Showing posts with label Masters Series Monte-Carlo. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Masters Series Monte-Carlo. Show all posts

Monday, April 22, 2019

Video: Fognini vs Lajovic Monte-Carlo Final Highlights

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Video: Fognini vs Lajovic Monte-Carlo Final Highlights

Watch highlights of the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters final in which Fabio Fognini defeated Dusan Lajovic to win his first ATP Masters 1000 title.




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Fognini wins Monte Carlo title

Fognini wins Monte Carlo title
Fognini wins Monte Carlo title

Fabio Fognini cruised past Serbian Dusan Lajovic 6-3, 6-4 on Sunday to win the Monte Carlo Masters in Monaco.

With the victory, Fognini became the first Italian to win an ATP Masters 1000 title.

"I just can't believe it; I really don't know," Fognini said. "I'm really, really happy. I have nothing to say. I have to keep calm and take a shower, relax and think about it because it's something incredible."

It took Fognini, the 13th seed, an hour and 38 minutes to capture the tournament. With the win, he will jump to a career-high ranking of No. 12 when the newest ATP rankings come out on Monday. He entered the week ranked No. 18.

Sunday, April 21, 2019

Fognini vs Lajovic in Monte Carlo final

fognini beats nadal in monte carlo
Fognini vs Lajovic in Monte Carlo final

Fabio Fognini pulled off a stunner on Saturday, ousting 11-time champ and No. 2 seed Rafael Nadal 6-4, 6-2 in the semifinals of the Monte Carlo Masters at Monaco.

The 13th-seeded Italian reached the first Masters 1000 level final of his career with the victory.

Nadal hadn't lost in 18 matches in the event.

"I probably played one of the worst matches on clay in 14 years," said Nadal. "When that happens, you have to lose. And today I deserved to lose because I played against a player that was better than me today."

Saturday, April 20, 2019

Nadal vs Fognini in Monte Carlo semis

Nadal vs Fognini in Monte Carlo semis
Nadal vs Fognini in Monte Carlo semis

Rafa Nadal was forced to work hard for his 18th straight match win at the Monte Carlo Country Club as he fought back to beat Argentina Guido Pella 7-6(1) 6-3.

The 11-times champion made a sluggish start and was one point away from 1-5 deficit in the opening set but recovered well to convert seven of his 13 break-point opportunities and advance after two hours and 20 minutes.

Medvedev vs Lajovic in Monte Carlo semis

Medvedev stuns Djokovic to reach Monte Carlo semis
Medvedev vs Lajovic in Monte Carlo semis

Daniil Medvedev delivered the biggest win of his career on Friday when he dispatched top-seeded Novak Djokovic to advance to the semifinals of the Monte Carlo Masters at Monaco.

The 10th-seeded Medvedev broke the Serbian's serve five times during the stunning 6-3, 4-6, 6-2 victory in two hours, 20 minutes on the clay of Court Rainier III. It marked the first time the Russian has defeated a World No. 1 player.

"It's definitely the best match of my career. Not in terms of level of tennis, but definitely by the result," Medvedev said after the match. "(Reaching my) first Masters 1000 semifinal, beating No. 1 for the first time in my life. Just amazing."

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Medvedev topples Tsitsipas in Monte Carlo

Medvedev topples Tsitsipas in Monte Carlo
Medvedev topples Tsitsipas in Monte Carlo

Stefanos Tsitsipas slammed an overhead into the net on match point on Thursday to lose 6-2, 1-6, 6-4 to Daniil Medvedev at the Monte Carlo Masters.

The Russian winner, seeded 10th, will face either top seed Novak Djokovic or American Taylor Fritz in the quarterfinals.

The pair exchanged breaks early in the final set. Then, trailing 5-4, Tsitsipas was caught on the back foot as he fell to 0-40 to face three match points.

Zverev beats Auger-Aliassime in Monte Carlo

Zverev beats Auger-Aliassime in Monte Carlo
Zverev beats Auger-Aliassime in Monte Carlo

Alexander Zverev showed signs of a return to his explosive best in a 6-1 6-4 win over Felix Auger-Aliassime.

Zverev, who lives in Monte Carlo, reached the semi-finals of his 'home' event a year ago, but has endured a difficult 2019 season.

After finishing runner-up to Nick Kyrgios in Acapulco, Zverev has suffered early exits at Indian Wells, Miami and Marrakech.

Nadal makes winning start in Monte Carlo

Nadal makes winning start in Monte Carlo
Nadal makes winning start in Monte Carlo

Rafa Nadal produced a claycourt masterclass to pick apart Roberto Bautista Agut 6-1 6-1, as the world number two began his Monte Carlo Masters title defense in stunning fashion on Wednesday.

