XAVIER MALISSE

  • Malisse ousts Ferrer in 1st round of Topshelf Open June 18, 2013

    Rosmalen: French Open finalist David Ferrer lost his firstround match Tuesday at the Topshelf Open, a grasscourt tournament held the week before Wimbledon. A single service break in the second set was enough for Xavier Malisse of Belgium to beat defending champion and topseeded Ferrer in straight sets, 76 (3), 63. The...
  • Juan Martin del Potro through to third round at Queens June 12, 2013

    London: Juan Martin del Potro had to fight off a strong challenge from Belgium's Xavier Malisse before reaching the third round of the Queen's Club grasscourt tournament with a 76 (5), 16, 75 victory on Tuesday. The thirdseeded Argentine had won just three matches in his previous two appearances at the...
  • Singles matches postponed in Florida due to rain February 28, 2013

    Florida: Rain postponed most of the singles matches at the Delray Beach International Tennis Championships on Wednesday. The second-round match between eighth-seeded Xavier Malisse of Belgium and qualifier Daniel Munoz-De La Nava of Spain was level at 2-2 in the first set when rain stopped play. Two other singles matches - second-seeded...
  • Rochus, Malisse advance to Round 2 in Auckland January 7, 2013

    Auckland: Belgian veterans Olivier Rochus and Xavier Malisse both beat higherranked opponents to advance to the second round of the Heineken Open on Monday, and American Brian Baker continued his surprising comeback by ousting fifthseeded Jerzy Janowicz of Poland 46, 76 (5), 64. The 89thranked Rochus, who reached the final in...
  • David Ferrer reaches Valencia Open quarterfinals October 26, 2012

    Valencia: David Ferrer cruised to an easy 64, 62 victory over fellow Spaniard Albert Ramos to reach the quarterfinals of the Valencia Open on Thursday. Ferrer, seeded No. 1 at the indoor tournament, used an effective serve plus four breaks of his 47thranked opponent in a much easier match after a...
  • Federer books a place in Wimbledon quarters July 2, 2012

    London: Roger Federer had to stave off a comeback rather than make one on Monday, holding off Xavier Malisse in four sets to reach the Wimbledon quarterfinals. Federer struggled with a back problem in the first set and left Centre Court for a medical timeout of more than eight minutes when...
  • Kim Clijsters withdraws from Unicef Open June 23, 2012

    Den Bosch, Netherlands: Kim Clijsters withdrew from the Unicef Open before the semifinals on Friday because of a stomach muscle strain, saying she did not want to jeopardise playing in her last Wimbledon before retirement. Clijsters' physiotherapist, Sam Versleghers, said the 29yearold Belgian felt the injury on Thursday during her tough...
  • Beating Nadal was tough: Malisse January 8, 2007

    Chennai: Thirdseeded Xavier Malisse of Belgium clinched the second title of his career on Sunday when he outplayed Austria's Stefan Koubek 61, 63 in the final of the Chennai Open. CNNIBN's Roma Khanna caught up with him after the final. Roma Khanna: Congratulations Xavier, did you expect this? Xavier Malisse: No, I...
  • Double joy for Malisse at Chennai Open January 8, 2007

    Chennai: Joy, agony, ectasy, upsets and celebrationthis year's Chennai Open saw it all. Twentyfouroldyear old Xavier Malisse, the tournaments new winner, had a lot to rejoice ahead of his first Grand Slam in 2007. Malisse, who was playing his first Chennai Open, won the singles and the doubles crown. The singles...
  • Xavier Malisse wins Chennai Open January 8, 2007

    Chennai: Belgian Xavier Malisse defeated Austrian Stefan Koubek 61, 63 in the Chennai Open final on Sunday to win the second title of his career. Third seed Malisse, who upset world number two Rafael Nadal in the semifinals, produced a dominating allcourt display for the second day in succession to close...