Saturday, May 11, 2019

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.