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(April 18, 2013) Eight-time defending Monte-Carlo Masters champion Rafael Nadal extended his winning streak at the tournament to 44 matches, while No. 1 Novak Djoovic had to rally from a set down for a second straight day to move into the quarterfinals. No. 2 seed Andy Murray was not so fortunate falling to No. [...]
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It requires something special to steal the limelight from Rafael Nadal on a clay court, but Grigor Dimitrov managed to do that in the Rolex Masters despite losing a brilliant quarterfinal encounter, 6-2, 2-6, 6-4.
In the end, the Bulgarian's chances of victory were ruined, not through a lack of skill but as a result of cramps in his thigh which struck at 4-4 in the third. Dimitrov...
Rafael Nadal was pushed all the way by Grigor Dimitrov to win his 45th straight match at the Monte Carlo Masters, reaching the semifinals with a 6-2, 2-6, 6-4 result on Friday.
Nadal dropped only his third set in his last five tournaments here, the previous times against Andy Murray in the 2011 semifinals and before that against Novak Djokovic in the 2009 final, and he was under...
With varying degrees of confidence, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic reached the quarter finals of the Rolex ATP Masters here but world No. 2 Andy Murray suffered a stunning set back, losing 6-1, 6-2 to Switzerland's Stan Wawrinka in just 58 minutes.
Murray, who will drop back to No. 3 on Monday as a result of this loss, usually takes time to adjust to clay and has, in fact,...
Rafael Nadal extended his winning streak at the Monte Carlo Masters to 43 matches, beating Marinko Matosevic 6-1, 6-2 Wednesday in the second round.
The eight-time defending champion nearly trailed 3-0 in the second set, but he saved break points before taking control of the match.
The third-seeded Nadal will face Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany in the third round.
Rafael Nadal chalked up his 43rd consecutive victory on the red clay of the Monte Carlo Country Club with a 6-1, 6-2 win Wednesday over Australia's Marinko Matosevic -- a streak of success that has seen him win the Rolex Masters eight straight times.
As yet, world No. 1 Novak Djokovic can only dream of that kind of domination of a particular tournament. Record-breaking statistics...
Eight-time defending champion Rafael Nadal recorded his 46th consecutive win at the Monte Carlo Masters by beating Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-3, 7-6 (3) Saturday to reach the final.
The Spaniard has reached five straight finals since returning from a seven-month layoff following a left knee injury. He will face the winner of Saturday's later semifinal between top-ranked...
Eight-time defending champion Rafael Nadal extended his Monte Carlo Masters winning streak to 44 matches by beating Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-2, 6-4 in the third round.
The third-seeded Nadal did not face a single break point and will play Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov.
Nadal clipped a forehand winner past him to break and held at love to move up 5-3 in the second set. The Spaniard...
Eight-time defending champion Rafael Nadal recorded his 46th
consecutive win at the Monte Carlo Masters by beating Frenchman
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-3, 7-6 (3) Saturday to reach the final.
(April 17, 2013) Rafael Nadal began his quest for a ninth Monte-Carlo Masters title on Wednesday by extending his winning streak thereto 43, while No. 1 Novak Djokovic was extended to three sets on a shaky ankle. The eight-time had few problems with Marinko Matosevic, dispatching the Australian 6-1, 6-2. “I played well at the [...]
by James A. Crabtree
The documentations decree that a Bond baddie must often appear amicable at first, preferable have an accent, seek world revenge or domination and hang out in playgrounds of the rich.
Therefore dear old Rafa could well be the quintessential James Bond baddie. Just for a moment imagine Dr. Rafa stroking a white cat, sitting on a swivel chair overlooking a giant...
(April 19, 2013) Rafael Nadal extended his Monte-Carlo win streak to 45 in a row by getting past Grigor Dimitrov 6-2, 2-6, 6-4 on Friday to move into the semifinals of Monaco to keep hopes of a ninth straight title alive. Top seed Novak Djokovic had a straight sets win over Jarkko Nieminen, Jo-Wilfried [...]
(April 20, 2013) Novak Djokovic will meet Rafael Nadal for the first time since last year’s French Open final when they play for the Monte-Carlo Masters title on Sunday. Both men advanced to the final in straight sets. Nadal ousted Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-3, 7-6 (3) in the semifinals on Saturday to earn a spot [...]
Monte Carlo’s Court Central is among the most picturesque in the world.
The Monte Carlo Masters is now officially two rounds old. As ever it has achieved a heady alchemy of the wearyingly familiar and the edifyingly refreshing. In the former category may be found Rafael Nadal’s annual disavowal of his own favouritism, which would carry more credence if it wasn’t delivered from...