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Tsonga, Sirianni post Adelaide upsets

ADELAIDE, Australia, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Joseph Sirianni knocked out the top seeds during quarterfinal play Friday at the Adelaide International tennis tournament in Australia.

Nadal injured at Sydney tournament

SYDNEY, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- World No. 2 Rafael Nadal withdrew because of injury from a match in the Medibank International tennis tournament in Sydney, ahead of the Australian Open.

Mello beats Spadea to win in Delray Beach

DELRAY BEACH, Fla., Sept. 19 (UPI) -- Brazilian Ricardo Mello upset top-seeded American Vince Spadea in straight sets Sunday to win the International Tennis Championships.

Spadea, Mello in Delray Beach final

DELRAY BEACH, Fla., Sept. 18 (UPI) -- American Vince Spadea and Brazilian Ricardo Mello won in straight sets Saturday to advance to the title match at the International Tennis Championships.

Agassi gets career win No. 800

LOS ANGELES, July 14 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Andre Agassi won the 800th match of his career Tuesday in first round of the Mercedes Open.

Srichaphan beats defending champ Ferreira

LOS ANGELES, July 13 (UPI) -- Defending champ Wayne Ferreira lost to second-seeded Paradorn Srichaphan, 6-3, 7-6 (7-4) Tuesday in the opening round of the Mercedes Benz Cup.

Australia, Argentina win at World Team

DUSSELDORF, Germany, May 17 (UPI) -- Mark Philippoussis snapped an eight-match losing streak Monday over Vince Spadea to lead Australia to a round-robin victory over the United States.

Spadea wins first career ATP title

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., March 7 (UPI) -- American Vince Spadea beat Nicolas Kiefer of Germany, 7-5, 6-7 (5-7), 6-3 Sunday to earn his first career ATP title at the Franklin Templeton Classic.

Spadea ousts Roddick in Franklin Classic

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., March 7 (UPI) -- Vince Spadea came from behind to upset top-seeded Andy Roddick and reach the final of the Franklin Templeton Tennis Classic in Scottsdale, Ariz.

Kiefer wins Scottsdale tennis semifinal

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., March 6 (UPI) -- German Nicolas Kiefer defeated Romanian Victor Hanescu, 4-6, 7-5, 6-4, Saturday in the semifinals at the Franklin Templeton Tennis Classic.

Roddick reaches quarterfinals

SCOTTSDALE, Yemen, March 5 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Andy Roddick moved into the quarterfinals Friday at the rain-plagued Franklin Templeton Tennis Classic.

Roddick completes first-round win

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., March 3 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Andy Roddick needed less than a minute Wednesday to win the last two points and complete a controversial win at the Franklin Templeton Classic.

Ginepri, Verkerk win at Franklin Templeton

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., March 2 (UPI) -- Robby Ginepri beat newcomer Tripp Phillips, 6-2, 6-0, in 67 minutes Tuesday to advance to the second round at the Franklin Templeton Tennis Classic.

Ferreira ousted at Adelaide

ADELAIDE, Australia, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- Unheralded Todd Reid of Australia crushed top seeded Wayne Ferreira Wednesday, 6-0, 6-1, to advance to the second round of the $380,000 AAPT Championship.

Moya clinches spot in Tennis Masters Cup

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- Top seed Rainer Schuettler rolled into the semifinals at the St. Petersburg Open Friday, dispatching fifth-seeded Mikhail Youzhny, 6-3, 6-3.
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Infobox last updated on: July 14, 2008.

Vincent Spadea (born July 19, 1974 in Chicago) is an ATP Tour professional tennis player from the United States.

Spadea turned professional in 1993. Going in to the 2008 season, he has won one singles and three doubles titles and over $5,000,000 in prize money. In 1999, he broke into the Top 20 players in the world for the first time. He is credited with overcoming the longest losing streak in pro tennis history (21 matches). Working hard on the challenger circuit after his fall, he successfully recovered and eventually won his first career ATP Tour tournament in Scottsdale, Arizona in 2004. His career-high ranking is World No. 18, achieved in February 2005. Spadea has ATP career singles wins over Federer, Sampras, Agassi, Nadal, Roddick, Rafter, Kraijcek, Kafelnikov, Courier, Chang, and Kuerten. He is a 2-time Olympian team member (2000 Sydney/2004 Athens). Spadea started 2008 with outstanding results at the Australian Open making it to the third round. In the first round Spadea had an epic comeback from two sets down to defeat former world number 8 Radek Stepanek, he celebrated with numerous dances and raps.

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