Ryan Sweeting launches Houston defense with win
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Ryan Sweeting launches Houston defense with win

American Ryan Sweeting launched his title defence at the US Men's Clay Court Championship on Tuesday with a 6-3, 7-6 (8/6) victory over Brazilian qualifier Ricardo Mello.

Tsonga wins 2nd-round match at Australian Open
Associated Press

Tsonga wins 2nd-round match at Australian Open

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga has reached the third round at the Australian Open for the third straight year, beating Brazilian lefthander Ricardo Mello 7-5, 6-4, 6-4 on Thursday with an ace on match point.

Mello upsets 5th-seeded Isner at Serbia Open
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Mello upsets 5th-seeded Isner at Serbia Open

Ricardo Mello of Brazil upset last year's finalist John Isner of the United States 6-4, 7-6 (4) on Tuesday in the first round of the Serbia Open, while former fifth-ranked Fernando Gonzalez of Chile made a winning return from an eight-month injury layoff.

Juan Martin del Potro advances in Key Biscayne
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Juan Martin del Potro advances in Key Biscayne

Juan Martin del Potro advanced to the second round of the Sony Ericsson Open on Wednesday, beating Ricardo Mello 6-4, 6-4.

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