Fabio Makes History!
Fabio Fognini became the first Italian to win an ATP Masters 1000 title on Sunday at the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters, defeating Dusan Lajovic 6-3, 6-4 in one hour and 38 minutes. “I’m really, really happy. Nothing to say,” Fognini said. “I have to keep calm, maybe take a shower, relax, and think about this because […]
Fabio Discusses Monte-Carlo Title Run
Are we witnessing a new Fabio Fognini at age 31? The Italian won the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters on Sunday for his first ATP Masters 100 title, but refused to look too far ahead afterwards. Fognini proved this week that he can beat anyone in the world when he’s at his best, but quickly shook off […]
Mektic/Skugor Save MP To Lift Trophy
Nikola Mektic and Franko Skugor saved one championship point on Sunday to win the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters, beating Robin Haase and Wesley Koolhof 6-7(3), 7-6(3), 11-9 in a dramatic final. The seventh seeds, making their first appearance as a team since the 2017 Swiss Indoors, won 76 per cent of first-serve points (37/49) to claim […]
Lajovic Reflects On Dream Week
It was a week Dusan Lajovic will never forget. Not even a toe blister could stop the Serbian from producing countless moments of magic, en route to his first ATP Tour final at the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters. On Saturday, Lajovic exclaimed, “I’m going to cut that toe off if it means I can play tomorrow.” […]
Brain Game: Fabio Wins Forehand Battle
The forehand broke. Fabio Fognini stunned Rafael Nadal 6-4, 6-2 in the semi-finals of the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters on Saturday with Nadal’s forehand starting strong but misfiring the further the match progressed. Nadal was broken in his first service game, then broke back twice in a row to lead 3-1 in the opening set. His […]
What Fognini Told Nadal Before SF
Walking onto Court Rainier III at the Monte-Carlo Country Club to play Rafael Nadal is a daunting task. The Spaniard has won 11 titles on the main court at the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters. But on Saturday, Italian Fabio Fognini felt no fear. In fact, he says he played up his chances to Nadal himself. “With […]
Nadal Reacts After Fognini Defeat
Rafael Nadal is the first to admit that very little went according to plan on Saturday. The second seed and 11-time champion suffered just the fifth defeat of his career at the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters, succumbing to Fabio Fognini 6-4, 6-2 in one hour and 36 minutes. It was one of the upsets of the […]
Follow The Action On ATP Tennis Radio
Looking for a way to keep up to date with the latest news from the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters? Make sure to tune into ATP Tennis Radio as World No. 1 Novak Djokovic and 11-time champion Rafael Nadal headline a packed draw at the opening ATP Masters 1000 event of the European clay swing. You can […]
Felix Steals The Spotlight
Felix Auger-Aliassime is becoming accustomed to being centre stage as one of the brightest #NextGenATP stars on the ATP Tour, but the 18-year-old also proved he has star power off the court following his musical act at the annual Monte-Carlo Player Revue. As the stars of the ATP Tour gathered on Wednesday night to celebrate […]
Who Will Take The Title?
Fabio Fognini and Dusan Lajovic wrap up a wild week on Sunday at the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters as both men battle for their first ATP Masters 1000 title. This is the first time that Monte-Carlo has featured two first-time Masters 1000 finalists since the Masters 1000 series began in 1990. Fognini, seeded 13th, is competing […]
Lajovic Shocks Medvedev To Reach Final
Dusan Lajovic defeated Daniil Medvedev 7-5, 6-1 on Saturday in a battle of first-time ATP Masters 1000 semi-finalists, winning 12 of the final 13 games to reach the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters final. The World No. 48 is the lowest-ranked Monte-Carlo finalist since No. 53 Hicham Arazi in 2001, advancing after one hour and 35 minutes. […]
Final For Fabio!
Fabio Fognini produced the performance of his career on Saturday to stun 11-time champion Rafael Nadal 6-4, 6-2 at the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters, advancing to his first ATP Masters 1000 final. Fognini claimed 11 of 14 games from 1-3 down in the first set to stun the 33-time Masters 1000 champion after one hour and […]