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Tennis: ATP Barcelona Open results

Results on the third day of the ATP Barcelona Open on Wednesday (x denotes seeding): 2nd rd Albert Montanes (ESP) bt Alexandr Dolgopolov (UKR x8) 7-6 (7/5), 6-3 Nicolas Almagro (ESP x6) bt Martin Klizan (SVK) 7-5, 7-6 (7/4) Ivan Dodig (CRO) bt Feliciano Lopez (ESP x13) 6-1, 6-4 Teimuraz Gabashvili (RUS) bt David Ferrer (ESP x2) 6-4, 6-2 Santiago Giraldo (COL) bt Fabio Fognini (ITA x3) 6-0, 4-0 - retired afp

Tennis: US Clay Court Championship results

Results from the ATP Tour's US Clay Court Championship on Sunday (x denotes seeding): Final Fernando Verdasco (ESP x4) bt Nicolas Almagro (ESP x3) 6-3, 7-6 (7/4) afp

Tennis: Verdasco wins all-Spanish Houston final

Fourth seed Fernando Verdasco defeated Spanish compatriot Nicolas Almagro in straight sets to snap a six-match losing streak in finals and claim the US men's clay court championship title Sunday. Former world number seven Verdasco earned his first title since 2010 with a 6-3, 7-6 (7/4) victory at the River Oaks Country Club. Verdasco hammered four aces and saved six-of-seven break point chances in the one hour, 52 minute match.

Tennis: Verdasco, Almagro to meet in Houston final

Fourth seeded Fernando Verdasco beat Santiago Giraldo in straight sets to reach his first final of 2014, where an all-Spanish battle awaits. Verdasco eased past Giraldo 6-4, 7-5 in the first semi-final match at the US men's clay court championship. Former world number seven Verdasco will try to earn his first title since 2010 against third seed Spanish compatriot Nicolas Almagro, who advanced when American Sam Querrey was cut down by a back injury.

Tennis: US Clay Court Championship results - collated

Results from the ATP Tour's US Clay Court Championship on Friday (x denotes seeding): Quarter-finals Sam Querrey (USA) bt Dustin Brown (GER) 6-3, 6-7 (8/10), 6-3 Nicolas Almagro (ESP x3) bt Jack Sock (USA) 6-2, 6-4 Fernando Verdasco (ESP x4) bt Donald Young (USA) 7-6 (7/1), 6-1 Santiago Giraldo (COL) bt Alejandro Gonzalez (COL) 6-3, 6-4 afp

Tennis: Second-seeded Robredo ousted in Houston

Colombia's Santiago Giraldo sent second-seeded Tommy Robredo packing Thursday, while two other seeded Spaniards made it safely into the quarter-finals of the US Men's Clay Court Championship. Giraldo saved all four break points he faced en route to a 6-3, 6-4 victory over Robredo, who was making his Houston debut. "I had a lot of chances in a lot of games, and every time it was 0-30, 15-30, I was hitting three in a row straight to the fence," Robredo said. "With this, there's no chance to win."

Nadal cruises into the 4th round at the Sony Open

Miami, Mar 25 (EFE).- Spain's Rafael Nadal defeated Uzbekistan's Denis Istomin 6-1, 6-0 to advance to the round of 16 at the Sony Open in Key Biscayne, Florida. Spanish players fared badly at the Sony Open on Monday, with Nicolas Almagro, Roberto Bautista Agut, Carla Suarez Navarro and Guillermo Garcia-Lopez all losing. "I played a very complete match," Nadal said. The Spanish world No. 1's next opponent will be Italy's Fabio Fognini, who beat Bautista Agut 4-6, 6-3, 6-3.

Spain's Almagro pulls out of Indian Wells with shoulder injury

Murcia, Spain, Mar 4 (EFE).- Spain's Nicolas Almagro, the world No. 19, has pulled out of the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California, due to a shoulder injury, the tennis player's media representatives said Tuesday. Spanish star David Ferrer, who is No. 4 in the ATP rankings, is also skipping Indian Wells due to a "partial tear" in a muscle in his left leg that he sustained in the quarterfinals of the tournament in Acapulco last week.

Spain's Almagro pulls out of Indian Wells with shoulder injury

Murcia, Spain, Mar 4 (EFE).- Spain's Nicolas Almagro, the world No. 19, has pulled out of the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California, due to a shoulder injury, the tennis player's media representatives said Tuesday. Spanish star David Ferrer, who is No. 4 in the ATP rankings, is also skipping Indian Wells due to a "partial tear" in a muscle in his left leg that he sustained in the quarterfinals of the tournament in Acapulco last week.

Tennis: Buenos Aires ATP results - collated

Collated results from Thursday in the Buenos Aires ATP tournament (x denotes seeding): 2nd round David Ferrer (ESP x1) bt Santiago Giraldo (COL) 6-4, 7-6 (7/1) Albert Ramos (ESP) bt Filippo Volandri (ITA) 6-2, 6-1 Nicolas Almagro (ESP x4) bt Daniel Gimeno-Traver (ESP) 1-6, 7-5, 6-4 Jérémy Chardy (FRA x8) bt Oleksandr Dolgopolov Jr. (UKR) 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (7/3) afp14
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