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Tennis-Inconsistent Nadal overpowers Nieminen in Madrid

May 8th 2014
May 8 (Reuters)- Champion Rafa Nadal showed glimpses of his best form and some rustiness as he beat Jarkko Nieminen 6-1 6-4 on Thursday to advance to the Madrid Open quarter-finals.

Tennis-Nadal ahead of Federer as all-time best, says Agassi

May 8th 2014
May 8 (Reuters) - Eight-time grand slam champion Andre Agassi has picked Spaniard Rafa Nadal over Swiss maestro Roger Federer as the greatest tennis player ever, according to a newspaper report on Thursday.






UPDATE 7-Tennis-Madrid Open women's singles round 2 results

May 8th 2014
May 7 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Madrid Open Women's Singles Round 2 matches on Wednesday Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (Russia) beat 6-Jelena Jankovic (Serbia) 6-2 5-7 7-6(3) 15-Sabine Lisicki (Germany) beat Irina Begu (Romania) 6-3 6-4 3-Agnieszka Radwanska (Poland) beat Svetlana Kuznetsova (Russia) 6-3 4-6 7-6(6) Roberta Vinci (Italy) beat 13-Caroline Wozniacki (Denmark) 6-3 6-3 14-Carla Suarez Navarro (Spain) beat Alison Riske (U.S.) 6-2 6-4






UPDATE 1-Tennis-Murray holds nerve to see off Almagro

May 7th 2014
MADRID, May 7 (Reuters) - Andy Murray showed plenty of mental strength to come through 6-1 1-6 6-4 against Nicolas Almagro on Wednesday to keep on track his bid to win the Madrid Open.






UPDATE 9-Tennis-Madrid Open men's singles round 2 results

May 7th 2014
May 7 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Madrid Open Men's Singles Round 2 matches on Wednesday 7-Andy Murray (Britain) beat Nicolas Almagro (Spain) 6-1 1-6 6-4 Marin Cilic (Croatia) beat Paul-Henri Mathieu (France) 6-4 1-6 6-2 Santiago Giraldo (Colombia) beat 11-Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (France) 6-4 6-3 Feliciano Lopez (Spain) beat 15-Mikhail Youzhny (Russia) 3-6 6-3 6-4 12-Grigor Dimitrov (Bulgaria) beat Marius Copil (Romania) 4-6 6-3 7-6(7) 9-John Isner (






Tennis - WTA Tour singles standings

May 7th 2014
May 7 (Infostrada Sports) - Standings from the WTA Tour singles Points 1 (1) Serena Williams(U.S.) 12375 2 (2) Li Na(China) 7265 3 (3) Agnieszka Radwanska(Poland) 5980 4 (4) Victoria Azarenka(Belarus) 5441 5 (5) Simona Halep(Romania) 4695 6 (6) Petra Kvitova(Czech Republic) 4295 7 (7)






Tennis-Nadal thrashes Monaco to rediscover touch on clay

May 7th 2014
MADRID, May 7 (Reuters) - Rafa Nadal launched the defence of his Madrid Open title by breezing past Juan Monaco 6-1 6-0 on Wednesday to rediscover his touch on his favoured clay after surprise exits in his last two tournaments.






UPDATE 7-Tennis-Madrid Open women's singles round 2 results

May 7th 2014
May 6 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Madrid Open Women's Singles Round 2 matches on Tuesday 11-Ana Ivanovic (Serbia) beat Bojana Jovanovski (Serbia) 6-4 6-2 5-Petra Kvitova (Czech Republic) beat Varvara Lepchenko (U.S.) 2-6 6-2 6-1 10-Sara Errani (Italy) beat Francesca Schiavone (Italy) 6-3 6-1 Samantha Stosur (Australia) beat Garbine Muguruza Blanco (Spain) 7-5 3-6 6-1 8-Maria Sharapova (Russia) beat Christina Mchale (U.S.) 6-1 4-6 6-4 16-Sloane






Tennis-Two sets to love for Federer

May 7th 2014
May 6 (Reuters) - The odds of the Federer twins winning a Wimbledon doubles title in the future have dramatically shortened after Roger Federer and his wife Mirka announced the birth of a second set of twins on Tuesday.






UPDATE 1-Tennis-Wawrinka ousted by young pretender Thiem in Madrid

May 7th 2014
* Fifth seed Ferrer battles past Spanish compatriot Ramos (Adds details, quotes)






Tennis-Wawrinka ousted by young pretender Thiem in Madrid

May 6th 2014
MADRID, May 6 (Reuters) - Australian Open champion Stanislas Wawrinka crashed to a shock second-round defeat at the Madrid Open when he was upset by qualifier Dominic Thiem 1-6 6-2 6-4 on Tuesday.






