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Defending champion out in Santiago

SANTIAGO, Chile, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Fabio Fognini eliminated defending champion Thomaz Bellucci Friday in the quarterfinals of the Movistar Open, an event that has lost its top four seeds.

Nalbandian defeated in Santiago

SANTIAGO, Chile, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- Horacio Zeballos, playing in his first tournament of the year, surprised top-seeded David Nalbandian in the second round Thursday at the Movistar Open.
Soderling makes Valencia quarters

Soderling makes Valencia quarters

VALENCIA, Spain, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- Second-seeded Robin Soderling rolled through a second-round victory Thursday at the Valencia Open 500 tennis tournament in Spain.
Starace, Troicki take Kremlin Cup matches

Starace, Troicki take Kremlin Cup matches

MOSCOW, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- Potito Starace and Viktor Troicki each defeated Russian players in three sets Monday, the first day of the Kremlin Cup tennis tournament in Moscow.
Andujar advances in Romania on upset win

Andujar advances in Romania on upset win

BUCHAREST, Romania, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- Qualifier Pablo Andujar shocked No 2-seeded Florian Mayer Thursday and earned a quarterfinals berth at the BCR open tennis tournament in Romania.

Ferrero downs Starace for Croatia crown

UMAG, Croatia, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- Juan Carlos Ferrero of Spain won his third title of the year Sunday, defeating Potito Starace for the Croatia Open title.

Ferrero, Starace through to Croatia final

UMAG, Croatia, July 31 (UPI) -- No. 4 seed Juan Carlos Ferrero and Potito Starace of Italy won semifinal matches Saturday to set up a showdown for the Croatia Open title.

Petzschner, Stakhovsky fall in Croatia

UMAG, Croatia, July 27 (UPI) -- Seeded players Philipp Petzschner of Germany and Sergiy Stakhovsky of Ukraine were ousted Tuesday in the first round of the Croatia Open.
Serra a first-round upset loser in Sweden

Serra a first-round upset loser in Sweden

BASTAD, Sweden, July 12 (UPI) -- No. 8-seeded Florent Serra was ousted in straight sets Monday in first-round play at the Swedish Open.

Garcia-Lopez moves into quarterfinals

CASABLANCA, Morocco, April 7 (UPI) -- Second-seeded Guillermo Garcia-Lopez advanced to the quarterfinals Wednesday by coasting to a victory over Marcel Granollers at the Grand Prix Hassan II.

Chardy survives first round in Russia

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- Jeremy Chardy, who at No. 4 was the highest seed in action Tuesday, stormed past Petru-Alexandru Luncanu 6-2, 6-2 at the St. Petersburg Open.

Youzhny wins opener in Kremlin Cup

MOSCOW, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- Mikhail Youzhny, who at No. 3 was the highest seeded player in action Monday, was a winner over Horacio Zeballos in the opening round of the Kremlin Cup.

Monaco beats Gonzalez at Swedish Open

BASTAD, Sweden, July 14 (UPI) -- Gritty Argentine Juan Monaco defeated eighth-seeded countryman Maximo Gonzalez Tuesday in first-round action at the Swedish Open.
Starace takes Bucharest first-round upset

Starace takes Bucharest first-round upset

BUCHAREST, Romania, Sept. 8 (UPI) -- Potito Starace posted an upset victory Monday in first-round play of the $525,000 BCR Open Romania clay-court tennis tournament.

Starace seeks to better runner-up finish

KITZBUHEL, Austria, July 18 (UPI) -- Potito Starace, the runner-up in this tournament last year and the No. 4 seed this week, earned a spot in the semifinals Friday at the Austrian Open.
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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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