Italian Open

  • Shiv Kapur finishes 14th in Italian Open September 1, 2014

    Torino: Shiv Kapur produced a nice midway burst with three birdies in a span of four holes and then added another one to finish with a closing card of four-under, which gave him a share of the 14th place at the 71st Italian Open. He finished with a total of 10-under...
  • Flawless SSP Chowrasia tied eighth after three rounds at Italian Open August 31, 2014

    Torino: Playing flawless golf, SSP Chowrasia brought in a six-under 66 to go up from tied 44th to tied eighth at the end of the third round of the 71st Italian Open. Chowrasia, who won two co-sanctioned titles on European and Asian Tours, moved to nine-under 207 for 54 holes. Shiv Kapur...
  • SSP Chowrasia, Shiv Kapur make cut; Bhullar, Jeev miss out in Italy August 30, 2014

    Torino: SSP Chowrasia gave away a late double bogey but was still the better of the two Indians who made the midway cut at the 71st Italian Open presented by Damiani. Chowrasia shot 72 and was still at three-under for 36 holes in tied 44th place, while Shiv Kapur (69) was...
  • Novak Djokovic beats Rafael Nadal to win Italian Open title May 18, 2014

    Rome: Novak Djokovic extended his recent dominance over Rafael Nadal by rallying for a 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 victory on Sunday to win the Italian Open for the third time - then dedicated the title to his flood-hit native Serbia. Having also been beaten in Monte Carlo and Barcelona recently, it marked...
  • Serena Williams triumphs against injured Errani to win Italian Open May 18, 2014

    Rome: Serena Williams won her third Italian Open title, crushing local favourite Sara Errani 6-3 6-0 in Rome on Sunday. The world number one looked on top form against the 10th- seeded Errani, who was cheered on by a passionate home crowd but suffered a thigh injury towards the end...
  • Djokovic to meet Nadal in Rome final, Serena through May 18, 2014

    The Italian Open will get its dream men's final on Sunday after Rafael Nadal's routine cuffing of Grigor Dimitrov set up an enticing match with Novak Djokovic that could be a barometer for the French Open. Top seed Nadal has struggled through much of the tournament but was far too good...
  • Novak Djokovic survives Milos Raonic onslaught to reach Rome final May 17, 2014

    For the second match in succession Novak Djokovic survived an Italian Open dogfight on Saturday, this time beating big-serving Canadian Milos Raonic 6-7, 7-6, 6-3 to reach the final. Djokovic, who won a sizzling quarter-final against Spain's David Ferrer, was subjected to an onslaught of power by Raonic but eventually got...
  • Sara Errani thrills home crowd by reaching Rome final May 17, 2014

    Rome: Sara Errani became the first home player to reach the Italian Open final in nearly 30 years with a 6-3, 7-5 win over sixth-seeded Jelena Jankovic on Saturday. Using the vocal crowd support to her advantage, the 10th-seeded Errani fought back from a 4-2 deficit in the second set, while...
  • Nadal holds off strong Murray challenge in Rome May 17, 2014

    Rome: Rafael Nadal stormed back from a surprisingly poor opening set to edge Andy Murray 1-6, 6-3, 7-5 on Thursday and secure a spot in the Italian Open semifinals. Murray jumped out to a 5-0 lead and won the first set in just 37 minutes with a dominant display, as the...
  • Novak Djokovic beats David Ferrer to reach Italian Open semifinals May 16, 2014

    Novak Djokovic is back on track after a right wrist injury sidelined him last week. The second-ranked Serb overcame a stiff challenge from David Ferrer before grinding out a 7-5, 4-6, 6-3 win on Friday to reach the Italian Open semifinals. Djokovic double-faulted on his first match point but then won a...
  • Sara Errani beats Li Na to reach Rome semi-finals May 16, 2014

    Rome: Sara Errani took advantage of a supportive crowd to beat second-seeded Li Na 6-3, 4-6, 6-2 on Friday and reach the Italian Open semi-finals for the second consecutive year. The 10th-seeded Errani is attempting to become the first Italian woman to win the tournament since Raffaella Reggi took the title...
  • Rafael Nadal to play Andy Murray in Italian Open quarter-final May 16, 2014

    Rome: Rafael Nadal was pushed to three sets for the second consecutive match and lined up an Italian Open quarter-final with Andy Murray on Thursday. The top-ranked Nadal dropped behind a set and a break against Mikhail Youzhny of Russia, then won 11 of the final 12 games to prevail 6-7...
  • Rohan Bopanna, Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi knocked out of Rome Masters May 15, 2014

    Rome: Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi yet again failed to go past the formidable team of Mike and Bob Bryan as they lost in straight sets to the American brothers in the second round of the ATP Rome Masters on Thursday. The unseeded Indo-Pak combination suffered a 5-7, 1-6 defeat against...
  • Tommy Haas upsets Stanislas Wawrinka at Italian Open May 15, 2014

    Rome: The seemingly ageless Tommy Haas upset third-seeded Stanislas Wawrinka 5-7, 6-2, 6-3 Thursday to reach the Italian Open quarter-finals. The oldest player in the draw at 36, Haas used his expertise to give Wawrinka trouble with heavy topspin on the red clay courts at the Foro Italico. Haas hadn't beaten a...
  • Federer suffers early defeat in Rome, Nadal survives May 15, 2014

