MONTE CARLO

  • Novak Djokovic downs Rafael Nadal to reach Monte Carlo Masters final 4 hours 30 minutes ago

    Monaco: Top-ranked Novak Djokovic overcame a strong challenge from Rafael Nadal to reach the Monte Carlo Masters final with a 6-3, 6-3 win Saturday. Djokovic, who extended his current winning streak to 16 matches, will face sixth-seeded Tomas Berdych as he bids for a second title at the clay-court Masters. With Prince...
  • Tomas Berdych moves into Monte Carlo Masters final 8 hours 36 minutes ago

    Monaco: Sixth-seeded Tomas Berdych overwhelmed Gael Monfis 6-1, 6-4 Saturday to reach the final of the Monte Carlo Masters for the first time. Berdych immediately took control from the baseline and Monfils struggled to cope with the fast pace imposed by the big-hitting Czech. Monfils won just 11 points in a lopsided...
  • Novak Djokovic to face Rafael Nadal in Monte Carlo Masters semi-finals 15 hours 47 minutes ago

    Monaco: Winning a game against Novak Djokovic these days is quite an achievement. Even when you're a U.S. Open champion. Djokovic won the first eight games of his Monte Carlo Masters quarter-final match on Friday before Marin Cilic managed to hold his serve, raising a thumb in the air to celebrate. The...
  • Tomas Berdych reaches Monte Carlo semi-finals after Milos Raonic retires Yesterday

    Monaco: Tomas Berdych advanced to the semi-finals of the Monte Carlo Masters for the third time on Friday after Milos Raonic retired with a foot injury. Raonic called a trainer after dropping serve for the second time to trail 5-2 in the first. Following a short discussion with the doctor, who...
  • Leander Paes-Daniel Nestor lose in Monte Carlo Masters 2 days ago

    Monaco: Wildcard tennis pair of Benoit Paire and Stan Wawrinka accounted for the Leander Paes and Daniel Nestor as the Indo-Canadian combine lost their men's doubles second round match to be ousted from the Monte Carlo Masters here on Thursday. The sixth seeds, who had received a first round bye, lost...
  • Roger Federer loses in 3rd round at Monte Carlo Masters 2 days ago

    Monaco: Gael Monfils defeated second-ranked Roger Federer 6-4, 7-6 (5) Thursday to reach the quarterfinals of the Monte Carlo Masters. This was Monfils's second consecutive win on clay over the 17-time Grand Slam champion after he beat him in straight sets during last year's Davis Cup final. Federer, who played his first...
  • Stan Wawrinka loses in 3rd round at Monte Carlo Masters 2 days ago

    Monaco: Grigor Dimitrov capitalized on Stan Wawrinka's awful display on Thursday to rout the defending champion 6-1, 6-2 and reach the quarter-finals at the Monte Carlo Masters. Wawrinka got off a sluggish start and never found the right balance. He also failed to seize his chances, failing to convert four break...
  • Rafa Nadal, Roger Federer bulldoze into Monte Carlo last 16 3 days ago

    Monte Carlo: Rafa Nadal returned to one of his favourite hunting grounds to thrash Frenchman Lucas Pouille at the Monte Carlo Masters on Wednesday as his build-up to the French Open began. The Spaniard, who will be looking for a 10th Roland Garros title next month, enjoyed a 6-2 6-1 second-round...
  • Stan Wawrinka eases into 3rd round at Monte Carlo Masters 3 days ago

    Monaco: Stan Wawrinka's title defense at the Monte Carlo Masters got off to a solid start Wednesday with 6-1, 6-4 win over Juan Monaco in the second round. The seventh-seeded Swiss, who won his maiden Masters tournament last year at the Country Club, won 15 of the first 20 points and...
  • Rohan Bopanna-Florin Mergea lose in Monte Carlo opener 3 days ago

