Djokovic, Ferrer into Miami Round of 16

MIAMI, March 24 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Novak Djokovic and No. 3 David Ferrer each knocked out a straight-set victory in third-round play Sunday, advancing at the Sony Open in Miami.

Hewitt advances with Sony Open victory

MIAMI, March 20 (UPI) -- Former world No. 1 Lleyton Hewitt was among the first-round winners Wednesday as the men's singles draw opened at the Sony Open in Miami.

Federer, Nadal advance at Indian Wells

INDIAN WELLS, Calif., March 10 (UPI) -- Second-seeded Roger Federer and No. 5 Rafael Nadal advanced to the round of 32 but fourth-seeded David Ferrer fell Saturday at Indian Wells.
Isner, Haas advance in Delray Beach

Isner, Haas advance in Delray Beach

DELRAY BEACH, Fla., Feb. 28 (UPI) -- John Isner and Tommy Haas, the tournament's top two seeds, moved into the quarterfinals Thursday at the rain-delayed Delray Beach Championships.

Most Delray Beach matches rained out

DELRAY BEACH, Fla., Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Rain washed out most of the second-round action at the Delray Beach International Tennis Championships Wednesday.

Querrey logs first-round Delray Beach win

DELRAY BEACH, Fla., Feb. 26 (UPI) -- Third-seeded Sam Querrey advanced but No. 5 Alexandr Dolgopolov fell Monday in first-round action at the Delray Beach tennis event.

Top four seeds reach SAP semifinals

SAN JOSE, Calif., Feb. 16 (UPI) -- Milos Raonic, John Isner, Sam Querrey and Tommy Hass -- the top four seeds -- all advanced to the semifinals of the SAP Open in San Jose Friday.

Top seed Raonic into SAP Open quarters

SAN JOSE, Calif., Feb. 15 (UPI) -- Two-time defending champ Milos Raonic advanced to the quarterfinals with a win over Michael Russell Thursday at the SAP Open.

Malisse, Levine win to begin SAP Open

SAN JOSE, Calif., Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Belgium's Xavier Malisse and Canadian Jesse Levine each began the SAP Open with first-round victories Monday.

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Djokovic opens Australian Open with win

Djokovic opens Australian Open with win

MELBOURNE, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- Two-time defending champion Novak Djokovic kicked off his 2013 Australian Open with a victory Monday and three other high seeds also won in straight sets.
Ferrer cruises in Auckland semifinals

Ferrer cruises in Auckland semifinals

AUCKLAND, New Zealand, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- No. 1-seeded David Ferrer dropped just three games Thursday in rolling into the semifinals of the Heineken Open tennis tournament in New Zealand.
Ferrer, Kohlschreiber advance in Auckland

Ferrer, Kohlschreiber advance in Auckland

AUCKLAND, New Zealand, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- Top seeds David Ferrer and Philipp Kohlschreiber each needed three sets Wednesday to get out of the second round at the Heineken Open in New Zealand.
Baker, Malisse in Auckland 1st-round wins

Baker, Malisse in Auckland 1st-round wins

AUCKLAND, New Zealand, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- Brian Baker and Xavier Malisse notched first-round upsets Monday at the Heineken Open tennis tournament in New Zealand.
Nadal opens post-French play with win

Nadal opens post-French play with win

LONDON, June 11 (UPI) -- World No. 2 Rafael Nadal swept through a second-round win Wednesday at the $1.12 million Artois Championships tennis tournament in London.
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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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