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Nadal has opportunity to make rankings move

Nadal has opportunity to make rankings move

LONDON, Aug. 5 (UPI) -- Rafael Nadal is poised to make a strong move in the ATP world rankings with a pair of Masters-level tournaments the next two weeks.

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UPI Almanac for Friday, July 19, 2013.
By United Press International
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.
Nadal beats Wawrinka in Madrid Open final

Nadal beats Wawrinka in Madrid Open final

MADRID, May 12 (UPI) -- Rafael Nadal continued his mastery of Stanislas Wawrinka and won the Mutua Madrid Open with a 6-2, 6-4 victory Sunday.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, July 19, 2012.
By United Press International
Americans slip in tennis rankings

Americans slip in tennis rankings

LONDON, April 2 (UPI) -- Novak Djokovic's win at the Sony Ericsson Open keeps him firmly in the world No. 1 men's tennis ranking but Americans fell after the tournament in Miami.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Saturday, July 19, 2008.
By United Press International

The Almanac

UPI almanac for Thursday, July 19, 2007.

Bud Collins does last Wimbledon for NBC

LONDON, July 9 (UPI) -- Bud Collins Sunday made his last appearance on NBC's annual "Breakfast at Wimbledon" in London.

Federer, Nadal win Monte Carlo semis

MONTE CARLO, Monaco, April 21 (UPI) -- Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal both won their semifinal matches Saturday at the Monte Carlo Masters Series in Monaco.

The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, July 19, the 200th day of 2006 with 165 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Tuesday, July 19, the 200th day of 2005 with 165 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Monday, July 19, the 201st day of 2004 with 165 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Saturday, July 19, the 200th day of 2003 with 165 to follow.
By United Press International

U.S. Open champions

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Ilie Nastase
Tennis great Ilie Nastase hits a forehand during his Legends Over 45 doubles match at the French Open at Roland Garros in Paris, France on June 7, 2006. Nastase paired with Argentinian Jose-Luis Clerc against Swede Anders Jarryd and American John Mcenroe. (UPI Photo/ David Silpa)
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Ilie Nastase (Romanian pronunciation: , born July 19, 1946, in Bucharest, Romania) is a Romanian former professional tennis player, one of the world's top players of the 1970s. Năstase was the World No. 1 tennis player between 1973 (August 23) and 1974 (June 2). He is one of the five players in history to win more than 100 ATP professional titles (57 singles and 45 in doubles). He was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1991. Năstase won seven Grand Slam titles: two in singles, three in men's doubles, and two in mixed doubles. He also won four Masters Grand Prix year end championship titles and six Championship Series titles (1970–73) the precursors to the current Masters 1000. In 2005, Tennis magazine ranked him as the 28th-best player of the preceding forty years. He is the second male player to win a Grand Slam without dropping a set and the first one to achieve this feat at French Open (1973).

At the beginning of his career in 1966 Năstase travelled around the world competing with his good friend Ion Ţiriac. Together, they represented Romania in the Davis Cup competition, being three times runners up: in 1969, 1971 and 1972.

In singles, Năstase won his first tournament at Cannes on April 16, 1967. His first victories at top players happened in 1969 in Stockholm, where he defeated Tony Roche and Stan Smith.

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