ATP roundup: Nick Kyrgios picks up three-set win in Houston opener
ATP roundup: Nick Kyrgios picks up three-set win in Houston openerPlaying as a wild card, Kyrgios earned his first win on clay since 2019. He most recently made a stellar run at the Miami Open but was fined $35,000 for unsportsmanlike behavior during his Round of 16 defeat.
© Panoramic Stefano Tsitsipas Laslo Djere Eightmes Final Monte-Carlo Monaco Masters 1000 14042022
Finalist in Miami, Casper Ruud will not see Not the quarterfinals in Monte Carlo, after his defeat against Grigor Dimitrov. On the other hand, it happened for Taylor Fritz, Diego Schwartzman as well as for the holder of the title Stefanos Tsitsipas.
Stefanos Tsitsipas holds its title. This Thursday, Greek, 5th World Player and Series No. 3, qualified for the quarter-finals of the Masters 1000 of Monte Carlo in Monaco, on the ground beaten, after his victory against the Serbian Laslo Djere, 62nd Global player, in two sleeves (7-5, 7-6 (1)) and 1h54 of play. In the first round, it was the Serb that got the first ball of Break, 1-1. Laslo Djere then made a fear, at 4-5, forced to save, in turn, a first ball of Break, then synonymous with set ball for his opponent of a day. But it was only part given. Because on his next service, the least classified has finally cracked, then yielding his service and the Channel (7-5). Finally, in the second and last round, at 1-1, the world's 62nd player procured a break ball, but again, without result. The decision was made to the TIE-BREAK. A decisive game that the Greek has largely dominated and concluded at its first opportunity (7-6 (1)).
Tennis-Thiem, Berrettini pull out of Monte Carlo Masters
Tennis-Thiem, Berrettini pull out of Monte Carlo MastersThe 28-year-old, who twice finished runner-up at the French Open and once at the Australian Open before winning the 2020 U.S. Open title, contracted the virus at an ATP Challenger Tour event in Marbella, Spain last week.
Ruud will not see the quarters
it is already finished for the very recent finalist of Miami Masters 1000. Norwegian Casper Ruud, 7th World Player and Series No. 4, was eliminated in eighths by Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov, 29th World Player, in two sets (6-3, 7-5) and 1h33 of play. in The first run, at 1-1, the Norwegian then crossed an air hole, yielding its next two services, despite two shots saved at the time of the double-break. A 2-5, Casper Ruud has thought a stay, erasing one of its two handicaps, to its second opportunity. But unable to confirm, the best ranked of the two ceded on his next service, facing the Bulgarian, who pocketed this sleeve, on his second ball (6-3). Finally, in the second and last round, the two men did equal game during the first eleven games. At the twelfth and last, and while it was in the service, the headboard n ° 4 saved two first balls, before bowing on the third and last, then synonymous with gain for Grigor Dimitrov ( 7-5). On the other hand, it happened for the American Taylor Fritz, 13th World Player and Series No. 10, which released his compatriot Sebastian Korda, 42nd worldwide player, in two rounds (7-6 (4), 7- 5) and 1h34 of play. Also qualification of Argentine Diego Schwartzman, 16th World Player and Series No. 12, against Italian Lorenzo Musetti, 83rd World Player, in Three Sets (2-6, 6-4, 6-3) and 2h34 of play.
Djokovic is motivated to compete again for biggest titles
MONACO (AP) — Novak Djokovic is ready to move on from the controversy surrounding his refusal to get vaccinated against COVID-19. “I miss competition,” the Serbian tennis star said Sunday on the opening day of the clay-court season at the Monte Carlo Masters in Monaco. “I still feel motivation to be on the tour and compete… and try to challenge the best players in the world for the biggest titles.” The 20-time Grand Slam champion has played only one tournament so far in 2022, losing to Jiri Vesely in the quarterfinals of the Dubai Championships.Djokovic could not defend his Australian Open title in January after he was deported from the country for not being inoculated.
Monte-Carlo (Monaco, Masters 1000, Trouble, 5 415 410 €)
Holding Title: Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE)
Nightthlights of Final
Davidovich Fokina (ESP) BAT Goffin (Bel, WC): 6-4, 6-1
Fritz (USA, N ° 10) Bat Korda (USA): 7-6 (4), 7-5
Dimitrov (Bul) Bat Ruud (NOR, N ° 4): 6-3, 7-5
Hurkacz (Pol, N ° 11) - Ramos-Vinolas (ESP)
Schwartzman (arg, n ° 12) Bat Musetti (ITA): 2-6, 6- 4, 6-3
Tsitsipas (GRE, N ° 3) Bat Djere (Ser): 7-5, 7-6 (1)
RUBLEV (RUS, N ° 5) - Sinner (ITA, N ° 9)
Carreno Busta (ESP, N ° 13) - Zverev (ALL, N ° 2)
The Australian government is being accused of using the Novak Djokovic 'shambles' to distract from the country's other problems .
"If you can't make a decision on Novak Djokovic, goodness me, how are you guys running the country? This is an absolute shambles," one opponent said.Djokovic had his visa revoked for a second time on Friday following a 10-day rigmarole that started when the world number one arrived in Melbourne on January 5.