Italy’s men are starting to matter in tennis like its women

Tennis 05/15/19, 05:59

After four decades of dormancy, male tennis players in Italy are finally showing signs of becoming as good as the women have been.Marco Cecchinato got things rolling by reaching the French Open semifinals last year — the first Italian man to reach the last four of a major since 1978. ...

Nadal confident arriving in Madrid despite disappointing run

Tennis 05/05/19, 00:56

Rafael Nadal hadn't started the clay-court season with these many setbacks in four years.Not since 2015 had Nadal arrived at the Madrid Open without having won a title either in Monte Carlo or in Barcelona, the tournaments that mark the start of clay swing in Europe.That year, Nadal was coming ...

Fognini beats Lajovic to win Monte Carlo Masters

Tennis 04/21/19, 09:31

Fabio Fognini won the biggest title of his career after beating Dusan Lajovic 6-3, 6-4 Sunday in the Monte Carlo Masters final.The 13th-seeded Italian's first title of the year was his ninth overall but first at Masters level.It came the day after he stunned defending champion Rafael Nadal in straight ...

Fognini stuns Nadal 6-4, 6-2 to reach Monte Carlo final

Sports 04/20/19, 13:47

Fabio Fognini ended Rafael Nadal's winning streak at the Monte Carlo Masters, stunning the defending champion 6-4, 6-2 Saturday to reach the final for the first time and hand Nadal his first defeat here since a loss to Novak Djokovic in the 2015 semifinals.Fognini had beaten Nadal twice before on ...

Medvedev shocks Djokovic to reach Monte Carlo semis

Sports 04/19/19, 09:24

An erratic Novak Djokovic suffered a surprise 6-3, 4-6, 6-2 defeat against Daniil Medvedev in the Monte Carlo Masters quarterfinals Friday.The 10th-seeded Russian was appearing in the last eight of a Masters tournament for the first time but was not overawed. In fact, it was Djokovic who made the most ...

King of clay Nadal unsure how Monte Carlo return will go

Tennis 04/15/19, 12:55

Rafael Nadal is unsure how his latest injury return will go this week, even though it will be on the clay-court king's favorite surface.The second-ranked Spaniard is coming back at the Monte Carlo Masters, a tournament he has won a record 11 times along with the French Open and Barcelona."It ...

Djokovic eyes French Open final against Nadal as clay begins

Tennis 04/14/19, 17:15

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 Nadal are starting their ...

Nadal to return from knee injury on Monte Carlo Masters clay

Tennis 03/21/19, 11:09

Rafael Nadal is expected to make his return from a knee injury at the Monte Carlo Masters, after being included in the official list of players on Thursday.Tournament organizers announced the line-up for the clay-court tournament in Paris. Nadal has won it a record 11 times and held a 46-match ...

Rooms with Vroom: These hotels put guests in the driver’s seat

Europe 10/06/18, 19:28

Always eager to create memorable experiences, some of Europe’s best hotels are introducing their guests to some of Europe’s most celebrated motor vehicles.I first got an inkling of this trend upon exiting the Le Meridien Beach Plaza Hotel in Monte Carlo one morning this past summer. Parked out front was ...

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