Switzerland`s 17-times Grand Slam winner Roger Federer on Monday said he still believed Rafael Nadal was the favourite to win the French Open next month despite the Spanish star`s troubled start to the clay court season.
With 13,845 points, Serbian star Novak Djokovic held on for the 144th week the top spot in the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) singles rankings issued on Monday.
With 9,981 points, American Serena Williams continues to lead the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) singles rankings published on Monday.
Japan`s Kei Nishikori claimed his second consecutive Barcelona Open title on Sunday with a hard-fought 6-4, 6-4 over Spaniard Pablo Andujar.
Germany`s Angelique Kerber extended her winning streak to 11 matches with a three-sets win over Caroline Wozniacki to win the Stuttgart claycourt title on Sunday.
France`s Richard Gasquet and Australian Nick Kyrgios will hope to kick-start pre-Roland Garros injury comeback bids at the Estoril Open which begins on Monday.
Caroline Wozniacki reached her third final of 2015 when she saw off Simona Halep after a marathon match over nearly three-hours in Saturday`s semi-final clash at Stuttgart`s WTA tournament.
Reigning champion Kei Nishikori booked his place in the Barcelona Open final with a 6-1, 6-2 thrashing of Slovakia`s Martin Klizan on Saturday.
Eighteen-times grand slam singles champion Martina Navratilova has quit as a part-time consultant to world number nine Agnieszka Radwanska after just five months in the role.
Spain`s David Ferrer has put his strong start to the season down to having rediscovered his confidence.
Romania`s Simona Halep will face Caroline Wozniacki in the semi-finals at the WTA tournament in Stuttgart after her straight-sets win over Italy`s Sara Errani on Friday.
Indo-Romanian tennis pair of Rohan Bopanna and Florin Mergea were ousted from the men's doubles quarterfinals of the Romanian Open at the Arenele BNR here.
Reigning champion Kei Nishikori moved into the semi-finals of the Barcelona Open with 6-2, 3-6, 6-1 win over Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut on Friday.
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.
Three-time defending Stuttgart champion Maria Sharapova lost her opening claycourt match of the season Thursday, going down 2-6, 7-5, 6-1 to Germany`s Angelique Kerber in the German city.
World number four Petra Kvitova suffered a shock defeat in the WTA Stuttgart tournament on Thursday, beaten in straight sets by unseeded American Madison Brengle.
Defending champion Kei Nishikori thrashed Colombian 15th seed Santiago Giraldo 6-2, 6-1 to move into the quarter-finals of the Barcelona Open on Thursday in a repeat of last year`s final.
Defending champion Kei Nishikori thrashed Colombian 15th seed Santiago Giraldo 6-2, 6-1 to move into the quarter-finals of the Barcelona Open on Thursday.
Romanian Simona Halep overcame Spanish Garbine Muguruza in three tough sets to become the first player to enter the quarter-finals of the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix here.
Italian Sara Errani defeated No.7 seed Agnieszka Radwanska at the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix 7-6 (8), 6-4 here.
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Day in Pics: 27th April
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