Rome Masters

  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Nadal beats Ferrer to set up Rome semis with Berdych May 18, 2013

    Rome: Czech Tomas Berdych snapped a run of 11 consecutive defeats by world number one Novak Djokovic to reach the semi-finals of the Rome Masters before Rafa Nadal was stretched to the limit against David Ferrer on Friday. Berdych clawed his way back from a 6-2 5-2 deficit to stun the...
  • Mirza-Bethanie in Round 2 of Rome Masters May 15, 2013

    Rome: Women's doubles sixth seeds of Sania Mirza and Bethanie Mattek-Sands reached the second round of the Rome Masters here. The Indo-American pair beat Japanese-Latvian duo of Shuko Aoyama and Liga Dekmeijere 6-1, 6-3 in 58 minutes Tuesday. The winners broke their opponents five times in the match. They will face Italian-Australian...
  • Bhupathi-Bopanna out of Italian Open May 20, 2012

    Rome: The seventh seed Indian pair of Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna crashed out of the ATP Rome Masters after suffering a straight-sets defeat at the hands of Marcel Granollers and Marc Lopez, here. The Spaniards raced to a 6-4, 6-1 win in one hour and five minutes in the semi-finals...
  • Nadal storms past Gasquet to reach Rome final May 14, 2011

    Rome: World number one Rafa Nadal set up the prospect of another mouthwatering clay court final against Novak Djokovic after beating Richard Gasquet 7-5 6-1 in the Rome Masters semi-finals on Saturday. The Spaniard, who almost pulled out of the tournament with a virus, looked back to his best, launching a...
  • Lee-Hesh crash out of Italian Open May 12, 2011

    Rome: Third seeds Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi crashed out of the Rome Masters after being outplayed in the super tie-breaker by American pair of Sam Querrey and John Isner. The Indians lost 3-6 6-3 5-10 to their unseeded rivals in the second round in one hour and 12 minutes. The Indians...
  • Lee-Hesh in pre-quarterfinals of Rome Masters May 10, 2011

    Rome: Third seeds Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi advanced to the pre-quarterfinals of the ATP Rome Masters after getting a bye in the first round. The Indian pair will take on the unseeded American combo of Sam Querrey and John Isner in the second round. Querrey and Isner defeated Briton Jamie Murray...
  • Nadal wins fifth Rome Masters title May 3, 2010

    Rome: Rafael Nadal has won his fifth Rome Masters title in six years, withstanding two rain delays to beat fellow Spaniard David Ferrer 7-5, 6-2 on Sunday. Nadal improved to 10-0 on clay this year and signaled he's back to dominating on his preferred surface after a series of injuries. He...
  • Nadal survives Gulbis scare to reach Rome final May 1, 2010

    Rome: Rafael Nadal overcame a stern challenge from Ernests Gulbis to reach the Rome Masters final on Saturday, prevailing 6-4 3-6 6-4 after the Latvian had exposed chinks in the clay master's armour. The Spaniard looked to have regained his old dominance on red dirt after an injury-hit 2009, cruising into...
  • Paes-Dlouhy crash out of Rome Masters May 1, 2010

    Rome: Third seeds Leander Paes of India and Lukas Dlouhy of Czech Republic crashed out of the doubles quarterfinals of the 2,750,000 euros Rome Masters 3-6, 4-6 against Poland's Lukasz Kubot and Austrian Oliver Marach here. The seventh-seeded Kubot and Marach converted four of the seven break points to prevail in...
  • Nadal beats Wawrinka, reaches Rome semis May 1, 2010

    Rome: Rafael Nadal overcame a slow start to beat Stanislas Wawrinka 6-4, 6-1 in the quarterfinals of the Rome Masters on Friday. Aiming for his fifth title at the Foro Italico in six years, Nadal had trouble finding his range off Wawrinka's powerful serve but finally managed to break the 26th-ranked...
  • Djokovic succumbs to Verdasco in fine tussle April 30, 2010

    Rome: World number two Novak Djokovic succumbed to Fernando Verdasco for the second time in two weeks on Friday when he lost an enthralling Rome Masters quarter-final 7-6 3-6 6-4. Djokovic was thrashed by in-form sixth seed Verdasco in the semi-finals of the Monte Carlo Masters in their last meeting and...
  • Paes-Dlouhy in quarters of Rome Masters April 30, 2010

    Rome: Third seeds Leander Paes and Lukas Dlouhy moved to the quarterfinals of the ATP Rome Masters 1000 after getting a walk-over from Croat Ivan Ljubicic and Michael Llodra of France in the second round. Llodra and Ljubicic opted out of the contest after the Croat suffered a side strain. Paes and...
  • Nadal cruises, Murray crashes out in Rome May 1, 2010

    Rome: Holder Rafael Nadal provided more evidence that he is regaining his old dominance on clay after an injury-hit 2009 by cruising past Romanian Victor Hanescu 6-3 6-2 at the Rome Masters on Thursday. British world number five Andy Murray struggled, however, and lost 6-3 6-4 to Nadal's Spanish compatriot...
  • Bhupathi-Mirnyi bite dust at Rome Masters April 29, 2010

