Madrid Masters

  • Bhupathi-Bopanna enter Madrid Masters QFs May 10, 2012

    Madrid: Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna overcame a late resistance from Santiago Gonzalez and Christopher Kas to move to the quarter-finals of the ATP Madrid Masters, here. The seventh seed Indian pair took one hour and three minutes to eke out a 6-1, 7-6 (2) win over the Mexican-German unseeded pair...
  • Paes-Stepanek, Bhupathi-Bopanna in Madrid pre-QF May 7, 2012

    Madrid: Leander Paes and Radek Stepanek and the Indian pair of Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna progressed to the pre-quarterfinals of the ATP Madrid Masters after getting byes in their respective first-round matches here. The Indo-Czech pair of Paes and Stepanek is seeded fifth, while the Indian team of Bhupathi and...
  • Poor start by Shiv Kapur in Madrid Masters October 12, 2011

    Madrid: Shiv Kapur got off to a poor start with a four-over 76 to be placed tied 114th after the opening round of the Bankia Madrid Masters. The Indian star had two each of birdies, bogeys and double bogeys in his round on the first day. And now he will need...
  • Indian trio misses cut at Madrid Masters May 29, 2010

    Madrid: Form deserted Indian golfers at the Madrid Masters and the trio of Shiv Kapur, Jyoti Randhawa and SSP Chowrasia missed the cut after returning over-par cards in the second round of the European Tour event here. Kapur, who was overnight tied 27th, finished a stroke below the cut-line after a...
  • Nadal beats Federer in Madrid Masters May 17, 2010

    Madrid: The way Rafael Nadal has been playing on clay, it's hard to imagine he won't take home a fifth French Open title this year. Nadal improved to 15-0 on clay this season and won a record 18th Masters title Sunday, beating top-ranked Roger Federer 6-4, 7-6 (5) in the Madrid...
  • Federer, Nadal line up dream final in Madrid May 16, 2010

    Madrid: Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal will renew their rivalry a year after their last meeting as both played through in three sets on Saturday into an all-star final at the Madrid Masters. Top seed Federer, who paved the way to a 2009 French Open title by beating Nadal in Madrid...
  • V Williams reaches Madrid Masters final May 15, 2010

    Madrid: Venus Williams reached her first Madrid Masters final by defeating Shahar Peer of Israel 6-3, 6-0 on Saturday. Williams improved to 12-1 record on clay this year after defeating Samantha Stosur and Vera Zvonareva this week. "I've played so many different players with so many different styles — some play more...
  • Paes-Dlouhy in Madrid Masters semis May 15, 2010

    New Delhi: Leander Paes and Lukas Dlouhy came back from a set behind to beat Nicolas Almagro and Marc Lopez and book a semifinal berth in the doubles event of the ATP Madrid Masters. The third set Indo-Cech pair overcame the challenge of the local pair 2-6 7-5 10-3 in the...
  • Nadal, Federer reach Madrid semis May 15, 2010

    Madrid: Defending champion Roger Federer rallied from a set and a break down to beat Ernests Gulbis 3-6, 6-1, 6-4 on Friday and secure a place in the Madrid Masters semifinals. Federer lost to Gulbis last month at the Rome Masters in his first clay-court match of the season, and the...
  • Roddick pulls out of Madrid Masters May 12, 2010

    Madrid: Andy Roddick withdrew from the Madrid Masters due to illness ahead of his opening match on Wednesday. The fifth-seeded Roddick, who had a bye into the second round, was scheduled to play Feliciano Lopez of Spain. Roddick said he had been vomiting for the last couple of days and felt...
  • Sania-Chuang shock second seeds, enter Madrid quarters May 14, 2009

    Madrid: India's Sania Mirza and Chia-Jung Chuang of Chinese Taipei (Taiwan) upset second seed Spaniards Anabel Medina Garrigues and Virginia Ruano Pascual 7-6(4), 4-6, 10-7 to enter the doubles quarter-final of the Madrid Masters. Sania and Chuang next play Victoria Azarenka of Belarus and Russia's Elena Vesnina who swept aside Russians...
  • Murray defeats Simon to win Madrid Masters title October 20, 2008

    Madrid: Fourth-ranked Andy Murray beat Gilles Simon of France 6-4, 7-6 (6) on Sunday to win the Madrid Masters. The US Open finalist became the first Briton to win four titles in a season. He will be the first Briton in the Open era since Fred Perry in 1936 to finish...
  • Federer, Nadal enter Madrid Masters semi-finals October 18, 2008

    Madrid: Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer were on course to clash in another final after winning their quarter-finals in straight sets at the Madrid Masters on Friday. Top-ranked Nadal downed Spanish countryman Feliciano Lopez 6-4, 6-4 while second-ranked Federer eliminated ninth-seeded Juan Martin del Potro 6-3, 6-3. In Saturday's semi-finals, Nadal will...
  • Karlovic knocks Djokovic out of Madrid Masters October 17, 2008

    Madrid: Towering Croat Ivo Karlovic toppled third seed Novak Djokovic 7-6, 7-6 to make the quarter-finals of the Madrid Masters on Thursday. The 14th seed will meet Frenchman Gilles Simon next after unsettling Djokovic with his booming serves. Both sets went to tiebreaks, which favoured Karlovic, who blasted 20 aces, to Djokovic's...
  • Madrid Masters: Federer wins, Davydenko out October 16, 2008

