Montanes wins opener in Barcelona and delays retirement

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Albert Montanes defeated Spanish countryman Guillermo Garcia-Lopez 6-4, 6-4 in the Barcelona Open on Monday to begin his final ATP tournament. The 36-year-old Montanes announced last week he will retire after nearly 20 years on tour when he’s knocked out of Barcelona, where he lives. He beat Goran Ivanisevic on debut, and his best result was the semifinals...
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Melzer beats Montanes in Kitzbuehel for 1st win of season

KITZBUEHEL, Austria (AP) Gerald Melzer of Austria defeated 2011 finalist Albert Montanes of Spain 5-7, 7-5, 6-4 at the Generali Open on Tuesday for his first win at ATP level this year after five opening-round defeats. Melzer trailed Montanes 5-4 in the second set before winning the next five games. Nikoloz Basilashvili of Georgia won the last four points of a second-set tiebreaker...
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July 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Need a Rafa Fix? Here you go!

  After all of the excitement of both Monte Carlo and Barcelona, there's no doubt that Rafa fans are currently going through withdrawl so here's a quick 2 minute iPhone video of his match versus Albert Montanes.  Enjoy!
Via Onthegotennis
April 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Nadal beats Montanes to reach Barcelona Open quarterfinals

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) Rafael Nadal advanced to the quarterfinals of the Barcelona Open by beating Albert Montanes 6-2, 6-2 Thursday. The Spanish players exchanged early breaks in the first set but the top-seeded Nadal soon took control to secure victory at the clay-court tournament. Nadal, coming off his first title of the year at the Monte Carlo Masters last week, will next...
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April 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Montanes advances to 2nd round in Marrakech

MARRAKECH, Morocco (AP) Former runner-up Albert Montanes advanced to the second round of the Grand Prix Hassan II on Monday with a 6-4, 6-4 win over qualifier Franko Skugor on Monday. The 35-year-old Spaniard reached the final of the clay-court tournament back in 2007. Argentina's Facundo Bagnis also advanced with a 7-6 (2), 6-2 defeat of wild card Lamine Ouahab and will next...
Via Associated Press
April 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Almagro defeats Montanes to reach second round in Argentina

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) Nicolas Almagro of Spain advanced to the second round of the clay-court Argentina Open after defeating countryman Albert Montanes 6-3, 6-3. Almagro won this tournament in 2011, but has not won an ATP singles tournament in the last three seasons. In another first-round match on Monday between unseeded players, Santiago Giraldo of Colombia defeated...
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February 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Benoit Paire makes winning return from injury at Hassan II

Third-seeded Benoit Paire of France made a winning return from injury as he beat Albert Montanes to reach the quarterfinals of the Grand Prix Hassan II.
April 10, 2014  |  Discuss

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