|French Open Men's Draw: Federer Needed A Dream Draw And Got It; Nadal Lands With Djokovic |
|with back-to-back Nadal quarters, Ferrer was rewarded this time around. He'll start with Aussie Marinko Matosevic, then countryman Albert Montanes, followed by Marcel Granollers and then I'll go with Kevin Anderson.
And if you thought Ferrer had it easier, then wait till you see Fed...|
|Federer, Djokovic, Serena Romp In Rome; Nadal Opens Title Defense Wednesday |
|I hope I can keep it up."
Two-time champion Djokovic looked good dropping just five total games against Spanish veteran Albert Montanes 6-2, 6-3. Djokovic, who lost in the final last year to Rafael Nadal, admitted he hasn't had much practice this clay season.
"It was a go...|
|Three Slam Champs Exit Monday at Italian Open |
|him get ahead in points. It all depended on me today."
Other notable winners Monday were (11) Marin Cilic, (16) Kei Nishikori, (Q) Al Montanes, (Q) Ernests Gulbis defeating veteran Jarkko Nieminen, and (Q) Alex Kuznetsov.
"I learned a lot of things from last week against Roger [...|
|Early Madrid Losers Djokovic, Federer Open Play In Rome On Tuesday; Serena v Robson Highlights WTA Card |
|at the Italian Open in Rome. Djokovic, a 2008 and 2011 champion, begins his final pre-French warm-up against Spanish veteran Albert Montanes in second round play.
With the season goal of the French Open just around the corner, Djokovic will need to put up a good result this we...|
|Novak Djokovic: My Ankle Is Not Bothering Me, I'm Confident Of Playing Well The Next Few Weeks |
|is going in the right direction."
Djokovic, a two-time Rome champion in 2008 and 2011, begins his bid for a third title against the Montanes-Klizan winner Tuesday or Wednesday. ...|
|Nadal Cruises While Djokovic Struggles In Monte Carlo; Murray v Wawrinka Thursday |
|in the first real showdown of the European clay season. Wawrinka, a semifinalist in Casablanca last week, destroyed Spanish veteran Albert Montanes 6-1, 6-1. Murray and Wawrinka have played 12 time before and the Scot has won eight of them and three straight. But on clay Wawrinka has wo...|
|Tour Round-up: Monfils Wins, Date 2nd Oldest Tournament Winner|
|of Fleming/Skupski beat top-seeded Frenchmen Clement/Llodra 2-6, 6-4, 10-5.BCR Open Romania Bucharest, RomaniaSurface: claySpaniard Al Montanes won his second tour title of the season Sunday, edging No. 3 seed Juan Monaco 7-6(2), 7-6(6) in the final of the BCR Open Romania in Buchar...|
|ATP Tennis Previews: Bucharest, Metz Led by Monfils|
|Open RomaniaBucharest, RomaniaSurface: outdoor red claySeeds: Victor Hanescu, Nicolas Almagro, Juan Monaco, Igor Andreev, Al Montanes, "Crazy" Dani Koellerer, Andreas Seppi, Pablo CuevasFloaters: (WC) Andrei Pavel, Simone BolelliNotes: Not an easy opener for (2) Almagro ag...|
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