Friday, March 22, 2019

Nadal to return on Monte Carlo Masters clay

Nadal to return on Monte Carlo Masters clay
Nadal to return on Monte Carlo Masters clay

Rafael Nadal is expected to make his return from a knee injury at the Monte Carlo Masters, after being included in the official list of players on Thursday.

Tournament organizers announced the line-up for the clay-court tournament in Paris. Nadal has won it a record 11 times and held a 46-match winning streak at Monte Carlo from 2005-13 – the most consecutive wins at a tournament by any man or woman.

Chardy wins marathon opener at Miami Open

Chardy wins marathon opener at Miami Open
Chardy wins marathon opener at Miami Open

Jeremy Chardy outlasted Nicolas Jarry 6-7 (1), 6-2, 7-6 (5) as his quest for another lengthy run at the Miami Open began Thursday.

Chardy won 72 percent of his service points in the 2-hour, 34-minute affair. He only faced break point twice in the match while converting two breaks of his own.

Chardy rallied from 4-2 down in the third-set tiebreaker by winning four straight points before converting on his second attempt at match point.

New French Open court unveiled as prize money increases

New French Open court unveiled as prize money increases
New French Open court unveiled as prize money increases

French Open organizers on Thursday unveiled the brand new Court Simonne Mathieu, hoping the 5,000-seat arena will boost the tournament's atmosphere as they raised the prize money by more than eight percent.

Named after France's second-most decorated female player, the arena is nestled among the area's graceful 19-century greenhouses.

The prize money has been raised from 39.2 million euros ($44.48 million) up to 42.6 million, with the singles' winners each earning a cheque of 2.3 million euros.

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Djokovic ready to play tennis not politics at Miami Open

Djokovic ready to play tennis not politics at Miami Open
Djokovic ready to play tennis not politics at Miami Open

Novak Djokovic dismissed any suggestion of friction with Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal as tennis politics spilled over to the Miami Open.

Tension between the three biggest names in men's tennis appeared on the rise after Djokovic, president of the ATP Player Council, rebuffed a request by Federer to meet during the BNP Paribas in Indian Wells earlier this month to discuss the future of ATP chairman Chris Kermode.

Despite a tenure which brought record prize money and growth, Kermode was ousted as ATP chief when players' representatives on the ATP Board failed to endorse an extension of the Englishman's contract.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Miami Open 2019 Main Draw

Miami Open 2019
Miami Open 2019 Main Draw

Djokovic N. (1) vs Bye
Tomic B. vs Berdych T.
Gojowczyk P. vs Delbonis F.
Bye vs Millman J. (32)

Bautista-Agut R. (22) vs Bye
Tipsarevic J. (PR) vs Klahn B.
Kukushkin M. vs Andreozzi G.
Bye vs Fognini F. (15)

Raonic M. (12) vs Bye
Marterer M. vs Fritz T.
Fabbiano T. vs Ivashka I.
Bye vs Edmund K. (19)

Pouille L. (25) vs Bye
Copil M. vs Ramos A.
Klizan M. vs (Q)
Bye vs Isner J. (7)

Thiem D. (3) vs Bye
Berrettini M. vs Hurkacz H.
(Q) vs (Q)
Bye vs Fucsovics M. (29)

Monday, March 18, 2019

Video: Thiem beats Federer, wins Indian Wells title

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Video: Thiem beats Federer, wins Indian Wells title

Watch highlights as Dominic Thiem defeats Roger Federer in the 2019 BNP Paribas Open final to lift his first ATP Masters 1000 trophy.