    Monaco: Indo-Romanian pair of Rohan Bopanna and Florin Mergea went down in the men's doubles opening round of the Monte-Carlo Masters to wildcard French-Swiss combine of Benoit Paire and Stan Wawrinka at the Monte Carlo Country Club. Bopanna and Mergea gave a tough fight but eventually went down 6-7 (6), 6-4,...
  • Novak Djokovic slides smoothly through in Monte Carlo 4 days ago

    World number one Novak Djokovic eased into the European claycourt season with a comfortable win over Spanish qualifier Albert Ramos-Vinolas at the Monte Carlo Masters on Tuesday. Clad in an orange shirt roughly the same colour as the scenic Centre Court overlooking the Mediterranean, the 2013 champion got straight down to...
  • Gael Monfils reaches 2nd round at Monte Carlo Masters 4 days ago

    Monaco: Gael Monfils overcame a shaky start to rally past Russian qualifier Andrey Kuznetsov 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 in the first round of the Monte Carlo Masters on Tuesday. The 14th-seeded Frenchman, who recently returned to the tour after a knee injury, struggled with his serve early before finding his range. Monfils was...
  • Ernests Gulbis loses in 1st round at Monte Carlo Masters 5 days ago

    Monaco: Ernests Gulbis was eliminated from the Monte Carlo Masters on Monday in the first round, losing to Andreas Haider-Maurer 6-1, 6-0. The 13th-seeded Latvian, a semifinalist at last year's French Open, hit a flurry of unforced errors against the 52nd-ranked Haider-Maurer. Gulbis has lost in the opening round in seven of...
  • Rafael Nadal back to favourite surface in Monte Carlo 5 days ago

    Monaco: Does Rafael Nadal remain the King of Clay? That's the big question surrounding the 14-time Grand Slam winner as the world's best players gather in Monte Carlo this week for the first Masters of the season played on clay. Relaxed, tanned and smiling, the former top-ranked Nadal looks more than happy...
  • Stanislas Wawrinka beats Roger Federer to win Monte Carlo Masters April 20, 2014

    Monaco: Stanislas Wawrinka won the Monte Carlo Masters for the first time after rallying to beat Roger Federer 4-6, 7-6 (5), 6-2 in a rare all-Swiss final on Sunday. The Australian Open champion had lost his previous two Masters finals and looked like losing a third until Federer's level dropped suddenly...
  • Novak Djokovic out for 'some time' with wrist injury April 20, 2014

    Novak Djokovic said on Saturday he would not be able to play tennis "for some time" after being hampered by a wrist injury at the Monte Carlo Masters. The Serbian second seed was knocked out 7-5 6-2 by former world number one Roger Federer in the semi-finals, being clearly bothered...
  • Roger Federer defeats Novak Djokovic to enter Monte Carlo final April 19, 2014

    Monaco: Roger Federer defeated defending Monte Carlo Masters champion Novak Djokovic 7-5, 6-2 on Saturday to set up an all-Swiss final against Stanislas Wawrinka. Djokovic complained of soreness in his right wrist at the start of the week and took to the court with it heavily strapped. Although he seemed to...
  • Stanislas Wawrinka beats David Ferrer to reach Monte Carlo final April 19, 2014

    Monaco: Australian Open champion Stanislas Wawrinka reached the Monte Carlo Masters final after beating Spaniard David Ferrer 6-1, 7-6 (3) on Saturday to set up a possible all-Swiss decider against Roger Federer. Although the third-seeded Wawrinka made a string of unforced errors - 40 compared to 12 for Ferrer - he...
  • Djokovic to vie with Federer for spot in Monte Carlo final April 19, 2014

    Monaco: Serbia's Novak Djokovic and Swiss great Roger Federer will face one other in the semifinals of the Monte Carlo Masters after each triumphed in hard-fought matches Friday. Djokovic, ranked second in the world, needed more than two hours to defeat Spaniard Guillermo Garcia Lopez 4-6, 6-3, 6-1. Federer, meanwhile, squandered 16...
  • Rafael Nadal admits he's lacking confidence April 18, 2014

