Monte Carlo Masters

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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Fognini Stuns Nadal at Barcelona Open

April 23, 2015

Rafael Nadal absorbed yet another blow to his confidence going into the French Open next month. Italian Fabio Fognini defeated the King of Clay for the second time this year, upsetting Nadal 6-4, 7-6 (6) in the third round of the Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell this afternoon. The loss was Nadal’s third on clay already […]

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Djokovic Beats Nadal in Monte Carlo Masters Semifinals

April 18, 2015

Novak Djokovic defeated Rafael Nadal 6-3, 6-3 in the semifinals of the Monte Carlo Masters Saturday afternoon, winning his 16th consecutive match and remaining on course to capture his fourth Masters Series title in succession. The top-ranked Djokovic won the Paris Masters at the end of 2014 and completed a third Indian Wells-Miami double last […]

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Wawrinka Rallies to Defeat Federer in Monte Carlo Masters Final

April 20, 2014

Stanislas Wawrinka fought back to defeat fellow Swiss Roger Federer 4-6, 7-6 (5), 6-2 in the final of the Monte Carlo Masters Sunday afternoon, capturing his tour-leading third title of the year and first career Masters crown. Wawrinka improved to 2-13 against Federer, with his other win also coming at Monte Carlo in 2009. In […]

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Djokovic Whips Nadal for China Open Crown

October 6, 2013

Novak Djokovic won his fourth China Open on Sunday afternoon, dominating Rafael Nadal 6-3, 6-4 in the final and improving his Beijing tournament record to 19-0. Djokovic’s win halted a streak of three straight defeats to Nadal, but couldn’t prevent the Spaniard from ascending to world number one tomorrow when the new rankings come out. […]

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Djokovic Stops Nadal Streak at Monte Carlo Masters

April 21, 2013

Top-ranked Novak Djokovic made sure eight is enough for Rafael Nadal. Djokovic ended the Spaniard’s run of eight straight titles at the Monte Carlo Masters earlier today, defeating Nadal 6-2, 7-6 (1) in the final of the opening tournament of the European clay-court season. For Nadal, ranked No. 5, the loss ended a 46-match winning […]

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Nadal Shellacks Djokovic to Win Monte Carlo Masters

April 22, 2012

Today was always going to be about the eights. It was just a question of who would get the eight. Rafael Nadal, his eighth straight championship at Monte Carlo, or Novak Djokovic, his eighth consecutive win over the No. 2-ranked Spaniard? Nadal answered the question in decisive fashion Sunday afternoon, defeating the top-ranked Serb 6-3, […]

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Nalbandian Merits Comeback Player of the Year Props

December 5, 2010

David Nalbandian didn’t win ATP Comeback Player of the Year, but in my opinion the former world No. 3 Argentine was the most deserving of the four players nominated for 2010. The award, voted on by ATP players, was presented two weeks ago. Mardy Fish, Robin Haase and Kei Nishikori were the other nominees. Dutchman […]

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Nadal Tops Federer to Win Madrid Masters

May 17, 2010

Rafael Nadal won his record 18th Masters Series title yesterday, defeating reigning-champion Roger Federer 6-4, 7-6 (5) in the final of the Madrid Masters. The win boosted Nadal’s record to 15-0 on the European clay-court swing leading up to the French Open and broke a tie with Andre Agassi for most Masters titles. Nadal won […]

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