MASTERS

  • Novak Djokovic beats Tomas Berdych in Monte Carlo Masters final 5 days ago

    Monte Carlo: Novak Djokovic continued his awe-inspiring run of form to claim the Monte Carlo Masters title on Sunday with a 7-5 4-6 6-3 win over Czech sixth seed Tomas Berdych. The Serbian world number one became the first player to clinch the opening three Masters titles of the season after...
  • Novak Djokovic downs Rafael Nadal to reach Monte Carlo Masters final 6 days ago

    Monaco: Top-ranked Novak Djokovic overcame a strong challenge from Rafael Nadal to reach the Monte Carlo Masters final with a 6-3, 6-3 win Saturday. Djokovic, who extended his current winning streak to 16 matches, will face sixth-seeded Tomas Berdych as he bids for a second title at the clay-court Masters. With Prince...
  • Tomas Berdych moves into Monte Carlo Masters final 6 days ago

    Monaco: Sixth-seeded Tomas Berdych overwhelmed Gael Monfis 6-1, 6-4 Saturday to reach the final of the Monte Carlo Masters for the first time. Berdych immediately took control from the baseline and Monfils struggled to cope with the fast pace imposed by the big-hitting Czech. Monfils won just 11 points in a lopsided...
  • Novak Djokovic to face Rafael Nadal in Monte Carlo Masters semi-finals 6 days ago

    Monaco: Winning a game against Novak Djokovic these days is quite an achievement. Even when you're a U.S. Open champion. Djokovic won the first eight games of his Monte Carlo Masters quarter-final match on Friday before Marin Cilic managed to hold his serve, raising a thumb in the air to celebrate. The...
  • Novak Djokovic advances to Monte Carlo Masters semifinals 1 week ago

    Monaco: Winning a game against Novak Djokovic these days can be termed as quite an achievement. Even when you're an U.S. Open champion. Djokovic won the first eight games of his Monte Carlo Masters quarterfinal match Friday before Marin Cilic managed to hold his serve, raising a thumb in the air...
  • Tomas Berdych reaches Monte Carlo semi-finals after Milos Raonic retires 1 week ago

    Monaco: Tomas Berdych advanced to the semi-finals of the Monte Carlo Masters for the third time on Friday after Milos Raonic retired with a foot injury. Raonic called a trainer after dropping serve for the second time to trail 5-2 in the first. Following a short discussion with the doctor, who...
  • Leander Paes-Daniel Nestor lose in Monte Carlo Masters April 16, 2015

    Monaco: Wildcard tennis pair of Benoit Paire and Stan Wawrinka accounted for the Leander Paes and Daniel Nestor as the Indo-Canadian combine lost their men's doubles second round match to be ousted from the Monte Carlo Masters here on Thursday. The sixth seeds, who had received a first round bye, lost...
  • Roger Federer loses in 3rd round at Monte Carlo Masters April 16, 2015

    Monaco: Gael Monfils defeated second-ranked Roger Federer 6-4, 7-6 (5) Thursday to reach the quarterfinals of the Monte Carlo Masters. This was Monfils's second consecutive win on clay over the 17-time Grand Slam champion after he beat him in straight sets during last year's Davis Cup final. Federer, who played his first...
  • Stan Wawrinka loses in 3rd round at Monte Carlo Masters April 16, 2015

    Monaco: Grigor Dimitrov capitalized on Stan Wawrinka's awful display on Thursday to rout the defending champion 6-1, 6-2 and reach the quarter-finals at the Monte Carlo Masters. Wawrinka got off a sluggish start and never found the right balance. He also failed to seize his chances, failing to convert four break...
  • Rafa Nadal, Roger Federer bulldoze into Monte Carlo last 16 April 15, 2015

