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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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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)
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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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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Victor Hanescu."
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