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Fed Cup: Great Britain level with Kazakhstan at 1-1 in play-off Great Britain are level at 1-1 with Kazakhstan after the opening day of their Fed Cup play-off following victory for Johanna Konta and defeat for Katie Boulter. Boulter lost 6-3 2-6 6-6 to Kazakh number one Yulia Putintseva despite having three match points.
Rafael Nadal Crashes To Fabio Fognini In Monte Carlo Shocker Fabio Fognini defeated Rafael Nadal twice on clay in 2015.
Monte Carlo Masters: Rafael Nadal loses to Fabio Fognini in semi-finals Defending champion Rafael Nadal suffered a shock 6-4 6-2 defeat by Italian Fabio Fognini in the semi-finals of the Monte Carlo Masters. The 32-year-old Spaniard, seeking his 12th Monte Carlo title, had won his past 18 matches at the event and lost only four of 75 in his career.
Novak Djokovic doesn't seem to be competitive, says Rusedski Speaking on Amazon Prime the former world No. 4 Greg Rusedski commented on Novak Djokovic's three-set loss to Daniil Medvedev in the Monte Carlo Masters. "I think he was better than Indian Wells and Miami but it wasn't the Djokovic which won Miami. It just wasn't the guy mentally who wanted it so badly.
Rafael Nadal: Fabio Fognini reveals SIX-WORD message that led to Monte Carlo Masters shock FABIO FOGNINI says he told himself to "stay calm and try to play" on his way to stunning Rafael Nadal at the Monte Carlo Masters.
Rafael Nadal says Fabio Fognini SHOCK at Monte Carlo Masters 'one of my worst in 14 years' RAFAEL NADAL has called his loss to Fabio Fognini at the Monte Carlo Masters “one of his worst ever matches” on clay.
The Story of Guido and a Cannoli Guido had serve at 4-1 and two game points to go up 5-1 in that first set against Nadal in their Monte Carlo QF match. He had broken Rafa's first three service games. 5-1?
Rafael Nadal: How Fabio Fognini has COPIED Novak Djokovic with Monte Carlo Masters shock RAFAEL NADAL was shocked on Saturday as Fabio Fognini knocked him out of the Monte Carlo Masters with a win which helped match a feat previously achieved by just three men.
Rafael Nadal defeat shows Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic have a big problem - pundit RAFAEL NADAL’s defeat to Fabio Fognini shows Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic have a big problem, according to Greg Rusedski.
Roger Federer still has a lot of hunger, says coach Ivan Ljubicic In an interview to Sky Sport, Roger Federer's coach Ivan Ljubicic praised the Swiss player's motivation despite having won 101 titles in his career so far. "He is still very hungry and he got used to clay pretty quickly", the former world No. 3 said.
Rafael Nadal gesture after Monte Carlo Masters loss to Fabio Fognini ’shows his greatness’ "That just shows his greatness. "Didn't we say a few days ago that beating Nadal on clay in Monte Carlo was probably the toughest task in sport in general." Fognini will go on to face Dusan Lajovic in tomorrow's final after the Serbian beat Daniil Medvedev earlier in the day.
Rafael Nadal thrashed by Fabio Fognini in Monte Carlo Masters semi-final Rafael Nadal suffered a shock 6-4, 6-2 semi-final defeat against flamboyant Italian Fabio Fognini at the Monte Carlo Masters on Saturday, showing rare signs of weakness five weeks before the French Open.
Fabio Fognini beat Rafael Nadal - Match Point ðð¹@fabiofogna beats 11-time #RolexMCMasters champion Rafael Nadal 6-4 6-2 to reach his first Masters 1000 final pic.twitter.com/sqW4e9JL5G - Tennis TV April 20, 2019 Fabio Fognini defeated Rafael Nadal in straight sets, 6-4 6-2, to reach his maiden Masters 1000 final in Monte Carlo.
ATP Firsts: Italy's Fabio Fognini - ATP Tour - Tennis The six-time ATP World Tour titlist shares how he honoured his childhood pet with a tattoo.
Rafael Nadal injury questions raised after Fabio Fognini loss at Monte Carlo Masters QUESTIONS have been raised over Rafael Nadal’s fitness after the world No 2 crashed out of the Monte Carlo Masters.
ATP Monte Carlo: Inspired Fabio Fognini destroys clay GOAT Rafael Nadal The Italian had 21 winners and 22 unforced errors, reducing Rafa to only ten direct points and 25 errors, dominating in the shortest and mid-range rallies to wrap up a perfect performance and get a chance to fight for the first Masters 1000 title against Dusan Lajovic.
Fognini Upsets Nadal at Monte Carlo Masters; Faces Lajovic Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters-Monte Carlo, Monaco. Semifinal results:. Fabio Fognini Defeats Rafael Nadal 64 62 Dusan Lajovic Defeats Daniil Medvedev 75 61. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. PlayYourCourt. Grand Slam Tennis Tours.
Pundit reveals why coach Marian Vajda may be the key for Novak Djokovic Amazon Prime pundit Daniela Hantuchova believes that Marian Vajda can be once again a key for Novak Djokovic to get back to the top. The Slovakian pundit, speaking before the Serb's loss to Daniil Medvedev in Monte Carlo, said: "I just feel like it is a different Novak when Marian is around.
Fabio Fognini Shocks Rafael Nadal To Reach Monte-Carlo Final - ATP Tour - Tennis Fabio Fognini produced the performance of his career on Saturday to stun 11-time champion Rafael Nadal 6-4, 6-2 at the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters, advancing to his first ATP Masters 1000 final. Fognini claimed 11 of 14 games from 1-3 down in the first set to stun the 33-time Masters 1000 champion after one hour and 36 minutes.
Rafael Nadal and Fabio Fognini told of Dusan Lajovic problem at Monte Carlo Masters RAFAEL NADAL and Fabio Fognini have been told of a key problem should they progress to face Dusan Lajovic in the Monte Carlo Masters final.
Five Things To Know About Dusan Lajovic Dusan Lajovic pulled off a stunner on Saturday to reach the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters final, winning 12 of the final 13 games from 1-5 down to defeat Russian Daniil Medvedev. Not only is this his first ATP Masters 1000 final, but it's his first ATP Tour championship match.
What Rafael Nadal achieved is not easy, says Uncle Toni In an interview to La Tercera, Rafael Nadal's uncle Toni praised the 17-time Grand Slam winner's legacy in tennis. "For the Spanish tennis, Rafael will be a reference point for many years. What he achieved is not easy. And then at world level, he is one of the best players ever.
Dusan Lajovic injury: Monte Carlo star willing to cut off TOE ahead of Nadal or Fognini DUSAN LAJOVIC says he is willing to cut off his toe to beat Rafael Nadal or Fabio Fognini in the Monte Carlo Masters final.
Halep gets Romania off to winning start in Fed Cup semis Romania's top player downed Kristina Mladenovic in the first singles rubber of the semifinal tie in France, 6-3, 6-1 to give the visitors a 1-0 lead. From 3-3 in the opening set, Halep won nine of the last 10 games overall. "It was really difficult to start the match because of the emotions.
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