Koolhof/Haase Reach First Team Final

20/04/2019

Robin Haase and Wesley Koolhof advanced to their first tour-level final as a team on Saturday, beating Jamie Murray and Bruno Soares 7-6(4), 6-4 at the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters. The Dutch duo, competing together for just the second time, converted seven of 10 break points to reach the championship match after one hour and 37 […]

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Rafa, Fabio Battle For Final Spot

19/04/2019

Eleven-time champion Rafael Nadal and 13th seed Fabio Fognini will face off for a 15th time in their FedEx ATP Head2Head for a place in the 2019 Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters final. The other match Saturday features two first-time ATP Masters 1000 semi-finalists, Daniil Medvedev and Dusan Lajovic. Second seed Nadal leads his FedEx ATP Head2Head […]

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Nadal Overcomes Pella Challenge

19/04/2019

Rafael Nadal had dropped only nine games in his previous five sets against Guido Pella, but the Spaniard was forced to work hard for his 18th straight match win at the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters on Friday, defeating the Argentine 7-6(1), 6-3. “It was a very tough first set physically and mentally, too. Losing the first […]

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Fabio Books Rafa SF Clash

19/04/2019

Italian Fabio Fognini claimed the last spot in the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters semi-finals on Friday, recovering from a set down to beat Croat Borna Coric 1-6, 6-3, 6-2. “I think I was a little bit lucky,” said Fognini, who will face 11-time champion Rafael Nadal in the last four. “I’m happy because I’m playing my […]

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Medvedev Stuns Djokovic

19/04/2019

Daniil Medvedev entered the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters with two victories from 11 tour-level matches on clay, but that didn’t stop the Russian from claiming the biggest victory of his career on Friday. The 23-year-old stunned Novak Djokovic 6-3, 4-6, 6-2, breaking the two-time former champion on five occasions to reach his first ATP Masters 1000 […]

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Lajovic Earns First Semi-Final Spot

19/04/2019

Less than 24 hours after securing the biggest win of his career against World No. 5 Dominic Thiem, Dusan Lajovic defeated Lorenzo Sonego 6-4, 7-5 to reach his first ATP Masters 1000 semi-final on Friday. “Right now it’s a relief and I showed to myself that I could do it. The tournament is still not […]

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Fantastic Fabio Downs Zverev

18/04/2019

Fabio Fognini failed to take a set off Alexander Zverev in their first two FedEx ATP Head2Head meetings. But the Italian broke through in style against the 21-year-old on Thursday at the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters. In front of an energised crowd on Court Rainier III, Fognini secured 75 per cent of first-serve points (30/40) to […]

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Murray/Soares Back On Track

19/04/2019

Third seeds Jamie Murray and Bruno Soares were clinical on serve Friday to reach the Rolex Monte-Carlo semi-finals for the second time as a team, defeating Argentine-Portuguese duo Diego Schwartzman and Joao Sousa 7-5, 6-2. Entering this ATP Masters 1000 tournament, Murray and Soares were searching for their best form, having lost four of their […]

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Rafa Reaches 15th Monte-Carlo QF

18/04/2019

For the third time at the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters, Rafael Nadal had all the answers to Grigor Dimitrov’s questions on Thursday. The 11-time champion, who overcame Dimitrov at this event in 2013 and last year, broke serve on four occasions to defeat the Bulgarian 6-4, 6-1 and advance to his 15th quarter-final in the Principality. […]

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Djokovic, Medvedev Battle For SF Spot

18/04/2019

Top seed Novak Djokovic and second seed Rafael Nadal are among the top names in action at the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters on Friday, when all singles and doubles quarter-finals will be played. Djokovic continues his quest for a third Monte-Carlo title against tenth seed Daniil Medvedev of Russia. The Serbian leads their FedEx ATP Head2Head […]

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Novak Races Through To Last Eight

18/04/2019

Novak Djokovic advanced to his ninth Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters quarter-final on Thursday, beating American Taylor Fritz 6-3, 6-0. The World No. 1, who claimed his 850th tour-level victory on Tuesday, converted six of 10 break points en route to a 68-minute win. Djokovic now owns 15 victories from 18 tour-level encounters this season. The 31-year-old […]

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Pella Discusses ‘Legend’ Nadal

19/04/2019

Guido Pella is playing the best tennis of his life. The 28-year-old, who became a first-time ATP Tour champion at Sao Paulo in March, is into the quarter-finals of an ATP Masters 1000 tournament for the first time. But the lefty knows that his next test at the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters will arguably be one […]

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