• Tsitsipas beats Evans to reach Monte Carlo Masters final
    Associated Press

    Tsitsipas beats Evans to reach Monte Carlo Masters final

    Fourth-seeded Stefanos Tsitsipas swatted aside unseeded Dan Evans 6-2, 6-1 on Saturday to reach the Monte Carlo Masters final for the first time, and stay on course for a first title this year. The big-serving Greek faces the winner of a later semifinal between sixth-seeded Russian Andrey Rublev and unseeded Norwegian Casper Ruud. Evans beat top-ranked Novak Djokovic in the third round.

  • Dan Evans' run in Monte Carlo ended in straight sets by Stefanos Tsitsipas
    The Telegraph

    Dan Evans' run in Monte Carlo ended in straight sets by Stefanos Tsitsipas

    Dan Evans' brilliant run at the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters came to an end with a comprehensive defeat by world No. 5 Stefanos Tsitsipas. Evans was facing a former Masters finalist for the fifth successive match having beaten Dusan Lajovic, Hubert Hurkacz, Novak Djokovic and David Goffin to reach a semi-final at this level for the first time. But, unlike his previous opponents, Tsitsipas had no problem coping with the variety in the Evans game and he eased to a 6-2 6-1 victory. It was a third heavy defeat for the British number one against his Greek opponent, who piled constant pressure on the Evans serve. It has nevertheless been a superb week for the 30-year-old, who will equal his career-high ranking of 26 on Monday having proved to himself and the rest of the tennis world that he can be a threat to the best on clay. Evans still has a chance to reach the final in the doubles, where he and Neal Skupski were due to face top seeds Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah later on Saturday. More to follow...

  • 'Disaster' as Nadal's bid for 12th Monte Carlo title ended by Rublev
    AFP

    'Disaster' as Nadal's bid for 12th Monte Carlo title ended by Rublev

    Rafael Nadal's bid for a 12th Monte Carlo Masters title was shattered by Russia's Andrey Rublev, who swept to a 6-2, 4-6, 6-2 quarter-final win on Friday with the great Spaniard admitting his serve was "a disaster".