Sports Raonic advances, Shapovalov falls at Monte Carlo Masters

21:51  16 april  2018
21:51  16 april  2018 Source:   cbc.ca

Milos Raonic withdraws from Monte Carlo Masters

  Milos Raonic withdraws from Monte Carlo Masters Second-seeded Marin Cilic advanced without hitting a ball after Canadian Milos Raonic pulled out of the Monte Carlo Masters on Thursday with a right knee injury. It was not immediately clear how Raonic injured his knee. It was not immediately clear how Raonic suffered the injury.

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Fourth-seeded Canadian Milos Raonic is through to the quarter-finals of the Monte Carlo Masters after a three-set victory Thursday over No. 20 Tommy Robredo. Wawrinka was hoping to advance deeper in Monte Carlo , where he won his maiden Masters title last year.

a tennis player swinging a racket at a ball: Canada's Milos Raonic, left, advanced to the second round at the Monte Carlo Masters, while compatriot Denis Shapovalov was eliminated in straight sets.© Getty Images/Reuters Canada's Milos Raonic, left, advanced to the second round at the Monte Carlo Masters, while compatriot Denis Shapovalov was eliminated in straight sets.

Milos Raonic rebounded after a shaky first set to defeat Monegasque wild card Lucas Catarina 3-6, 6-2, 6-3 at the Monte Carlo Masters on Monday.

The 14th-ranked righty from Thornhill, Ont., will face either Italy's Marco Cecchinato or Damir Dzumhur of Bosnia and Herzegovina in the second round of the clay-court tournament.

Fellow Canadian Denis Shapovalov didn't fare as well, falling in straight sets to Greek qualifier Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-3, 6-4.

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Eighth-seeded Milos Raonic of Canada rallied for a three set victory in his first match at the Monte Carlo Masters on Wednesday. No. 10 Fabio Fognini of Italy also advanced to the third round. He downed Roberto Bautista Agut of Spain 7-6 (6), 6-4.

Raonic advances , Shapovalov falls at Miami Open. After strolling into the third round of the Monte Carlo Masters with a 6-1, 6-4 win over qualifier Albert Ramos-Vinolas, the top-ranked Serb told spectators in fluent French how pleased he was with his first win on clay this season.

Two-time champion Novak Djokovic reached the second round with a 6-0, 6-1 win over Dusan Lajovic on Monday.

The ninth-seeded Serb won in only 57 minutes despite having to save break points in three consecutive service games in the second set, including two when serving for the match.

Djokovic won on his first match point when Lajovic swiped a forehand wide. He then whipped off his hat, tilted his head back and raised his hands in triumph.

The former-top ranked Djokovic has been troubled by a persistent right elbow injury and his ranking has tumbled to No. 13. Earlier this month, he stopped working with Andre Agassi and Radek Stepanek — the latest in a series of coaching changes for the 12-time major champion. He has not won a Grand Slam tournament since the 2016 French Open.

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Fourth-seeded David Ferrer of Spain met with minimal resistance in defeating Milos Raonic of Thornhill, Ont., 6-1, 6-3 to advance to the quarter-finals of the Monte Carlo Masters in Monaco on Thursday.

Milos Raonic outlasted Pablo Cuevas 7-5, 2-6, 7-6 (5) to advance to the third round of the Monte Carlo Masters on Wednesday, while Novak Djokovic was stunned by Jiri Vesely 6-4, 2-6, 6-4.

"I've had a very difficult time in the last 12 months with the injury and everything else that's happened," Djokovic said. "I'm lacking matches and a bit of confidence on court. But I'm looking ahead."

Djokovic will next face Borna Coric of Croatia, who beat French veteran Julien Benneteau 6-2, 6-3.

Nishikori beats Berdych

Kei Nishikori reached the second round by beating Tomas Berdych 4-6, 6-2, 6-1. He broke the 12th-seeded Czech's serve six times and dropped his own twice.

Nishikori, like Djokovic, needs time on court after only recently returning from a torn tendon in his right wrist. That injury had ruled him out of last year's U.S. Open and this year's Australian Open.

The Japanese player, ranked 36th, came back in late February when he lost to Denis Shapovalov in the first round of the Mexico Open. He then reached the third round of the Miami Masters last month, losing to Juan Martin del Potro.

Woods likely to take 3-4 weeks off after Masters

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Milos Raonic advanced to the second round of the Monte Carlo Masters with a 6-3, 7-5 win over Italian wild-card Mario Cecchinato on Monday. 6 days ago. Canadians Shapovalov , Pospisil advance to second round of Miami Open.

"It's not great but first match on clay, I'm expecting [a] little soreness," Nishikori said. "Hope I get more confidence and do well [at] these five tournaments on clay."

Other winners included Roberto Bautista Agut of Spain, Andrey Rublev of Russia, and Albert Ramos-Vinolas of Spain.

Ramos-Vinolas, who lost in last year's final, beat Jared Donaldson 6-3, 6-3. Donaldson ranted at the chair umpire over a line call and then squared up to him as he continued to argue. The 21-year-old American received a code violation.

Tiger finishes with even-par 72 in Round 3 at Masters .
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