Nadal advances at Indian Wells

INDIAN WELLS, Calif., March 14 (UPI) -- Defending champ Rafael Nadal overcame a tricky wind Saturday to post an opening-round win at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, Calif.

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.

Schuettler to face Nadal at Wimbledon

WIMBLEDON, England, July 3 (UPI) -- German Rainer Schuettler downed Frenchman Arnaud Clement despite rain Thursday to earn a semifinal match against Spaniard Rafael Nadal Friday at Wimbledon.

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.

Davydenko, Murray win in Qatar

DOHA, Qatar, Jan. 1 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Russian Nikolay Davydenko and third-seeded Brit Andy Murray won but second-seeded Tommy Robredo lost Tuesday at the Qatar Open.

Korean Lee wins, American Querrey loses

TOKYO, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- Korean Hyung-Taik Lee was a second-round winner, but 13th-seeded American Sam Querrey was a loser Tuesday at the $832,000 Japan Open.

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.

Roddick leads winners at San Jose

SAN JOSE, Calif., Feb. 15 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Andy Roddick led Wednesday's winners at the ATP SAP Open Tennis Tournament at San Jose, Calif.

Nablandian loses first-round match

CHENNAI, India, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- Second-seeded David Nalbandian was an upset victim Tuesday in the first round of the Chennai Open tennis tournament in India.

Robredo drops opening-round match

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- No. 2-seeded Tommy Robredo was bounced Tuesday from the first round of the St. Petersburg Open tennis tournament in Russia.

Hrbaty, Srichaphan advance in Beijing

BEIJING, Sept. 11 (UPI) -- Fifth-seeded Slovak Dominik Hrbaty and sixth-seeded Thai Paradorn Srichaphan were among first-round winners Monday at the $500,000 China Open. Hrbaty defeated South African Rik De Voest 6-1, 6-0, and Srichaphan defeated German Rainer Schuettler, 6-3, 6-3.

Davydenko, Gaudio win in Hamburg Masters

HAMBURG, Germany, May 16 (UPI) -- Four seeds had opening-round wins Tuesday at the $2.45 million Masters Series Hamburg, including Russian Nikolay Davydenko and Argentine Gaston Gaudio.

Hewitt wins Pac Life second-rounder

INDIAN WELLS, Calif., March 13 (UPI) -- Two-time winner Lleyton Hewitt led Monday's second-round winners at the $2.725 million Pacific Life Open at Indian Wells, Calif. Hewitt posted a 7-6 (7-3), 2-6, 6-4 victory over former top-10 German Rainer Schuettler.

Spadea, two other seeds lose Tokyo openers

TOKYO, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- American Vincent Spadea and two other seeded players were second-round losers Tuesday at the Japan Open.

Squillari joins Monday winners in Kitzbuhe

KITZBUHEL, Austria, July 19 (UPI) -- Franco Squillari of Argentina was the best known of the first-round winners Monday at the Generali Open Kitzbuhel.
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German Rainer Schuettler hits a ball against James Blake of the US during their match for the French Tennis Open in Paris May 25, 2008. Blake won 6-4, 6-1, 7-6. (UPI Photo/Eco Clement)
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