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UPDATE 2-ATP World Tour Masters 1000 / WTA Premier, Rome Masters Men's Singles Final Rounds and Seeds Progress

May 19 (OPTA) - Final Rounds and Seeds Progress from the ATP World Tour Masters 1000 / WTA Premier, Rome Masters Men's Singles matches on Friday .. Final Rounds .. Seed Round Rslt Opponent Score 11 Novak Djokovic (SRB) qtr won Kei Nishikori (JPN) 2-6 6-1 6-3 3rd won Albert Ramos-Vinolas (ESP) 6-1 7-5 2nd won Nikoloz Basilashvili (GEO) 6-4 6-2 1st won Alexandr Dolgopolov (UKR) 6-1 6-3
Reuters - 19.05.2018 02:00

UPDATE 1-Tennis-Sharapova edges Ostapenko, to play Halep in Rome semis

ROME, May 18 (Reuters) - Former world number one Maria Sharapova stepped up her French Open preparations with a battling 6-7(6) 6-4 7-5 win over reigning Roland Garros champion Jelena Ostapenko in the Italian Open quarter-finals on Friday.
Reuters - 19.05.2018 00:03

Novak & Rafa: The Rivalry

Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal have met more than any other two players in the Open Era, a record 51 times. Djokovic leads their FedEx ATP Head2Head rivalry 26-25 and has won seven of their past nine contests, with the Spaniard claiming their two most recent meetings. Here is a history of the duo's 51 career matches: 2018 Internazionali BNL d'Italia SF, clay, Nadal d. Djokovic 7-6(4), 6-3 Entering the pair's first meeting in more than a year, Nadal was the clear favourite. The in-form player, the top seed had won 50 consecutive sets on clay — a record for the most sets claimed in a row on a single surface — before falling in the Madrid quarter-finals the previous week. And it was tough to tell how high Djokovic, still recovering from a right elbow injury, would be able to raise his level.  But the Serbian played excellent tennis, especially in the first set, comfortably finding the sharpest of angles from the backhand corner to give Nadal fits. But toward the end of t...
ATP - 19.05.2018 18:19

Seppi Gets Payback Against Cecchinato In Geneva

Less than a month ago in Budapest, Andreas Seppi saw his hopes of capturing his first ATP World Tour title since 2012 (Moscow) come to an end in the semi-finals against eventual first-time champion Marco Cecchinato. The Italian veteran got revenge against his compatriot, ousting Cecchinato 7-5, 6-4 in one hour, 38 minutes at the Banquet Eric Sturdza Geneva Open on Sunday. It was a successful debut in Geneva for the 34-year-old Seppi, who just three weeks ago reentered the Top 50 of the ATP Rankings for the first time since 27 June 2016. The 6’3” right-hander lost to No. 16 seed Lucas Pouille in a third-set tie-break last week at his home ATP World Tour Masters 1000 event, the Internazionali BNL d’Italia. The No. 7 seed will next face German Florian Mayer or Spanish qualifier Bernabe Zapata Miralles. Seppi owns a 4-2 FedEx ATP Head2Head series lead against Mayer. In the only other main draw singles action of the day, Sofia champion Mirza Basic defeated 2017 finalist...
ATP - 20.05.2018 21:33

Cilic Reaches First Clay-Court Masters 1000 Semi-Final

Marin Cilic advanced to his first clay-court ATP World Tour Masters 1000 semi-final on Friday in a polished performance at the Internazionali BNL d’Italia. The fourth-seeded Croatian was solid on serve, good in defence and gave little away in a 6-3, 6-3 victory over No. 10 seed Pablo Carreno Busta of Spain over 66 minutes. Cilic will next meet second-seeded German Alexander Zverev, last week’s Mutua Madrid Open champion, or ninth seed David Goffin of Belgium, who compete tonight at the Foro Italico in Rome. The 29-year-old Cilic was immediately at his aggressive best, breaking Carreno Busta for a 4-2 lead and he later clinched the 31-minute opener when his Spanish opponent hit a forehand return into the net. Cilic lost just four first-service points (20/24) in the first set. The pressure continued to build on Carreno Busta, who made a forehand error in the first game of the second set to lose his serve. At 3-5, Deuce, Carreno Busta struck a forehand long after he saw Cilic...
ATP - 18.05.2018 15:32