MAS97981005-11 AUGUST 1997-MASON, OHIO, USA:Thomas Muster returns a volley from Pete Sampras during the final game of the Great American Insurance ATP Championship in Mason, Ohio. Muster lost to Sampras in straight sets, 6/3, 6/4. UPI mw/Mike Williams
World No. 5 Rafael Nadal and relative newcomer Lukas Rosol each picked up tournament titles, but only Rosol moved up in the world rankings.
Rafael Nadal collected his 51st ATP title and 37th on a clay court by winning the Brazil Open but it didn't lead to any change in the ATP Top 10.
Patrick wins Daytona pole position ... Galaxy's Donovan back in late March ... Nadal is back with Brazil Open victory ... Merrick edges Beljan in Calif. playoff ... Sports news from United Press International.
Former world No. 1 Rafael Nadal recorded his first victory since last year's French Open Sunday, besting David Nalbandian for the Brazil Open title.
Albert Montanes of Spain repeated as champion of the Estoril Open Sunday, defeating Portuguese Frederico Gil 6-2, 6-7 (4-7), 7-5.
Crowd favorite Jurgen Melzer and Argentina's Juan Martin del Potro were Saturday's winners at the semifinals of the Austrian Open in Kitzbuhel.
Roger Federer of Switzerland and Spain's Rafael Nadal were third-round winners Thursday at the Monte-Carlo Masters in Monaco.
Rafael Nadal recorded a 6-3, 6-3, 6-4, win Sunday over Gaston Gaudio in the finale of the Mercedes Cup at Stuttgart, Germany.
Xavier Malisse rallied Friday to defeat Jurgen Melzer in the semifinals of the International Raiffeisen Grand Prix.
Argentina's Guillermo Coria rolledin to a decisive victory over Germany's Rainer Schuettler in Sunday's final of the Tennis Masters of Monte Carlo.