James Blake competes in first round of US Open tennis in New York
James Blake (USA) reacts as he loses a point to Ruben Ramirez Hidalgo of Spain during first-round play of the US Open tennis championship on August 31, 2009 in New York. UPI /Monika Graff.
Top seed Nicolas Almagro reached the semifinals at the U.S. Men's Clay Court Championship Friday with a decisive win over seventh-seeded Paolo Lorenzi.
Persistent rains wiped out the entire schedule of second-round matches Wednesday at the U.S. Men's Clay Court Championship.
Fourth-seeded Jeremy Chardy of France fell in an upset to Argentine lucky loser Martin Alund Wednesday in second-round play at the Brazil Open.
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Top-seeded David Ferrer of Spain and No. 2 Richard Gasquet of France began their 2013 seasons with first-round wins Tuesday at the Qatar Open.
Defending champion and second-seeded Gilles Simon rallied for a three-set win Monday in first-round play of the German Tennis Championships.
No. 4-seeded Andy Murray sailed through his first-round match Tuesday at Wimbledon.
Milos Raonic claimed a tight straight-set win Monday in the first day of the Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell tennis tournament in Spain.
Argentina's Carlos Berlocq dispatched Eric Prodon of France Tuesday, moving into the winners' column in opening-round action at the Brazil Open.
No. 1 seed Fernando Gonzalez reached the quarterfinals of the Movistar Open Wednesday with a straight-sets victory over Ruben Ramirez Hidalgo.