Even if we could no longer really doubt it, the rise of Novak Djokovic is confirmed a stone’s throw from Roland-Garros. The Serb qualified for the semi-finals of the Masters 1000 in Rome this Friday evening by dominating Felix Auger-Aliassime (7-5, 7-6 ). The Serb still hasn’t lost a single set since the start of the tournament. “Djoko” will thus play his thirteenth half in the Italian capital.
The harshness of the score is mainly due to the formidable resistance
Week after week, Carlos Alcaraz, winner of the Madrid Masters 1000 on Sunday, continues to dazzle the tennis world. Asked on Monday who beat him in Madrid, Novak Djokovic assured that the Spaniard was, for him, the current “ best player in the world” and ” definitely one of the big favourites” for Roland-Garros (May 22 – June 5).
“He’s different, that’s for sure. He breaks a lot of records at 19 years old. So far, he is the best
“The ATP job has been an absolute disgrace this week. Two days ago I went to bed at 4 or 4:30 in the morning. Yesterday (Saturday), at 5:20 a.m. I’m mad. I had no chance to be myself today (Sunday), no chance of playing at my level. When you go to bed at 4 a.m. one night and then the next night at 5 a.m., just waking up is hard. You are dead. You are not able to
The 2022 edition of the Madrid Masters 1000 will not be enough to revive French tennis. After Gaël Monfils’ defeat on Tuesday against Novak Djokovic, Lucas Pouille was the last to lay down his arms on Wednesday evening, powerless against an overconfident Stefanos Tsitsipas.
Pouille (174th) lost at 11:25 p.m., ten minutes before ten kilometers away, Real Madrid qualified, after extra time, for the Champions League final. Too imprecise, he was never able to threaten the world No. 5, winner
Successful return for Gaël Monfils after a month away from competition. Indeed, the Frenchman had felt the need to preserve himself after his defeat in the third round of the Miami Masters 1000 at the end of March. It must be said that this first round of the Masters 1000 in Madrid offered him a recovery largely in his strings in the person of the young Spaniard Carlos Gimeno Valero (20 years old, 369th).
Harmless in service, where he stubbornly
This is a game that squarely defies the laws of analysis and in which the sacrosanct stats (percentage of first serves or number of winning shots) have no say. To clinch his place in the semi-finals in Monte-Carlo, where he will face Alexander Zverev on Saturday, Stefanos Tsitsipas spent two hours and forty-two minutes in an emotional lift, which successively saw him come off 6-2, 5- 2, trailing 4-0 in the final set before snatching a 6-2, 6-7 (3), 6-4
He is therefore the first of the gang to pull over to the side. At almost 37 years old (next April 17), Jo-Wilfried Tsonga is the first of the “Musketeers” to put the sword back in its sheath. An eminent member of the club of four, with Gaël Monfils, Richard Gasquet and Gilles Simon, who carried French tennis very high for more than ten years from the mid-2000s, Manceau will leave the circuit in a few weeks.
After his titles in Marseille and Dubai, Andrey Rublev (7th) added a thirteenth consecutive victory on Friday, this one against Grigor Dimitrov (35th), to reach the semi-finals of the Indian Wells Masters 1000. He will face the American Taylor Fritz (20th), winner in three sets of the Serbian Miomir Kecmanovic (7-6 3-6, 6-1).
Despite some signs of annoyance, the Russian has built up such confidence in recent weeks that helped him maintain a cool head at the end of the
Novak Djokovic will regain his throne. The Serb, absent in Indian Wells and Miami, will again be world number one on Monday, in place of Daniil Medvedev, who took his place at the top of the world hierarchy since February 28. A consequence of the defeat (4-6, 6-3, 6-1) of the Russian in the third round of the Indian Wells Masters 1000 against Gaël Monfils on Monday. The Russian needed to reach the quarter-finals to ensure he stays atop the
The term is sometimes sprinkled exaggeratedly and very practical to cover the beautiful things of sport. But what Gaël Monfils achieved on Tuesday in the 3rd round of Indian Wells is an authentic feat, in the pure vein of those who place themselves in big letters on the list of winners. At 35, the Frenchman tamed world No. 1, Daniil Medvedev, in three sets (4-6, 6-3, 6-1). The latter will no longer be at the top of the ranking on
We’ll call it realism à la Gaël Monfils. Without adding to it, the Frenchman qualified for the round of 16 of the Australian Open by beating the Chilean Cristian Garin (7-6 , 6-1, 6-3), this Friday. Monfils hasn’t lost a run in three laps, which is still a good indicator of his form. He only spent 5:05 a.m. on the courts to get there.
In his last sixteen Grand Slam matches, he had won only once against a member of
Nick Kyrgios tried everything, but the part-time showman finally surrendered against the phlegm of world number 2, Daniil Medvedev (7-6, 6-4, 4-6, 6-2), Thursday in the second round of the Australian Open.
Underhand serves, tweeners, serve-and-volleys, aces on second ball, spats with the ref, sprint around the court, drop shots, reflex volleys, Kyrgios predictably set fire to the Rod Laver Arena. But Medvedev remained unmoved, imperturbable and impassive in the face of his opponent’s antics and the relative fair play
Corentin Moutet gave everything. Before giving up after 4h47 of a marathon against Sebastian Korda. The American, 43rd player in the world and who defeated Cameron Norrie (n°12) in the first round, ended up triumphing against the Frenchman, 100th, 3-6, 6-4, 6-7 (2/7), 7- 5, 7-6 (10/6). He will face the Spaniard Pablo Carreño-Busta (n°19) for a place in the round of 16.
On the eighth court of Melbourne Park, all the elements were there to enjoy a great tennis