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Wawrinka, Hanescu to vie for Morocco title

CASABLANCA, Morocco, April 10 (UPI) -- Stanislas Wawrinka will meet Victor Hanescu for the Grand Prix Hassan II tennis championship after both posted semifinal wins Saturday in Morocco.

Top seed reaches Moroccan quarterfinals

CASABLANCA, Morocco, April 8 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Stanislas Wawrinka had to go three sets Thursday to earn a quarterfinal berth in the Grand Prix Hassan II.

Blake advances at Indian Wells

INDIAN WELLS, Calif., March 13 (UPI) -- James Blake and David Nalbandian both won in straight sets Friday, advancing to the second round of the BNP Paribas Open.
Ferrero is 2nd-round winner in Argentina

Ferrero is 2nd-round winner in Argentina

BUENOS AIRES, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- Juan Carlos Ferrero, the No. 2 seed, coasted to a straight-set victory Wednesday in the Copa Telmex tennis tournament in Buenos Aires.

Rain postpones Brasil Open matches

COSTA DO SAUIPE, Brazil, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- The four second-round matches Thursday at the Brasil Open at Costa do Sauipe, Brazil, were postponed by rain.

Wawrinka, Hanescu lose at Swiss Open

GSTAAD, Switzerland, July 30 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Stanislas Wawrinka and defending champion Victor Hanescu lost their second-round matches Thursday at the Swiss Open in Gstaad, Switzeland.

Wawrinka, Hanescu win in Swiss Open

GSTAAD, Switzerland, July 28 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Swiss favorite Stanislas Wawrinka and reigning champion Victor Hanescu of Romania advanced Tuesday at the Swiss Open

Hanescu wins Mercedes Cup match

STUTTGART, Germany, July 15 (UPI) -- Fourth-seeded Victor Hanescu beat Rainer Schuettler Wednesday 6-2, 6-1 and easily advanced to the quarterfinals at the Mercedes Cup tennis tournament.
Youzhny lone seed left in Austrian Open

Youzhny lone seed left in Austrian Open

KITZBUHEL, Austria, May 21 (UPI) -- No. 7 Mikhail Youzhny is the only seeded player remaining in the Austrian Open after he upset second-seeded Jurgen Melzer in Thursday's quarterfinals.

Hanescu through to second round in Austria

KITZBUHEL, Austria, May 18 (UPI) -- No. 3-seeded Victor Hanescu rallied Monday for a win in the first round of the Austrian Open.

Hanescu wins in rout in Casablanca

CASABLANCA, Morocco, April 8 (UPI) -- Fourth-seeded Victor Hanescu dropped just one game Wednesday in a second-round rout at the Grand Prix Hassan II tennis tournament in Morocco.

Simon opens Bucharest tournament with win

BUCHAREST, Romania, Sept. 10 (UPI) -- Gilles Simon opened defense of his BCR Open Romania championship with a victory Wednesday, but two other highly seeded players were upset.

Hanescu tops Andreev in Swiss Open finaI

GSTAAD, Switzerland, July 13 (UPI) -- Victor Hanescu of Romania beat Russia's Igor Andreev Sunday for the Swiss Open title, his first on the ATP tour.

Seppi out at Swiss Open

GSTAAD, Switzerland, July 8 (UPI) -- Fifth-seeded Andreas Seppi, the runner-up last year at the event, was defeated Tuesday in the first round of the Swiss Open tennis tournament.
Safin beats 3rd-seed Djokovic at Wimbledon

Safin beats 3rd-seed Djokovic at Wimbledon

WIMBLEDON, England, June 25 (UPI) -- Unseeded Marat Safin knocked off world No. 3 Novak Djokovic in straight sets Wednesday in second-round play at The Championships in Wimbledon.
Starace, Korolev win in Warsaw

Starace, Korolev win in Warsaw

WARSAW, Poland, June 9 (UPI) -- Potito Starace and Evgeny Korolev won Monday, setting up a second-round matchup in the $670,000 Warsaw Open tennis tournament.

Top-seeded Frenchmen win first rounders

CASABLANCA, Morocco, May 19 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Frenchmen Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Gael Monfils were first-round winners Monday at the Grand Prix Hassan II in Casablanca, Morocco.

Federer claims quarterfinal berth

ESTORIL, Portugal, April 17 (UPI) -- Roger Federer, playing through a steady drizzle in Portugal Thursday, reached the quarterfinals of the Estoril Open with a 6-3, 6-2 win over Victor Hanescu.
Davydenko moves to 3rd round in Portugal

Davydenko moves to 3rd round in Portugal

ESTORIL, Portugal, April 16 (UPI) -- Nikolay Davydenko came from behind Wednesday to defeat Czech Ivo Minar and advance to the third round of the Estoril Open in Portugal.
Federer wins first-rounder in Portugal

Federer wins first-rounder in Portugal

ESTORIL, Portugal, April 15 (UPI) -- World No. 1 Roger Federer, still trying for his first tournament win in 2008, advanced to the second round Tuesday at the Estoril Open in Portugal.

Gonzalez starts with win in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS, March 5 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Fernando Gonzalez downed Dudi Sela 6-2, 7-6 (7-2) Tuesday in the first round of the $436,000 Tennis Channel Open in Las Vegas.

Roddick easily earns quarterfinal berth

MEMPHIS, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- Andy Roddick avoided the upset bug in the second round of the Regions Morgan Keegan Championships in Memphis, eliminating Mardy Fish 6-4, 6-2.

Stepanek downs Capdeville at SAP Open

SAN JOSE, Calif., Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Fourth-seed Radek Stepanek ousted Paul Capdeville Monday in the first round of the $436,000 SAP Open in San Jose, Calif.

Two-time champ Hewitt wins Adelaide opener

ADELAIDE, Australia, Jan. 1 (UPI) -- Two-time champion and top seed Lleyton Hewitt was among Tuesday's opening-round winners at the Adelaide International in Australia.

Simon triumphs over Romanian favorite

BUCHAREST, Romania, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- France's Gilles Simon rallied for a three-set victory over Bucharest's Victor Hanescu Sunday in the Romanian Open final.
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