    Monte Carlo: Rafa Nadal returned to one of his favourite hunting grounds to thrash Frenchman Lucas Pouille at the Monte Carlo Masters on Wednesday as his build-up to the French Open began. The Spaniard, who will be looking for a 10th Roland Garros title next month, enjoyed a 6-2 6-1 second-round...
  • Stan Wawrinka eases into 3rd round at Monte Carlo Masters April 15, 2015

    Monaco: Stan Wawrinka's title defense at the Monte Carlo Masters got off to a solid start Wednesday with 6-1, 6-4 win over Juan Monaco in the second round. The seventh-seeded Swiss, who won his maiden Masters tournament last year at the Country Club, won 15 of the first 20 points and...
  • Rohan Bopanna-Florin Mergea lose in Monte Carlo opener April 15, 2015

    Monaco: Indo-Romanian pair of Rohan Bopanna and Florin Mergea went down in the men's doubles opening round of the Monte-Carlo Masters to wildcard French-Swiss combine of Benoit Paire and Stan Wawrinka at the Monte Carlo Country Club. Bopanna and Mergea gave a tough fight but eventually went down 6-7 (6), 6-4,...
  • India golfer Arjun Atwal to participate in Indonesian Masters April 15, 2015

    Jakarta: India's Arjun Atwal will be among Asia's best golfers who will lend their star power to the $750,000 Indonesian Masters when it tees off next week. No less than 25 Asian Tour champions, who include heavyweights such as Thailand's Thaworn Wiratchant, the Philippines' Angelo Que and Atwal, will grace the...
  • Novak Djokovic slides smoothly through in Monte Carlo April 14, 2015

    World number one Novak Djokovic eased into the European claycourt season with a comfortable win over Spanish qualifier Albert Ramos-Vinolas at the Monte Carlo Masters on Tuesday. Clad in an orange shirt roughly the same colour as the scenic Centre Court overlooking the Mediterranean, the 2013 champion got straight down to...
  • Gael Monfils reaches 2nd round at Monte Carlo Masters April 14, 2015

    Monaco: Gael Monfils overcame a shaky start to rally past Russian qualifier Andrey Kuznetsov 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 in the first round of the Monte Carlo Masters on Tuesday. The 14th-seeded Frenchman, who recently returned to the tour after a knee injury, struggled with his serve early before finding his range. Monfils was...
  • Ernests Gulbis loses in 1st round at Monte Carlo Masters April 13, 2015

    Monaco: Ernests Gulbis was eliminated from the Monte Carlo Masters on Monday in the first round, losing to Andreas Haider-Maurer 6-1, 6-0. The 13th-seeded Latvian, a semifinalist at last year's French Open, hit a flurry of unforced errors against the 52nd-ranked Haider-Maurer. Gulbis has lost in the opening round in seven of...
  • Rafael Nadal back to favourite surface in Monte Carlo April 13, 2015

    Monaco: Does Rafael Nadal remain the King of Clay? That's the big question surrounding the 14-time Grand Slam winner as the world's best players gather in Monte Carlo this week for the first Masters of the season played on clay. Relaxed, tanned and smiling, the former top-ranked Nadal looks more than happy...
  • Abu Dhabi-based Nikita Gandhi wins 'MasterChef India 4' April 13, 2015

    Mumbai: After 11 gruelling weeks of innovative vegetarian cooking and 67 episodes of high-intense drama, 21-year-old Nikita Gandhi, an Indian based in Abu Dhabi, bagged the winner's golden chef coat and Rs.1 crore (Rs.10 million) on 'MasterChef India 4' here on Sunday. Born in Ahmedabad, the young and vibrant food aficionado...
  • 'MasterChef India 4' finale: About star power, humour and not bursting into tears April 13, 2015

    Since the 'MasterChef India' series premiered, the reality show has conquered TV ratings. And the show's fourth season, despite featuring pure vegetarian food items, was successful at sustaining viewers' interest and emerged one the most watched TV show this year. As expected the show, which kicked off amidst huge hype,...
  • Anirban Lahiri concludes Augusta Masters campaign at tied 49th April 13, 2015

