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Tennis: Youzhny upsets Ferrer to take Valencia title

Russian Mikhail Youzhny claimed his second title of the year as he upset home favourite David Ferrer 6-3, 7-5 to win the Valencia Open on Sunday. Ferrer was aiming for his fourth title in his home region, but was far from his stubborn best as Youzhny's power and depth of ground strokes proved too much for the number one seed. "I can only thank my team for helping me get to this part of the season and being able to win a tournament," said Youzhny. "It has been a great week for me and I hope I can keep playing in the same way to finish the year in Paris next week."

Tennis: Top seed Berdych surges through in Bangkok

Top seed Tomas Berdych returned to the Thailand Open after half a decade's absence Wednesday with a hard-fought 6-3, 6-3 win over Roberto Bautista Agut to reach the quarter-finals. The world number six Berdych, who this month helped the Czech Republic into a second straight Davis Cup final, took revenge for a loss to the Spaniard Bautista Agut in January in Chennai. After an opening-round bye, Berdych spent 41 minutes in winning the opening set and saved break points in his first two service games of the second on his way to victory.

Tennis: Djokovic cruises into US Open quarter-finals

World number one Novak Djokovic of Serbia breezed into the US Open quarter-finals Tuesday by beating Spain's 43rd-ranked Marcel Granollers 6-3, 6-0, 6-0 in just 79 minutes at Arthur Ashe Stadium. The six-time Grand Slam champion, who won the 2011 US Open title, will next face Russian 21st seed Mikhail Youzhny, a two-time US Open semi-finalist who ousted Australia's Lleyton Hewitt in five sets, for a berth in the semi-finals. js/dj

Heartbreak for Hewitt as Youzhny wins U.S. Open thriller

By Will Swanton NEW YORK (Reuters) - Russia's Mikhail Youzhny ended Lleyton Hewitt's magical run at the U.S. Open on Tuesday and advanced to the quarter-finals with a 6-3 3-6 6-7(3) 6-4 7-5 victory over the Australian veteran. Hewitt, who stunned sixth seed Juan Martin Del Potro in the second round, squandered a 4-1 lead in the fourth set, and a 5-2 advantage in the fifth as Youzhny battled back to seal victory in three hours and 58 minutes.

Tennis: Youzhny into US Open quarter-finals

Russian 21st seed Mikhail Youzhny reached the US Open quarter-finals on Tuesday with a 6-3, 3-6, 6-7 (3/7), 6-4, 7-5 win over Australia's Lleyton Hewitt. Youzhny, a semi-finalist in 2006 and 2010, will face either top seed Novak Djokovic or unseeded Spaniard Marcel Granollers for a place in the last four. dj/js

Youzhny wins title in Gstaad

International Sports Desk, Jul 28 (EFE).- Russia's Mikhail Youzhny needed just 68 minutes to defeat Dutchman Robin Haase 6-3, 6-4 and take the title at the Swiss Open in Gstaad. The victory gave the 31-year-old Youzhny, the world No. 33, his first title of the year. Haase, a 26-year-old who is ranked 57th in the world, advanced to the final with a mild upset in the semis on Saturday, when he defeated fifth-seeded Spaniard Feliciano Lopez 4-6, 6-1, 6-4. Youzhny broke Haase three times and never lost serve to the Dutchman.

Tennis: Youzhny edges "mountain man" Haase for Gstaad title

Mikhail Youzhny beat Dutch "mountain man" Robin Haase 6-3, 6-4 on Sunday to become the first Russian in nearly two decades to lift the honours at the high-altitude Swiss Open. The 31-year-old duplicated the feat of Yevgeny Kafelnikov in 1995 as he improved to a perfect 5-0 record over Haas, the ATP number 57. The 65-minute final played in bright sunshine which has characterised the summer clay week in this alpine village at 800 metres marked the first trophy for Youzhny since 18 months ago in Zagreb. He won his last on clay more than three years ago in Munich.

Tennis: Swiss Open results

Results on the seventh day of the Swiss Open here on Sunday. Men's singles Final Mikhail Youzhny (RUS x6) bt Robin Haase (NED) 6-3, 6-4 afp

Tennis: Youzhny, Haase to face off in Swiss Open final

Sixth seed Mikhail Youzhny produced a workmanlike performance to beat 2008 champion Victor Hanescu 6-3, 6-3 on Saturday and set up a final with Robin Haase at the Swiss Open. Dutchman Haase rallied past Spanish fifth seed Feliciano Lopez 4-6, 6-1, 6-4 in a battling contest lasting one and three-quarter hours in torrid heat to reach just his third ATP Tour final. Youzhny, who finished runner-up to Roger Federer last month on grass at Halle, leads 57th-ranked Haase 4-0, with their last encounter coming in the first round at Wimbledon in June.

Tennis: No-nonsense Youzhny powers into Gstaad final

Mikhail Youzhny reached his first final at the Swiss Open on Saturday with a 6-3, 6-3 workmanlike win over 2008 champion Victor Hanescu. The Russian, who finished runner-up to Roger Federer last month on grass at Halle, will Sunday play the winner from the day's second semi, when Spanish fifth seed Feliciano Lopez takes on Dutchman Robin Haase. The sunny week in the Alps week had been driven by hype and expectation with Federer and fellow Swiss Stanislas Wawrinka heading the field.
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