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Halep hoists Italian Open trophy after Plíšková retires in final

Top-seeded Simona Halep accomplished her ambition of winning her first Italian Open title on Monday, when 2019 champion Karolína Plíšková retired midway through the final with a left thigh injury.

Novak Marches On

Serbian world number one Novak Djokovic has collected his 36th Masters 1000 title and can now reflect in the knowledge that he has surpassed his rivals at that particular level of competition and set a new record.

Djokovic and Schwartzman with plenty to play for

Novak Djokovic likes records and he is on the verge of winning his 36th Masters 1000 title if he is successful in the final of the Italian Open at the Foro Italica today, to edge him one ahead of Rada Nadal.

Top seeds Halep and Plíšková to meet in Rome Final

For the first time since 2016, the top two seeds in a WTA tournament will contest the final of of the Internazionali BNL d’Italia after both Simona Halep and Karolina Plíšková came through their respective semi-finals with wins over Garbiñe Muguruza and Marketa...

Nadal stunned by Schwartzman

Diego Schwartzman pulled off the biggest upsets of the Rome Masters when he toppled the nine-time champion Rafa Nadal in the quarterfinals, a feat he achieved in straight sets!

Plíšková passes Mertens test as Vondrousova swats Svitolina

No 2 seed Karolina Plíšková took another step toward her Rome title defence on Saturday after correcting a mid-match wobble to defeat No 11 seed Elise Mertens in the Internazionali BNL d’Italia quarter-finals; while 12th seed Marketa Vondrousova upset two-time winner...

Muguruza stops Azarenka to meet Halep in Rome semis

Garbiñe Muguruza stopped Victoria Azarenka’s outstanding run of 14 wins in the quarter-finals at the Internazionali BNL d’Italia, coming from a set and a break down to reach her third semi-final in Rome where she will meet Simona Halep, who advanced into the last 4...

Muguruza downs Konta to face Azarenka

On a day of attrition and compassion in Rome, Friday’s play at the Internazionali BNL d’Italia saw Johanna Konta fall to Garbiñe Muguruza, Victoria Azarenka comfort an injured Daria Kasatkina after a nasty tumble, and top seeds Simona Halep and Karolina Plíšková...

Nadal not obsessed with records

The two tournament favourites draw closer to settling this year’s Rome Masters 1000 title as they successfully reached the last eight on opposing sides of the draw with the second seeded Rafa Nadal seemingly having the easier passage so far.

Musetti continues his Roman run

At four-all in the second set the lights went out during the Italian Open which could have disrupted the concentration of Italy’s emerging starlet, the 18-year-old Lorenzo Musetti, who was on his way to eliminating another top player from the Rome Masters listings.
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Mallorca | Murray picks up first win

Former World No.1 Andy Murray claimed his first singles win since returning from hip surgery with a 6-0 6-1 drubbing of French novice Imran Sibille at the Rafa Nadal Open in Mallorca, an ATP Challenger event.

It was good, it's nice to get back on the court playing matches again Andy Murray

The 32-year-old Scot decided not to compete at the US Open, preferring instead to drop down a level to continue fine-tuning his game on his return from hip surgery last January.

It was the first time Murray had played on the second-tier Challenger Tour for 14 years and he needed just 44 minutes to overwhelm Sibille, a trainee at the Rafa Nadal Tennis Aademy whose career earnings amounted to $150 and was competing as an alternate while making his debut on the ATP tour.

Murray, ranked 328th, lost only a smattering of points and was rarely made to stretch by a 17-year-old opponent who was given a coaching lesson by the three-time Grand Slam champion with the Sot converting five of seven break points.

After undergoing hip surgery in January following his first-round exit from the Australian Open, former world number one Murray began easing his way back onto the Tour by playing doubles, starting with a title at Queen’s last June.

The 32-year-old returned to singles this month and was beaten in straight sets by Richard Gasquet in Cincinnati and then lost to American Tennys Sandgren in the first round of the Winston-Salem Open.

“It was good, it’s nice to get back on the court playing matches again,” he said courtside following hs one-sided victory. “It’s nice so many people came out to watch. It’s a brilliant place to play tennis and great conditions.”

Murray, whose ATP ranking has slipped to 328, next faces world number 115 Norbert Gombos of Slovakia in the second round on Tuesday.

“It’ll be a tough match, against the third seed. He made the quarter finals of the ATP tour in Washington a few weeks ago. It’ll be a good test for me.”






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