Rafael Nadal inched closer to a 10th title at the Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell on Friday as he withstood a spirited challenge to defeat #NextGenATP star Hyeon Chung 7-6(1), 6-2 in the quarter-finals.
The 20-year-old Chung, who is a contender to qualify for the inaugural Next Gen ATP Finals in Milan at the end of the year, came into the contest having not lost a set in five matches. He qualified into the main draw before beating Denis Istomin, Philipp Kohlschreiber and Alexander Zverev.
The Korean was more than a match for nine-time champion Nadal in the opening stages with his aggressive style...more
Dominic Thiem talks about what went well in his win over Yuchi Sugita at the Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell and looks ahead to the semi-finals. Watch live matches at tennistv.com.
After retaining his title at the ATP Challenger Tour event in Qingdao, China, last weekend, Janko Tipsarevic tweeted #keepdigging.
The former World No. 8 in the Emirates ATP Rankings has had to be incredibly patient, with the best part of two years on the sidelines. Persistent foot issues, specifically in his left heel, which included two surgeries to remove a benign tumor, and then right knee patella tendinitis, kept the 32 year old out of competitive action until the spring of 2016.
He was finally back on court and raring to go, but the Serbian had plummeted to World No. 528 this time last y...more
Fourth seed Dominic Thiem powered into the semi-finals of the Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell on Friday with a 6-1, 6-2 victory over lucky loser Yuichi Sugita.
The Austrian lost serve at the beginning of both sets against Sugita, who has had a career week with wins over Tommy Robredo, Richard Gasquet and Pablo Carreno Busta. But Thiem ended the Japanese’s strong run with victory in 52 minutes, hurting the right-hander with his sliced backhand.
"Today the conditions were very good for my game," said Thiem of the warm, sunny weather, compared with cool and wet conditions earlier in the week. ...more
Watch highlights as Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray prevail on Friday to reach the semi-finals at the Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell. Watch live matches at tennistv.com. Photo: Getty Images
Rafael Nadal discusses the test that Hyeon Chung brought at the Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell and moving through to the semi-finals. Watch live matches at tennistv.com
Andy Murray discusses his win over Albert Ramos-Vinolas at the Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell and the importance of getting match play this week. Watch live matches at tennistv.com.
Top seed Andy Murray made a late debut this year at the Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell, but was in fine form on Thursday as he advanced to the quarter-finals with an impressive 6-4, 6-4 win over Feliciano Lopez.
Murray finally took the court for the first time this week after receiving a first-round bye and a walkover in his second-round match against Bernard Tomic. Showing improved form compared to last week at the Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters, Murray raced to a 5-3 lead in the opening set. Although he was unable to serve out the set, he responded by breaking Lopez in the next game to grab the ear...more
Rafael Nadal put on a serving clinic on Thursday at the Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell, not facing a break point en route to a convincing 6-3, 6-4 victory over Kevin Anderson to reach the quarter-finals.
Competing on Pista Rafa Nadal, the third seed dropped just nine points on serve and continued to apply pressure in his return games by accumulating 10 break points. A single break in each set was all the third seed needed to advance in one hour and 33 minutes. Nadal improves his FedEx ATP Head2Head against Anderson to 4-0.
After becoming the first man in the Open Era to win the singles title at ...more
A first ATP World Tour match win and a new coaching set up has given Gianluigi Quinzi a fresh impetus towards his 2017 goal.
“I have been through a period that wasn’t that good, I wasn’t winning a lot of matches, but I’ve changed coaches to work with Fabio Gorietti,” said Quinzi. “It’s only the third week of working together and I’m feeling very good.”
The switch has provided instant results. The 21 year old opened his account on the ATP World Tour earlier this month at the Grand Prix Hassan II with a 7-6(8), 6-3 victory over Paul-Henri Mat...more