Raonic, Querrey among winners at Citi Open

WASHINGTON, July 31 (UPI) -- Fourth-seeded Milos Raonic of Canada moved on at the Citi Open Tuesday with a straight-sets win over Australian qualifier Samuel Groth.

Radek Stepanek, Mardy Fish among Day 1 winners at Citi Open

WASHINGTON, July 30 (UPI) -- Former Citi Open winner Radek Stepanek and American Mardy Fish each advanced with first-round victories Monday in Day 1 of the Washington event.

Falla continues surprise run through Colombia Open

BOGOTA, July 19 (UPI) -- Alejandro Falla continued his surprising run through the Colombia Open Friday with a victory over No. 1 seed Janko Tipsarevic.

Tipsarevic moves into Colombia quarterfinals

BOGOTA, July 18 (UPI) -- No. 1 seed Janko Tipsarevic defeated Ruben Bemelmans Thursday to secure a spot in the quarterfinals of the Colombia Open.

Falla reaches second round in Colombia

BOGOTA, July 16 (UPI) -- Alejandro Falla pulled off the day's biggest surprise Tuesday by eliminating eighth-seeded Xavier Malisse in the opening round of the Colombia Open.
Wawrinka, Mahut to play for Topshelf Open title

Wawrinka, Mahut to play for Topshelf Open title

S'HERTOGENBOSCH, Netherlands, June 21 (UPI) -- No. 2-seeded Stanislas Wawrinka and qualifier Nicolas Mahut advanced Friday to the finals of the Topshelf Open tennis tournament in the Netherlands.
Wawrinka among quarterfinals winners in Netherlands

Wawrinka among quarterfinals winners in Netherlands

S'HERTOGENBOSCH, Netherlands, June 20 (UPI) -- Second-seeded Stanislas Wawrinka was one of four straight-set winners in Thursday's quarterfinal play at the Topshelf Open tennis tournament in the Netherlands.

Last seeds Stanislas Wawrinka, Jeremy Chardy move on in Netherlands

S'HERTOGENBOSCH, Netherlands, June 19 (UPI) -- Last remaining seeds Stanislaw Wawrinka of Switzerland and Frenchman Jeremy Chardy each won Wednesday, advancing to the Topshelf Open quarterfinals.

Defending champ David Ferrer falls to Malisse in Netherlands upset

S'HERTOGENBOSCH, Netherlands, June 18 (UPI) -- Top-seeded defending champion David Ferrer of Spain took an early exit from the grass-court Topshelf Open Tuesday, falling to Xavier Malisse in an upset.

Juan Martin del Potro, Sam Querrey advance at Queen's Club

LONDON, June 11 (UPI) -- Third-seeded Juan Martin del Potro returned from an illness with a win and No. 6 Sam Querrey also advanced Tuesday in Round 2 of the Aegon Championships.

Benoit Paire, Grigor Dimitrov among early winners at Queen's Club

LONDON, June 10 (UPI) -- Ninth-seeded Benoit Paire of France and No. 10 Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria were among the first-round victors Monday at the Aegon Championships.

Roger Federer, David Ferrer breeze in first-round French Open wins

PARIS, May 26 (UPI) -- Second-seeded former champ Roger Federer and No. 4 David Ferrer advanced Sunday with first-round victories at the French Open.
Cilic, Nishikori wins first-rounders in Rome

Cilic, Nishikori wins first-rounders in Rome

ROME, May 13 (UPI) -- Seeded players Marin Cilic and Kei Nishikori collected first-round wins Monday at the Italian Masters tennis tournament in Rome.
Garcia-Lopez wins in upset at ATP stop in Romania

Garcia-Lopez wins in upset at ATP stop in Romania

BUCHAREST, Romania, April 23 (UPI) -- Guillermo Garcia-Lopez posted a three-set upset win Tuesday in a first-round match at the BRD Nastase Tiriac Trophy tennis tournament in Romania.

Kohlschreiber, Dolgopolov post first-round wins at Monte Carlo

MONTE CARLO, Monaco, April 14 (UPI) -- Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany and Ukrainian Alexandr Dolgopolov were among Sunday's first-round winners at the Monte Carlo Masters.
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Xavier Malisse
James Blake celebrates his victory over Belgium's Xavier Malisse in their semifinal match. Blake defeated Malisse 6-2, 2-6, 6-1 to advance to the championship match of the RCA Championships in Indianapolis, Ind. July 22, 2006. (UPI Photo/Mark Cowan)

Infobox last updated on: 1 February 2008.

Xavier Malisse (born 19 July 1980) is a Belgian tennis player. Born in Kortrijk, Belgium, he is considered the biggest Belgian tennis talent on the ATP tour. He is sponsored by Prince and Lotto.

Xavier Malisse turned professional in 1998. In his professional career, Malisse has reached ten finals in which he has won three: Delray Beach, 2005 and most recently, Chennai and again, Delray Beach in 2007. Xavier Malisse and Olivier Rochus won the French Open doubles championship in 2004. His best performance in Grand Slam singles competition was at the 2002 Wimbledon championships, where he reached the semifinal, beating Britain's Greg Rusedski in five sets en route. He eventually lost to runner-up David Nalbandian. Malisse started the 2006 tennis season in good form, reaching the finals in Adelaide and the second round of the Australian Open beating Mikhail Youzhny in the first round and losing a five-set match to Thomas Johansson in the second round.

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