MONACO - Surprised at seeing rival Novak Djokovic go out of the Monte Carlo Masters after an error-strewn performance, defending champion Rafael Nadal acknowledged he enjoyed some luck in reaching the semifinals on Friday.Quite an admission from the best player in ...
Apr 20, 2019
MONACO - Back on his favorite surface, Rafael Nadal showed no lingering effects of a recent injury as he breezed into the third round of the Monte Carlo Masters on Wednesday with a 6-1, 6-1 win against Roberto Bautista Agut.Nadal ...
Apr 18, 2019
MONACO - Two-time champion Novak Djokovic struggled with his serve at times but reached the third round of the Monte Carlo Masters with a scrappy 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 win over Philipp Kohlschreiber on Tuesday.Djokovic double-faulted eight times ...
Apr 17, 2019
MONACO - Rafael Nadal is unsure how his latest injury return will go this week, even though it will be on the clay-court king's favorite surface.The second-ranked Spaniard is coming back at the Monte Carlo Masters, a tournament ...
Apr 16, 2019
PARIS - Roger Federer and Kei Nishikori are the only top 10 players not to feature in the list of players for the Monte Carlo Masters, the first big clay-court tournament of the season.On Thursday (Friday, Manila time), organizers announced the ...
Mar 24, 2017
MONACO - Rafael Nadal is glad he won a ninth Monte Carlo Masters title the hard way, after defeating Frenchman Gael Monfils 7-5, 5-7, 6-0 in an error-strewn final Sunday (Monday,Manila time).Normally, having to face 47 break ...
Apr 18, 2016
MONACO - A ninth Monte Carlo Masters title is getting closer for Rafael Nadal with most of his rivals out of the way - including Roger Federer, who again misses out on one of the few trophies not already in his glittering collection.But ...
Apr 16, 2016
MONACO - Rafael Nadal was prepared for pain. Roger Federer hoped to avoid pain.They got what they wished for and reached the Monte Carlo Masters quarterfinals on Thursday (Friday, Manila time).Eight-time champion Nadal saved 15 of 17 break points, scampering ...
Apr 15, 2016
MONACO - Roger Federer ousted defending Monte Carlo Masters champion Novak Djokovic, 7-5, 6-2, Saturday, and the second-ranked Serb said he plans to take a break to let his injured wrist heal.Federer will try to win the event for ...
Apr 20, 2014
MONACO - Novak Djokovic kissed the clay and marveled at this sudden turn.The top-ranked Serb won the Monte Carlo Masters, and for the first time in nine years the trophy belonged to someone other than Rafael Nadal. The Spaniard's ...
Apr 22, 2013
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