Masters

  • Stanislas Wawrinka beats Roger Federer to win Monte Carlo Masters 20-04-2014 09:40 PM

    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...
  • Novak Djokovic out for 'some time' with wrist injury 20-04-2014 11:09 AM

    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 19-04-2014 09:12 PM

    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...
  • Stanislas Wawrinka beats David Ferrer to reach Monte Carlo final 19-04-2014 08:47 PM

    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 -...
  • Djokovic to vie with Federer for spot in Monte Carlo final 19-04-2014 08:41 AM

    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,...
  • Rafael Nadal admits he's lacking confidence 18-04-2014 09:48 PM

    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...
  • Rafael Nadal ousted by David Ferrer in Monte Carlo quarters 18-04-2014 06:55 PM

    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...
  • Stanislas Wawrinka beats Milos Raonic to reach Monte Carlo semis 18-04-2014 05:28 PM

    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....
  • Djokovic races into Monte Carlo Masters quarters 17-04-2014 10:25 PM

    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...
  • Rafael Nadal battles wardrobe malfunction in Monte Carlo 17-04-2014 09:25 PM

    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...
  • Nadal and Federer breeze into last eight of Monte Carlo 17-04-2014 06:38 PM

    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...
  • Stanislas Wawrinka into quarters of Monte Carlo Masters 17-04-2014 04:50 PM

    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...
  • Bopanna, Qureshi move into Monte Carlo quarters 17-04-2014 03:49 PM

    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...
  • Federer hints at missing French Open to be with wife, newborn 16-04-2014 10:24 PM

    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...
  • Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal into Monte Carlo Masters 3rd round 16-04-2014 07:51 PM

    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...
  • Novak Djokovic eases into Monte Carlo 3rd round 15-04-2014 10:31 PM

    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...
  • Bopanna-Qureshi pair advances to pre-quarters in Monaco 15-04-2014 07:27 PM

    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...
  • Fognini, Robredo into Monte Carlo second round 15-04-2014 09:45 AM

    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...
  • Fabio Fognini survives scare to beat Joao Sousa in 1st round in Monaco 14-04-2014 06:39 PM

    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...
  • Rory McIlroy finishes Masters in top 10 14-04-2014 08:22 AM

    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...
  • Bubba Watson wins second Masters title 14-04-2014 08:12 AM

    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...
  • Djokovic looks to maintain edge over Nadal in Monaco 13-04-2014 08:44 PM

    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...
  • Bubba Watson still confident after tough day at Masters 13-04-2014 10:14 AM

    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...
  • Back pain rules Gasquet out of Monte Carlo Masters 12-04-2014 10:43 PM

    Monaco: Tenth-ranked Richard Gasquet has pulled out of the Monte Carlo Masters after failing to shake off a back injury. Gasquet, who also missed France's Davis Cup quarterfinal win against Germany last weekend, hoped to take part in the tournament after returning to training this week. "I only picked up...
  • Australian Goss secures low amateur title at Masters 12-04-2014 10:05 AM

    A year after Adam Scott provided Australia with its first Masters champion, teenager Oliver Goss gave the country another success when he secured the silver cup as the low amateur. On the eve of his 20th birthday, Goss upstaged some of the sport's biggest names to shoot a one-under-par 71...
  • Phil Mickelson heads long list of big names to miss Masters cut 12-04-2014 08:42 AM

    Triple champion Phil Mickelson led a host of big names to miss the cut at the Masters on Friday as the American failed to advance to the third round at Augusta National for the first time in 17 years. Former winners Charl Schwartzel (2011), Zach Johnson (2007), Angel Cabrera (2009)...
  • Bubba Watson welcomes more success after seizing Masters lead 12-04-2014 08:38 AM

    Bubba Watson had a hard time dealing with his success after winning the Masters in 2012, but the left-hander looked ready to give major success another try armed with the 36-hole lead at Augusta National. Watson used a blistering run of five successive birdies to post a four-under-par 68 and...
  • Oosthuizen grabs share of Masters lead with early eagle 11-04-2014 11:18 PM

    Augusta: Louis Oosthuizen, who lost an epic playoff at the Masters two years ago, grabbed a share of the lead at Augusta National on Friday with an eagle in his second round. With most players still struggling to cope with the lightning fast greens, the South African joined overnight leader...
  • Patience a virtue for Rory McIlroy in Masters sunshine 11-04-2014 08:37 AM

    Three years after suffering a final-round meltdown at the Masters, Rory McIlroy got back into contention for the year's opening major with an impressive display of patience and grinding golf on Thursday. On a sun-baked Augusta National layout where danger lurked at every corner because of swirling winds and quickening...
  • Haas leads way at Masters, deja vu for Adam Scott 11-04-2014 08:34 AM

    Former FedExCup champion Bill Haas posted his lowest score in a major to snatch the lead midway through the Masters first round on Thursday while holder Adam Scott experienced a real sense of deja vu. The 31-year-old Haas, whose great uncle Bob Goalby landed the coveted Green Jacket in 1968,...