Posts Tagged Tennis

Federer eases into Monte Carlo Masters 3rd round

Rafael Nadal of Spain returns the ball to Teymuraz Gabashvili of Russia during their match of the Monte Carlo Tennis Masters tournament in Monaco, Wednesday, April 16, 2014. Nadal won 6-4 6-1. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

MONACO (AP) — Roger Federer was happier than eight-time champion Rafael Nadal after their straight-sets wins to reach the Monte Carlo Masters third round on Wednesday.

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Federer would skip tennis to be with wife, newborn

Roger Federer of Switzerland, returns the ball to Radek Stepanek of the Czech Republic during their match of the Monte Carlo Tennis Masters tournament in Monaco, Wednesday, April 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

MONACO (AP) — Roger Federer is prepared to skip tournaments — including possibly the French Open — to be with his wife when she gives birth again.

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Diyas reaches 1st WTA quarterfinals since 2012

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Zarina Diyas of Kazakhstan reached her first WTA quarterfinals in two years by defeating Italian qualifier Giulia Gatto-Monticone 6-1, 6-4 in the second round of the Malaysian Open on Wednesday.

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Djokovic eases into 3rd round of Monte Carlo

MONACO (AP) — Novak Djokovic began the defense of his Monte Carlo Masters title in flamboyant style Tuesday, taking only 45 minutes to beat Albert Montanes 6-1, 6-0 and maintain his perfect record against the Spaniard.

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Fognini survives scare to beat Sousa in 1st round

MONACO (AP) — Tenth-seeded Fabio Fognini of Italy and 11th-seeded Tommy Robredo of Spain reached the second round of the Monte Carlo Masters in contrasting fashion on Monday.

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