Rios falls at Croatia Open

UMAG, Croatia, July 17 (UPI) -- Third seeded Marcelo Rios of Chile fell to Romanian qualifier Victor Hanescu, 6-0, 6-4, on Wednesday at the $381,000 Croatian Open.

Norman upsets Bjorkman

BASTAD, Sweden, July 9 (UPI) -- Magnus Norman, struggling to regain top form since undergoing hip surgery last August, Norman upset fellow Swede Jonas Bjorkman, 1-6, 6-3, 6-4, Tuesday in a fir
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Victor Hanescu
Chilean Fernando Gonzalez acknowledges the crowd after winning his French Open fourth-round match against Romanian Victor Hanescu at Roland Garros in Paris on May 31, 2009. Gonzalez defeated Hanescu 6-2, 6-4, 6-2. (UPI Photo/ David Silpa)

Victor Hănescu (born July 21, 1981 in Bucharest) is a Romanian tennis player. He achieved his career high rank of #26 on July 6, 2009.

The 6'6" Hănescu attained a career high ranking of #35 on December 25, 2005. Six weeks later, in a Davis Cup match against the United States, he suffered a severe rib injury, and a subsequent injury sidelined him further in May, 2006. By January, 2007, his ranking had plummeted to #759, before he finally began making progress on a comeback.

Hănescu earned his first ATP singles ranking points in August, 1999, with first round wins 2 weeks in a row at the Romania F1 and F2 Futures tournaments. Although he played 4 more tournaments from September through December, he did not earn any additional points and finished the year ranked #1231.

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