Djokovic tops Nadal on clay

More Sports / Tennis Apr 19, 2015

Djokovic tops Nadal on clay

Monte Carlo is not Rafael Nadal's playground anymore, and Novak Djokovic is claiming the throne left vacant by the King of Clay. For the second time in three years, the top-ranked Serb ended Nadal's run at the clay-court Masters tournament, overcoming a strong challenge from ...

Djokovic, Nadal to clash

More Sports / Tennis Apr 18, 2015

Djokovic, Nadal to clash

Winning a game against Novak Djokovic these days is quite an achievement. Even when you're an U.S. Open champion. Djokovic won the first eight games of his Monte Carlo Masters quarterfinal match Friday before Marin Cilic managed to hold his serve, raising a thumb in ...

Monfils takes out Federer

More Sports / Tennis Apr 17, 2015

Monfils takes out Federer

Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka both exited the Monte Carlo Masters in the third round Thursday, and Rafael Nadal continued his road to recovery by overcoming John Isner in three sets. Federer, who played his first tournament in nearly four weeks, made too many mistakes ...

Big guns roll into third round in Monte Carlo

More Sports / Tennis Apr 16, 2015

Big guns roll into third round in Monte Carlo

Rafael Nadal is back on the clay he loves so much, and he looks like his old self again. Nadal, who has a mediocre 16-5 record this year, got the flawless start he was hoping for Wednesday at the Monte Carlo Masters, beating 21-year-old wild-card ...

Djokovic starts clay season with win

More Sports / Tennis Apr 15, 2015

Djokovic starts clay season with win

Even when it comes to foreign languages skills, Novak Djokovic wants to be the best. After strolling into the third round of the Monte Carlo Masters with a 6-1, 6-4 win over qualifier Albert Ramos-Vinolas, the top-ranked Serb told spectators in fluent French how pleased ...

Federer, Wawrinka set all-Swiss final in Monte Carlo

More Sports / Tennis Apr 20, 2014

Federer, Wawrinka set all-Swiss final in Monte Carlo

Roger Federer will try to win the Monte Carlo Masters for the first time and Stanislas Wawrinka his first Masters title anywhere when they meet in an all-Swiss final on Sunday. Federer ousted defending champion Novak Djokovic 7-5, 6-2 on Saturday, after Wawrinka had beaten ...

Ferrer pulls off upset of Nadal

More Sports / Tennis Apr 19, 2014

Ferrer pulls off upset of Nadal

Rafael Nadal's mastery of the Monte Carlo clay courts seems to be over. The top-ranked Spaniard hopes his confidence isn't gone, too. Nadal lost to fellow Spaniard David Ferrer 7-6 (7-1), 6-4 in the quarterfinals of the Monte Carlo Masters on Friday, his earliest exit since ...

Nole, Nadal, Federer rumble into Monte Carlo quarters

More Sports / Tennis Apr 18, 2014

Nole, Nadal, Federer rumble into Monte Carlo quarters

Defending champion Novak Djokovic raced into the Monte Carlo Masters quarterfinals in dispatching Pablo Carreno Busta of Spain 6-0, 6-1 in 47 minutes on Thursday. Eight-time champion Rafael Nadal also had little trouble, beating Italian Andreas Seppi 6-1, 6-3, while fourth-seeded Roger Federer shook off ...

Nadal, Federer roll in Monte Carlo

More Sports / Tennis Apr 17, 2014

Nadal, Federer roll in Monte Carlo

Roger Federer was happier than eight-time champion Rafael Nadal after their straight-sets wins to reach the Monte Carlo Masters third round on Wednesday. Federer took just 52 minutes to beat veteran Radek Stepanek 6-1, 6-2, while Nadal overcame a rusty start to put away Teymuraz ...

Djokovic advances in Monte Carlo

More Sports / Tennis Apr 16, 2014

Djokovic advances in Monte Carlo

Novak Djokovic began the defense of his Monte Carlo Masters title in flamboyant style Tuesday, taking only 45 minutes to beat Albert Montanes 6-1, 6-0 and maintain his perfect record against the Spaniard. The second-ranked Serb won 11 consecutive games and improved to 6-0 against ...