    Madrid: Roger Federer advanced to the third round of the Madrid Masters on Wednesday with a 6-3, 7-6 win over Czech Radek Stepanek on his return from a three-week break. Serbian third seed Novak Djokovic survived a searching test to beat Romanian Victor Hanescu, while Russia's Nikolay Davydenko, seeded five, was...
  • Nadal survives Gulbis, Murray through in Madrid October 16, 2008

    Madrid: Top seed Rafael Nadal survived a stern test by Latvia's Ernests Gulbis at the Madrid Masters on Tuesday while fourth seed Andy Murray barely broke sweat as his second-round Italian opponent Simone Bolelli retired hurt. World No. 1 Nadal showed his trademark tenacity to win 7-5, 3-6, 6-3 in two...
  • Nadal, Murray move to Rd 3 of Madrid Masters October 15, 2008

    New Delhi: World number 1 Rafael Nadal and British hope Andy Murray moved into the third round of the Madrid Masters. Nadal was up against Ernests Gulbis and the Latvian put up a tough fight before going down in three sets. The first was tied at five-all before Nadal broke Gulbis...
  • Bolelli upsets Almagro at Madrid Masters October 14, 2008

    Madrid: Italian Simone Bolelli upset local favourite Nicolas Almagro 7-6, 6-1 at the Madrid Masters on Monday to clinch a second-round meeting with fourth seed Andy Murray. The 23-year-old Bolelli, who entered the draw after Russian Marat Safin withdrew with a shoulder injury, took advantage of his opponent's own shoulder problems...
  • Nalbandian stuns Federer in Madrid comeback October 21, 2007

    Madrid: David Nalbandian announced his return from nearly 18 months of indifferent results as he stunned top seed Roger Federer 1-6, 6-3, 6-3 on Sunday to win the Madrid Masters. The upset win from the world number 25, who once stood among the elite, prevented a Swiss defence of the title...
  • Nalbandian sets up final clash with Federer October 21, 2007

    Madrid: Unseeded Argentine David Nalbandian outclassed World No. 3 Novak Djokovic with a 6-4, 7-6 victory at the Madrid Masters on Saturday to claim his place in his first final of the year. The 25-year-old, who has dropped out of the top 10 to 25th in the world rankings this...
  • Nalbandian stuns Nadal; Federer remains on course October 20, 2007

    Madrid: Unseeded Argentine David Nalbandian inflicted a shock 6-1, 6-2 defeat on World No. 2 Rafael Nadal in the Madrid Masters on Friday to earn a semi-final showdown with young Serb Novak Djokovic. Holder Roger Federer produced another polished performance to shake off Spanish wild card Feliciano Lopez 7-6, 6-4....
  • Madrid Masters: Gonzalez enters quarter-finals October 18, 2007

    Madrid: Last year's losing finalist Fernando Gonzalez breezed into the quarter-finals of the Madrid Masters on Thursday with an emphatic 6-4, 6-2 win over Argentine Juan Monaco. The win also took the Chilean a step closer to securing his place at the season-ending Masters Cup in Shanghai for the second time...
  • Madrid Masters: Murray, Ancic move into second round October 16, 2007

    New Delhi: The $2.95 million Madrid Masters got underway with Andy Murray and Mario Ancic moving into the second round quite comfortably. Murray had it easy against Radek Stepanek of Czech Republic. The Briton ran away with the match 6-4, 6-1. In an other match Mario Ancic, who has slipped to 49th...
  • Mauresmo suffers shock defeat in Madrid November 9, 2006

    Madrid: Defending champion and world number one Amelie Mauresmo lost 6-2 6-2 to fifth-ranked Russian Nadia Petrova in her opening match at the WTA championships on Tuesday. Maria Sharapova and Justine Henin-Hardenne, however, the two other players contesting the end-of-year number one spot, notched up impressive wins in their first...
  • Top 8 women line up for Madrid Masters November 7, 2006

    New Delhi: The last WTA tournament of the season. The Madrid Masters will feature the top eight women players, each of whom will be fighting to prove they are the best in the game. An event that determines who the number one will be. For the top women players in...
  • Fedex powers to 10th title of the year October 22, 2006

    Madrid: World number one Roger Federer racked up his 10th title of the season with a ruthless 7-5 6-1 6-0 win over Chile's Fernando Gonzalez in the final of the 2 million Euro Madrid Masters on Sunday. The 25-year-old weathered an early storm from the 10th seed but found his...
  • Federer crushes Nalbandian in Madrid October 21, 2006

    Madrid: World number one Roger Federer continued his smooth progress towards his 10th title of the year with an crushing 6-4 6-0 victory over fourth seed David Nalbandian in the semi-finals of the Madrid Masters on Saturday. The 25-year-old Swiss overwhelmed the Argentine with his usual brand of precision tennis...
  • Federer, Nalbandian enter Madrid semis October 21, 2006

    Madrid: World No 1 Roger Federer stayed on target for his 10th title of the year with a 6-3 7-6 win over unseeded American Robby Ginepri in the quarter-finals of the Madrid Masters on Friday. The 25-year-old Swiss, who has never won the Madrid title, faces world No 4 David Nalbandian...
  • Federer, Nadal in quarters at Madrid October 20, 2006

    Madrid: World number one Roger Federer fought off a determined challenge from an inspired Robin Soderling to beat the Swede 7-6 7-6 and reach the quarter-finals of the Madrid Masters on Thursday. Defending champion Rafael Nadal produced his customary brand of high-impact tennis to overpower Germany's Tommy Haas 6-4 6-3...