    Rome: Roger Federer will be returning to his newborn twins earlier than expected after his Italian Open adventure ended with a 1-6, 6-3, 7-6(6) second-round defeat by Frenchman Jeremy Chardy on Wednesday. Federer had been hoping to get his claycourt form back in gear after skipping last week's Madrid Open to...
  • Andy Murray overcomes wind and Marcel Granollers in Rome May 14, 2014

    Rome: Andy Murray kept his focus amid swirling winds to beat Spanish opponent Marcel Granollers 6-2, 7-5 on Wednesday in the second round of the Italian Open. After taking control early in the first set, the Wimbledon champion closed the match with a break. While skies were sunny over the Foro Italico,...
  • Novak Djokovic returns from injury with win in Rome May 13, 2014

    Rome: Novak Djokovic marked his return from a right wrist injury by beating Czech veteran Radek Stepanek 6-3, 7-5 in the second round of the Italian Open on Tuesday. With both new coach Boris Becker and long-time adviser Marian Vajda on hand, Djokovic showed no signs of pain after withdrawing from...
  • Roger Federer won't change schedule as his family grows May 13, 2014

    Rome: Roger Federer's decision to return to tennis a week after the birth of his second set of twins has the full support of his wife Mirka. And don't expect his schedule to change much now that he has four kids. Speaking at the Italian Open on Tuesday, Federer says that...
  • Grigor Dimitrov overcomes sweaty hands to advance in Rome May 13, 2014

    Grigor Dimitrov overcame a slow start and sweaty hands to beat 45th-ranked Edouard Roger-Vasselin of France 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 in the first round of the Italian Open on Monday. The 14th-ranked Dimitrov, a Bulgarian who at 22 is the youngest player in the top 20, did not take well to the...
  • Serena waiting to see how injured thigh feels May 12, 2014

    Rome: Serena Williams isn't committing to playing in the Italian Open yet as she waits to see how her injured left thigh feels. The top-ranked Williams withdrew before her quarterfinal match at the Madrid Open last week. "I'm taking it a day at a time. We'll see as the week goes...
  • Andy Murray looking for long-term coaching solution May 12, 2014

    Rome: Andy Murray is taking his time finding a coaching replacement for the departed Ivan Lendl because he wants to find a long-term solution. The Wimbledon champion says while it would be "ideal" to have someone in place before the French Open - which starts in two weeks - he hasn't...
  • Novak Djokovic ready to return from wrist injury in Rome May 12, 2014

    Rome: Novak Djokovic has been pain-free for 10 days and is ready to return from the right wrist injury that forced him to withdraw from the Madrid Open a week ago. The second-ranked Serb has been practicing hard as he prepares for this week's Italian Open and the French Open, which...
  • Jurgen Melzer upsets 9th-seeded John Isner at Italian Open May 12, 2014

    Ninth-seeded John Isner was upset by 64th-ranked Jurgen Melzer 7-6 (7), 6-3 in the first round of the Italian Open on Sunday, eliminating the lone American from the men's event. Also Sunday, 16th-seeded Tommy Robredo held off Juan Monaco of Argentina 7-6 (3), 6-4; and Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany outlasted big-hitting...
  • Nadal dominates Federer to win Rome Masters May 21, 2013

    Rome: After all these years, Rafael Nadal still knows how to dominate Roger Federer. In the 30th meeting between the two tennis greats, Nadal controlled the final from start to finish to win 6-1, 6-3 on Sunday for his seventh Italian Open title. It was the most lop-sided win in the...
  • Bhupathi-Bopanna lose final of Rome Masters to Bryans May 19, 2013

    Rome: Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna ended runners-up at the Rome Masters after a tame straight sets defeat at the hands of top seeded American team of Mike and Bob Bryan here on Sunday. The sixth seeded Indian combination lost 2-6 3-6 in the summit clash of the euro 3,204,745 clay...
  • Serena Williams beats Azarenka to win Italian Open May 19, 2013

    Rome: Serena Williams won her fourth consecutive title of the year in dominating fashion Sunday, beating third-seeded Victoria Azarenka 6-1, 6-3 in the Italian Open final. The top-ranked American will enter the French Open, which starts next Sunday, on a career-best 24-match winning streak. Williams was coming off consecutive titles in...
  • Federer, Nadal to renew rivalry in Rome final May 19, 2013

    Rome: Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal will renew their rivalry in the Italian Open final on Sunday - exactly a week before the French Open starts. In Saturday's semi-finals at the Foro Italico, Federer held off a stiff challenge from Frenchman Benoit Paire 7-6 (5), 6-4. Six-time Rome champion Nadal...
  • Emotional Nadal reaches Rome final, Serena rolls on May 18, 2013

    Rome: Rafa Nadal beat Czech sixth seed Tomas Berdych 6-2 6-4 to reach the Italian Open final on Saturday with a dominant performance that he described as emotional after his long injury absence. Nadal, who returned to action in February after seven months out with a knee problem, will have...
  • Serena Williams reaches Italian Open final May 18, 2013

    Rome: Serena Williams is one victory away from winning her fourth consecutive title this year - with the French Open only one week away. The top-ranked American overcame an early break of her serve to ease past Romanian qualifier Simona Halep 6-3, 6-0 on Saturday and reach the Italian Open...
  • Bhupathi-Bopanna in semis, Sania-Bethanie bow out in Rome May 18, 2013

    Rome: Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna reached the semi-finals of the Rome Masters after getting a walkover from rivals Tomas Berdych and Radek Stepanek even as Sania Mizra and Bethanie Mattek-Sands crashed out of the women's event, here. Berdych, who shocked world number one Novak Djokovic in the men's singles in...