Mayer surprise third-round winners in Germany

HAMBURG, Germany, July 18 (UPI) -- Qualifier Federico Delbonis and Florian Mayer had upset victories Thursday that lifted them into the quarterfinals of the German Tennis Championships.
Federer, Haas win in three sets in Germany

Federer, Haas win in three sets in Germany

HAMBURG, Germany, July 17 (UPI) -- Top seeds Roger Federer and Tommy Haas both needed three sets Wednesday to reach the third round of the German Tennis Championships.
Novak Djokovic cruises, David Ferrer avoids upset at Wimbledon

Novak Djokovic cruises, David Ferrer avoids upset at Wimbledon

LONDON, June 29 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Novak Djokovic and No. 4 seed David Ferrer advanced at Wimbledon Saturday, Djokovic having a much easier time than Ferrer.
Djokovic advances in straight sets to Wimbledon's third round

Djokovic advances in straight sets to Wimbledon's third round

LONDON, June 27 (UPI) -- World No. 1 Novak Djokovic sailed through a second-round match in straight sets Thursday at Wimbledon, where rain became an issue late in the day.
Djokovic through to Wimbledon second round

Djokovic through to Wimbledon second round

LONDON, June 25 (UPI) -- World No. 1 Novak Djokovic and fourth-seeded David Ferrer posted solid wins Tuesday in first-round play at the 127th Wimbledon Championships.
Nicolas Mahut jumps 116 places in tennis rankings

Nicolas Mahut jumps 116 places in tennis rankings

LONDON, June 24 (UPI) -- Nicolas Mahut makes a huge leap in the men's world tennis rankings this week after picking up his first ATP title.

Lopez tops Simon on grass at Aegon in three sets

EASTBOURNE, England, June 22 (UPI) -- Spain's Feliciano Lopez battled windy conditions and a game opponent in Giles Simon Saturday to win the Aegon International in England.
Simon, Lopez to vie for Aegon International title

Simon, Lopez to vie for Aegon International title

EASTBOURNE, England, June 21 (UPI) -- Gilles Simon and Feliciano Lopez posted straight-set wins Friday to grab spots in the finals of the Aegon International tennis tournament in England.
Simon, Seppi to meet in Eastbourne semifinals

Simon, Seppi to meet in Eastbourne semifinals

EASTBOURNE, England, June 20 (UPI) -- No. 2-seeded Gilles Simon and seventh-seeded Andreas Seppi advanced to semifinals Thursday of the Aegon International tennis tournament in England.
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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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