    Augusta: Anirban Lahiri drew the curtains on his 2015 Augusta Masters campaign with a string of 18 pars to total four-over 292 to finish tied 49th at the world's most famous golf tournament. The 27-year-old India pro had rounds of 71, 75, 74 and 72 in his maiden appearance at the...
  • Jordan Spieth claims wire-to-wire victory at Masters April 13, 2015

    Young gun Jordan Spieth, evoking memories of Tiger Woods at Augusta National 18 years ago, added his name to golf's record books with a stunning wire-to-wire victory by four shots at the Masters on Sunday. Ice-cool whenever he faced adversity, the 21-year-old American who is known for his brilliant putting closed...
  • Jordan Spieth sets another Masters record, has 4-shot lead April 12, 2015

    Augusta: Jordan Spieth seized control of the Masters with a performance not seen since another 21-year-old, Tiger Woods, first blazed his way around Augusta National. He made four birdies in five holes on the back nine to stretch his lead to seven shots. Standing on the 17th tee, he already was...
  • Anirban Lahiri 51st after third round in Masters April 12, 2015

    Augusta: Star Indian golfer Anirban Lahiri carded two-over 74 to take the 51st position after the third round in the Masters Tournament on Saturday. Lahiri, who had two-over 146 as total after the first two rounds, scored a double-bogey on the par-four seventh hole and had a bogey on the par-four...
  • Jordan Spieth makes Masters look like child's play April 11, 2015

    Augusta: Jordan Spieth is making the Masters look easy. He opened with a 64 despite making a bogey at the easiest hole on the course. He followed with a bogey-free 66 in which he missed a pair of 6-foot birdie putts. He still broke the 36-hole Masters record that had stood...
  • Anirban Lahiri drops to tied 50th, makes halfway cut in Masters April 11, 2015

    Augusta: Star Indian golfer Anirban Lahiri carded a three-over 75 to share the 50th spot with five others after the second round of the 79th Masters Tournament on Friday. Lahiri, who scored one-under 71 in the first round on Thursday to finish tied 18th, has two-over 146 as total after the...
  • Masterful first round by Lahiri; lies 18th on debut at Augusta April 10, 2015

    Augusta: Indian golfer Anirban Lahiri produced a highly commendable first round on his Masters debut, carding a one-under 71 to be tied 18th alongside some of the biggest names here. Lahiri, who had two birdies -- one on each side of the famed Augusta National Golf Club, also had one bogey...
  • Jordan Spieth sizzles at Masters, Rory McIlroy seven back April 10, 2015

    Augusta: Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods dominated the build-up to this week's Masters but it was exciting American Jordan Spieth who produced the fireworks in a gripping opening round at Augusta National on Thursday. Spieth, the hottest player in the game over the past six months, raised hopes of shooting the...
  • All eyes on Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods as the Masters gets underway April 9, 2015

    Augusta: Two players seemingly headed in opposite directions are hogging all the headlines going into this year's Masters. Rory McIlroy is trying to complete the career Grand Slam. Tiger Woods is looking to play 72 holes in a regular PGA Tour event for only the second time in the past year. But let's...
  • Kevin Streelman wins Masters Par 3 in sudden-death playoff April 9, 2015

    Augusta: Kevin Streelman beat Camilo Villegas on the third hole of a sudden-death playoff Wednesday to win the Par 3 tournament on the last day to relax at Augusta National. Streelman and Villegas finished the nine holes tied at 5 under. They each opened with a par then a birdie before...
  • Anirban Lahiri soaks in atmosphere, to pair with Westwood, Jimenez April 8, 2015

    Augusta: Anirban Lahiri is going the full distance in terms of preparation and soaking in the atmosphere as he plays the pre-event traditional Par-3 which opens the official action at the Masters each year. Lahiri, who has played the Augusta National on each of the past three days alongside different players,...