Xavier Malisse

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

    Rosmalen: French Open finalist David Ferrer lost his first-round match Tuesday at the Topshelf Open, a grass-court 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 top-seeded Ferrer in straight sets, 7-6 (3), 6-3. 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 grass-court tournament with a 7-6 (5), 1-6, 7-5 victory on Tuesday. The third-seeded 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 higher-ranked opponents to advance to the second round of the Heineken Open on Monday, and American Brian Baker continued his surprising comeback by ousting fifth-seeded Jerzy Janowicz of Poland 4-6, 7-6 (5), 6-4. The 89th-ranked Rochus, who reached the final in...
  • David Ferrer reaches Valencia Open quarter-finals October 26, 2012

    Valencia: David Ferrer cruised to an easy 6-4, 6-2 victory over fellow Spaniard Albert Ramos to reach the quarter-finals of the Valencia Open on Thursday. Ferrer, seeded No. 1 at the indoor tournament, used an effective serve plus four breaks of his 47th-ranked 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 quarter-finals. 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 semi-finals 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 29-year-old Belgian felt the injury on Thursday during her tough...
  • Beating Nadal was tough: Malisse June 16, 2007

    Chennai: Third-seeded Xavier Malisse of Belgium clinched the second title of his career on Sunday when he outplayed Austria's Stefan Koubek 6-1, 6-3 in the final of the Chennai Open. CNN-IBN'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 June 16, 2007

    Chennai: Joy, agony, ectasy, upsets and celebration—this year's Chennai Open saw it all. Twenty-four-old-year old Xavier Malisse, the tournament’s 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 June 16, 2007

    Chennai: Belgian Xavier Malisse defeated Austrian Stefan Koubek 6-1, 6-3 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 semi-finals, produced a dominating all-court display for the second day in succession to close...