Showing posts with label Madrid Master Series. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Madrid Master Series. Show all posts

Monday, May 13, 2019

Djokovic wins Madrid Masters

Djokovic wins Madrid Masters
Djokovic wins Madrid Masters

Novak Djokovic said his impressive burst of form which won him a third Madrid Open title and 33rd Masters could prove decisive in his assault on the French Open.

The world number one joined Rafael Nadal on top of the all-time Masters list when he swept to a 6-3, 6-4 win over Stefanos Tsitsipas in Sunday's final in the Spanish capital.

"At this very important time for me in the season, the win gives me a lot of confidence prior to Rome and, of course, Roland Garros where I definitely want to play my best," said the 15-time major winner.

Djokovic dominated a clearly exhausted Tsitsipas less than 24 hours after the 20-year-old Greek had stunned five-time champion Nadal in a semi-final which ended around midnight on Saturday.

Djokovic and Nadal will now attempt to claim a 34th Masters title in Rome this week in a key indicator ahead of Roland Garros which gets under way on May 26.

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Tsitsipas vs Djokovic in Madrid final

Tsitsipas vs Djokovic in Madrid final
Tsitsipas vs Djokovic in Madrid final

Stefanos Tsitsipas notched a big upset of second-seeded Rafael Nadal on clay Saturday to reach the championship match of the Mutua Madrid Open.

The rising Greek star's 6-4, 2-6, 6-3 victory over Nadal was his 10th career win against a Top 10 player.

Tsitsipas, who had five aces, will face top-seeded Novak Djokovic in Sunday's final. Djokovic recorded a 7-6 (2), 7-6 (4) over fifth-seeded Austrian Dominic Thiem in the other semifinal.

Djokovic will be looking for his third title in Madrid. He defeated Nadal in 2011 and Andy Murray in 2016.

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Thiem ousts Federer in Madrid Open

Thiem ousts Federer in Madrid Open
Thiem ousts Federer in Madrid Open

Dominic Thiem defeated Roger Federer 3-6 7-6(11) 6-4 to end the Swiss's clay season comeback and reach the Madrid Open semi-finals.

Thiem, who saved two match points, will face Novak Djokovic after the world number one's opponent Marin Cilic withdrew with food poisoning.

Rafael Nadal beat Stan Wawrinka 6-1 6-2 to set up a clash with Stefanos Tsitsipas, who edged Alexander Zverev 7-5 3-6 6-2, in the other semi.

Tsitsipas knocks Zverev out of Madrid

Tsitsipas knocks Zverev out of Madrid
Tsitsipas knocks Zverev out of Madrid

Stefanos Tsitsipas upset Alexander Zverev 7-5, 3-6, 6-2 at the Madrid Open quarter-finals.

Zverev has yet to win a trophy this season and stands 4-5 on clay this spring.

“I'm really happy and satisfied with my performance. I think I deserved the match at the end. I was playing really well, feeling really comfortable on the court. When you feel like this, you can do miracles. So I'm really enjoying the process, really enjoying my stay here until now, and I really hope to do even better in the future,” Tsitsipas said.

Friday, May 10, 2019

Federer survives Monfils, faces Thiem next

Federer survives Monfils, faces Thiem next
Federer survives Monfils, faces Thiem next

Roger Federer survived two match points against Gael Monfils to extend his claycourt comeback and reach the quarter-finals of the Madrid Open.

He was joined in the last eight by five-times Madrid champion Rafael Nadal and world number one Novak Djokovic.

The evergreen Federer did not drop a game in a dominant first set but was dragged into an intense battle by an inspired Monfils before prevailing 6-0 4-6 7-6(3).

Cilic withdraws, Djokovic reaches Madrid Open semifinals

Cilic withdraws, Djokovic reaches Madrid Open semifinals
Cilic withdraws, Djokovic reaches Madrid Open semifinals

Novak Djokovic reached the semifinals of the Madrid Open on Friday after Marin Cilic withdrew because of food poisoning.

Cilic said he had a terrible night and would not be able to play in the quarterfinal match against the top-ranked Djokovic at the Magic Box.

Cilic had three-set wins in his first three matches in Madrid. He saved four match points in the opener against Martin Klizan, then beat Jan-Lennard Struff and Laslo Djere.

Djokovic was coming off comfortable two-set victories in his first two matches. He will next face either Roger Federer or Dominic Thiem.

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Video: Madrid 2019 Wednesday highlights

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Video: Madrid 2019 Wednesday highlights

Watch highlights as Alexander Zverev beats David Ferrer on Wednesday evening at the Mutua Madrid Open, and Rafael Nadal beats Felix Auger-Aliassime.




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Video: Zverev Calls For Standing Ovation On Ferrer's Final Point

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Video: Zverev Calls For Standing Ovation On Ferrer's Final Point

Madrid fans give David Ferrer an emotional late-match standing ovation ahead of the final point of his career, thanks in part to prompting from Alexander Zverev.



