Dimitrov, Kunitsyn bounced from Atlanta

ATLANTA, July 19 (UPI) -- Seeded players Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria and Igor Kunitsyn of Russia were ousted in first-round upsets Tuesday at the Atlanta Tennis Championships Tuesday.
Tipsarevic only seed in Aegon semis

Tipsarevic only seed in Aegon semis

EASTBOURNE, England, June 16 (UPI) -- Janko Tipsarevic, the only seeded player to make the quarterfinals, won a place Thursday in the semifinals of the Aegon International in England.

Upsets mark first round at Eastbourne

EASTBOURNE, England, June 13 (UPI) -- Seeded players Alexandr Dolgopolov and Pablo Andujar were ousted Monday in first-round action at the Aegon International tennis tournament in England.

Sweden wraps up Davis Cup win over Russia

BORAS, Sweden, March 5 (UPI) -- Sweden wrapped up a Davis Cup first-round win Saturday, using a doubles victory by Simon Aspelin and Robert Lindstedt to advance over Russia.
Federer survives five-set scare

Federer survives five-set scare

MELBOURNE, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Roger Federer survived a five-set challenge Wednesday from Gilles Simon and advanced to the third round of the Australian Open.
Troicki leads 3 upset winners in Moscow

Troicki leads 3 upset winners in Moscow

MOSCOW, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- No. 3-seeded Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and two other seeded players were eliminated Thursday in second-round play of the Kremlin Cup tennis tournament in Moscow.
Russia up 2-0 over India in Davis Cup

Russia up 2-0 over India in Davis Cup

MOSCOW, March 5 (UPI) -- Igor Kunitsyn and Mikhail Youzhny took singles victories Friday, putting Russia ahead 2-0 in its best-of-five, first-round Davis Cup series against India.
Djokovic takes first-round win at Dubai

Djokovic takes first-round win at Dubai

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- No. 2-seeded Novak Djokovic and third-seeded Andy Murray advanced in straight sets Monday in first-round play of the $2.2 million Dubai Tennis Championships.
Kunitsyn, Lopez advance in Shanghai

Kunitsyn, Lopez advance in Shanghai

SHANGHAI, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- Igor Kunitsyn, Feliciano Lopez, Shao-Xuan Zeng and Andreas Beck were first-round winners Sunday in the Shanghai ATP Masters.

Roddick reaches third round in Washington

WASHINGTON, Aug. 5 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Andy Roddick coasted into the third round of the Legg Mason Classic in Washington Wednesday with a 6-3, 6-2 decision over Benjamin Becker.

Rain postpones Indianapolis tennis action

INDIANAPOLIS, July 23 (UPI) -- Rain wiped out the entire day's play Wednesday at the Indianapolis Tennis Championships.

Israel beats Russia 3-0 at Davis Cup

TEL AVIV, Israel, July 11 (UPI) -- The team of Andy Ram and Jonathan Ehrlich won their doubles match in five sets Saturday, leading Israel to its first ever Davis Cup semifinal.
Del Potro knocked out at Wimbledon

Del Potro knocked out at Wimbledon

LONDON, June 25 (UPI) -- French Open semifinalist and world No. 5 Juan Martin del Potro was upset in straight sets Thursday in the second round of the Wimbledon championships in London.

Cilic, Berdych among winners in Munich

MUNICH, Germany, May 5 (UPI) -- Seeded players Marin Cilic and Tomas Berdych each had straight-set wins Tuesday in the first round of the $595,000 BMW Open clay-court tournament in Germany.

Hewitt wins at Indian Wells

INDIAN WELLS, Calif., March 13 (UPI) -- Former world No. 1 Lleyton Hewitt won his first-round match Friday, downing Jan Hernych in the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells, Calif.
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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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