UPDATE 12-Tennis-Madrid Open men's singles results

May 6th 2014
May 6 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Madrid Open Men's Singles matches on Tuesday Round 2 Dominic Thiem (Austria) beat 3-Stanislas Wawrinka (Switzerland) 1-6 6-2 6-4 10-Kei Nishikori (Japan) beat Guillermo Garcia-Lopez (Spain) 6-3 6-1 Roberto Bautista (Spain) beat Fernando Verdasco (Spain) 2-6 7-6(4) 6-1 8-Milos Raonic (Canada) beat Jeremy Chardy (France) 6-3 6-3 5-David Ferrer (Spain) beat Albert Ramos (Spain) 7-6(6) 5-7 6-3 R






UPDATE 1-Tennis-Second set of twins born to Federer family

May 6th 2014
* Federer pulls out of Madrid Open (Recasts with birth of twins)






UPDATE 6-Tennis-Madrid Open women's singles round 2 results

May 6th 2014
May 6 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Madrid Open Women's Singles Round 2 matches on Tuesday 5-Petra Kvitova (Czech Republic) beat Varvara Lepchenko (U.S.) 2-6 6-2 6-1 10-Sara Errani (Italy) beat Francesca Schiavone (Italy) 6-3 6-1 Samantha Stosur (Australia) beat Garbine Muguruza Blanco (Spain) 7-5 3-6 6-1 8-Maria Sharapova (Russia) beat Christina Mchale (U.S.) 6-1 4-6 6-4 16-Sloane Stephens (U.S.) beat Petra Cetkovska (Czech Republic) 6-4 2-6 6-3 2-Li Na (






Tennis-Father-to-be Federer pulls out of Madrid Open

May 6th 2014
MADRID, May 6 (Reuters) - Roger Federer has withdrawn from this week's Madrid Open Masters event to support his wife Mirka as she prepares to give birth to their third child, the former world number one said on Tuesday.






UPDATE 11-Tennis-Madrid Open men's singles round 1 results

May 5th 2014
May 5 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Madrid Open Men's Singles Round 1 matches on Monday 12-Grigor Dimitrov (Bulgaria) beat Pablo Carreno (Spain) 6-2 6-4 Santiago Giraldo (Colombia) beat Lleyton Hewitt (Australia) 7-5 4-6 6-2 Feliciano Lopez (Spain) beat Federico Delbonis (Argentina) 7-6(4) 4-6 6-2 Fernando Verdasco (Spain) beat Andreas Seppi (Italy) 6-3 7-6(3) Gilles Simon (France) beat Benoit Paire (France) 2-0 (Paire retired)






UPDATE 10-Tennis-Madrid Open women's singles round 1 results

May 5th 2014
May 5 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Madrid Open Women's Singles Round 1 matches on Monday 14-Carla Suarez Navarro (Spain) beat Yvonne Meusburger (Austria) 7-6(6) 6-4 6-Jelena Jankovic (Serbia) beat Elina Svitolina (Ukraine) 6-4 6-3 13-Caroline Wozniacki (Denmark) beat Ekaterina Makarova (Russia) 6-2 6-2 4-Simona Halep (Romania) beat Julia Goerges (Germany) 6-2 6-0 Svetlana Kuznetsova (Russia) beat Alize Cornet (France) 6-3 4-6






Tennis-ATP Tour singles standings

May 5th 2014
May 5 (Infostrada Sports) - Standings from the ATP Tour singles Points 1 (1) Rafa Nadal(Spain) 12900 2 (2) Novak Djokovic(Serbia) 11040 3 (3) Stanislas Wawrinka(Switzerland) 6375 4 (4) Roger Federer(Switzerland) 5805 5 (5) David Ferrer(Spain) 4850 6 (6) Tomas Berdych(Czech Republic) 4780 7 (7) Juan Martin Del Potro(Argentina) 4215 8 (8) Andy Murray(Brita






Tennis-Former British No.1 Baltacha dies of cancer, aged 30

May 5th 2014
LONDON, May 5 (Reuters) - Former British women's number one Elena Baltacha has died at the age of 30 from liver cancer, the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA)announced on Sunday.






UPDATE 1-Tennis-Serena coasts past Swiss qualifier in Madrid

May 4th 2014
* Plays unseeded Chinese Peng in second round (Adds Williams quotes)