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Japan's Kei Nishikori celebrates after defeating Croatia's Marin Cilic during their quarterfinal match of the Monte Carlo Tennis Masters tournament in Monaco, Friday, April, 20, 2018. | AP
Kei Nishikori believes there's a way to deny Rafael Nadal in Monte Carlo

World number one Nadal eased to a 6-4, 6-1 semi-final victory over Grigor Dimitrov on Saturday, while Japan's Nishikori came back from a set down to beat third seed Alexander Zverev.

22 Apr 2018

Rafael Nadal of Spain (File | AFP)
Rafael Nadal brushes aside Dimitrov to reach 12th Monte Carlo final

The top seed is bidding for a record-extending 31st Masters title this week, and this win saw him extend his run of consecutive sets won on clay to 34.

21 Apr 2018

Novak Djokovic (File photo | AP)
Novak Djokovic to continue injury comeback in Barcelona Open

The Serbian was beaten in three sets by Austrian Dominic Thiem in the Monte Carlo Masters third round, but said he was pain-free for the first time in two years.

21 Apr 2018

ATP world number 1 Rafael Nadal (File | AP)
I saw the light over injuries and so will Andy Murray: World No 1 Rafael Nadal

Three-time Grand Slam champion Murray had hip surgery in Melbourne at the start of the year and is targeting a return for the grasscourt season.

21 Apr 2018

Japan's Kei Nishikori serves to Croatia's Marin Cilic during their quarterfinal match of the Monte Carlo Tennis Masters tournament in Monaco. (AP)
Kei Nishikori grinds down Marin Cilic to reach Monte Carlo semis

Nishikori battled past second seed Cilic in Monte Carlo to reach his first Masters semi-final since July 2016.

21 Apr 2018

Alexander Zverev (File photo| AP)
Birthday boy Alexander Zverev edges Richard Gasquet to reach semis in Monte Carlo thriller

The German third seed came through a marathon final set under the lights just before 9 pm to win 4-6, 6-2, 7-5 after two hours and 39 minutes.

21 Apr 2018

Rafael Nadal of Spain (File | AFP)
Rafael Nadal thrashes Dominic Thiem to reach Monte Carlo semis

Rafael Nadal crushed fifth seed Dominic Thiem 6-0, 6-2 to romp into the Monte Carlo Masters semi-finals on Friday.

20 Apr 2018

Caroline Wozniacki (File | AP)
Caroline Wozniacki aiming for second Grand Slam title, hopes to avoid Serena Williams

Despite Halep being ranked the best player in the world, Wozniacki feels as though she is now seen as the player to beat.

19 Apr 2018

The Serbian will next face Austrian fifth seed Dominic Thiem with a possible quarter-final against defending champion Nadal. | AP
Novak Djokovic needs 10 match points in 'real battle', Rafael Nadal's 'positive' start

Djokovic, playing only his fourth tournament since Wimbledon last July after struggling with a right elbow injury, overcame some late nerves to win 7-6 (7/2), 7-5 in the second-round clash.

19 Apr 2018

Dominic Thiem (File | AFP)
Monte Carlo Masters: Dominic Thiem saves match point in victory over Andrey Rublev

Thiem recovered from a set down to book a last-16 clash against either Novak Djokovic or Borna Coric with a 5-7, 7-5, 7-5 victory.

18 Apr 2018

Novak Djokovic (File | AP)
Novak Djokovic earns first Masters win of 2018

Djokovic, who reunited with coach Marian Vajda, is set to play the next round against Indian Wells semi-finalist Borna Coric of Croatia.

17 Apr 2018

WTA world number one Simona Halep (File | AP)
Simona Halep remains on top of WTA rankings

There were no changes in this week's top 10, as Garbiñe Muguruza came in third, ahead of fourth-placed Elina Svitolina and fifth-placed Jelena Ostapenko.

16 Apr 2018

Rafael Nadal (File | AP)
Rafael Nadal stays atop ATP ranking

Nadal dethroned Switzerland's Roger Federer, who fell to the second place after he lost 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (4) to Australia's Thanasi Kokkinakis at Miami Open's round of 64.

16 Apr 2018

India's Yuki Bhambri (File photo | AP)
Yuki Bhambri wins Taipei Challenger, set to break back into top 100 in ATP rankings

Yuki Bhambri won his first singles Challenger title of the 2018 season, and seventh overall, when he outplayed compatriot Ramkumar Ramanathan 6-3 6-4 in the final of the Taipei event.

15 Apr 2018

Rafael Nadal of Spain (File | AFP)
World number one Rafael Nadal faces possible Djokovic clash in Monte Carlo quarter-finals

The top-seeded Spaniard, who claimed his 10th Monte Carlo title last year, has a bye for the first round.

14 Apr 2018

World number 88 Ivo Karlovic (File | AFP)
Ivo Karlovic beats Nick Kyrgios for ATP semis age milestone

World number 88 Karlovic blasted 18 aces to defeat the 22-year-old Aussie fourth seed 3-6, 6-2, 6-3 in 92 minutes.

14 Apr 2018

Indian tennis star Yuki Bhambri | PTI
Yuki Bhambri, Ramkumar Ramanathan reach semis of Taipei Challenger Tennis

Fourth seed Yuki beat local qualifier Chien-Hsun Lo 6-4 6-2 while sixth seed Ramkumar dispatched third seed and world number 98 Israel's Dudi Sela with the same scoreline.

13 Apr 2018

Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic. | AP File Photo
Czech Republic call up Pliskova, Kvitova, Strycova against Germany

The Czechs, who lead 7-1 in head-to-head ties with Germany, beat Switzerland at home in the first round in February while Germany edged past Belarus in Minsk.

12 Apr 2018

Serena and Venus Williams have opted out of the United States team to face France in the Fed Cup semi-finals (File | AP)
Serena, Venus skip Fed Cup semi-final

The sisters played in the first-round win over the Netherlands in February but have decided not to make the trip to France on April 21-22.

11 Apr 2018

India's Yuki Bhambri returns the ball against Canada's Brayden Schnur during Davis Cup singles tennis tournament action in Edmonton. | AP File Photo
India to counter Serbia in Serbia in Davis Cup World Group Play-offs

India beat China 3-2 to make it to the World Group Play-offs in the new two-day three-set match format in Tianjin.

11 Apr 2018

India’s badminton players made history when they bagged gold for the first time in the mixed team category by beating Malaysia 3-1 in Gold Coast on Monday.
Commonwealth Games 2018: Masters in Racquet science

Srikanth scalps big fish Lee Chong Wei before Saina puts finishing touches to badminton team’s upset of fancied Malaysia for gold,

10 Apr 2018

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