Masters

  • Jeev moves up, Kapur slips down at Nordea Masters June 1, 2014

    Jeev Milkha Singh dropped just one bogey on the back nine against three birdies on the front for a card of 70 in third round, which saw him rise to tied 46th at the Nordea Masters on Sunday. He had made the cut on the line. Shiv Kapur endured a painful triple...
  • Shiv Kapur, Jeev Milkha Singh make cut at Nordea Masters May 31, 2014

    Malmo: Shiv Kapur landed five birdies against just one bogey to make amends for the patchy first round as he carded 68 at the Nordea Masters in Malmo. Kapur, who looked on his way out with a card of 76 on first day putted way better than the first day on...
  • 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...
  • Anirban Lahiri lands eagle on final hole to win Indonesian Masters April 27, 2014

    Jakarta: Anirban Lahiri holed a sensational 20-foot eagle putt on the 18th hole to grab his fourth Asian Tour title and the first outside India at the CIMB Indonesian Masters on Sunday. Lahiri, who will get married next month, fought back from a double bogey on 13th as he leapfrogged from...
  • Anirban Lahiri finishes 2nd, Rashid Khan 3rd at Indonesia Masters April 26, 2014

    Jakarta: India's Anirban Lahiri came up with a brilliant performance to be placed second while compatriot Rashid Khan finished third after the third round of the $750,000 Indonesia Masters at the Royale Jakarta Golf Club on Saturday. Lahiri displayed the qualities that made him an EurAsia Cup hero when he fired...
  • Golf: Anirban Lahiri awaits clash with Victor Dubuisson at Indonesian Masters April 23, 2014

    Anirban Lahiri, who defeated France's Victor Dubuisson at the EurAsia Cup, will get another chance to prove his growing status as one of Asia's rising stars when he tees off at the CIMB Niaga Indonesian Masters on Thursday. Dubuisson, world number 23, will seek revenge over Lahiri, who defeated him twice...
  • Stanislas Wawrinka beats Roger Federer to win Monte Carlo Masters April 20, 2014

    Monaco: Stanislas Wawrinka won the Monte Carlo Masters for the first time after rallying to beat Roger Federer 4-6, 7-6 (5), 6-2 in a rare all-Swiss final on Sunday. The Australian Open champion had lost his previous two Masters finals and looked like losing a third until Federer's level dropped suddenly...
  • Novak Djokovic out for 'some time' with wrist injury April 20, 2014

    Novak Djokovic said on Saturday he would not be able to play tennis "for some time" after being hampered by a wrist injury at the Monte Carlo Masters. The Serbian second seed was knocked out 7-5 6-2 by former world number one Roger Federer in the semi-finals, being clearly bothered...
  • Roger Federer defeats Novak Djokovic to enter Monte Carlo final April 19, 2014

    Monaco: Roger Federer defeated defending Monte Carlo Masters champion Novak Djokovic 7-5, 6-2 on Saturday to set up an all-Swiss final against Stanislas Wawrinka. Djokovic complained of soreness in his right wrist at the start of the week and took to the court with it heavily strapped. Although he seemed to...
  • Stanislas Wawrinka beats David Ferrer to reach Monte Carlo final April 19, 2014

    Monaco: Australian Open champion Stanislas Wawrinka reached the Monte Carlo Masters final after beating Spaniard David Ferrer 6-1, 7-6 (3) on Saturday to set up a possible all-Swiss decider against Roger Federer. Although the third-seeded Wawrinka made a string of unforced errors - 40 compared to 12 for Ferrer - he...
  • Djokovic to vie with Federer for spot in Monte Carlo final April 19, 2014

    Monaco: Serbia's Novak Djokovic and Swiss great Roger Federer will face one other in the semifinals of the Monte Carlo Masters after each triumphed in hard-fought matches Friday. Djokovic, ranked second in the world, needed more than two hours to defeat Spaniard Guillermo Garcia Lopez 4-6, 6-3, 6-1. Federer, meanwhile, squandered 16...
  • Rafael Nadal admits he's lacking confidence April 18, 2014

    Despite going into the Monte Carlo Masters on the back of another impressive unbeaten run on clay, Rafael Nadal admitted six months before his beloved French Open that he has been struggling with his confidence for months. The world number one, who was knocked out in the quarter-finals of the Monte...
  • Rafael Nadal ousted by David Ferrer in Monte Carlo quarters April 18, 2014

    Monaco: Rafael Nadal lost to Spanish compatriot David Ferrer 7-6 (1), 6-4 in the quarter-finals on Friday, his earliest exit at the Monte Carlo Masters in 11 years. While he beat Nadal just last year, Ferrer hadn't defeated Nadal on clay since 2004. A day after becoming the 11th man in the...
  • Stanislas Wawrinka beats Milos Raonic to reach Monte Carlo semis April 18, 2014

    Monaco: Australian Open champion Stanislas Wawrinka reached the semi-finals of the Monte Carlo Masters after beating eighth-seeded Milos Raonic of Canada 7-6 (5), 6-2 on Friday. The third-seeded Wawrinka reached the semis five years ago, losing to Novak Djokovic. He faces either eight-time champion Rafael Nadal or sixth-seeded David Ferrer. It is...
  • Djokovic races into Monte Carlo Masters quarters April 17, 2014

    Monaco: Defending champion Novak Djokovic of Serbia raced into the Monte Carlo Masters quarterfinals on Thursday, dispatching Pablo Carreno Busta 6-0, 6-1 in just 47 minutes. Eight-time champion Rafael Nadal also had little trouble reaching the last eight, beating Italian Andreas Seppi 6-1, 6-3, while fourth-seeded Roger Federer shook off a...
  • Rafael Nadal battles wardrobe malfunction in Monte Carlo April 17, 2014

