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Federer needs to rally for first-round win

Federer needs to rally for first-round win

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- World No. 2 Roger Federer needed to rally for a three-set win Monday in the first round of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships.
Istomin wins in upset in Brisbane

Istomin wins in upset in Brisbane

BRISBANE, Australia, Jan. 1 (UPI) -- Denis Istomin claimed a lopsided upset victory Tuesday in first-round play of the Brisbane International tennis tournament.

Germany advances in World Team Cup

DUSSELDORF, Germany, May 21 (UPI) -- Florian Mayer's singles victory over Igor Andreev clinched a first-round win for defending champion Germany at the World Team Cup tennis event Monday.

Sweeting opens U.S. Clay defense with win

HOUSTON, April 11 (UPI) -- Ryan Sweeting began his defense of the U.S. Men's Clay Court Championships with a first-round win over Ricardo Mello Tuesday.
Federer, other seeds go 6-0 in Dubai

Federer, other seeds go 6-0 in Dubai

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- Second-seeded Roger Federer won sets in very different ways Tuesday in a first-round match at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships.
Gasquet breezes into Marseille 2nd round

Gasquet breezes into Marseille 2nd round

MARSEILLE, France, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Fifth-seeded Richard Gasquet dropped just two games Tuesday in a first-round win at the Open 13 tennis tournament in France.
Big set has Troicki going to second round

Big set has Troicki going to second round

ROTTERDAM, Netherlands, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Viktor Troicki had a dominant second set in collecting a straight-set win Tuesday in the first round of the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament in the Netherlands.
Austria claims 3-2 win over Russia

Austria claims 3-2 win over Russia

WIENER NEUSTADT, Austria, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Jurgen Melzer on Sunday posted his second win of the series in sealing an Austrian win in a Davis Cup first-round series against Russia.

Russia wins Davis doubles over Austria

WIENER NEUSTADT, Austria, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Nikolay Davydenko and Mikhail Youzhnv kept Russia's Davis Cup hopes alive Saturday with a doubles victory over Austria.
Serra to play Berdych in France

Serra to play Berdych in France

MONTPELLIER, France, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- Qualifier Florent Serra picked up a first-round win Tuesday and the right to face top-seeded Tomas Berdych in the Sud de France Open tennis tournament.
Tipsarevic reaches quarterfinals in Moscow

Tipsarevic reaches quarterfinals in Moscow

MOSCOW, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- Janko Tipsarevic lost just one game over the last two sets of a three-set, second-round win Thursday at the Kremlin Cup tennis tournament in Moscow.

Seppi heads to Kremlin Cup second round

MOSCOW, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- No. 8-seeded Andreas Seppi rallied for a three-set victory Monday in opening-day play of the Kremlin Cup tennis tournament in Moscow.

Dolgopolov takes second-rounder in France

METZ, France, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- Alexandr Dolgopolov rallied for a three-set win Wednesday in a second-round match at the Moselle Open tennis tournament in France.

Blake, Young advance at Legg Mason

WASHINGTON, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- Americans James Blake and Donald Young breezed to first-round victories Monday in the first round of the Legg Mason Classic in Washington.

Gulbis ousts No. 5 seed at Farmers Classic

LOS ANGELES, July 27 (UPI) -- Ernest Gulbis of Latvia upset No. 5 seed Xavier Malisse 2-6, 6-3, 7-6 (5) Tuesday in a first-round match at the Farmers Classic in Los Angeles.
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Igor Kunitsyn (born September 30, 1981, in Vladivostok, Soviet Union) is a professional male tennis player from Russia. He made it into the top 100 for the first time in 2006, and reached a career-high singles ranking of 35 on July 6, 2009.

Kunitsyn was raised by his grandparents in Vladivostok, on the eastern coast of Russia, when he was young, and started to play tennis at age seven.

Kunitsyn is arguably best known for two matches against compatriot Marat Safin. The first of which was at the 2007 Tennis Channel Open's round robin stage. Kunitsyn had won the first set 6–4, and had an early break in the 2nd before Safin fought back and then got a 5–3 lead. While serving for the match, Kunitsyn broke Safin and then held to get it to 5–5. The set went to a tiebreaker which Safin won. Kunitsyn was still dangerous, as he won the first 3 games of the 3rd set, before losing the next 4. Kunitsyn performed the same as before, and broke Safin again to get the set on equal terms. At 5–5, Kunitsyn suffered a service break and Safin ultimately won the 3rd set 7–5. The pair met again in the final of the Kremlin Cup, an ATP tournament played in Moscow, which is to date Kunitsyn's only tour final and was Safin's last appearance in an ATP final before his retirement in 2010. In what was a considerable upset, Kunitsyn defeated the former two-time Grand Slam winner and world no. 1 7–6 (6), 6–7 (4), 6–3 for his first and, to date, only professional title.

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