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Stosur begins with straight sets French Open win; Hewitt pulls outupdated: Sun May 22 2011 14:19:00

Last year's beaten finalist Samantha Stosur charged into the second round on the first day of the French Open Sunday with a straight sets win over Czech Iveta Benesova.

Djokovic eases past Ungur in clay court openerupdated: Wed Apr 27 2011 17:17:00

Novak Djokovic came through his clay court season opener with a straight sets victory over Romanian Adrian Ungur at the Serbian Open Wednesday.

Federer flies through clay-court openerupdated: Tue Apr 12 2011 13:51:00

Roger Federer made a winning start to the clay-court season as he began his bid for a first Monte Carlo Masters title with a 6-2 6-1 romp against Philipp Kohlschreiber on Tuesday.

Federer and Nadal continue progressupdated: Sat May 29 2010 14:21:00

Defending champion Roger Federer and second seed Rafael Nadal continued their march to a potential French Open final after both claimed comfortable straight sets victories on Friday.

On-fire Soderling cruises into round twoupdated: Tue May 25 2010 06:31:00

Fifth seed Robin Soderling showed that he is one of the favorites for overall victory at Roland Garros, dropping just five games one his way to a comfortable straight sets win on Sunday.

Federer's conqueror Montanes wins in Estorilupdated: Sun May 09 2010 16:00:00

Spaniard Albert Montanes successfully defended his Estoril Open title in Portugal with a 6-2 6-7 7-5 victory over home hope Frederico Gil.

Federer knocked out of Estoril Openupdated: Sat May 08 2010 16:18:00

World number one Roger Federer was knocked out of the Estoril Open on Saturday, after losing to defending champion Albert Montanes, 29, of Spain 6-2 7-6 (7-5) in the semifinals of the Portugal tournament.

Federer battles into Estoril semis; Djokovic forced to retireupdated: Fri May 07 2010 17:21:00

World No. 1 Roger Federer overcame an early scare to reach the semifinals of the Estoril Open in Portugal on Friday, but second-ranked Novak Djokovic's defense of his Serbia Open title was ended by health problems.

Djokovic and Nadal stay on final courseupdated: Fri Apr 16 2010 14:07:00

Top seed Novak Djokovic and second seed Rafael Nadal remain on course to meet in Sunday's final of the Monte Carlo Masters after both won their quarterfinal matches on Friday.

Superb Nadal powers into quarterfinalsupdated: Thu Apr 15 2010 12:14:00

Rafael Nadal remains on course for a remarkable sixth successive Monte Carlo Masters triumph after defeating Michael Berrer in straight sets to reach the last eight on Thursday.

Federer makes shock exit in Californiaupdated: Thu Mar 18 2010 08:21:00

World number one Roger Federer has crashed out of the Masters 1000 tournament at Indian Wells despite holding three match points against his Cypriot opponent Marcos Baghdatis.

Nadal to meet Murray in quarter-finalsupdated: Sun Jan 24 2010 11:05:00

Rafael Nadal will meet Andy Murray in the quarter-finals of the Australian Open after beating Ivo Karlovic 6-4 4-6 6-4 6-4.

Federer cruises past Spain's Montanesupdated: Sat Jan 23 2010 11:15:00

Roger Federer booked his place in the last 16 of the Australian Open after a routine straight sets win over Spain's Albert Montanes on Saturday to set up a match with home favourite Lleyton Hewitt.

Top seed Federer eases into third roundupdated: Thu Jan 21 2010 07:42:00

Top seed Roger Federer sent out an ominous warning to his rivals with the most comfortable of Australian Open second-round victories over Victor Hanescu on Thursday.

Murray cruises into Valencia semifinalsupdated: Fri Nov 06 2009 16:28:00

Top seed Andy Murray remains on course for his sixth title of the season after beating Spain's Albert Montanes 6-4 6-2 to reach the Valencia Open semifinals.

Federer reaches last 16 despite dropping setupdated: Fri Jun 26 2009 16:14:00

Second seed Roger Federer is through to the last 16 of the men's singles at Wimbledon, despite dropping a set on his way to a Centre Court victory over Germany's Philipp Kohlschreiber.

Federer eases into Wimbledon third roundupdated: Wed Jun 24 2009 23:33:00

World number two Roger Federer set down an ominous marker for his opponents at Wimbledon by easing to a 6-2, 6-2, 6-4 straight sets victory against Spain's Guillermo Garcia-Lopez.

SI.com: Jon Wertheim: French Open men's seed reportupdated: Fri May 22 2009 13:21:00

SI.com's Jon Wertheim breaks down the men's and women's seeds at the French Open. Read on for the top first-round matchups, dark horses to watch and his predicted winners.

Murray, Federer make last 16 in Indian Wellsupdated: Tue Mar 17 2009 11:57:00

World number four Andy Murray continued his comeback from illness by easing into the fourth round of the Indian Wells Masters with a comfortable straight sets victory over Paul-Henri Mathieu.

Federer eases through on return to actionupdated: Sun Mar 15 2009 10:53:00

World number two Roger Federer made a successful return in his first match since losing the Australian Open final in January, beating Frenchman Marc Gicquel in straight sets in the second round of the Indian Wells Masters in California.

