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April 21st, 2017

Grigor Dimitrov Is Back In A Funk, Will He Ever Be A Consistent Winner?

Grigor Dimitrov is just 1-5 over his last six matches.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 8:30 am in Monte Carlo | 4 Comments »

April 21st, 2017

Andy Murray: The Positive Thing For Me Is My Elbow Is Feels Better Every Day

Andy Murray still has never made the Monte Carlo finals.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 8:11 am in Clay Season, Monte Carlo | Comments Off

April 20th, 2017

Nadal Rolls, Djokovic Survives, Murray And Wawrinka Fall In Monte Carlo; Friday QFs

“The most normal thing would be to lose the match,” said Ramos-Vinolas on trailing 0-4 in the third set. “But today it’s one of those days that sometimes happens. I still fought. I was fighting. I was 0-4, and I thought that I need to keep playing every point. Then, at the end, I won. I don’t know what to say.”

Posted by Staff @ 9:18 pm in Monte Carlo | 55 Comments »

April 20th, 2017

Murray Wins, Nadal Struggles at Monte Carlo; Nadal v Zverev Thursday

“I definitely played better as the match went on,” said Murray, who hadn’t played in over a month due to a right elbow injury. “Obviously, the first service game was not ideal. But when you are coming back from not really serving for a few weeks, it’s, I think, normal.

Posted by Staff @ 12:28 am in Monte Carlo | 78 Comments »

April 19th, 2017

Novak Djokovic: I Don’t Fear Anyone!

Novak Djokovic says his win over Gilles Simon marked a new beginning to the season. Did it?

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 11:52 pm in Monte Carlo | 9 Comments »

April 18th, 2017

Djokovic Survives Simon Upset Bid In Monte Carlo; Nadal, Murray Tomorrow

Gilles Simon served for the match against Novak Djokovic, but couldn’t close the deal.

Posted by Staff @ 4:20 pm in Monte Carlo | 62 Comments »

April 17th, 2017

Djokovic Returns Tuesday In Monte Carlo; Seeds 6-0 Led By Zverev Domination, Berdych Comeback

Novak Djokovic is back in action Tuesday in Monte Carlo.

Posted by Staff @ 6:20 pm in Monte Carlo | 57 Comments »

April 16th, 2017

Andy Murray: I’m A Horrible Cook, The Only Think I Can Make Is Scrambled Eggs [Video]

Andy Murray talks food before Monte Carlo.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 11:56 am in Monte Carlo | 1 Comment »

April 14th, 2017

Monte Carlo Preview: Murray, Djokovic Return To Battle; Nadal Seeks 10th Title

Sean Randall previews the first big clay event of the season.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 2:29 pm in Monte Carlo | 18 Comments »

May 3rd, 2016

Novak Djokovic Says He’s Already Forgotten About Losing In Monte Carlo

Novak Djokovic had to be reminded he lost his last match.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 9:54 am in Madrid, Monte Carlo | 12 Comments »

April 18th, 2016

Rafael Nadal: This Monte Carlo Victory Confirms That I Am Better Now!

Rafael Nadal backs up the talk.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 2:03 pm in Barcelona, Monte Carlo | 15 Comments »

April 17th, 2016

Rafael Nadal Back on Top of Clay Heap with Monte Carlo Title Over Gael Monfils

“You just have to accept he’s a bit better,” Monfils said after running out of gas in the third set. “He increased his intensity and changed the way he was playing…I couldn’t contain him when he started to speed up. I simply couldn’t find an answer.”

Posted by Staff @ 2:05 pm in Monte Carlo | 94 Comments »

April 16th, 2016

Rafael Nadal Comes Back To Beat Andy Murray, Meets Gael Monfils In Monte Carlo Final; Who’s The Pick?

Sean Randall picks the Monte Carlo final between Rafael Nadal and Gael Monfils.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 7:19 pm in Monte Carlo | 64 Comments »

April 15th, 2016

Resurgent Rafael Nadal Takes On Rival Andy Murray In Monte Carlo SFs Saturday

A Big Four will face a Frenchman in the Monte Carlo final Sunday, who will it be?

Posted by Staff @ 6:35 pm in Monte Carlo | 151 Comments »

April 15th, 2016

Tsonga Sends Off Federer; Nadal Returns To Form, Dominates Wawrinka In Monte Carlo

Is Rafael Nadal finally finding his form again?

Posted by Staff @ 6:06 pm in Monte Carlo | 2 Comments »