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Nadal makes strong start in Madrid

Nadal makes strong start in Madrid
Nadal makes strong start in Madrid

Rafael Nadal made a dominant start to the Madrid Open with a comfortable 6-3 6-3 win over Felix Auger Aliassime to reach the last 16.

Stefanos Tsitsipas, Kei Nishikori and Stan Wawrinka all advanced to the last 16 with straight-sets wins as did Alexander Zverev, who beat home favorite David Ferrer 6-4 6-1 in the last match of the Spaniard's career.

Monte Carlos Masters champion Fabio Fognini won 6-2 6-2 against John Millman to set up an intriguing last-16 match against Dominic Thiem, the Madrid runner-up last year who beat Nadal on his way to winning the Barcelona Open last month.

Ferrer’s career comes to an end with loss in Madrid

Ferrer’s career comes to an end with loss in Madrid
Ferrer’s career comes to an end with loss in Madrid

David Ferrer’s career came to an end with a 6-4, 6-1 loss to Alexander Zverev in the second round at the Madrid Open on Wednesday.

The 37-year-old Spaniard had announced earlier that this would be his last tournament because he didn’t feel he was fit enough to keep competing at a high level on tour.

Ferrer finished his 20-year career with 27 singles titles, fifth-best among active players behind the top four of Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray.

Djokovic reaches Madrid Open quarterfinals

Djokovic reaches Madrid Open quarterfinals
Djokovic reaches Madrid Open quarterfinals

Novak Djokovic eased into the Madrid Open quarterfinals by beating Jeremy Chardy 6-1, 7-6 (2) on Thursday.

Djokovic dominated the first set and won the final four points of the tiebreaker in the Magic Box.

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Federer makes triumphant return to clay in Madrid

Federer makes triumphant return to clay in Madrid
Federer makes triumphant return to clay in Madrid

Roger Federer made an impressive return to clay by easing past Richard Gasquet to reach the last 16 of the Madrid Open on Tuesday.

Federer took just 52 minutes to see off Frenchman Gasquet 6-2 6-3 in what was his first match on clay in three years after skipping the 2017 and 2018 seasons on the surface to manage a knee injury.

Monday, May 6, 2019

Videos: Roger Federer Practise In Madrid

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Videos: Roger Federer Practise In Madrid

Watch Roger Federer arrive in Madrid ahead of the Mutua Madrid Open, which is his first clay-court tournament since Rome in 2016.


Video: Roger Federer Visits The Palacio de Cibeles In Madrid

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Video: Roger Federer Visits The Palacio de Cibeles In Madrid

Watch Roger Federer visit the Palacio de Cibeles ahead of the Mutua Madrid Open. meeting with Madrid Mayor Manuela Carmena.



Photo Credit: Mutua Madrid Open.

Video: Djokovic & Thiem Practise in Madrid

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Video: Djokovic & Thiem Practise in Madrid

Watch World No. 1 Novak Djokovic and recent Barcelona champion Dominic Thiem practise together before the 2019 Mutua Madrid Open.




Photo Credit: Mutua Madrid Open.

Video: Del Potro returns in Madrid 2019

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Video: Del Potro returns in Madrid 2019

Juan Martin del Potro is set to return to action at the Mutua Madrid Open for just his second tournament of the year as he recovers from a knee injury.

Video: In The Corner Of The Court With Rafael Nadal

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Video: In The Corner Of The Court With Rafael Nadal

Get a court-level perspective of Rafael Nadal's practice session at the Mutua Madrid Open...

Sunday, May 5, 2019

Madrid Open 2019 main draw

Madrid Open 2019 main draw
Madrid Open 2019 main draw

(1)Novak Djokovic vs Bye
Qualifier vs Grigor Dimitrov
Jeremy Chardy vs Qualifier
Diego Schwartzman vs (16)Marco Cecchinato

(9)Marin Cilic vs Qualifier
Nick Kyrgios vs Jan-Lennard Struff
Dusan Lajovic vs Laslo Djere
Bye vs (7)Juan Martin del Potro

(4)Roger Federer vs Bye
Richard Gasquet vs (WC)Alejandro Davidovich Fokina
David Goffin vs Marton Fucsovics
Andreas Seppi vs (15)Gael Monfils

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Video Highlights: Zverev Streaks To Madrid 2018 Title

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Video Highlights: Zverev Streaks To Madrid 2018 Title

Watch highlights as Alexander Zverev, the No. 2 seed, dominates on serve to earn his third ATP World Tour Masters 1000 title with a victory against Dominic Thiem at the Mutua Madrid Open on Sunday.



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Video: Zverev Wins Madrid 2018 Title

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Video: Zverev Wins Madrid 2018 Title

Alexander Zverev discusses claiming the title at the Mutua Madrid Open, where he did not drop a set throughout the week.