Playing his first match since injuring his knee at Indian Wells last month, Nadal showed no signs of rust as he raced into a 5-0 lead in the first set on Court Rainier III.

Bautista Agut did get on the board but Nadal clinched the opening set and put his opponent under further pressure with another break of serve at the start of the second.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Djokovic beats Kohlschreiber in Monte Carlo

Djokovic beats Kohlschreiber in Monte Carlo
Djokovic beats Kohlschreiber in Monte Carlo

Novak Djokovic beat Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 in the second round of the Monte Carlo Masters at Monaco.

Djokovic saved 12 of 16 break points to win the clay-court match in two hours, 36 minutes.

The Serb, who received a first round bye, clinched the first set with penetrating groundstrokes from the baseline but struggled with his serve in the second and serving at 2-3 down was forced to save two break points.

Nishikori knocked out in Monte Carlo

Nishikori knocked out in Monte Carlo
Nishikori knocked out in Monte Carlo

Kei Nishikori lost his opening match 7-5, 6-3 defeat to Pierre-Hugues Herbert at the Monte Carlo Masters.

Fifth seed Nishikori reached the final here last year but will lose a chunk of ranking points after he hit 25 unforced errors and just 14 winners in succumbing to Frenchman Herbert.

Nishikori will now move on to Barcelona next week, where he owns two titles as he works on his clay form as the run-up to Roland Garros intensifies.

Monday, April 15, 2019

Monte-Carlo Masters 2019 Draw

Monte-Carlo Masters 2019
Monte-Carlo Masters 2019 Draw

(1)Novak Djokovic vs Bye
(LL)Taro Daniel vs Philipp Kohlschreiber
(PR)Jo-Wilfried Tsonga vs Taylor Fritz
Diego Schwartzman vs (17)Kyle Edmund

(10)Daniil Medvedev vs Joao Sousa
(Q)Aljaz Bedene vs Radu Albot
Jeremy Chardy vs Mikhail Kukushkin
Bye vs (6)Stefanos Tsitsipas

(4)Dominic Thiem vs Bye
(Q)Federico Delbonis vs Martin Klizan
(Alt)Malek Jaziri vs Dusan Lajovic
(Q)Guido Andreozzi vs (16)David Goffin

(12)Nikoloz Basilashvili vs Marton Fucsovics
Adrian Mannarino vs Cameron Norrie
Andreas Seppi vs (Q)Lorenzo Sonego
Bye vs (8)Karen Khachanov

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.

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Video: Mischa Zverev Hosts Behind The Scenes Tour Monte-Carlo 2018

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Video: Mischa Zverev Hosts Behind The Scenes Tour Monte-Carlo 2018

Watch as Mischa Zverev provides an access-all-areas tour at the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters.

Video: Nadal Wins Monte-Carlo 2018

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Video: Nadal Wins Monte-Carlo 2018

Rafael Nadal celebrates winning the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters, for a record 11th time, in this Moët Moment.



Photo: Realis/Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters.

Video: Nadal's Road To La Undécima

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Video: Nadal's Road To La Undécima

Relive Rafael Nadal's 11 triumphs at the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters, dating back to his first title in the principality in 2005.

Video: Best Hot Shots From Monte-Carlo 2018

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Video: Best Hot Shots From Monte-Carlo 2018

Relive the most exciting shots from the 2018 Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters, featuring Grigor Dimitrov, Richard Gasquet, Kei Nishikori, Dominic Thiem, Stefanos Tsitsipas and Novak Djokovic.





Video: Story Of 2018 Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters

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Video: Story Of 2018 Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters

Relive all the drama and gripping moments from the 2018 Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters in the Principality.

Video: Nadal wins 11th Monte-Carlo Crown

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Video: Nadal wins 11th Monte-Carlo Crown

Watch as Rafael Nadal defeats Kei Nishikori to win his 11th Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters title and a record 31st overall ATP World Tour Masters 1000 crown.



Photo: Realis/Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters.

Video: Nadal Monte-Carlo final interview

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Video: Nadal Monte-Carlo final interview

Watch as Rafael Nadal describes his emotions after winning the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters for the 11th time in his career.

Video: Nadal hot shot in Monte-Carlo 2018

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Video: Nadal hot shot in Monte-Carlo 2018

Watch as Rafael Nadal hits a sharp-angled forehand passing shot against Kei Nishikori in the 2018 Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters final.