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Top-seeded Haas ousted at Munich

MUNICH, Germany, May 1 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Tommy Haas was ousted in straight sets Tuesday in the first round of the $416,000 BMW Open clay-court tennis tournament in Munich, Germany. Haas was shoved out by Sebastien Grosjean, who posted a solid 6-4, 6-4 victory over the world's No. 11-r

Nadal, Canas to meet in final at Barcelona

BARCELONA, Spain, April 28 (UPI) -- Rafael Nadal extended his record clay-court winning streak to 71 matches Saturday to reach the final of the $1 million Open Seat 2007 in Barcelona, Spain.

Wimbledon bumps prize money to $22.5M

WIMBLEDON, England, April 24 (UPI) -- Officials at the All England Club have increased prize money for the Wimbledon tennis tournament to more than $22.5 million.

Nadal beats Federer in straight sets

MONTE CARLO, Morocco, April 22 (UPI) -- Rafael Nadal continued domination of clay-court tennis Sunday with a victory over world No. 1 Roger Federer in the finals of the Master Series event in Monaco.

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.

Federer notches match win No. 500

MONTE CARLO, Morocco, April 20 (UPI) -- Roger Federer collected the 500th match victory of his career Friday, a win that moved him into the semifinals of the Monte Carlo Masters tennis tournament.

Nadal continues run on clay

MONTE CARLO, Monaco, April 19 (UPI) -- Rafael Nadal lost just two games in winning his 64th straight clay-court match and moving into the quarterfinals of the Masters Series tennis event in Monaco.

Federer struggles at Monte Carlo

MONTE CARLO, Monaco, April 17 (UPI) -- World No. 1 Roger Federer again had trouble on clay, needing tiebreakers to beat a qualifier at the $2.2 million Masters Series Monte Carlo tournament. The rich tournament is seen as a tune-up for next month's French Open, which is also played on clay and

Djokovic wins men's Sony Open title

MIAMI, April 1 (UPI) -- Novak Djokovic beat Guillermo Canas in straight sets Sunday to win the men's portion of the Sony Ericsson Open Tennis Tournament in Miami.

Djokovic, Canas reach Miami finals

MIAMI, March 30 (UPI) -- Serbian Novak Djokovic and Argentine Guillermo Canas won semifinal matches Friday at the Sony Ericsson Open in Miami, setting up a title showdown Sunday.

Ljubicic, Canas reach semis in Miami

MIAMI, March 29 (UPI) -- Ivan Ljubicic and Guillermo Canas were straight-set winners at the Sony Ericsson Open in Miami Thursday, setting up a quarterfinals showdown Friday.

Top-ranked Federer loses again to Canas

MIAMI, March 27 (UPI) -- Top-ranked Roger Federer was defeated again by Guillermo Canas Tuesday at the $3.45 million Sony Ericsson Open.

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Federer wins, Davydenko loses in Miami

MIAMI, March 26 (UPI) -- Roger Federer won and Nikolay Davydenko lost Monday in the $3.45 million Sony Ericsson Open tennis.

Roddick reaches fourth round

MIAMI, March 25 (UPI) -- Andy Roddick posted a 6-4, 6-4 victory over Gilles Simon Sunday to reach the fourth round of the Sony Ericsson Open.
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Swiss Roger Federer celebrates winning a point against Columbian Alejandro Falla on the first day of the Wimbledon championships in Wimbledon on June 21 2010. UPI/Hugo Philpott
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Roger Federer (German pronunciation: ) (born 8 August 1981) is a Swiss professional tennis player who held the ATP number one position for a record 237 consecutive weeks, and 285 weeks overall. As of 10 September 2011, he is ranked World No. 3 by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP). Federer has won a men's record 16 Grand Slam singles titles. He is one of seven male players to capture the career Grand Slam and one of three (with Andre Agassi and Rafael Nadal) to do so on three different surfaces (clay, grass and hard courts). He is the only male player in tennis history to have reached the title match of each Grand Slam tournament at least 5 times. Many sports analysts, tennis critics, and former and current players consider Federer to be the greatest tennis player of all time.

Federer has appeared in an unprecedented 23 career Grand Slam finals, of which 10 were consecutive appearances, and appeared in 18 of 19 finals over the four and a half years from the 2005 Wimbledon Championships through the 2010 Australian Open, the lone exception being the 2008 Australian Open. He holds the record of reaching the semifinals or better of 23 consecutive Grand Slam tournaments over five and a half years from the 2004 Wimbledon Championships through the 2010 Australian Open. At the 2011 US Open he reached a record 30th consecutive Grand Slam quarterfinal.

Federer has won a record five ATP World Tour Finals (shared with Ivan Lendl and Pete Sampras) and 17 ATP Masters Series tournaments (tied second all-time). He also won the Olympic gold medal in doubles with his compatriot Stanislas Wawrinka at the 2008 Summer Olympic Games. For the past eight years (2003–2010) he has been in the top two in the year-end rankings.

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