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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 needs to rally for first-round win

Federer needs to rally for first-round win

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- World No. 2 Roger Federer needed to rally for a three-set win Monday in the first round of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships.

Paire in easy ATP win in Montpellier

MONTPELLIER, France, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- No. 8-seeded Benoit Paire rolled to a first-round win Tuesday at the Open Sud de France ATP tournament.

Americans Fish, Querrey win at Citi Open

WASHINGTON, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Mardy Fish of the United States advanced to the quarterfinals of the Citi Open Thursday by knocking off wild card Ricardas Berankis in straight sets.

Blake rallies past Andujar at Citi Open

WASHINGTON, July 31 (UPI) -- Former Washington champion James Blake staged a comeback to get past Spain's Pablo Andujar Monday, advancing to the second round of the Citi Open.
Murray rolls through Wimbledon first round

Murray rolls through Wimbledon first round

LONDON, June 26 (UPI) -- No. 4-seeded Andy Murray sailed through his first-round match Tuesday at Wimbledon.
Serra to play Berdych in France

Serra to play Berdych in France

MONTPELLIER, France, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- Qualifier Florent Serra picked up a first-round win Tuesday and the right to face top-seeded Tomas Berdych in the Sud de France Open tennis tournament.
Nadal, Federer among winners in Australia

Nadal, Federer among winners in Australia

MELBOURNE, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer each had decisive straight-set wins Monday during opening-day play at the Australian Open.

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Giannessi gets first win of the year

BUCHAREST, Romania, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- Qualifier Alessandro Giannessi eliminated No. 8-seeded Albert Montanes during first-round play Tuesday at the BRD Nastase Tiriac Trophy tournament in Romania.

Berdych needs three sets to win in Germany

HALLE, Germany, June 7 (UPI) -- Second-seeded Tomas Berdych was pushed to a third set Tuesday before escaping with a first-round win at the Gerry Weber Open in Germany.

Raonic downs Verdasco again in Memphis

MEMPHIS, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- Milos Raonic, coming off the first title of his ATP Tour career, defeated No. 2 seed Fernando Verdasco Wednesday in the first round of the Cellular South Cup.

Lu, Serra are upset losers in South Africa

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- Second-seeded Lu Yen-Hsun and No. 5-seeded Florent Serra were first-round losers Tuesday at the SA Tennis tournament in South Africa.
Soderling advances with straight-set win

Soderling advances with straight-set win

BRISBANE, Australia, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Robin Soderling won in straight sets but No. 3-seeded Fernando Verdasco lost Tuesday at the Brisbane International tennis tournament in Australia.

Serra, Gulbis get first-round Paris wins

PARIS, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- France's Florent Serra and Ernests Gulbis of Latvia advanced through to the second round of the Paris Masters with wins Sunday.
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Frenchman Florent Serra hits a backhand during his third-round match with American Robby Ginepri at the French Tennis Open in Paris on May 31, 2008. The unseeded Ginepri became the first American in five years to reach the tournament's fourth round with a straight set victory 6-4, 6-4, 6-4. (UPI Photo/ David Silpa)
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Florent Lucien Serra (born 28 February 1981 in Bordeaux, France) is a French male tennis player. A right-hander, he has won two ATP titles during his career and is coached by Pierre Cherret.

Serra was born in Bordeaux, in the southwest of France, in 1981 to Jean-Luc and Martine. He started playing tennis at the age of seven at a tennis club in Bordeaux after his father got him involved. After completing his A-level equivalent (the French "bac") with a major in Economics at 18, Serra left Bordeaux for Paris, to train under the national training program at Roland Garros. As a result of playing minimal junior tournaments, his career high junior ranking was no. 437 on 31 December 1999. He turned pro in 2000.

From 2000 to 2002, he reached six Futures finals, winning one of them, along with reaching his first Challenger final. He made his debut on the ATP Tour in 2003. In 2005 he had his most successful year, winning three out of four Challenger finals, and his first ATP tour title, in Bucharest. He won his second title the following year in Adelaide. In 2009, he was a runner-up in Casablanca. He has been coached by Pierre Cherret since he was a junior player, and his fitness trainer is Paul Quetin.

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