Davydenko wins opening match in Austria

PORTSCHACH, Austria, May 23 (UPI) -- Top-seeded defending champion Nikolay Davydenko of Russia was among Tuesday's opening-round winners at the Hypo Group Tennis International in Austria.

Massu, Acasuso to play in Movistar final

VINA DEL MAR, Chile, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- Fifth-seeded Nicolas Massu and No. 3 Jose Acasuso will play in Sunday's final of the Movistar Open tennis tournament at Vina del Mar, Chile.

Massu qualifies for the Movistar semis

VINA DEL MAR, Chile, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- Crowd favorite Nicolas Massu of Chile Friday beat qualifier Carlos Cuadrado in the quarterfinals of the Movistar Open at Vina del Mar.

Another top seed falls in Dutch Open

AMERSFOORT, Netherlands, July 17 (UPI) -- Juan Ignacio Chela, the third seed from Argentina, fell to unseeded Spaniard Ruben Ramirez Hidalgo Thursday at the Dutch Open.
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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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