Showing posts with label Italian Open. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Italian Open. Show all posts

Sunday, September 20, 2020

Schwartzman beats Nadal in Rome

Schwartzman beats Nadal in Rome Diego Schwartzman upset Rafael Nadal 6-2 7-5 at the Italian Open quarter-finals. The Argentine will next face Denis Shapovalov, who defeated defeated Grigor Dimitrov 6-2 3-6 6-2. Rafa struggled with his serve throughout the match and made a series of uncharacteristic unforced errors that proved to be his undoing.

Saturday, September 19, 2020

Djokovic and Nadal advanced at Italian Open

Djokovic and Nadal advanced at Italian Open Novak Djokovic beat Filip Krajinovic 7-6 6-3 while Rafael Nadal defeated Dusan Lajovic 6-1, 6-3 to advanced at the Italian Open. Krajinovic made long-time friend Djokovic work hard to reach the quarter-finals for the 14th time. Djokovic double faulted on the first of his three set points in the first-set tiebreak but a quick break in the second put him through in a tournament he has won four times.

Musetti continues dream run in Rome

Musetti continues dream run in Rome Lorenzo Musetti defeated Kei Nishikori 6-3 64- at the Italian Open on Thursday. Musetti also defeated Stan Wawrinka this week in Rome. "I always used to be a warrior, a fighter, but I had a lot of ups and downs during the past year," said Musetti.

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Rafael Nadal to return to tennis at the Italian Open

Rafael Nadal to return to tennis at the Italian Open Rafael Nadal will be in action again next week at the Italian Open. "The Foro Italico is always a special place for me and even more so this year as it will be my first tournament following a long period without playing," Nadal said in a video message played at the event's presentation. Because of concerns amid the coronavirus pandemic, Nadal preferred not to travel to New York for the ongoing U.S. Open. He last played in February, when he won a tournament in Acapulco, Mexico. Novak Djokovic will be playing here as well while Roger Federer is out due to injury. No fans will be permitted inside to watch matches at the Foro Italico and players will be placed inside a "bubble" similar to that at the U.S. Open. There will be frequent virus tests for players, coaches and others working at the tournament. Players traveling from New York and other areas will not be subjected to the 14-day quarantine rule being applied to normal travelers - as long as they do not test positive for COVID-19. Without ticket sales, prize money has been reduced by 40% from last year's tournament. "The economic damage to our federation is enormous," said Angelo Binaghi, the president of the Italian Tennis Federation. Binaghi was holding out hope until a few days ago that the regional Lazio government would allow a limited number of spectators at the tournament. "It certainly would have made more economic sense to cancel the tournament, as many others have done," Binaghi said. Binaghi added that he expects the ATP Tour to approve a new tournament for Sardinia in October - only for this year.