Tennis

  • Nadal's claycourt streak ended by bold Ferrer

    (Reuters) - Rafael Nadal's 30-match claycourt winning streak ended on Friday when the world number one was stunned 7-6(1) 6-4 by fellow Spaniard David Ferrer in the Monte Carlo Masters quarter-finals. Sixth seed Ferrer, who had beaten Nadal on clay only once 10 years ago and was brushed aside by…

    Reuters
  • Nadal battles wardrobe malfunction in Monte Carlo

    (Reuters) - Rafa 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…

    Reuters
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  • Britain's Robson out of Wimbledon and French Open

    Britain's Laura Robson on Thursday revealed she will miss Wimbledon and the French Open after opting to have surgery on her troublesome wrist injury. Robson has been plagued by the left wrist problem throughout 2014 and has completed just one match this year, losing 6-3, 6-0 to Kirsten Flipkens in…

    AFP
  • Fed Cup: Stosur plays Petkovic to open semifinal

    BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Australian No.1 Sam Stosur will meet Germany's second-ranked player Andrea Petkovic in the opening match of the Fed Cup World Group semifinal.

    Associated Press
  • Tennis-Malaysian Open women's singles round 2 results

    April 17 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Malaysian Open Women's Singles Round 2 matches on Thursday 7-Donna Vekic (Croatia) beat Kristyna Pliskova (Czech Republic) 1-6 6-3 7-5 1-Dominika Cibulkova (Slovakia) beat Hsieh Su-Wei (Taiwan) 6-1 6-2 3-Karolina Pliskova (Czech Republic) beat Duan…

    Reuters
  • Nadal ousted by Ferrer in Monte Carlo quarters

    MONACO (AP) — Top-ranked Rafael Nadal lost to Spanish compatriot David Ferrer 7-6 (1), 6-4 in the quarterfinals on Friday, his earliest exit at the Monte Carlo Masters in 11 years.

    Associated Press
  • Safarova opens Fed Cup for Czechs against Errani

    OSTRAVA, Czech Republic (AP) — Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic will face Sara Errani of defending champion Italy in the opening singles of their Fed Cup semifinal on Saturday.

    Associated Press
  • Diyas reaches 1st WTA quarterfinals since 2012

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- Zarina Diyas of Kazakhstan reached her first WTA quarterfinals in two years by defeating Italian qualifier Giulia Gatto-Monticone 6-1, 6-4 in the second round of the Malaysian Open on Wednesday.

    The Associated Press
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  • Robson out of French, Wimbledon with injured wrist

    LONDON (AP) — Britain will be without its top female player at Wimbledon after Laura Robson announced she is having surgery on her injured left wrist.

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  • Tennis-Nadal breezes into last eight with comfortable win

    The claycourt wizard, whose eight-year reign as Monte Carlo champion was ended by Serb Novak Djokovic in the final last year, dominated the unseeded Italian from the very start. "I played a good match, above all in the first set, The eight-times French Open champion told Spanish TV. "At the start I…

    Reuters
  • Nadal admits lack of confidence

    (Reuters) - Despite going into the Monte Carlo Masters on the back of another impressive unbeaten run on clay, Rafael Nadal admitted six weeks 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…

    Reuters
  • Nadal loses in quarterfinals in Monte Carlo

    PARIS (AP) — Rafael Nadal's mastery of the Monte Carlo clay courts seems to be over.

    Associated Press
  • Djokovic, Nadal race into Monte Carlo quarters

    MONACO (AP) — Defending champion Novak Djokovic raced into the Monte Carlo Masters quarterfinals in dispatching Pablo Carreno Busta of Spain 6-0, 6-1 in 47 minutes on Thursday.

    Associated Press
  • Nadal crashes in Monte Carlo, Federer faces Djokovic

    Monte Carlo (Monaco) (AFP) - Eight-time champion Rafael Nadal slumped to a shock Monte Carlo Masters quarter-final defeat to compatriot David Ferrer on Friday while Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic struggled into a semi-final showdown. Ferrer claimed a famous 7-6 (7/1), 6-4 win to hand the top seed…

    AFP
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  • Nadal claycourt winning run ended by bold Ferrer

    (Reuters) - Rafael Nadal's 30-match winning streak ended on Friday when the world number one was upset 7-6(1) 6-4 by fellow Spaniard David Ferrer in the Monte Carlo Masters quarter-finals. Sixth seed Ferrer, who had beaten Nadal on clay only once 10 years ago and was brushed aside by the muscular…

    Reuters
  • Wawrinka beats Raonic to reach Monte Carlo semis

    MONACO (AP) — Stanislas Wawrinka reached his first semifinals since winning the Australian Open after beating eighth-seeded Milos Raonic of Canada 7-6 (5), 6-2 at the Monte Carlo Masters on Friday.

    Associated Press
  • Nadal, Djokovic, Federer cruise in Monte Carlo

    Monte Carlo (Monaco) (AFP) - Rafael Nadal racked up his 300th career claycourt win to reach the Monte Carlo Masters quarter-finals on Thursday where he was joined by longtime rivals Novak Djokovic, the defending champion, and Roger Federer. World number one Nadal finished with an ace on match point…

    AFP
  • Djokovic races into Monte Carlo Masters quarters

    MONACO (AP) — 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.

    Associated Press
  • Tennis-Monte Carlo Masters men's singles round 3 results

    April 17 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Monte Carlo Masters Men's Singles Round 3 matches on Thursday Guillermo Garcia-Lopez (Spain) beat 5-Tomas Berdych (Czech Republic) 4-6 6-3 6-1 2-Novak Djokovic (Serbia) beat Pablo Carreno (Spain) 6-0 6-1 4-Roger Federer (Switzerland) beat Lukas Rosol…

    Reuters
  • Nadal eases into Monte Carlo Masters quarterfinals

    MONACO (AP) — Eight-time champion Rafael Nadal had little trouble reaching the quarterfinals of the Monte Carlo Masters, beating Italian Andreas Seppi 6-1, 6-3 on Thursday.

    Associated Press
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