Novak Djokovic is out of the French Open after a shock defeat this evening to unseeded Marco Cecchinato from Italy. Djokovic lost the match 6-3 7-6 1-6 7-6 to the world number 72 who had never won a main-draw match at a Grand Slam before this year’s Roland Garros. He is also the lowest ranked player to reach this stage of the clay court event since Andrei Medvedev in 1999.
Next for Marco Cecchinato in the semi-final is Dominic Thiem who had a straight sets victory over the second seed Alexandra Zverev 6-4 6-2 6-1.
The British number one Kyle Edmund has been knocked out of the French Open this afternoon by Fabio Fognini in a five set encounter. Edmund who was aiming to reach the last 16 for the first time at Roland Garros was beaten 6-3 4-6 3-6 6-4 6-4. Fognini will now face third seed Marin Cilic who beat American Steve Johnson.
The defending champion and world number one Rafael Nadal eased into the last 16 with a straight sets victory over Frenchman & crowd favourite Richard Gasquet 6-3 6-2 6-2. Next for Nadal is unseeded German Maximilian Marterer.
Rafael Nadal has won his eight Italian Open this afternoon with a epic victory over Alexandra Zverev. Nadal won the first set 6-1 before the defending champion Zverev won nine of the next 11 games to take the second set and lead 3-2 in the decider. However Nadal turned the match around after a lengthy rain delay and closed out the final out 6-1 1-6 6-3. The victory will see Nadal regain the World number one ranking before the French Open which starts next Sunday.
The king of clay Rafael Nadal beat his long-term rival Novak Djokovic this afternoon in the semi – finals at the Italian Open. The crowd in Rome saw a superb contest with some fantastic points with Nadal winning in straight sets 7-6 6-3. In the final Nadal with face inform Alexandra Zverev who won the Madrid title last week.
The British number one Kyle Edmund has had a sensational victory over Novak Djokovic to reach the third round of the Madrid Open. Edmund beat the 12-time Grand Slam champion 6-3 2-6 6-3 in one hour and 40 minutes & is now set to move into the top 20 in the world rankings. In the next round Edmund will face David Goffin who defeated Robin Haase in straight sets 7-5 6-3.
Rafael Nadal has won the Monte Carlo final with a straight sets victory of Kei Nishikori of Japan 6-3 6-2. Nadal won the match in 94 minutes to retain his status as World number one & claim his 11th title at the clay – court event. Rafa has now extended his incredible run of 36 straight sets on his favourite surface.
World number one Rafael Nadal produced a clay-court masterclass in the semi-finals of the Monte Carlo Masters to move into the final with a straight sets victory over the fourth seed Grigor Dimitrov 6-4 6-1. Nadal has now won 34 sets in a row this season on clay & will play in his 12th final at Monte Carlo this afternoon. In the final Nadal will play Kei Nishikori from Japan who overcame Alexander Zverev from a set down 3-6 6-3 6-4.
The World number one Rafael Nadal was in stunning form at Monte Carlo Masters thrashing Dominic Thiem 6-0 6-2 in just 67 minutes. Nadal reaches a record 14th semi- final at Monte Carlo & will face the Bulgarian fourth seed Grigor Dimitrov for a place in Sunday final. Dimitrov reaches his first Monte Carlo semi-final with a straight sets victory over David Goffin 6-4 7-6. In the other semi-final Kei Nishikori will take on Alexander Zverev.
Big serving American John Isner beat Alexander Zverev 6-7 6-4 6-4 to win the Miami Open & claim his first Masters 1000 title. Isner broke the German serve twice in the match and held his serve throughout the match, and will now move back into the top 10 in the world rankings.
Roger Federer has a shock defeat in his first match of this years Miami Open losing to world number 175 Thanasi Kokkinakis. Federer lost the match 3-6 6-3 7-6 & will lose his number one spot in the world rankings, to be replaced by Rafael Nadal. After the defeat, Federer has decided to miss the entire clay court season including the French Open.
Also former world number one Novak Djokovic was knocked out in the second round by Frenchman Benoit Paire the world number 47, in straight sets 6-3 6-4.