Shock Win Over Rafael Nadal Leaves Andrey Rublev with Little Time to Rest

Andrey Rublev said he had accepted a wild card for Barcelona this week in the belief that his participation in the Monte Carlo Masters would come to a halt against Rafa Nadal in the quarter-finals on Friday. But the exhausted Russian has now been left with a very quick turnaround after he beat the Spaniard … Read more Shock Win Over Rafael Nadal Leaves Andrey Rublev with Little Time to Rest

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

Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal Begin Road to Roland Garros in Monte Carlo

Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal begin their clay court seasons in Monte Carlo this week, seeded to meet in the final which would likely be a dress rehearsal for another title showdown at Roland Garros in June. Djokovic and Nadal haven’t played since the delayed Australian Open in February where the world number one Serb … Read more Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal Begin Road to Roland Garros in Monte Carlo

French Open to be postponed by a week: Tournament source | Tennis News – Times of India

PARIS: The 2021 French Open tennis tournament will be delayed by one week, a source close to the organisers said on Wednesday. The clay-court Grand Slam event was set to begin on May 23, but will now get underway on May 30 in the hope of more fans being able to attend at Roland Garros. … Read more French Open to be postponed by a week: Tournament source | Tennis News – Times of India

Italian 19-year-old Jannik Sinner Reaches Miami Open Final

Italian 19-year-old Jannik Sinner, playing in only his third top-level ATP event, advanced to the Miami Open final by beating Roberto Bautista Agut 5-7, 6-4, 6-4 on Friday. Sinner became the fourth teenager to reach the Miami men’s final, joining Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Andre Agassi. In the second semifinal Friday night, No. 4-seeded … Read more Italian 19-year-old Jannik Sinner Reaches Miami Open Final

I have trust in my shots, says confident Dominic Thiem | Tennis News – Times of India

His feet were heavy, but Dominic Thiem was feeling light. That’s where he finished 2020, a year in which he clinched his maiden Grand Slam crown. The intent in the home run, only a couple of months after the biggest win of his career, was unadorned. But with just five match wins in 2021, one … Read more I have trust in my shots, says confident Dominic Thiem | Tennis News – Times of India

Nadal pulls out of Miami Open due to back issue

Rafael Nadal announced he will skip the upcoming Miami Open in order to focus on the clay-court season, citing the back injury that bothered him at the Australian Open. The 20-time major champion tweeted Tuesday that he was opting out of the event, which begins next week. Sad to announce that I won’t be playing … Read more Nadal pulls out of Miami Open due to back issue

Medvedev rises to No. 2 to break through Big 4

LONDON — Daniil Medvedev rose to a career-best No. 2 in the ATP rankings on Monday, making him the first man other than Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer or Andy Murray to hold either of the top two spots in 15½ years. Lleyton Hewitt was the last man outside of that quartet to sit … Read more Medvedev rises to No. 2 to break through Big 4

Rafael Nadal not ready to play yet due to back issue, skips Dubai event | Tennis News – Times of India

Rafael Nadal will not compete at next week’s ATP 500 event in Dubai as he has not recovered fully from a back issue sustained ahead of the Australian Open, the world No.2 said on Thursday. Nadal struggled with the problem in the build-up to the year’s first Grand Slam and skipped Spain’s ATP Cup ties … Read more Rafael Nadal not ready to play yet due to back issue, skips Dubai event | Tennis News – Times of India