    Rafael Nadal is battling a wardrobe malfunction that has forced him to alter his serving routine at this week's Monte Carlo Masters. When he has failed with his first serve, Nadal has had to ask for another ball rather than plucking one from his shorts, because he has been experiencing problems...
  • Nadal and Federer breeze into last eight of Monte Carlo April 17, 2014

    Monaco: Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer demonstrated their superior class on clay as they eased into the quarterfinals of the Monte Carlo Masters on Thursday. Claycourt wizard Nadal barely broke a sweat in his 6-1, 6-3 thrashing of Italy's Andreas Seppi while fourth seed Federer recovered from a break in the...
  • Stanislas Wawrinka into quarters of Monte Carlo Masters April 17, 2014

    Swiss third seed Stanislas Wawrinka reached the quarter-finals of the Monte Carlo Masters without hitting a ball on Thursday after his third-round opponent Nicolas Almagro withdrew for an unspecified reason. The Australian Open champion advances to meet eighth seed Milos Raonic after the Canadian beat 11th-seeded Spaniard Tommy Robredo 6-4 6-3. Raonic's...
  • Bopanna, Qureshi move into Monte Carlo quarters April 17, 2014

    Monte Carlo: Indian Davis Cupper Rohan Bopanna and his partner Aisam-ul-haq Qureshi lost only three games against Lukas Kubot and Robert Lindstedt before advancing to the quarter-finals of the ATP Monte Carlo Rolex Masters. The unseeded Indo-Pak pair scored a dominant 6-3, 6-0 win over the seventh seed Polish-Swede combo in...
  • Federer hints at missing French Open to be with wife, newborn April 16, 2014

    Roger Federer is prepared to skip tournaments, including possibly the French Open, to be with his wife when she gives birth again. Federer, who has twin daughters with wife Mirka, announced on December 24 they are expecting their third child, although they have not said when. The 32-year-old Federer still does...
  • Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal into Monte Carlo Masters 3rd round April 16, 2014

    Monaco: Roger Federer was happier than eight-time champion Rafael Nadal after their straight-sets wins to reach the Monte Carlo Masters third round on Wednesday. Federer took just 52 minutes to beat veteran Radek Stepanek 6-1, 6-2, while Nadal overcame a rusty start to put away Teymuraz Gabashvili 6-4, 6-1. The top-seeded Nadal,...
  • Novak Djokovic eases into Monte Carlo 3rd round April 15, 2014

    Monaco: Novak Djokovic began the defense of his Monte Carlo Masters title in flamboyant style Tuesday, taking only 45 minutes to beat Albert Montanes 6-1, 6-0 and maintain his perfect record against the Spaniard. The second-ranked Serb won 11 consecutive games and improved to 6-0 against Montanes, who has taken only...
  • Bopanna-Qureshi pair advances to pre-quarters in Monaco April 15, 2014

    Monte Carlo: Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-ul-haq Qureshi overcame a stiff resistance from Julian Knowle and Vasek Pospisil before moving to the pre-quarterfinals of the ATP Monte Carlo Masters, here on Tuesday. The Indo-Pak pair battled past the Austrian-Canadian combo 7-6 (2), 6-4 in one hour and 15 minutes in its opening...
  • Fognini, Robredo into Monte Carlo second round April 15, 2014

    Monaco: Tenth-seeded Fabio Fognini of Italy and 11th-seeded Tommy Robredo of Spain reached the second round of the Monte Carlo Masters in contrasting fashion on Monday. Fognini was two points away from defeat before rallying to beat Joao Sousa 5-7, 7-5, 6-4, while Robredo was more solid against qualifier David Goffin,...
  • Fabio Fognini survives scare to beat Joao Sousa in 1st round in Monaco April 14, 2014

    Monaco: Fabio Fognini of Italy was two points away from defeat before rallying to beat Joao Sousa 5-7, 7-5, 6-4 in the first round of the Monte Carlo Masters on Monday. Sousa led 5-2 and 30-0 on Fognini's serve, but the Portuguese player lost his composure and then started complaining to...
  • Rory McIlroy finishes Masters in top 10 April 14, 2014

    Rory McIlroy ended a frustrating Masters on a high with his best round of the tournament on Sunday to record his first top-10 finish at Augusta National. A day after he suffered the embarrassment of being beaten by a non-competing amateur marker, McIlroy provided a reminder of what is capable of...
  • Bubba Watson wins second Masters title April 14, 2014

    Bubba Watson withstood an inspired early challenge from playing partner Jordan Spieth to clinch the Masters for a second time in three years with a three-shot victory at Augusta National on Sunday. Trailing the prodigiously talented Spieth by two strokes after seven holes, the left-handed Watson took advantage of a faltering...
  • Djokovic looks to maintain edge over Nadal in Monaco April 13, 2014

    Monaco: Novak Djokovic looks to continue his recent dominance over arch-rival Rafael Nadal at the Monte Carlo Masters, where he beat the Spaniard in the final last year, and boost his confidence heading into the French Open. Monte Carlo is the first of three Masters tournaments played on clay and is...
  • Bubba Watson still confident after tough day at Masters April 13, 2014

    Bubba Watson would've preferred to play better, of course. He's not complaining too much, though. Not when he has a share of the lead heading to the final round of the Masters. Watson struggled to a 2-over 74 on Saturday after two straight rounds in the 60s, his card marred by...