Top seed Almagro reaches semifinals at Men's Clay Court Championship

HOUSTON, April 12 (UPI) -- 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.

Rain disrupts Clay Court Championship

HOUSTON, April 10 (UPI) -- Persistent rains wiped out the entire schedule of second-round matches Wednesday at the U.S. Men's Clay Court Championship.

France's Chardy falls in Brazil Open upset

SAO PAULO, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- 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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Ferrer, Gasquet open 2013 with Doha wins

DOHA, Qatar, Jan. 1 (UPI) -- 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.
Gilles Simon takes three-setter in Hamburg

Gilles Simon takes three-setter in Hamburg

HAMBURG, Germany, July 16 (UPI) -- Defending champion and second-seeded Gilles Simon rallied for a three-set win Monday in first-round play of the German Tennis Championships.
Murray rolls through Wimbledon first round

Murray rolls through Wimbledon first round

LONDON, June 26 (UPI) -- No. 4-seeded Andy Murray sailed through his first-round match Tuesday at Wimbledon.
Raonic among early winners in Barcelona

Raonic among early winners in Barcelona

BARCELONA, Spain, April 23 (UPI) -- 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 Berlocq among Brazil winners

SAO PAULO, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Argentina's Carlos Berlocq dispatched Eric Prodon of France Tuesday, moving into the winners' column in opening-round action at the Brazil Open.

Gonzalez coasts into Chile quarterfinals

SANTIAGO, Chile, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- No. 1 seed Fernando Gonzalez reached the quarterfinals of the Movistar Open Wednesday with a straight-sets victory over Ruben Ramirez Hidalgo.

Three top seeds bumped from Morocco

CASABLANCA, Morocco, April 27 (UPI) -- Top-seeds Dominik Hrbaty and Jose Acasuso were upset Friday in quarterfinal play at the $400,000 Grand Prix Hassan II tennis tournament in Morocco.

Verdasco loses at Palermo

PALERMO, Italy, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- Fernando Verdasco lost Friday to Ruben Ramirez Hidalgo in the quarterfinals of the Campionati Internazionali di Sicilia Tennis Tournament in Palermo, Italy.

Verdasco among winners at Palermo

PALERMO, Italy, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- Top seed Fernando Verdasco of Spain Thursday advanced to the third round of the Campionati Internationali di Sicilia Tennis Tournament in Palermo, Italy.

Simon, Ramirez Hidalgo win BCR openers

BUCHAREST, Romania, Sept. 11 (UPI) -- High-seeded Gilles Simon of France and Ruben Ramirez Hidalgo of Spain were first-round winners Monday at the BCR Open Romania tennis tournament.

Coria in Dutch Open semifinals

AMERSFOORT, Netherlands, July 21 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Guillermo Coria of Argentina led Friday's quarterfinal winners at the Dutch Open Tennis Tournament in Amersfoort, Netherlands.
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Ruben Ramirez Hidalgo
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.

Rubén Ramírez Hidalgo (born January 6, 1978 in Alicante, Spain) is a professional male tennis player from Spain. His career-high ATP entry ranking is #50 (achieved on 2 October 2006), and his current ranking is #84 (as of November 1, 2010). He turned pro in 1998.

At the 2006 French Open, Ramirez Hidalgo reached the 4th round in a Grand Slam event for the first time in his career. Before the tournament, he lost four consecutive times in the first round of a Grand Slam. At the 2008 Monte Carlo Masters, he was close to defeating world No.1 Roger Federer. Hidalgo lost the first set 1-6, but he went on to win the second 6-3. At the start of the third set, he quickly broke Federer twice and went 4-0 up. At that point, when playing the second point of the fifth game, Hidalgo attempted to embarrass the world No.1 by hitting a straightforward "hot-dog" shot to pass Federer, even though the court was well open for him just to hit a normal "winner". But ironically, that was the shot that supposedly self-destructed Hidalgo, when an angry but determined Federer went on to win 5 games in a row from being 5-1 down, then eventually took the set to a tiebreak and won it by 7 points to 1. The final score 6–1, 3–6, 7–6(1).

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