Rafael Nadal crashed out to Fabio Fognini in the Monte Carlo Masters semi-finals on Saturday with the Spanish star admitting his 6-4, 6-2 loss was his “worst clay court match in 14 years”.
Roger Federer jumped up one spot to fourth in the ATP rankings released on Monday after capturing his 101st career title with his victory over John Isner in Miami.
World number one Naomi Osaka said Tuesday she had “dodged a bullet” after Simona Halep, her main pursuer in the WTA rankings, pulled out of this week’s tournament in Stuttgart. Japanese rising star Osaka, 21, launches her clay season in Stuttgart this week, and her hopes of holding on to her spot at the top of the rankings
The 2020 Olympic Games men's Tennis final in Tokyo will be played over three sets rather than five, the International Tennis Federation (ITF) said on Wednesday, ending the prospect of a marathon gold medal shootout.
Rafael Nadal survived an early scare at the Barcelona Open on Wednesday by coming from a set down to beat Argentina’s Leonardo Mayer and seal his place in the last 16.
World number one Naomi Osaka defeated Hsieh Su-wei 6-4, 6-3 in her first clay court match of the season in Stuttgart on Thursday.
Spain’s Garbine Muguruza successfully defended her Monterrey Open title on Sunday when Victoria Azarenka retired injured from her first WTA singles final in three years.
France set up a Fed Cup final against Australia on Sunday when Caroline Garcia and Kristina Mladenovic, who once were barely on speaking terms, teamed-up to crown a 3-2 victory over Romania.
Rafael Nadal moved closer to an historic 12th title at the Barcelona Open on Friday with a 7-5, 7-5 defeat of Germany’s world number 51 Jan-Lennard Struff. The top seed at his home event now stands just two wins away from becoming the first player in ATP Tour history to capture the same title 12 times. He currently owns 11 at Monte Carlo, Roland Garros and Barcelona.
Madrid: Simona Halep closed in on a return to the top of the world rankings after beating Belinda Bencic 6-2, 6-7 (2/7), 6-0 on Friday to advance to the Madrid Open final while men’s top seed Novak Djokovic made the semi-finals without hitting a ball. Halep, currently number three in the world, will reclaim the number one ranking