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Almagro survives match point in Sweden

BASTAD, Sweden, July 12 (UPI) -- Former champion Nicolas Almagro rallied from a slow start Thursday to defeat Ivo Minar in the second round of the Swedish Open.

Kukushkin falls, Volandri wins in Sweden

BASTAD, Sweden, July 10 (UPI) -- Fifth-seeded Mikhail Kukushkin was bounced in an upset, while No. 7 seed Filippo Volandri advanced Tuesday on Day 2 of the Swedish Open.
Murray, Tsonga pick up wins in Monaco

Murray, Tsonga pick up wins in Monaco

ROQUEBRUNE-CAP-MARTIN, France, April 17 (UPI) -- Andy Murray and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga collected straight-set wins Tuesday in second-round action at the Monte Carlo Rolex Masters tennis tournament.

Djokovic returns to winning ways

INDIAN WELLS, Calif., March 10 (UPI) -- Novak Djokovic returned to his winning ways Saturday by breezing past Andrey Golubev in the second round of the BNP Paribas Open.

Volandri upsets Montanes at Brazil Open

SAO PAULO, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- Filippo Volandri of Italy beat seventh-seeded Albert Montanes in straight sets Monday in the first round of the Brazil Open.

Del Bonis pulls off surprise in Chile

VINA DEL MAR, Chile, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- Federico Delbonis, ranked 172nd in the world, surprised third-seeded Thomaz Bellucci Thursday to reach the quarterfinals of the VTR Open.
Djokovic dominant again at Australian Open

Djokovic dominant again at Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- World No. 1 Novak Djokovic, losing just two games, needed just more than an hour Saturday to post a third-round victory at the Australian Open.

Pair of upsets mark Chennai Open

CHENNAI, India, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- David Goffin and Yuichi Sugita posted upset victories Tuesday in the first round of the Aircel Chennai Open tennis tournament in India.

Mayer moves on to Bucharest quarters

BUCHAREST, Romania, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- No. 2-seeded Florian Mayer overcame a poor second set in claiming a quarterfinal slot Thursday at the BRD Nastase Tiriac Trophy tournament in Romania.

Souza upsets Robredo in Bucharest event

BUCHAREST, Romania, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- Joao Souza opened the BRD Nastase Tiriac Trophy tennis tournament in Romania with an upset Monday of No. 5-seeded Tommy Robredo.
Top seeds head to quarterfinals in France

Top seeds head to quarterfinals in France

MONTPELLIER, France, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- Top seeds Nikolay Davydenko and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga collected second-round wins Wednesday at the Sud de France Open tennis tournament.
Gil opens Gstaad open with upset win

Gil opens Gstaad open with upset win

GSTAAD, Switzerland, July 26 (UPI) -- Frederico Gil won eight of the last nine games Monday in a first-round upset victory over Tommy Robredo at the Allianz Suisse Open Gstaad tennis tournament.

Montanes ousts Federer at Estoril

ESTORIL, Portugal, May 8 (UPI) -- Defending champ Albert Montanes downed World No. 1 Roger Federer Saturday, gaining a berth in the Estoril Open final in Portugal.

Ferrer, Monaco win in Buenos Aires

BUENOS AIRES, Feb. 16 (UPI) -- Top-seeded David Ferrer of Spain and No. 4 seed Argentine Juan Monaco posted first-round wins Tuesday at the Copa Telmex tennis event in Buenos Aires.

Top seeds advance in Vienna

VIENNA, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- Marin Cilic and Radek Stepanek, seeded Nos. 1 and 2, posted quick first-round victories Tuesday at the Bank Austria Tennis Trophy.
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Frederico Gil
John Isner of the USA hits a forehand to Frederico Gil of Portugal in the first round at the U.S. Open Tennis Championships in Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York City on September 1, 2010. UPI/John Angelillo
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Frederico Gil (born March 24, 1985) is a Portuguese professional tennis player who competes on the ATP Tour. In April 2011, he achieved a career-high singles world ranking no. 62, the highest ranking a Portuguese player has ever held. He was also the first Portuguese to reach an ATP Tour final at the 2010 Estoril Open, and the first to achieve a career prize money over one million dollars. His coach is former player João Cunha e Silva.

Frederico Gil was born in Lisbon, Portugal to Rui and Carlota Gil. He has a younger sister named Ana. Gil began to play tennis at the age of five and considers clay his favorite surface. During his junior career he won three titles (in Bolivia in 2002 and Argentina and Portugal in 2003) and reached three other finals (twice in Portugal in 2002 and once in Brazil in 2003). In his last junior tournament he reached the quarterfinals at the Orange Bowl, which led him to finish at no. 10 in the world junior rankings in 2003.

Gil turned professional in 2003 and spent several years on the Futures and Challenger circuits. Until his ATP debut in May 2006, at the Estoril Open, he had won five singles and two doubles Futures titles. He entered Estoril as a wildcard and reached the quarterfinals, surprisingly defeating fifth seed and no. 33 Dmitry Tursunov 4–6, 6–4, 6–1 along the way, before losing to eventual champion and first seed and no. 4 David Nalbandian 6–1, 6–2. He then captured his first Challenger title in June, at Sassuolo.

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