Djokovic earns 1st Masters win of 2018

Monaco (France), April 17 : Serbia’s Novak Djokovic earned his first Masters 1,000 win this year after defeating fellow Serbian Dusan Lajovic 6-0, 6-1 in the first round of the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters. World No.13 Djokovic needed just 56 minutes to beat his rival and concluded the Monday night’s match without giving up a single […]

Ramos-Viñolas advances at Monte-Carlo Masters

Monaco (France), April 17 : Spain’s Albert Ramos-Viñolas qualified for the second round of the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters after defeating the United States’ Jared Donaldson 6-3, 6-3. A finalist at last year’s Monte-Carlo Masters, the 15th seed needed an hour and 37 minutes on Monday night to move one step closer to winning this year’s […]

Nishikori, Rublev advance at Monte-Carlo Masters

Monaco (France), April 17 : Japan’s Kei Nishikori and Russia’s Andrey Rublev have qualified for the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters round of 32. World No.36 Nishikori upset world No.18 Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic 4-6, 6-2, 6-1 in the tennis match that lasted one hour and 46 minutes here on Monday night, reports EFE news […]

Halep remains on top of world tennis rankings

Madrid, April 16 : Romania’s Simona Halep continues to lead the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) singles rankings released on Monday with 8,140 points, followed by Denmark’s Caroline Wozniacki (6,790 points). There were no changes in this week’s top 10, as Spaniard Garbiñe Muguruza came in third, ahead of fourth-placed Elina Svitolina of Ukraine and fifth-placed […]

Nadal stays atop ATP rankings

Madrid, April 16 : Spain’s Rafael Nadal remained in the number one spot in the men’s Association of Tennis Professionals world singles rankings released on Monday with 8,770 points. Nadal dethroned Switzerland’s Roger Federer, the 20-time Grand Slam champion who fell to the second place after he lost 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (4) to Australia’s Thanasi […]

Stephens serves up tennis to inner city youth

By Rory Carroll COMPTON, Calif., Apr 13 : U.S. Open champion Sloane Stephens on Thursday unveiled refurbished tennis courts at a school in impoverished Compton, California, the latest in an ongoing effort by the African American player to expand the reach of the sport to minorities. Four hundred elementary and middle school students joined the […]