Federer wins in first round in Germany

HALLE, Germany, June 8 (UPI) -- World No. 1 Roger Federer of Switzerland began defense of his Gerry Weber Open title Tuesday by beating Thomas Johansson, 6-3, 6-2.

Agassi stunned by qualifier in French Open

PARIS, May 24 (UPI) -- French qualifier Jerome Haehnel beat American Andre Agassi in the French Open Monday in a stunning first-round upset that delighted the crowd.

Federer, Moya advance in Hamburg

HAMBURG, Germany, May 13 (UPI) -- Roger Federer and Carlos Moya, 1-2 in the ATP Champions Race, set up a quarterfinal meeting Thursday with wins at the Masters Series Hamburg.

Federer, Coria win at Hamburg

HAMBURG, Germany, May 12 (UPI) -- The top two seeds, Roger Federer and Guillermo Coria, advanced to the third round Wednesday in the Tennis Masters Series tournament in Hamburg.

Verdasco wins first ATP title at Valencia

VALENCIA, Spain, April 18 (UPI) -- Fernando Verdasco won his first career ATP title Sunday with a 7-6 (7-5), 6-3 victory over fellow Spaniard Albert Montanes at the Valencia Open.

Verdasco ousts Ferrero to reach final

VALENCIA, Spain, April 17 (UPI) -- Fernando Verdasco of Spain did what top-seeded Juan Carlos Ferrero couldn't Saturday, pull off double duty to reach the final of the Valencia Open.

Montanes reaches Valencia Open semis

VALENCIA, Spain, April 16 (UPI) -- Spaniard Albert Montanes advanced to the semifinals of the Valencia Open in Spain Friday with a 2-6, 6-2, 6-0 win over countryman Marc Lopez.

Ljubicic advances in Valencia Open

VALENCIA, Spain, April 12 (UPI) -- Croatian Ivan Ljubicic, Spaniards Alex Corretja and Fernando Verdasco and Czech Jan Vacek won opening matches Monday in Spain's Valencia Open.

Moya, Benesova win Mexican Open titles

ACAPULCO, Mexico, March 7 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Spaniard Carlos Moya captured his 16th career title and Czech qualifier Iveta Benesova claimed her first Sunday at the Mexican Open.

Moya, Verdasco advance at Mexican Open

ACAPULCO, Mexico, March 7 (UPI) -- Spaniards Carlos Moya and Fernando Verdasco will play for the championship of the Mexican Open at Acapulco.

Kuerten advances in Brazil

COSTA DO SAUIPE, Brazil, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Third-seeded Gustavo Kuerten fought off teen-ager Richard Gasquet, 7-6 (7-2), 6-3, to move into the quarterfinals Wednesday at the Brazil Open.

Massu, Gonzalez advance at Bellsouth Open

VINA DEL MAR, Chile, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Top seed Nicolas Massu made quick work of Spain's Fernando Verdasco in the opening round of the Bellsouth Open on Tuesday.

Dupuis, Ferrer advance at Tata Open tennis

CHENNAI, India, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- Eighth seed Anthony Dupuis of France on Monday needed to save one match point to advance to the second round of the Tata Open.

Ferreira advances at Masters Series Madrid

MADRID, Oct. 13 (UPI) -- Wayne Ferreira of South Africa opened play at the $2.95 million Masters Series Madrid Monday with a 7-6 (9-7), 7-6 (7-5) victory over Ivan Ljubicic.

Five seeds advance at Japan Open

TOKYO, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- Top seed Rainer Schuettler cruised Tuesday and four other seeds also advanced in the second round of the Japan Open.

Norman retires in Shanghai

SHANGHAI, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- Magnus Norman was forced to retire Friday in his quarterfinal match against top-seed Jiri Novak at the Shanghai Open.

Novak, Norman reach quarters

SHANGHAI, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- Top seed Jiri Novak and seventh-seeded Magnus Norman became the first players to advance to the quarterfinals Wednesday at the Shanghai Open.

Robredo, El Aynaoui advance

COMMACK, N.Y., Aug. 18 (UPI) -- Third-seeded Tommy Robredo of Spain was a 2-6, 6-2, 7-5 winner over unseeded Argentine Jose Acasuso Monday in TD Waterhouse Cup.

No. 2 seed Safin ousted at Valencia

VALENCIA, Spain, April 29 (UPI) -- Second-seeded Russian Marat Safon was bounced in the first round of the Valencia Open on Tuesday, suffering a 6-4, 5-7, 6-2 loss to Franco Squillari of Argentin

Safin enjoys successful return

BARCELONA, Spain, April 22 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Open champion Marat Safin returned Tuesday three weeks after an injury scare and defeated Spanish qualifier Salvador Navarro, 7-5, 6-2, to reach the

Schuettler ousted in first round

ESTORIL, Portugal, April 8 (UPI) -- Australian Open finalist Rainer Schuettler was bounced out in the first round of the Estoril Open, absorbing a defeat Monday from clay specialist Feliciano Lope

Rios ousts Ferrero in Miami

MIAMI, March 23 (UPI) -- Playing at one of his favorite venues, former world No. 1 Marcelo Rios turned in one of his best performances of the year Sunday when he ousted third seed Juan

Moya reaches quarterfinals

SOPOT, Poland, July 24 (UPI) -- Second-seeded Carlos Moya cruised past Russian Andrei Stoliarov Wednesday, 6-4, 6-1, to reach the quarterfinals of the Idea Prokom Open.

Novak, Sanchez-Vicario advance

SOPOT, Poland, July 23 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Jiri Novak of Czech Republic and third-seeded Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario of Spain led a

Top-seed Ferrero wins Estoril opener

ESTORIL, Portugal, April 9 (UPI) -- Top seed Juan Carlos Ferrero opened defense of his Estoril Open Tuesday with a 7-5, 6-2 first-round victory over France's Cedric Pioline.
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