Albert Montanes

  • Rosol, Berlocq and Montanes win in Umag July 23, 2014

    Fifth-seeded Lukas Rosol of the Czech Republic needed a late rally to beat 100th-ranked Diego Sebastian Schwartzman 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (2) in the first round of the Croatia Open on Tuesday. Schwartzman was serving at 4-3 in the third set and the Argentine even had game point to increase his lead....
  • Albert Montanes, Dmitry Tursunov advance at Open de Nice May 19, 2014

    France: Defending champion Albert Montanes and fifth-seeded Dmitry Tursunov each won in straight sets Monday to move into the second round of the Open de Nice. Montanes beat Matthew Ebden of Australia 6-1, 6-3, while Tursunov defeated Aleksandr Nedovyesov of Kazakhstan 6-1, 6-4. Montanes took a 4-0 lead in the opening set...
  • 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...
  • No back problem as Rafael Nadal enter quarters in Rio February 21, 2014

    Rio de Janerio: Rafael Nadal showed no problem with his tender back in his second match since returning from the injury, defeating fellow Spaniard Albert Montanes 6-1, 6-2 to reach the quarterfinals of the Rio Open on Thursday. The No. 1-ranked Nadal tweaked his back warming up for the Australian Open...
  • Albert Montanes, Marcel Granollers advance in Kitzbuehel July 30, 2013

    Kitzbuehel, Austria: Albert Montanes and Marcel Granollers had straight-set wins to reach the second round of the bet-at-home Cup on Monday. The only seeded players in action on the opening day, No. 7 Montanes served eight aces in defeating Adrian Ungur 6-4, 6-2, and No. 8 Granollers beat Mate Pavic 7-6...
  • Montanes upsets top-seeded Gasquet to reach quarters in Umag July 25, 2013

    Umag: Albert Montanes of Spain upset top-seeded Richard Gasquet of France 6-4, 6-4 on Wednesday to advance to the quarter-finals of the Croatia Open. Montanes was up 3-1 in the second set before Gasquet responded by winning three games in a row, but the Spaniard broke again at 4-4. Gasquet said...
  • Tommy Robredo, Albert Montanes advance at Croatia Open July 23, 2013

    Umag: Fifth-seeded Tommy Robredo cruised into the second round of the Croatia Open on Tuesday, beating Jan Hajek 6-3, 6-2. Robredo mostly kept to the baseline and needed only 71 minutes to outplay Hajek. The Czech, ranked 133, was nowhere close to the level he showed last week in Hamburg, where...
  • Paire beats Montanes in Hamburg to reach 3rd round July 16, 2013

    Germany: Ninth-seeded Benoit Paire of France advanced to the third round of the German Tennis Championships on Tuesday by beating Albert Montanes of Spain 6-1, 6-4. Gael Monfils beat 2010 Hamburg champion Andrey Golubev of Kazakhstan 6-3, 6-3 to make the second round of the clay-court tournament. Golubev had to qualify...
  • Montanes beats Monfils to win title at Nice Open May 25, 2013

    Nice: Albert Montanes of Spain clinched his sixth title by defeating French wild-card entry Gael Monfils 6-0, 7-6 (3) in the final of the Nice Open on Saturday. The match was interrupted by rain at 4-0 in the first set, but that didn't seem to bother Montanes, who broke for a...
  • Monfils, Montanes to meet in Nice Open final May 25, 2013

    Nice: France's Gael Monfils beat Spain's Pablo Andujar 7-5, 6-4 in the Nice Open on Friday to advance to the final. Monfils will face Spain's Albert Montanes, a 6-4, 4-6, 6-0 winner over French wild-card entry Edouard Roger-Vasselin in the first semifinal in the clay-court warm-up tournament for the French Open. A...
  • Djokovic beats Montanes to reach third round in Rome May 14, 2013

    Rome: Novak Djokovic reached the third round of the Italian Open, beating Spanish qualifier Albert Montanes 6-2, 6-3 Tuesday and appearing to have no problems with his injured ankle. Djokovic has reached the final in four of the five past years at the Foro Italico, winning the title in 2008 and...
  • Simone Bolelli through to Brazil Open semis February 15, 2013

    Sao Paulo: Simone Bolelli of Italy reached his first ATP semifinals since 2008 when he defeated Albert Montanes of Spain 6-4, 6-4 in the Brazil Open on Friday. The 80th-ranked Bolelli, who successfully played challengers last year to get back into the top 100, broke Montanes' service twice in the final...
  • Nadal enters last 16 of French Open June 17, 2007

    Paris: Holder Rafael Nadal reached the last 16 of the French Open with a 6-1 6-3 6-2 demolition of fellow Spaniard Albert Montanes on Saturday. The world number two, who turns 21 on Sunday, has not dropped a set so far but could be challenged in the next round when he...