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Tommy Haas advances, Nicolas Almagro upended in Sao Paulo

SAO PAULO, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Tommy Haas advanced to the quarterfinals but three-time champion Nicolas Almagro was bounced Wednesday at the Brasil Open.

Brazilians Bellucci, Dutra Silva log upsets in Sao Paulo

SAO PAULO, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Brazilian wild cards Thomaz Bellucci and Rogerio Dutra Silva each logged an upset of a seeded opponent Tuesday, highlighting Day 2 play at the Brasil Open.
Djokovic, Federer post wins at Italian Masters

Djokovic, Federer post wins at Italian Masters

ROME, May 14 (UPI) -- Top seeds Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer each rolled through second-round wins Tuesday at the Italian Masters tennis tournament in Rome.
Cilic, Nishikori wins first-rounders in Rome

Cilic, Nishikori wins first-rounders in Rome

ROME, May 13 (UPI) -- Seeded players Marin Cilic and Kei Nishikori collected first-round wins Monday at the Italian Masters tennis tournament in Rome.

Croatian Pavic bounces Ferrero in Umag

UMAG, Croatia, July 10 (UPI) -- Croatian Mate Pavic pulled off an upset of former world No. 1 Juan Carlos Ferrero Tuesday in first-round action at the Croatia Open tennis event.
Ferrer advances, Troicki out at UNICEF

Ferrer advances, Troicki out at UNICEF

'S-HERTOGENBOSCH, Netherlands, June 19 (UPI) -- Top-seeded David Ferrer advanced but No. 2-seed Viktor Troicki was beaten Tuesday as the first round wrapped up at the UNICEF Open in the Netherlands.

Djokovic to open in Paris against Starace

PARIS, May 25 (UPI) -- World No. 1 Novak Djokovic and No. 2 Rafael Nadal will take on Italian players in the first round of the French Open.
Farah posts upset win over Davydenko

Farah posts upset win over Davydenko

MUNICH, Germany, May 1 (UPI) -- Qualifier Robert Farah eliminated seventh-seeded Nikolay Davydenko in Tuesday's first-round play at the BMW Open tennis tournament in Germany.

Malisse advances on upset in Romania

BUCHAREST, Romania, April 25 (UPI) -- Xavier Malisse defeated second-seeded and defending champion Florian Mayer in Wednesday's second-round play at the ATP tournament in Romania.
Kubot opens Nastase tournament with win

Kubot opens Nastase tournament with win

BUCHAREST, Romania, April 23 (UPI) -- No. 7-seed Lukasz Kubot was a first-round winner Monday in the BRD Nastase Tiriac Trophy tennis tournament in Romania.
Murray, Tsonga pick up wins in Monaco

Murray, Tsonga pick up wins in Monaco

ROQUEBRUNE-CAP-MARTIN, France, April 17 (UPI) -- Andy Murray and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga collected straight-set wins Tuesday in second-round action at the Monte Carlo Rolex Masters tennis tournament.

Spain's Andujar defends Casablanca title

CASABLANCA, Morocco, April 15 (UPI) -- Pablo Andujar defended his Grand Prix Hassan II tennis title, prevailing over fellow Spaniard Albert Ramos in Morocco.

Andujar to defend Morocco title in final

CASABLANCA, Morocco, April 14 (UPI) -- Pablo Andujar will defend his Grand Prix Hassan II tennis title after both he and fellow Spaniard Albert Ramos completed semifinal victories Saturday.
Chardy takes out top seed in Casablanca

Chardy takes out top seed in Casablanca

CASABLANCA, Morocco, April 12 (UPI) -- Jeremy Chardy knocked out No. 1-seed Florian Mayer in a second-round match Thursday at the Grand Prix Hassen II tennis tournament in Morocco.
Ouahab wins in Casablanca upset

Ouahab wins in Casablanca upset

CASABLANCA, Morocco, April 10 (UPI) -- Lamine Ouahab, in his first ATP match of the year, posted an upset victory Tuesday in first-round play at the Grand Prix Hassan II tennis tournament in Morocco.
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Potito Starace
Italian Potito Starace pauses during his French Open second-round match against Andy Murray of Great Britain at Roland Garros in Paris on May 27, 2009. Murray defeated Starace 6-2, 2-6, 7-5, 6-4. (UPI Photo/ David Silpa)
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Potito Starace (born July 14, 1981 in Cervinara) is an Italian professional tennis player on the ATP Tour. He achieved his career-high ranking of 27th on October 15, 2007 and prefers to play on red clay. One of the most memorable moments of Starace's career was when he made the men's doubles quarterfinals of the 2006 French Open with Alberto Martín. They defeated eighth-seeded Simon Aspelin and Todd Perry along the way, before walking over to second seeds Jonas Björkman and Max Mirnyi.

He played four ATP finals and lost all. In the Challenger Tour he won three times the San Marino CEPU Open, this is the record for that tournement. In doubles he won four ATP titles.

He represented Italy at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, where he lost to Rafael Nadal in the first round.

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