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2009-10-05 10:16:17

Gael Monfils and Stanislas Wawrinka claimed straight-set wins Monday in first-round play at the $1.23 million Japan Open tennis tournament in Tokyo. Monfils, seeded fourth, used three service breaks to dispatch Marsel Ilhan in 66 minutes. Monfils, 23, saved five break-point situations and had 15 aces in just nine service games. Wawrinka, the No. 7 seed, had one break in each set of a 6-4, 6-4 win over John Isner. He was forced into just one break-point chance by Isner and saved it. Also...

2009-07-30 18:11:07

Top-seeded Stanislas Wawrinka and defending champion Victor Hanescu lost their second-round matches Thursday at the Swiss Open in Gstaad, Switzeland. Wawrinka, a native of Lausanne, Switzerland, and a home favorite, lost 6-4, 6-4 to Bulgaria's Thomaz Bellucci, the 119th-ranked men's player in the world. Hanescu, the fourth seed, lost the first set 4-6 before an upset stomach forced him to retire in his match against France's Florent Serra. I never reached my level of play today, Wawrinka said...

2009-07-28 18:03:12

Top-seeded Swiss favorite Stanislas Wawrinka and reigning champion Victor Hanescu of Romania advanced Tuesday at the Swiss Open Wawrinka, the 2005 Gstaad runner-up, beat Argentine Federico Del Bonis 6-4, 7-5, and the fourth-seeded Hanescu beat Czech Ivo Minar 6-2, 6-2. Hanescu won over Russian Igor Andreev in last year's finale. Two other seeds advanced on Day 3. No. 5 Frenchman Jeremy Chardy defeated countryman Thierry Ascione 6-3, 6-3, and No. 6 German Nicolas Kiefer beat Argentine Jose...

2009-04-18 15:59:39

Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal were the winners in Saturday's semifinals of the Monte Carlo Masters tennis tournament in Monaco. Nadal, the top seed, beat fourth-seeded Andy Murray of Scotland 6-2, 7-6 (7-4) in the first semi, while Djokovic, the third seed, rallied for a 4-6, 6-1, 6-3 win over No.13 seed Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland. Nadal appeared to be in command when he broke serve for a 3-1 lead in the first set and used another break in the eighth game to finish it. A break for a...

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2009-04-17 17:23:21

World No. 1 Rafael Nadal, one of four players who played two matches Friday at the Monte Carlo Masters, has reached the tournament semifinals. The top seed and reigning four-time Monte Carlo champion beat Ecuador's Nicolas Lapentti 6-3, 6-0 to complete their rain-delayed third-round match, and then was a 6-3, 6-3 winner against Croatia's Ivan Ljubicic in the quarterfinals. Earlier, Ljubicic was a 7-5, 7-6 (7-2) winner over Italy's Simon Bolelli in the third round. Scotland's Andy Murray, the...

2009-04-16 20:43:08

Stanislas Wawrinka pulled off a huge upset Thursday by eliminating second-seeded Roger Federer in the third round of the Monte Carlo Masters. Federer had reached the title match of this tournament each of the last three years, losing on all three occasions to current world No. 1 Rafael Nadal. This time, Federer did not make it to the quarterfinals, suffering a 6-4, 7-5 setback on the red clay at the Monte Carlo Country Club. This is the third Masters series event of the year. Wawrinka, ranked...

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2009-03-08 15:42:28

Andy Roddick cruised to a straight-set win Sunday, sealing a United States Davis Cup victory over Switzerland in Birmingham, Ala. Roddick rolled over Stanislas Wawrinka 6-4, 6-4, 6-2, giving the Americans their third win in the best-of-five matches. The win was Roddick's 31st in Davis Cup singles play. The only American player to win more was John McEnroe with 41. The U.S. team will play Croatia in the quarterfinals in July. The Croatian team advanced to the quarters with a 5-0 rout of Chile.

2009-03-07 18:45:11

Twins Bob and Mike Bryan won their doubles match Saturday to give the United States a 2-1 Davis Cup lead over Switzerland in Birmingham. The Bryans beat Stanislas Wawrinka and Yves Allegro 6-3, 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (7-2) at the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex Arena in a best-of-five first-round battle and became the winningest American Davis Cup doubles team ever (15-2). They surpassed the tandem of John McEnroe and Peter Fleming (14-1). The U.S. squad is captained by McEnroe's younger...

2009-03-06 20:41:13

Andy Roddick recorded a straight-sets victory Friday that allowed the United States to escape with a 1-1 tie against Switzerland on first day of the Davis Cup. Roddick defeated Marco Chiudinelli 6-1, 6-3, 7-6 (7-5) after teammate James Blake suffered a surprising setback against Stanislas Wawrinka. The United States will call upon its outstanding doubles team of Bob and Mike Bryan Saturday in the third of the event's five matches. The Bryans will take on Wawrinka and Yves Allegro. The reverse...

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2009-03-05 13:06:16

World No. 13 James Blake was given the lead-off position for the United States for this weekend's Davis Cup first-round matches against Switzerland in Alabama. Blake will go against 16th-ranked Stanislas Wawrinka to kickoff the best-of-five series Friday in Birmingham, Ala. The United States has opted for a hard-court surface for the matches. The second singles match pairs sixth-ranked Andy Roddick against Switzerland's Marco Chiudinelli, who missed much of last year due to injury. Roddick is...


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