Novak Djokovic starts with Rome win, Andy Murray decides to play
Novak Djokovic starts with Rome win, Andy Murray decides to play

Holder Novak Djokovic needed a late break in the final set to beat Nicolas Almagro 6-1, 6-7 (5/7), 6-3 in an opening match at the Italian Open on Tuesday.

Novak Djokovic back in action as top seed in Rome
Novak Djokovic back in action as top seed in Rome

Novak Djokovic returns to clay-court action after a three-week break hoping to put the final touches on his impeccable game with a fourth title at the Italian Open.

Electric atmosphere as Monaco hosts `e-Prix`
Electric atmosphere as Monaco hosts `e-Prix`

An electric atmosphere awaits Monaco`s first "ePrix" on Saturday as Europe gets set to discover the inaugural series which started in Beijing in September.

Rafael Nadal to play with his old racquet in Madrid Masters
Rafael Nadal to play with his old racquet in Madrid Masters

 Spain's World No.4 tennis star Rafael Nadal has said he will be playing with his old racquet in the Madrid Masters and the rest of the season in an effort to regain shot control.

Rafael Nadal coming to terms with rankings slide
Rafael Nadal coming to terms with rankings slide

This is normally the time of year when Rafael Nadal comes into his own, honing his formidable claycourt skills in preparation for Roland Garros and leaving a trail of brutalised opponents to pick themselves up off the red clay.

`Awful` Rafael Nadal stunned by Fabio Fognini in Barcelona
`Awful` Rafael Nadal stunned by Fabio Fognini in Barcelona

Rafael Nadal`s stuttering season continued as he was stunned 6-4, 7-6 (8/6) by Italy`s Fabio Fognini at the Barcelona Open on Thursday.

Rafael Nadal confident he on right path despite loss to Novak Djokovic
Rafael Nadal confident he on right path despite loss to Novak Djokovic

Although comprehensively beaten by Novak Djokovic on the Monte Carlo semi-finals, claycourt king Rafa Nadal believes he is on the right path as his beloved French Open looms.

Stanislas Wawrinka thrashed by Grigor Dimitrov at Monte Carlo
Stanislas Wawrinka thrashed by Grigor Dimitrov at Monte Carlo

Defending champion Stanislas Wawrinka suffered an ugly third round beating at the hands of Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov at the Monte Carlo Masters on Thursday.

Stan Wawrinka starts Monte Carlo defence with Monaco win
Stan Wawrinka starts Monte Carlo defence with Monaco win

Switzerland`s Stan Wawrinka kicked off the defence of his Monte Carlo Masters title on Wednesday with a 6-1, 6-4 defeat of Argentine Juan Monaco to progress to the third round.

Stakes high for Rafael Nadal as he heads for Monaco
Stakes high for Rafael Nadal as he heads for Monaco

Rafa Nadal posted a photo of himself hosing down the court after practising at home in Mallorca this week before heading to Monte Carlo for the first of three Masters 1000 claycourt events en route to the French Open.

Lewis Hamilton not ready to return back home to Britain on 'permanent basis'
Lewis Hamilton not ready to return back home to Britain on 'permanent basis'

Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton has insisted that he has no plans to end his tax exile despite being slammed following his second title triumph.

Djokovic shrugs off wrist injury fears

Novak Djokovic insists the wrist injury that forced him to pull out of a Wimbledon warm-up event this week won`t affect his bid to win the grasscourt Grand Slam.

Nadal still the man to beat at the French Open

If this season`s records are supposed to provide an indication to the man who will be crowned `king of Roland Garros`, Rafa Nadal`s hopes of winning a record-extending ninth French Open title could be in jeopardy.

`Physically fit` Nadal upbeat about chances to retain French Open title

World No. 1 Rafael Nadal is reportedly continuing his Roland Garros preparations as he heads into the Rome Masters, an event where he has been champion for the last five years, for a final major tune-up.

Wawrinka is now part of ``Big Five``, says Djokovic

The so-called Big Four of men`s tennis is now the Big Five according to long-standing member of the elite Novak Djokovic, but Stanislas Wawrinka is not so sure.

Nadal advances to third round of Barcelona Open; Ferrer crashes out

World No.1 Rafael Nadal has successfully began his bid for a record ninth title at the Barcelona Open by moving ahead to the third round, while fellow Spaniard David Ferrer crashed out of the tournament on Wednesday.

Nadal searches for fire as French Open nears

Rafael Nadal won`t panic after having his cloak of claycourt invincibility ripped to shreds by David Ferrer, but admits he needs to quickly rediscover his famed Spanish fire.

King Rafa records 300th clay win at Monte Carlo Masters

World number one Rafael Nadal cruises past Andreas Seppi 6-1, 6-3Thursday to record his 300th career win on clay. The Spaniard is the 11th player to achieve this feat. His compatriot and idol, Carlos Moya was the last person to do so.

Impending birth could see Federer miss French Open

Former men`s tennis world number one Roger Federer hinted on Wednesday the upcoming birth of another child for him and wife Mirka Vavrinec could prevent him playing in the French Open next month.

IAAF ratifies Anju`s top finish in 2005 World Athletics Final

Star Indian long jumper Anju Bobby George has officially become the gold medal winner at the World Athletics Final held at Monte Carlo in 2005 after the International Association of Athletics Federation ratified the result.