    Rome: Fourth seeds Mahesh Bhupathi and Max Mirnyi crashed out of the ATP Rome Masters after going down fighting against American pair of John Isner and Sam Querry. The Indo-Belarusian pair lost 2-6 7-6(5) 6-10 in the second round of the elite event in one hour and 29 minutes. Bhupathi and Mirnyi,...
  • Djokovic advances to Rome quarterfinals April 29, 2010

    Rome: Second-ranked Novak Djokovic dropped his serve once in each set but managed to recover to beat Thomaz Bellucci 6-4, 6-4 on Thursday and reach the Rome Masters quarterfinals. Djokovic also struggled with his serve in a semifinal loss to Fernando Verdasco at the Monte Carlo Masters two weeks ago. Against...
  • Nadal opens Rome Masters with easy win April 29, 2010

    Rome: Rafael Nadal opened his bid for a fifth Rome Masters title with a quick 6-1, 6-3 win over Philipp Kohlschreiber on Wednesday. Having withdrawn from last week's Barcelona Open, Nadal appeared fresh and was able to dictate play with his usual combination of heavy topspin, few unforced errors and an...
  • Rome Masters: Soderling beats Lorenzi April 29, 2010

    Rome: Fifth-seeded Robin Soderling extended his solid form of late with a 6-1, 7-5 win over Italian wild card Paolo Lorenzi at the Rome Masters on Wednesday. Soderling was coming off a runner-up finish at the Barcelona Open, where he lost to Fernando Verdasco in three sets. In the Swede's previous...
  • Federer loses to Gulbis at Rome Masters April 27, 2010

    Rome: Roger Federer's form dropped drastically after an easy first set, and the top-ranked player lost to Ernests Gulbis of Latvia 2-6, 6-1, 7-5 on Tuesday in his opening match of the clay-court season. It was Federer's first singles match in nearly a month. He took off several weeks after losing...
  • Djokovic opens with easy win in Rome Masters April 27, 2010

    Rome: Novak Djokovic began his bid to reach a third consecutive Rome Masters final with a quick 6-1, 6-1 win over 46th-ranked French opponent Jeremy Chardy on Tuesday. Djokovic never faced a break point and served well from start to finish — a sharp contrast from his semifinal loss to Fernando...
  • Hewitt edges Youzhny at Rome Masters April 27, 2010

    Rome: Lleyton Hewitt grinded out a 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 win over ninth-seeded Mikhail Youzhny in the opening round at the Rome Masters on Tuesday, a positive step in the Australian's comeback from hip surgery. Youzhny committed a whopping 59 unforced errors to Hewitt's 34 and dropped to 1-4 in his career...
  • Federer posts doubles win at Rome Masters April 27, 2010

    Rome: Roger Federer opened his clay-court season with a solid doubles victory on Monday at the Rome Masters, while former champion Juan Carlos Ferrero was upset by Colombian qualifier Santiago Giraldo in singles. The top-ranked Federer paired with Swiss Davis Cup teammate Yves Allegro to beat Johan Brunstrom of Sweden and...
  • Djokovic, Wawrinka reach Rome Masters final May 11, 2008

    Rome: Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic and unseeded Swiss Stanislas Wawrinka will meet in the final of the Rome Masters on Sunday after their semi-final opponents retired injured on Saturday. Serbian third seed Djokovic went through after unseeded Czech Radek Stepanek, who stunned world No. 1 Roger Federer on Friday, pulled...
  • Stepanek knocks Federer out of Rome Masters May 10, 2008

    Rome: First it was Rafael Nadal. Then came Roger Federer's turn. The two players who have dominated tennis for the last three years were both upset over three days at the Rome Masters. Federer lost his sixth match of the year on Friday, falling to 27th-ranked Radek Stepanek 7-6 (4), 7-6 (7)...
  • Roddick, Blake enter Rome Masters quarter-finals May 9, 2008

    Rome: Most years, Americans wilt on the red clay courts of the Foro Italico. Not this year. Andy Roddick and James Blake reached the quarter-finals of the Rome Masters on Thursday, marking the first time two Americans have reached the last eight since Andre Agassi won the French Open warmup in 2002. The...
  • Federer towers over Karlovic, reaches quarter-finals May 9, 2008

    Rome: Roger Federer picked his shots carefully to get by towering Ivo Karlovic 7-6 (4), 6-3 on Thursday and reach the quarter-finals of the Rome Masters. The top-ranked Federer improved to 6-0 in his career against the 2.08-meter (6-foot-10) Croat. "It's difficult to judge against him. Ivo has an unbelievable serve, probably...
  • Djokovic beats underdog but other seeds tumble May 8, 2008

    Rome: Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic beat Belgium's Steve Darcis 6-4, 6-0 in the second round of the Rome Masters on Wednesday, while top-10 seeds David Nalbandian and David Ferrer were knocked out. Serbia's Djokovic had to recover an early break in the first set and save two break points in...
  • Federer to face Canas, Gasquet shocked by qualifier May 6, 2008

    Rome: Roger Federer's first match at the Rome Masters will come against one of the top-ranked player's nemeses - Guillermo Canas. Canas rallied past Italian wild card Gianluca Naso 6-7 (8), 6-3, 6-2 on Monday to set up a meeting with Federer, who had a first-round bye. "I have nothing to lose,"...