Santoro back in Hall of Fame finals

Santoro back in Hall of Fame finals

NEWPORT, R.I., July 12 (UPI) -- Defending champion Fabrice Santoro reached the Hall of Fame tennis finals in Rhode Island with a straight-set victory Saturday over Vincent Spadea.

American Young first-round Newport winner

NEWPORT, R.I., July 7 (UPI) -- Sixth-seeded American Donald Young was a first-round winner Monday at the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships.
Karlovic powers into Nottingham quarters

Karlovic powers into Nottingham quarters

NOTTINGHAM, England, June 18 (UPI) -- Ivo Karlovic survived a pair of tiebreakers Wednesday in advancing to the quarterfinals of the Slazenger Open tennis tournament in England.
Davydenko sharp in Austrian opener

Davydenko sharp in Austrian opener

PORTSCHACH, Austria, May 19 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Nikolay Davydenko dropped just two games en route to a first-round victory Monday at the Hypo Group International tennis tournament in Austria.

Fish wins, Haas loses in Clay Court event

HOUSTON, April 15 (UPI) -- American Mardy Fish won his first-round match and Germany's Tommy Haas lost Tuesday at the $436,000 U.S. Men's Clay Court Championships in Houston.

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.

Blake nears first triumph of the year

DELRAY BEACH, Fla., Feb. 15 (UPI) -- Top-seeded James Blake, seeking his first tournament triumph of the season, reached the semifinals of the Delray Beach International Friday.

Blake leads USA charge at Delray Beach

DELRAY BEACH, Fla., Feb. 14 (UPI) -- No. 1 seed James Blake picked up a 6-1, 6-4 win over Xavier Malisse Thursday to reach the quarterfinals at the Delray Beach Championships.

Rains ease, Blake advances at Delray Beach

DELRAY BEACH, Fla., Feb. 13 (UPI) -- It took two days to do so, but James Blake completed a first-round victory Wednesday at the Delray Beach International Tennis Championships.

Fish wins at Delray Beach; rain halts play

DELRAY BEACH, Fla., Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Eighth-seeded American Mardy Fish advanced to the second-round of the Delray Beach International Tennis Championships Tuesday by ousting Marco Crugnola.
Federer rolls in Australian Open opener

Federer rolls in Australian Open opener

MELBOURNE, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- World No. 1 Roger Federer rolled through his first-round match Tuesday in his attempt to win a third consecutive Australian Open.
Hewitt continues strong hometown play

Hewitt continues strong hometown play

ADELAIDE, Australia, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- Lleyton Hewitt advanced to the quarterfinals Thursday of the Adelaide International tennis tournament, an event in his hometown that he's won twice.

Gicquel posts early Lyon upset

LYON, France, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Marc Gicquel delighted local fans Monday with an upset of second-seeded Tommy Robredo in the $973,000 Lyon Grand Prix tennis tournament in France.

Lopez moves into Japan Open quarterfinals

TOKYO, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- Feliciano Lopez posted an upset victory Thursday and earned a quarterfinal berth against top-seeded David Ferrer in the $832,000 Japan Open.

Nieminen beaten at Japan Open

TOKYO, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- No. 5-seeded Jarkko Nieminen was defeated Wednesday but the rest of the top-rated players posted second-round wins in the $832,000 Japan Open.
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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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