Tennis

11:35 AM ET Rafael Nadal has been knocked out of the Monte Carlo Masters after suffering a shock 6-4, 6-2 defeat to Fabio Fognini in the semifinals. It is the second upset in as many days at the Masters with world No. 1 seed Novak Djokovic eliminated in the previous round. Fognini produced a sensational
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12:03 PM ET Associated Press LONDON — Brazilian tennis player Joao Souza has been provisionally suspended again amid a corruption investigation by the Tennis Integrity Unit. Souza had already been provisionally suspended on March 29 but was reinstated on April 8 following a successful appeal. The TIU says that the provisional suspension has been put
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2:24 PM ET Novak Djokovic is out of the Monte Carlo Masters after defeat to Daniil Medvedev Clive Brunskill/Getty Images Novak Djokovic has been eliminated from the Monte Carlo Masters after losing his quarterfinal 3-6, 6-4, 2-6 to No. 10 seed Daniil Medvedev. The world No. 1 fought back to level the match after losing the
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4:39 PM ET Champion Rafael Nadal and top-ranked Novak Djokovic turned in impressive displays to reach the Monte Carlo Masters quarter-finals on Thursday. 1 Related Nadal, chasing a record-extending 12th Monte Carlo title, broke Grigor Dimitrov‘s serve on four occasions to defeat the Bulgarian 6-4 6-1. After recovering from two break points down in his
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3:34 PM ET Associated Press MONACO — Back on his favorite surface, Rafael Nadal showed no lingering effects of a recent injury as he breezed into the third round of the Monte Carlo Masters Wednesday with a 6-1, 6-1 win against Roberto Bautista Agut. Nadal was making his season debut on clay and playing his
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7:00 PM ET World number one Novak Djokovic took out his frustration on the racket in a scrappy performance but did enough to overcome German Philipp Kohlschreiber in a 6-3 4-6 6-4 win in the second round of the Monte Carlo Masters on Tuesday. The Serb, who received a first round bye, clinched the first
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2:24 PM ET Associated Press Denis Shapovalov‘s clay-court campaign got off to a poor start as he lost 5-7, 6-3, 6-1 to Jan-Lennard Struff in the first round of the Monte Carlo Masters on Monday. The 20-year-old Shapovalov arrived after a good run on hard courts at the Miami Open, where he lost to Roger
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6:58 PM ET Associated Press HOUSTON — Christian Garin of Chile won the U.S. Men’s Clay Court Championship on Sunday for his first ATP World Tour title, beating Casper Ruud of Norway 7-6 (4), 4-6, 6-3. Nearly six years after winning the French Open Juniors title, the 22-year-old Garin finally broke through on the tour,
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5:13 PM ET ESPN News Services In opening first-round play Sunday at the Monte Carlo Masters, there were wins for three-time Grand Slam champion Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland, ninth-seeded Borna Coric of Croatia, Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov and Argentine Guido Pella. Wawrinka, the 2014 champion, advanced with a 7-5, 6-3 victory against Lucas Pouille — who
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4:56 PM ET ESPN News Services MONACO — As Novak Djokovic begins his preparations for a fourth straight Grand Slam title, he likes to imagine beating Rafael Nadal in the French Open final. “That would be the match of the season, yes,” Djokovic said Sunday at the Monte Carlo Masters. Djokovic and his longtime rival
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8:42 PM ET Associated Press HOUSTON — Trying to become the first Norwegian champion in ATP World Tour history, Casper Ruud beat qualifier Daniel Elahi Galan of Colombia 7-5, 6-2 on Saturday to reach the U.S. Men’s Clay Court Championship. The 20-year-old Ruud will face Christian Garin of Chile. The 22-year-old Garin beat American Sam
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6:37 PM ET Associated Press HOUSTON — Eighth-seeded Sam Querrey advanced to the semifinals in the U.S. Men’s Clay Court Championship on Friday, beating Janko Tipsarevic of Serbia 7-6 (6), 7-6 (4). The American saved two set points in the opening set and one in the second. “My first two matches were pretty clean, but
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10:08 PM ET Associated Press HOUSTON — Two-time defending champion Steve Johnson‘s nine-match winning streak at the U.S. Men’s Clay Court Championship ended with a 6-3, 6-3 loss to 241st-ranked qualifier Daniel Elahi Galan of Colombia on Thursday. Johnson was beaten in the second round, but it was his opening match this year at the
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