April 2016

Dimitrov Edges Karlovic to Reach Istanbul Open Final

April 30, 2016

Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov edged past big-serving Ivo Karlovic 7-6 (0), 7-6 (2) Saturday afternoon in the first semifinal of the Istanbul Open. The second-seeded Dimitrov reached his eighth ATP Tour final and will battle Argentina’s Diego Schwartzman for his fifth career title tomorrow. Dimitrov was superlative on serve, hitting 10 aces and winning 90 percent […]

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Karlovic Defeats Lajovic at Istanbul for 300th Career Win

April 28, 2016

Ivo Karlovic won his 300th career match earlier today after eight unsuccessful tries. The big- serving Croatian defeated Dusan Lajovic 7-6 (11), 7-6 (7) in the second round of the Istanbul Open for his first win since late last year. Karlovic, who has been struggling to overcome a left knee injury, improved to 5-0 against […]

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Nadal Beats Nishikori to Win Barcelona Open

April 25, 2016

Look out French Open. Rafael Nadal is back. The top-seeded and fifth-ranked Nadal defeated two-time defending champion Kei Nishikori 6-4, 7-5 in the final of the Barcelona Open Sunday evening, capturing his second clay-court title in back-to-back weeks and very much looking like the favorite at the upcoming French Open. Nadal won at Monte Carlo […]

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Nadal Edges Murray to Reach Monte Carlo Masters Final

April 16, 2016

Rafael Nadal stormed back from a one-set deficit to defeat second-ranked Andy Murray 2-6, 6-4, 6-2 in the semifinals of the Monte Carlo Masters earlier today. Nadal’s comeback puts the Spaniard in his 100th career final as he bids for his ninth title at the Monte Carlo Country Club, and first since 2012 when he […]

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Vesely Stuns Djokovic at Monte Carlo Masters

April 13, 2016

Czech Jiri Vesely shocked Novak Djokovic 6-4, 2-6, 6-4 in the second round of the Monte Carlo Masters earlier today, snapping the top-ranked Serb’s 16-match winning streak. Djokovic had received a first-round bye. It was Djokovic’s earliest loss on the ATP Tour since dropping a second-round match to Grigor Dmitrov at the Madrid Masters three […]

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