I threw in the towel, says David Ferrer after losing to Rafael Nadal

David Ferrer admitted he effectively `threw in the towel` on the way to a 4-6 6-4 6-0 6-1 quarter-final defeat by defending champion Rafael Nadal at the French Open.

French Open draw offers Nadal chance of quick revenge

Two fellow Spaniards who have already beaten him on his favourite clay surface could lie in wait for favourite and defending champion Rafael Nadal at the French Open.

Nadal hoping to bag fourth title in Madrid amid struggles to bounce back from injury

Spanish tennis ace Rafael Nadal is hoping to bag the fourth title at home in the Madrid Masters as he struggles to bounce back from a back injury and searches for his first title on the European clay this season.

Rafael Nadal loses in Barcelona for first time since 2003

World number one Rafael Nadal suffered his first defeat in Barcelona since 2003 on Friday when compatriot Nicolas Almagro ended his 41-match winning run in the Spanish city.

Djokovic plays down fears of missing French Open due to wrist injury

Serb tennis ace Novak Djokovic has reportedly played down fears that he would miss this year`s French Open due to the wrist injury he sustained at the Monte Carlo Masters last week.

Nadal still on top of latest ATP rankings despite Monte Carlo Masters defeat

Spanish tennis star Rafael Nadal has continued to hold his position on the top of the latest men`s world tennis rankings released by the ATP.

Nadal makes no excuse for Monte Carlo loss

World number one Rafael Nadal on Monday refused to blame his shock defeat in the Australian Open final in January to Stanislas Wawrinka as an excuse for his loss in Monaco last week.

Wawrinka plays down French Open hopes

Stanislas Wawrinka played down his French Open hopes despite his Monte Carlo Masters title success against Roger Federer, claiming that the sport`s big names remain in a class of their own.

Wawrinka beats Federer for Monte Carlo title

Stanislas Wawrinka defeated Swiss compatriot Roger Federer 4-6, 7-6 (7/5), 6-2 on Sunday to win the Monte Carlo Masters.

Struggling Rafael Nadal seeks homeground solution

World number one Rafael Nadal targets a ninth Barcelona Open title this week desperate to prove his shock Monte Carlo Masters quarter-final exit is not a sign of decline.

I don`t know when I`ll be back, says injury-hit Djokovic

Novak Djokovic admitted he has no idea when he will play again after a right wrist injury contributed to his 7-5, 6-2 Monte Carlo Masters semi-final loss to Roger Federer on Saturday.

Wrist injury puts Djokovic in French Open fear

Novak Djokovic has vowed to take as much recovery time as he needs to heal the right wrist injury which contributed to his 7-5, 6-2 Monte Carlo Masters semi-final loss to Roger Federer on Saturday.

Fedex trumps Djoker, sets up Wawrinka date in final

Roger Federer and Stanislas Wawrinka will play the first all-Swiss final since 2000 as both won straightforward semi-finals at the Monte Carlo Masters on Saturday.

Wawrinka outclasses Ferrer, into Monte Carlo final

Stanislas Wawrinka made it into his first ever Monte Carlo Masters final with a 6-1, 7-6 (7/3) semi-final win over David Ferrer on Saturday.

Djokovic to vie with Federer for spot in Monte Carlo final

Serbia`s Novak Djokovic and Swiss great Roger Federer will face one other in the semifinals of the Monte Carlo Masters after each triumphed in hard-fought matches Friday.

Nadal crashes in Monte Carlo, Federer faces Djokovic

David Ferrer produced a major upset at the Monte Carlo Masters as the persistent Spaniard stunned eight-time champion Rafael Nadal 7-6 (7/1), 6-4 in the quarter-finals on Friday.

Wawrinka overpowers Raonic to reach semi-finals

Australian Open winner Stanislas Wawrinka reached the semi-finals of the Monte Carlo Masters on Friday with a 7-6 (7/5), 6-2 victory over Canadian Milos Raonic.

Nadal, Wawrinka join Federer, Djokovic in quarter-finals of Monte Carlo Masters

World No.1 Rafael Nadal and Australian Open champion Stanislas Wawrinka have eased into the quarter-finals of the Monte Carlo Masters on Thursday, where they were joined by defending champion Novak Djokovic and Swiss ace Roger Federer.

Djokovic races into Monte Carlo Masters quarters

Defending champion Novak Djokovic of Serbia raced into the Monte Carlo Masters quarterfinals today, dispatching Pablo Carreno Busta 6-0, 6-1 in just 47 minutes.

Wawrinka waltzes through with Monte Carlo walkover

Swiss Stanislas Wawrinka earned a free trip into the quarter-finals of the Monte Carlo Masters on Thursday when Spain`s Nicolas Almagro retired before their third-round match with a foot injury.