Monte Carlo Masters 2013

  • Tired Nadal takes positives despite Monte Carlo defeat April 22, 2013

    Monte Carlo: Rafael Nadal admitted he is still trying to recapture his best form but remained optimistic for the French Open after losing his Monte Carlo crown to Novak Djokovic on Sunday. Nadal, who returned to action in March after seven months out with injury, went down 6-2 7-6 to the...
  • Passports should end doping system disaster: Berdych April 21, 2013

    Monte Carlo: Current anti-doping measures in tennis are a "disaster" and the introduction of biological passports can only improve matters, world number six Tomas Berdych said. "The system right now... I don't know how it works with the others but with me, it does not work at all," the Czech told...
  • Djokovic beats Nadal to win Monte Carlo Masters April 22, 2013

    Monte Carlo:For the first time in nine years, the Monte Carlo Masters trophy belongs to someone other than Rafael Nadal. The Spaniard's record reign at the clay-court tournament finally ended Sunday as he lost 6-2, 7-6 (1) to top-ranked Novak Djokovic in the final. Nadal won his 46 previous matches and...
  • Nadal, Djokovic reach Monte Carlo final again April 20, 2013

    Monaco: Eight-time defending champion Rafael Nadal recorded his 46th consecutive win at the Monte Carlo Masters by beating Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-3, 7-6 (3) Saturday to set up a repeat of last year's final against top-ranked Novak Djokovic. The Spaniard has reached five straight finals since returning from a seven-month layoff...
  • Leander Paes-Jurgen Melzer lose in quarters at Monte Carlo April 19, 2013

    Monte Carlo: Jurgen Melzer and Leander Paes lost their men's doubles quarterfinal clash against the top seeds Bob and Mike Bryan here at the Monte Carlo Masters on Friday. The Bryan brothers won 4-6, 6-3, 10-5 in one hour and 13 minutes to proceed to the semifinals of the 1000-point...
  • Nadal and Djokovic reach Monte Carlo semis April 20, 2013

    Monte Carlo: Rafael Nadal was pushed all the way by Grigor Dimitrov before winning his 45th straight match at the Monte Carlo Masters, reaching the semifinals with a 6-2, 2-6, 6-4 victory and staying on course for a rematch of last year's final against Novak Djokovic. The top-ranked Djokovic had less...
  • Tsonga beats Wawrinka to reach semi-finals April 19, 2013

    Monaco: Sixth-seeded Jo-Wilfried Tsonga beat Stanislas Wawrinka 2-6, 6-3, 6-4 in the Monte Carlo Masters to set up a potential semi-final clash with eight-time defending champion Rafael Nadal. Wawrinka made short work of beating second-seeded Andy Murray on Thursday and looked well on the way to another clinical win as he...
  • Murray loses in Monte Carlo as Djokovic, Nadal win April 18, 2013

    Monte Carlo: A string of errors put world number two Andy Murray out of the Monte Carlo Masters on Thursday when he lost 6-1 6-2 to Swiss Stanislas Wawrinka in the third round. Fourth seed Tomas Berdych and Argentine Juan Martin Del Potro, seeded five, were also beaten at the...
  • Paes-Melzer beat Bhupathi-Bopanna to enter QFs April 18, 2013

    Monte Carlo: Leander Paes and Jurgen Melzer overcame sixth seeds Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna to advance to the quarter-finals of the men's doubles of the Monte Carlo Masters here on Thursday. The Indo-Austrian pair took 57 minutes to defeat Bhupathi-Bopanna 6-2, 6-3 at the 1000-point ATP clay-court tournament. Paes-Melzer broke their...
  • Nadal and Djokovic advance at Monte Carlo Masters April 18, 2013

    Monaco: Eight-time champion Rafael Nadal extended his Monte Carlo Masters winning streak to 43 matches, and top-ranked Novak Djokovic was relieved his right ankle held firm despite hurting it again as both reached the third round of the Monte Carlo Masters on Wednesday. Nadal beat Marinko Matosevic 6-1, 6-2, but Djokovic...
  • Del Potro, Tsonga, Gasquet into Monte Carlo Rd 3 April 17, 2013

    Monte Carlo: Fifth-seeded Juan Martin del Potro, sixth-seeded Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and No. 7 Richard Gasquet all advanced to the third round of the Monte Carlo Masters on Tuesday. Tsonga beat Russian veteran Nikolay Davydenko 7-6 (3), 6-2, while Gasquet had a little more trouble overcoming Benoit Paire 6-1, 3-6, 6-1 and...
  • Dimitrov upsets 8th-seeded Tipsarevic in 2nd round at Monte Carlo April 16, 2013

    Monaco : Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria beat eighth-seeded Janko Tipsarevic 7-6 (3), 6-1 in the second round of the Monte Carlo Masters on Tuesday Dimitrov had seven aces and broke Tipsarevic's serve four times. Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland, Marinko Matosevic of Australia and qualifier Albert Ramos of Spain advanced to the...
  • Cilic and Raonic reach Monte Carlo 2nd round April 16, 2013

    Monaco: Ninth-seeded Marin Cilic overcame a shaky serving performance to beat Horacio Zeballos of Argentina 6-2, 6-7 (6), 6-2 in the first round of the Monte Carlo Masters on Monday. Cilic looked set for an easier win after converting all three of his break points in the first set, before...
  • Djokovic uncertain over Monte Carlo participation April 14, 2013

    Monaco: Top-ranked Novak Djokovic says he is not sure whether he will play at the Monte Carlo Masters this week, even though his right ankle injury is healing fast. The Serb twisted his ankle last Sunday on Davis Cup quarterfinal duty against the United States. Tests showed that the damage is...
  • Injured Novak Djokovic a doubt for Monte Carlo April 9, 2013

    Paris: World number one Novak Djokovic will make a late decision on his participation in the next week's Monte Carlos Masters because of an ankle problem. "The world's top player has undergone an MRI examination this morning which revealed no structural damage to the joint capsule and ligaments," a statement on...