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Mayer, Chela move on in Mexico

ACAPULCO, Mexico, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- Fifth-seeded German Florian Mayer and former champion Juan Ignacio Chela of Argentina collected first-round wins Monday at the Mexican Open.

No. 1 seed advances in Brazil

SAO PAULO, Feb. 16 (UPI) -- Defending champion and No. 1 seed Nicolas Almagro battled his way into the quarterfinals Thursday at the Brazil Open.
Ferrero falls to Meyer in Brazil upset

Ferrero falls to Meyer in Brazil upset

SAO PAULO, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- Argentine Leonardo Mayer scored an upset over former world No. 1 Juan Carlos Ferrero Wednesday, dispatching him in the first round of the Brazil Open.
Czechs take 2-0 Davis Cup lead on Italy

Czechs take 2-0 Davis Cup lead on Italy

OSTRAVA, Czech Republic, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- The Czech Republic is one win away from the Davis Cup quarterfinals after victories Friday by Radek Stepanek and Tomas Berdych over Italy.
Mannarino advanced on upset in Auckland

Mannarino advanced on upset in Auckland

AUCKLAND, New Zealand, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Adrian Mannarino collected a first-round upset victory Tuesday at the Heineken Open tennis tournament in New Zealand.
Tipsarevic heads to another semifinal

Tipsarevic heads to another semifinal

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia, Oct. 28 (UPI) -- Janko Tipsarevic, with two tournament titles in the last month, rallied for a quarterfinal win Friday at the St. Petersburg Open in Russia.
Cilic, Bogomolov post second-round wins

Cilic, Bogomolov post second-round wins

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- Seeded players Marin Cilic and Alex Bogomolov Jr. were pushed to third sets Thursday before moving to the quarterfinals of the St. Petersburg Open in Russia.
Mannarino, Sela score upsets in Russia

Mannarino, Sela score upsets in Russia

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- Adrian Mannarino and Dudi Sela pulled off upsets in opening-day action Monday at the St. Petersburg Open tennis tournament in Russia.

Bogomolov wins three-set match in Moscow

MOSCOW, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- No. 5-seeded Alex Bogomolov Jr. came from behind in claiming a first-round victory Tuesday at the Kremlin Cup tennis tournament in Moscow.
Chela sharp in Romania second-round win

Chela sharp in Romania second-round win

BUCHAREST, Romania, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- No. 1-seeded Juan Ignacio Chela rolled easily into the quarterfinals of the BRD Nastase Tiriac Trophy tennis tournament with a straight-set win Wednesday.

Starace takes out top seed at Croatia Open

UMAG, Croatia, July 28 (UPI) -- Potito Starace ousted top-seeded Juan Ignacio Chela in three sets Thursday for a quarterfinal berth at the Croatia Open tennis tournament.

Andujar dispatches Starace, wins Morocco

CASABLANCA, Morocco, April 10 (UPI) -- Spain's Pablo Andujar cruised to his first career title Sunday, dispatching Potito Starace to capture the Grand Prix Hassan II in Morocco.
Andujar, Starace to meet in Moroccan final

Andujar, Starace to meet in Moroccan final

CASABLANCA, Morocco, April 9 (UPI) -- Pablo Andujar ousted top-seeded Albert Montanes in straight sets Saturday to win a berth in the finals of the Moroccan Open.

Montanes takes spot in semis in Morocco

CASABLANCA, Morocco, April 8 (UPI) -- Albert Montanes broke open a tight match in a first-set tiebreaker Friday in the quarterfinals of the Grand Prix Hassan II tennis tournament in Morocco.
Starace wins in straight sets in Morocco

Starace wins in straight sets in Morocco

CASABLANCA, Morocco, April 5 (UPI) -- Seeded players Potito Starace and Fabio Fognini each claimed first-round victories Tuesday 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.

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.
It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Potito Starace."
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