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.

Baghdatis wins in French tourney opener

MARSEILLE, France, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- Seventh-seeded Marcos Baghdatis was an easy straight-set winner Monday in first-round play of the $700,000 Open 13 tennis tournament in France.

Querrey wins in Delray Beach first round

DELRAY BEACH, Fla., Feb. 23 (UPI) -- American Sam Querrey was a first-round winner at the Delray Beach International Tennis Championships Monday, beating Argentine Guillermo Canas 7-6 (7-3), 6-4.

Djokovic, Roddick in third round at Paris

PARIS, Oct. 28 (UPI) -- World No. 3 Novak Djokovic and former world No. 1 Andy Roddick were among Tuesday's second-round winners at the $2.9 million Paris Masters.

Federer wins latest French Open match

PARIS, May 31 (UPI) -- No. 1 seed Roger Federer downed Mario Ancic 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 in a men's third round match Saturday at the French Open in Paris.

Top-seeded Frenchmen win first rounders

CASABLANCA, Morocco, May 19 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Frenchmen Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Gael Monfils were first-round winners Monday at the Grand Prix Hassan II in Casablanca, Morocco.

Federer advances to Estoril Open final

ESTORIL, Portugal, April 19 (UPI) -- Roger Federer bounced back after a slow start Saturday and won his semifinal match at the Estoril Open in Portugal against Denis Gremelmayr in three sets.

2nd seed Blake withdraws with sore knee

MEMPHIS, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Second-seeded American James Blake withdrew with a sore knee Monday from the Regions Morgan Keegan Championships.

Robredo wins in three sets in Metz

METZ, France, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Spaniard Tommy Robredo needed three sets Monday to defeat German Florian Mayer at the $500,000 Open de Moselle.

Eschauer, Darcis meet in Dutch Open final

AMERSFOORT, Netherlands, July 21 (UPI) -- Austrian Werner Eschauer and Belgian Steve Darcis had semifinal victories Saturday and will meet Sunday in the Dutch Open tennis final.

Baghdatis wins opener in Zagreb

ZAGREB, Croatia, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- Cypriot Marcos Baghdatis, competing for the first time since losing at the Australian Open, was a winner Monday at the Zagreb Indoors.

Robredo cruises in New Zealand first round

AUCKLAND, New Zealand, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Tommy Robredo dropped just three games in grabbing a first-round victory in the Heineken Open tennis tournament in New Zealand.

Roddick easy winner in U.S. Open opener

NEW YORK, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- American Andy Roddick posted a 6-2, 6-1, 6-3 victory Monday over Frenchman Florent Serra in the first round of the U.S. Open tennis championships.

Berdych wins, three other seeds lose

STUTTGART, Germany, July 18 (UPI) -- Second-seeded Czech Tomas Berdych defeated American Hugo Armando on Tuesday, 7-5, 6-3, at the Mercedes Cup in Germany.

Roger Federer wins easy opener in Rome

ROME, May 8 (UPI) -- World No. 1 Swiss Roger Federer was an easy opening-round winner Monday at the $2.375 million Internazionali d'Italia.
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American Robby Ginepri pauses during his third-round match with Frenchman Florent Serra 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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