Kuznetsova hopes are ended by Radwanskaupdated: Sat Mar 14 2009 09:56:00

Sixth seed Svetlana Kuznetsova has failed in her attempts to reach a third successive Indian Wells final, crashing out in three sets to Polish wildcard Urszula Radwanska.

Holder Murray, Federer, Nadal win in Qatarupdated: Tue Jan 06 2009 15:37:00

British number one Andy Murray launched his title defense at the Qatar Open with a straightforward 6-2 6-4 first round victory over Spain's Albert Montanes on Tuesday.

Federer struggles into Basel second roundupdated: Tue Oct 21 2008 16:03:00

Roger Federer won his 11th successive match on his home court -- but had to battle to keep a hat-trick of victories at Basel alive at the Swiss Indoor tournament on Tuesday.

Seeds Blake and Nalbandian exit French Openupdated: Thu May 29 2008 14:50:00

David Nalbandian and James Blake were shock second round casualties at the French Open on Thursday, but top two seeds Roger Federer and Raphael Nadal both reached the last 32 in Paris.

Nadal turns the tide to beat Chelaupdated: Fri May 02 2008 16:03:00

Rafael Nadal came from 4-2 down in the first set to outplay Argentine Juan Chela 6-4 6-2 on his way to the semifinals of the Barcelona Open.

Nadal continues clay-court dominanceupdated: Thu May 01 2008 14:17:00

Rafael Nadal's clay-court supremecy continued on Thursday, with the Spaniard winning his 100th match from 101 on the surface to reach the quarterfinals of the Barcelona Open.

Davydenko quits with foot injuryupdated: Thu Aug 02 2007 04:46:00

Top seed and defending champion Nikolay Davydenko bowed out of the Sopot Open on Thursday after retiring with a foot injury.

Nadal eases through to the last 16updated: Sat Jun 02 2007 12:36:00

Holder Rafael Nadal reached the last 16 of the French Open with a 6-1 6-3 6-2 demolition of fellow Spaniard Albert Montanes on Saturday.

Holder Gonzalez given Swiss frightupdated: Wed Oct 25 2006 13:03:00

Defending champion Fernando Gonzalez battled past Italian world number 124 Simone Bolelli 7-6 6-7 7-6 in an unexpectedly tough Swiss Open first round clash on Wednesday.

Mauresmo fights in rain-hit openerupdated: Tue Aug 29 2006 16:06:00

Rain interrupted play again on Tuesday at the U.S. Open where women's top seed Amelie Mauresmo was struggling against German qualifier Kristina Barrois.

Ginepri suffers early Houston exitupdated: Tue Apr 11 2006 10:21:00

Third seed Robby Ginepri was the biggest casualty in the first round of the U.S. Men's Clay Court Championships in Houston, when the he lost 6-4 6-4 to Spain's Albert Montanes.

Roddick makes a good start in Romeupdated: Mon May 02 2005 09:53:00

Andy Roddick made a winning start to his European claycourt campaign on Monday, cruising into the second round of the Rome Masters with a 6-4 6-2 victory over Britain's Greg Rusedski.

Ferrero and Moya are made to fightupdated: Tue Apr 19 2005 13:39:00

Spain's former French Open champions Juan Carlos Ferrero and Carlos Moya had to dig deep to clinch victories at the Barcelona Open on Tuesday.

Federer amongst seeds to progressupdated: Wed Apr 13 2005 11:45:00

World number one Roger Federer has joined Marat Safin, Rafael Nadal and Guillermo Coria in the third round of the Masters event.

Home hope Costa rediscovers touchupdated: Tue Apr 05 2005 14:27:00

Former French Open winner Albert Costa upset top-seeded Russian Nikolay Davydenko in the first round of the ATP event in Valencia, Spain, on Tuesday.

In-form Nadal too strong for Canasupdated: Fri Feb 25 2005 09:55:00

Teenage Spaniard Rafael Nadal continued his run of fine form to beat third seed Guillermo Canas and reach the semi-finals of the Abierto Mexicano tournament in Acapulco.

Novak makes last eight after scareupdated: Wed Jul 07 2004 14:03:00

Defending champion Jiri Novak recovered from a shaky start to beat Spaniard Albert Montanes 3-6 6-3 6-3 in the second round of the Swiss Open on Wednesday.

Belgian qualifier beats Nalbandianupdated: Fri Apr 30 2004 14:17:00

Argentine third seed David Nalbandian tumbled out of the Barcelona Open on Friday with a 7-6 6-4 defeat to tenacious Belgian qualifier Kristof Vliegen.

Srichapan crashes to Munich defeatupdated: Tue Apr 27 2004 13:48:00

Paradorn Srichapan was the major casualty on the second day of the Munich Open when the second seed was beaten 6-3 6-2 by Belgium's Olivier Rochus.

Costa suffers early Barcelona exitupdated: Mon Apr 26 2004 13:45:00

Albert Costa was a high-profile loser in the first round of the Barcelona Open when the number 14 seed was beaten 6-4 7-6 by fellow Spaniard Albert Montanes.

Ferrero falls in all-Spanish semisupdated: Sat Apr 17 2004 08:25:00

Top seed Juan Carlos Ferrero was beaten 6-2 6-1 by Fernando Verdasco in the all-Spanish semifinals at the Valencia Open.

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