Federer to play French, prep at Geneva tourney

PARIS — Roger Federer announced Sunday he will play at the French Open, and the Swiss star is preparing for it on home clay at a tournament in Geneva next month. The 20-time Grand Slam champion revealed his plans on his official Twitter page. “Happy to let you know that I will play Geneva and … Read more Federer to play French, prep at Geneva tourney

Tsitsipas caps dominant run with Monte Carlo title

MONACO — Stefanos Tsitsipas won the Monte Carlo Masters without dropping a set, beating Andrey Rublev 6-3, 6-3 on Sunday for his first title this year and sixth overall. Fourth-seeded Tsitsipas was in dominant form as he edged 4-3 ahead of the sixth-seeded Russian in their career meetings, having also beaten him on clay last … Read more Tsitsipas caps dominant run with Monte Carlo title

Tsitsipas, Rublev oust underdogs to reach final

MONACO — Fourth-seeded Stefanos Tsitsipas swatted aside unseeded Daniel Evans 6-2, 6-1 on Saturday to reach the Monte Carlo Masters final for the first time and stay on course for a first title this year. The big-serving Greek player’s opponent will be sixth-seeded Russian Andrey Rublev, who beat unseeded Norwegian Casper Ruud 6-3, 7-5. Rublev … Read more Tsitsipas, Rublev oust underdogs to reach final

6 Challenger tournaments in Canada canceled

Six Challenger tennis tournaments scheduled for Canada this year have been canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic. Tennis Canada said Friday the events are the men’s Winnipeg (Manitoba) National Bank Challenger; the women’s Challenger event in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan; the National Bank Challenger in Granby, Quebec; and the Odlum Brown VanOpen in Vancouver, British Columbia. The … Read more 6 Challenger tournaments in Canada canceled

Nadal latest big name to tumble at Monte Carlo

MONACO — Andrey Rublev produced an audacious display of attacking tennis to hand record 11-time champion Rafael Nadal a 6-2, 4-6, 6-2 defeat on clay in the Monte Carlo Masters quarterfinals on Friday. The sixth-seeded Russian might have won even more convincingly, with Nadal saving break points at 3-1 down in the second set. Nadal … Read more Nadal latest big name to tumble at Monte Carlo

Evans ends Djokovic streak at 10; Nadal cruises

Top-ranked Novak Djokovic lost 6-4, 7-5 to Daniel Evans on Thursday in the third round of the Monte Carlo Masters for his first defeat of the year. No. 3 Rafael Nadal had no such problems, breezing past Grigor Dimitrov 6-1, 6-1 to reach the quarterfinals of a tournament he has won a record 11 times. … Read more Evans ends Djokovic streak at 10; Nadal cruises

ITF moves Olympics rankings cutoff to June 14

LONDON — The WTA and ATP rankings of June 14 will be used to determine which tennis players earn direct entry into the Tokyo Olympics for singles and doubles, a delay of a week to match the change in dates for the French Open. The ITF announced Thursday that its board of directors had approved … Read more ITF moves Olympics rankings cutoff to June 14

Djokovic has successful return to Monte Carlo

MONACO — – Novak Djokovic produced a clinical 6-4, 6-2 win over up-and-coming Jannik Sinner at the Monte Carlo Masters on Wednesday, making a successful return to clay. Facing a stern test in his first competitive match since his record-extending ninth win at the Australian Open, the two-time Monte Carlo champion eased into his clay-court … Read more Djokovic has successful return to Monte Carlo

Medvedev tests COVID-19 positive, out of Monte Carlo Masters: ATP | Tennis News – Times of India

World number two Daniil Medvedev of Russia has tested positive for the novel coronavirus and has been withdrawn from this week’s Monte Carlo Masters, the ATP said on Tuesday. Medvedev, who was seeded second behind top-ranked Novak Djokovic at the ATP Masters 1000 event on clay, has been put in isolation and is being monitored … Read more Medvedev tests COVID-19 positive, out of Monte Carlo Masters: ATP | Tennis News – Times of India

Medvedev out of Monte Carlo after positive test

MONACO — Second-ranked Daniil Medvedev withdrew from the Monte Carlo Masters on Tuesday following a positive COVID-19 test. The ATP said Medvedev has been placed in isolation. His condition is being assessed by the tournament doctor and the ATP medical team. “It’s a big disappointment not to play in Monte Carlo,” Medvedev said. “My focus … Read more Medvedev out of Monte Carlo after positive test