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Nadal eases into Monte Carlo Masters semis

Roquebrune-Cap-Martin (France), April 20 (IANS) Spain’s Rafael Nadal on Friday advanced to the semi-finals of the Monte Carlo Masters after he dominated Austria’s Dominic Thiem in a 6-0, 6-2 victory. It took just an hour…

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Cilic advances at Monte-Carlo Masters

Roquebrune Cap Martin (France), April 19 (IANS) Second-seeded Marin Cilic of Croatia advanced to the third round of the Monte-Carlo Masters tennis tournament after defeating Spain’s Fernando Verdasco 6-3, 7-6 (4). World No.3 Cilic needed…


Sharapova to feature in Birmingham tourney

London, April 19 (IANS) Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova said that she planned to play in the Nature Valley Classic in Birmingham, England, to prepare for the grass courts of Wimbledon. “I’m excited to return…




Djokovic earns 1st Masters win of 2018

Monaco (France), April 17 (IANS) Serbia’s Novak Djokovic earned his first Masters 1,000 win this year after defeating fellow Serbian Dusan Lajovic 6-0, 6-1 in the first round of the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters. World No.13…


Nishikori, Rublev advance at Monte-Carlo Masters

Monaco (France), April 17 (IANS) Japan’s Kei Nishikori and Russia’s Andrey Rublev have qualified for the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters round of 32. World No.36 Nishikori upset world No.18 Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic 4-6,…


Ramos-Vinolas advances at Monte-Carlo Masters

Monaco (France), April 17 (IANS) Spain’s Albert Ramos-Vinolas qualified for the second round of the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters after defeating the United States’ Jared Donaldson 6-3, 6-3. A finalist at last year’s Monte-Carlo Masters, the…


Halep remains on top of world tennis rankings

Madrid, April 16 (IANS) Romania’s Simona Halep continues to lead the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) singles rankings released on Monday with 8,140 points, followed by Denmark’s Caroline Wozniacki (6,790 points). There were no changes in…


Nadal stays atop ATP rankings

Madrid, April 16 (IANS) Spain’s Rafael Nadal remained in the number one spot in the men’s Association of Tennis Professionals world singles rankings released on Monday with 8,770 points. Nadal dethroned Switzerland’s Roger Federer, the…


Nadal maintains top spot at ATP rankings

Madrid, April 9 (IANS) Spain’s Rafael Nadal maintained the top spot in the men’s Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) World singles rankings, released on Monday. Last week, Nadal dethroned Switzerland’s Roger Federer, a 20-time Grand…


Halep stays atop WTA rankings

Madrid, April 9 (IANS) Romania’s Simona Halep continues to lead the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) rankings released on Monday. The 26-year-old was followed by Denmark’s Caroline Wozniacki, while Spain’s Garbi?e Muguruza is at the third…




Ferrer leads Spain to Davis Cup semis

Valencia, April 9 (IANS) David Ferrer has defeated Philipp Kohlschreiber, 7-6 (7-1), 3-6, 7-6 (7-4), 4-6, 7-5 in an epic match, to help Spain to the Davis Cup semifinals with a 3-2 victory over Germany….



Spain’s Muguruza wins 2018 Monterrey Open

Monterrey (Mexico), April 9 (IANS) Spain’s Garbine Muguruza rose from a set down to beat Hungarian Timea Babos 3-6, 6-4, 6-3 and emerge champion of the 2018 Monterrey Open here. Babos, the 44th-ranked player in…


Muguruza in Monterrey Open tennis final

Monterrey (Mexico), April 8 (IANS) Spanish top-seed Garbi?e Muguruza defeated Romania’s Ana Bogdan 6-0, 7-5 to reach the final of the Monterrey Open. Muguruza, using her strong serve, powerful double-handed backhand and superb placement, broke…