    Despite going into the Monte Carlo Masters on the back of another impressive unbeaten run on clay, Rafael Nadal admitted six months before his beloved French Open that he has been struggling with his confidence for months. The world number one, who was knocked out in the quarter-finals of the Monte...
  • Rafael Nadal ousted by David Ferrer in Monte Carlo quarters April 18, 2014

    Monaco: Rafael Nadal lost to Spanish compatriot David Ferrer 7-6 (1), 6-4 in the quarter-finals on Friday, his earliest exit at the Monte Carlo Masters in 11 years. While he beat Nadal just last year, Ferrer hadn't defeated Nadal on clay since 2004. A day after becoming the 11th man in the...
  • Stanislas Wawrinka beats Milos Raonic to reach Monte Carlo semis April 18, 2014

    Monaco: Australian Open champion Stanislas Wawrinka reached the semi-finals of the Monte Carlo Masters after beating eighth-seeded Milos Raonic of Canada 7-6 (5), 6-2 on Friday. The third-seeded Wawrinka reached the semis five years ago, losing to Novak Djokovic. He faces either eight-time champion Rafael Nadal or sixth-seeded David Ferrer. It is...
  • Djokovic races into Monte Carlo Masters quarters April 17, 2014

    Monaco: Defending champion Novak Djokovic of Serbia raced into the Monte Carlo Masters quarterfinals on Thursday, dispatching Pablo Carreno Busta 6-0, 6-1 in just 47 minutes. Eight-time champion Rafael Nadal also had little trouble reaching the last eight, beating Italian Andreas Seppi 6-1, 6-3, while fourth-seeded Roger Federer shook off a...
  • Rafael Nadal battles wardrobe malfunction in Monte Carlo April 17, 2014

    Rafael Nadal is battling a wardrobe malfunction that has forced him to alter his serving routine at this week's Monte Carlo Masters. When he has failed with his first serve, Nadal has had to ask for another ball rather than plucking one from his shorts, because he has been experiencing problems...
  • Nadal and Federer breeze into last eight of Monte Carlo April 17, 2014

    Monaco: Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer demonstrated their superior class on clay as they eased into the quarterfinals of the Monte Carlo Masters on Thursday. Claycourt wizard Nadal barely broke a sweat in his 6-1, 6-3 thrashing of Italy's Andreas Seppi while fourth seed Federer recovered from a break in the...
  • Stanislas Wawrinka into quarters of Monte Carlo Masters April 17, 2014

    Swiss third seed Stanislas Wawrinka reached the quarter-finals of the Monte Carlo Masters without hitting a ball on Thursday after his third-round opponent Nicolas Almagro withdrew for an unspecified reason. The Australian Open champion advances to meet eighth seed Milos Raonic after the Canadian beat 11th-seeded Spaniard Tommy Robredo 6-4 6-3. Raonic's...
  • Bopanna, Qureshi move into Monte Carlo quarters April 17, 2014

    Monte Carlo: Indian Davis Cupper Rohan Bopanna and his partner Aisam-ul-haq Qureshi lost only three games against Lukas Kubot and Robert Lindstedt before advancing to the quarter-finals of the ATP Monte Carlo Rolex Masters. The unseeded Indo-Pak pair scored a dominant 6-3, 6-0 win over the seventh seed Polish-Swede combo in...
  • Federer hints at missing French Open to be with wife, newborn April 16, 2014

    Roger Federer is prepared to skip tournaments, including possibly the French Open, to be with his wife when she gives birth again. Federer, who has twin daughters with wife Mirka, announced on December 24 they are expecting their third child, although they have not said when. The 32-year-old Federer still does...
  • Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal into Monte Carlo Masters 3rd round April 16, 2014

    Monaco: Roger Federer was happier than eight-time champion Rafael Nadal after their straight-sets wins to reach the Monte Carlo Masters third round on Wednesday. Federer took just 52 minutes to beat veteran Radek Stepanek 6-1, 6-2, while Nadal overcame a rusty start to put away Teymuraz Gabashvili 6-4, 6-1. The top-seeded Nadal,...
  • 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...