ROME MASTERS

  • Rohan Bopanna, AisamulHaq Qureshi knocked out of Rome Masters May 15, 2014

    Rome: Rohan Bopanna and AisamulHaq 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 IndoPak combination suffered a 57, 16 defeat against...
  • Nadal dominates Federer to win Rome Masters May 19, 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 61, 63 on Sunday for his seventh Italian Open title. It was the most lopsided win in the...
  • BhupathiBopanna lose final of Rome Masters to Bryans May 19, 2013

    Rome: Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna ended runnersup 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 26 36 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 semifinals of the Rome Masters before Rafa Nadal was stretched to the limit against David Ferrer on Friday. Berdych clawed his way back from a 62 52 deficit to stun the...
  • MirzaBethanie in Round 2 of Rome Masters May 15, 2013

    Rome: Women's doubles sixth seeds of Sania Mirza and Bethanie MattekSands reached the second round of the Rome Masters here. The IndoAmerican pair beat JapaneseLatvian duo of Shuko Aoyama and Liga Dekmeijere 61, 63 in 58 minutes Tuesday. The winners broke their opponents five times in the match. They will face ItalianAustralian...
  • BhupathiBopanna 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 straightsets defeat at the hands of Marcel Granollers and Marc Lopez, here. The Spaniards raced to a 64, 61 win in one hour and five minutes in the semifinals...
  • 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 75 61 in the Rome Masters semifinals on Saturday. The Spaniard, who almost pulled out of the tournament with a virus, looked back to his best, launching a...
  • LeeHesh 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 tiebreaker by American pair of Sam Querrey and John Isner. The Indians lost 36 63 510 to their unseeded rivals in the second round in one hour and 12 minutes. The Indians...
  • LeeHesh in prequarterfinals of Rome Masters May 10, 2011

    Rome: Third seeds Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi advanced to the prequarterfinals 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 75, 62 on Sunday. Nadal improved to 100 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 64 36 64 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 injuryhit 2009, cruising into...
  • PaesDlouhy 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 36, 46 against Poland's Lukasz Kubot and Austrian Oliver Marach here. The seventhseeded 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 64, 61 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 26thranked...
  • 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 quarterfinal 76 36 64. Djokovic was thrashed by inform sixth seed Verdasco in the semifinals of the Monte Carlo Masters in their last meeting and...
  • PaesDlouhy 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 walkover 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 April 30, 2010

    Rome: Holder Rafael Nadal provided more evidence that he is regaining his old dominance on clay after an injuryhit 2009 by cruising past Romanian Victor Hanescu 63 62 at the Rome Masters on Thursday. British world number five Andy Murray struggled, however, and lost 63 64 to Nadal's Spanish compatriot...
  • BhupathiMirnyi 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 IndoBelarusian pair lost 26 76(5) 610 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: Secondranked Novak Djokovic dropped his serve once in each set but managed to recover to beat Thomaz Bellucci 64, 64 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 28, 2010

    Rome: Rafael Nadal opened his bid for a fifth Rome Masters title with a quick 61, 63 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 28, 2010

    Rome: Fifthseeded Robin Soderling extended his solid form of late with a 61, 75 win over Italian wild card Paolo Lorenzi at the Rome Masters on Wednesday. Soderling was coming off a runnerup 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 topranked player lost to Ernests Gulbis of Latvia 26, 61, 75 on Tuesday in his opening match of the claycourt 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 61, 61 win over 46thranked 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 64, 46, 63 win over ninthseeded 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 14 in his career...
  • Federer posts doubles win at Rome Masters April 27, 2010

    Rome: Roger Federer opened his claycourt 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 topranked 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 semifinal 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 27thranked Radek Stepanek 76 (4), 76 (7)...
  • Roddick, Blake enter Rome Masters quarterfinals 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 quarterfinals 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 quarterfinals May 9, 2008

    Rome: Roger Federer picked his shots carefully to get by towering Ivo Karlovic 76 (4), 63 on Thursday and reach the quarterfinals of the Rome Masters. The topranked Federer improved to 60 in his career against the 2.08meter (6foot10) 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 64, 60 in the second round of the Rome Masters on Wednesday, while top10 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 topranked player's nemeses Guillermo Canas. Canas rallied past Italian wild card Gianluca Naso 67 (8), 63, 62 on Monday to set up a meeting with Federer, who had a firstround bye. "I have nothing to lose,"...