Hanescu, Simon advance to final in Romania

BUCHAREST, Romania, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- Victor Hanescu and Giles Simon will meet Sunday in the final of the Romanian Open.

Hanescu continues Romanian Open run

BUCHAREST, Romania, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- Hometown favorite Victor Hanescu upset third-seeded Potito Starace Friday and claimed a spot in the semifinals of the $400,000 Romanian Open.

Starace tops Romanian Open quarterfinals

BUCHAREST, Romania, Sept. 13 (UPI) -- No. 3-seeded Potito Starace advanced to the quarterfinals of the $400,000 Romanian Open with a straight-set victory Thursday in the clay-court tournament.

Andreev defeated at Romanian Open

BUCHAREST, Romania, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- Igor Andreev, a two-time runner-up in the event, was upset Wednesday during second-round play at the $400,000 Romanian Open clay-court tennis tournament.

Top two seeds out at Romanian Open

BUCHAREST, Romania, Sept. 11 (UPI) -- Tournament top seeds Nicolas Almagro and Filippo Volandri are both out after first-round matches at the $400,000 Romanian Open clay-court tennis event.

Djokovic surprised in Croatia Open

UMAG, Croatia, July 25 (UPI) -- Viktor Troicki unexpectedly reached the quarterfinals of the Croatia Open Wednesday when he defeated top-seeded Novak Djokovic 2-6, 6-4, 7-5.

Youzhny moves on in Dutch Open

AMERSFOORT, Netherlands, July 18 (UPI) -- Mikhail Youzhny cruised into the quarterfinals of the Dutch Open Wednesday with a 6-4, 6-2 win over Victor Hanescu.

Calleri, Hrbaty knocked out at Dutch Open

AMERSFOORT, Netherlands, July 16 (UPI) -- Seeded players Agustin Calleri and Dominik Hrbaty were first-round upset victims Monday at the Dutch Open in the Netherlands. Calleri, seeded fifth, was dispatched in less than an hour by Nicolas Devilder, 6-3, 6-1, while Hrbaty took the second set but wa

Fish ousted in Houston

HOUSTON, April 12 (UPI) -- Defending champion Mardy Fish lost his second round match at the U.S. Men's Clay Court Championships to Argentine Mariano Zabaleta in straight sets.

Nadal, Nalbandian, Roddick all win in Rome

ROME, May 9 (UPI) -- Defending champ Rafael Nadal, former runner-up David Nalbandian and American Andy Roddick were among Tuesday's opening winners at the Internazionali d'Italia.

The U.S. has a 2-1 Davis Cup lead

LA JOLLA, Calif., Feb. 11 (UPI) -- The world's top-ranked doubles team of Bob and Mike Bryan staked the United States to a 2-1 lead Saturday in its first-round Davis Cup match-up with Romania.

Croatia starts quickly at Davis Cup

GRAZ, Austria, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Croatia opened defense of its Davis Cup title Friday with a pair of opening singles victories in its first-round Davis Group match-up with Austria.

Andreev, Serra to meet in Bucharest final

BUCHAREST, Romania, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- Russian Igor Andreev and Frenchman Florent Serra will meet in the final of the Romanian Open.

Top-seeded Puerta loses in Bucharest

BUCHAREST, Romania, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Argentine Mariano Puerta was upset Friday in the Romania Open quarterfinals by last year's runner-up Igor Andreev.

Top seeds win Bucharest openers

BUCHAREST, Romania, Sept. 13 (UPI) -- This week's top-four seeds, including French Open runner-up Mariano Puerta, were among Tuesday's first-round winners at the $400,000 Romania Open.
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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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