Santoro, Becker first-round losers at Metz

METZ, France, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- Fifth-seeded Frenchman Fabrice Santoro and sixth-seeded German Benjamin Becker were first-round losers Tuesday at the Open de Moselle.

Ginepri, Amritraj win; Becker loses

NEWPORT, R.I., July 6 (UPI) -- Former champion Robby Ginepri and 2008 runner-up Prakash Amritraj were opening round winners Monday at the Hall of Fame Championships in Newport, R.I.

Tursunov, Querrey advance in Eastbourne

EASTBOURNE, England, June 15 (UPI) -- Russian Dmitry Tursunov and American Sam Querrey were among Monday's first-round men's winners at the Aegon International tennis tournament.

Simon advances; Clement beats Safin

MARSEILLE, France, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- Second-seeded Frenchman Gilles Simon struggled but won and unseeded countryman Arnaud Clement upset Marat Safin in Tuesday's opening round of the Open 13.

Santoro, Spadea gain Hall of Fame semis

NEWPORT, R.I., July 11 (UPI) -- Frenchman Fabrice Santoro and American Vince Spadea scored straight-set wins Friday to reach the semifinals in the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships.

Ex-champ Ljubicic opens with win in Lyon

LYON, France, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- Former champion Ivan Ljubicic was among Tuesday's first-round winners at the Lyon Tennis Grand Prix.

Kiefer ousts Mathieu in India

MUMBAI, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- Nicolas Kiefer of Germany finished off third-seeded Frenchman Paul-Henri Mathieu during Tuesday's first-round action at the Kingfisher Airlines Tennis Open.

Ljubicic advances at rainy Ordina Open

'S-HERTOGENBOSCH, Netherlands, June 18 (UPI) -- Second-seeded Croat Ivan Ljubicic came from behind Monday to beat Frenchman Gael Monfils 3-6, 6-3, 6-0 in the men's section of the Ordina Open.

Baghdatis leads Open 13 winners

MARSEILLES, France, Feb. 16 (UPI) -- Richard Gasquet and Marcos Baghdatis were among Thursday's winners at the Open 13 Tennis Tournament at Marseilles, France.

Youzhny, Johansson win Zagreb openers

ZAGREB, Croatia, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- Russian Mikhail Youzhny and former Australian Open champion Thomas Johansson of Sweden were among Tuesday's first-round winners at the Zagreb Indoors.

Nadal heads into Chennai semifinals

CHENNAI, India, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Rafael Nadal used a straight-set victory Friday to move into the semifinals of the Chennai Open tennis tournament in India.

Safin into Kremlin Cup quarters

MOSCOW, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- Local favorite Marat Safin rallied for a three-set victory Thursday in the second round of the $1 million Kremlin Cup tennis tournament in Moscow.

Nalbandian in Australian Open semifinals

MELBOURNE, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- Fourth-seeded David Nalbandian downed Frenchman Fabrice Santoro in straight sets Tuesday to advance to the semifinals of the Australian Open.

Roddick advances in Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- Second-seeded Andy Roddick easily advanced into the fourth round of the Australian Open with a straight-set victory over Julien Benneteau Friday. Roddick needed just one hour and 22 minutes to post a 6-1, 6-2, 6-2 decision over the overmatched Frenchman a

Ferrero has bad back at Toronto Masters

TORONTO, July 26 (UPI) -- Juan Carlos Ferrero lost to Frenchman Fabrice Santoro on Monday when he was forced to retire with a back injury at the Tennis Masters Canada.
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Frenchman Fabrice Santoro
Recently-retired Frenchman Fabrice Santoro receives an award for his 20 years of competing in the French Open at Roland Garros in Paris on June 1, 2009. (UPI Photo/ David Silpa)
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