MIA2000033007 -30 MARCH 2000-MIAMI, Fl, USA: Nicolas Lapentti (ECU) in action against Pete Sampras (USA) March 30. Sampras beat Lapentti in straight sets. to move on to the semi finals at the Ericsson Open in Key Biscayne, Fl. UPI sk/Susan Knowles
American John Isner advanced to the second round off the Pilot Pen tennis tournament Monday, knocking out Russian Igor Kunitsyn 6-4, 6-4.
Rafael Nadal moved closer to claiming the world No. 1 ranking Friday by downing Nicolas Lapentti in the quarterfinals of the Western & Southern Masters.
Rafael Nadal won his 31st straight match Thursday and moved closer to the world No. 1 ranking thanks to another setback suffered by Roger Federer.
Third-seeded Serbian star Novak Djokovic dropped the first set but fought back to win his first-round match Sunday in the French Open.
Rafael Nadal and David Ferrer reached the quarterfinals Thursday at the Open Sabadell Atlantico in Barcelona, Spain.
Argentine David Nalbandian was a second-round winner, but seventh-seeded Englishman Andy Murray was ousted Tuesday at the Open Sabadell Atlantico in Spain.
Guillermo Canas, the 2007 tournament runner-up, collected an easy first-round victory Monday at the $1.29 million Open Sabadell Atlantico tournament in Spain.
Juan Carlos Ferrero, a two-time winner in Monaco, rallied Monday for a first-round victory at the $3.57 million Masters Series Monte Carlo.
Juan Monaco and Tommy Robredo, seeded second and third, were among the winners Wednesday at the Valencia Open in Spain.
No. 1 seed Carlos Moya of Spain and countryman Nicolas Almagro were Saturday's semifinal winners at the Brasil Open in Costa do Sauipe, Brazil.