Nadal pads lead as ATP No. 1-ranked player

Nadal pads lead as ATP No. 1-ranked player

LONDON, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Rafael Nadal collected title No. 62 and increased his hold on the ATP No. 1-ranking to 4,000 points.
Historic eighth French Open title for Rafael Nadal

Historic eighth French Open title for Rafael Nadal

PARIS, June 9 (UPI) -- Rafael Nadal topped fellow Spaniard David Ferrer in straight sets Sunday to win the French Open men's singles championship for the eighth time.

Rafael Nadal dispatches Roger Federer for 7th Italian Masters title

ROME, May 19 (UPI) -- Fifth-seeded Rafael Nadal of Spain racked up his seventh Italian Masters title Sunday, dispatching Roger Federer in straight sets in the Rome final.
Top 10 unchanged despite Nadal win

Top 10 unchanged despite Nadal win

LONDON, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- Rafael Nadal collected his 51st ATP title and 37th on a clay court by winning the Brazil Open but it didn't lead to any change in the ATP Top 10.

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Nadal is back with Brazil Open victory

SAO PAULO, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- Former world No. 1 Rafael Nadal recorded his first victory since last year's French Open Sunday, besting David Nalbandian for the Brazil Open title.

Federer to meet Tsonga for ATP title

LONDON, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- Roger Federer and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga claimed spots in the ATP World Tour Finals championship Saturday with semifinal wins in London.
Federer picks up 800th win

Federer picks up 800th win

PARIS, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- Roger Federer picked up his 800th match victory during Friday's quarterfinal play of the BNP Paribas Masters tennis tournament in Paris.
Nadal bests Ferrer for 6th Barcelona crown

Nadal bests Ferrer for 6th Barcelona crown

BARCELONA, Spain, April 24 (UPI) -- Rafael Nadal defeated David Ferrer in a championship match for the second straight week Sunday, besting him 6-2, 6-4 for the Barcelona Open title.

Del Potro upsets Federer to win U.S. Open

NEW YORK, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- Argentine Juan Martin del Potro upset world No. 1 Roger Federer 3-6, 7-6 (7-5), 4-6, 7-6 (7-4), 6-2 Monday to win the 2009 U.S. Open.

Federer's 41-match win streak broken

INDIAN WELLS, Calif., March 11 (UPI) -- Argentine Guillermo Canas pulled off the big one Sunday with his 7-5, 6-2 victory in the Pacific Life Open -- snapping Roger Federer's 41-match winning streak.

Nadal victorious in Barcelona final

BARCELONA, Spain, April 30 (UPI) -- Budding men's tennis star Rafael Nadal of Spain Sunday beat fellow Spaniard Tommy Robredo, 6-4, 6-4, 6-0, to win the Open Seat 2006 at Barcelona, Spain.

Nadal again beats Federer

MONTE CARLO, Monaco, April 23 (UPI) -- In a four-set final Sunday, Rafael Nadal beat Roger Federer, 6-2, 6-7 (2-7), 6-3, 7-6 (7-5), to win the Monaco Masters Series Tournament.

Federer, Nadal again win at Monte Carlo

MONTE CARLO, Monaco, April 20 (UPI) -- Roger Federer of Switzerland and Spain's Rafael Nadal were third-round winners Thursday at the Monte-Carlo Masters in Monaco.
Guillermo Vilas
Tennis great Billie Jean King, center, waves to the cheering crowds as she is joined by fellow U.S. Open champions ( left to right) Ron Laver, Stan Smith, Ilie Nastase, Chris Evert, John Newcombe and Guillermo Vilas as they take part in the opening ceremony which commemorates the 40th year of the U.S. Open at the U.S. National Tennis Center on August 25, 2008 in Flushing Meadows, New York. (UPI Photo/Monika Graff)

Guillermo Apolinario Vilas (born 17 August 1952, in Buenos Aires, Argentina) is a retired professional tennis player from Argentina.

Raised in the seaside resort of Mar del Plata, Vilas was a southpaw and played his first tour event in 1969. He was in the year-ending top ten from 1974 through 1982. He was a clay-court specialist but also played well on hard, grass, and carpet surfaces.

He won four Grand Slam titles: the 1977 French Open and the 1977 US Open (both played on clay) and the 1978 and 1979 Australian Open (both played on grass). He was also the runner-up at the French Open three times (1975, 1978, and 1982) and at the Australian Open once (January 1977).

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