In another classic meeting between two stars, top seed Rafael Nadal overcame 11th seed Novak Djokovic 7-6 (4), 6-3 in their 51st encounter to reach the Italian Open final. The four-time former champion showed he is returning to best form, playing at high level again, delighting fans with brilliant tennis
In a thrilling topsy-turvy contest, Nole edged past Kei Nishikori 2-6, 6-1, 6-3 to advance into his ninth Internazionali BNL d'Italia semi-final. He will take on top seed Rafael Nadal on Saturday at 15:00 CET. The two have faced each other 50 times with Nole leading 26–24.
Nole has produced an impressive performance at the Internazionali BNL d’Italia on Thursday, breezing past Albert Ramos-Vinolas in straight sets 6-1, 7-5. He goes on to face Kei Nishikori of Japan against whom he owns a 12-2 career record
The 11th seed defeated Nikoloz Basilashvili of Georgia 6-4, 6-2 at the Internazionali BNL d’Italia to move into the third round of the ATP World Tour Masters 1000 event in Rome. Novak will face Spaniard Albert Ramos-Vinolas (ESP) in the last 16. The Serbian star leads their H2H series 5-0
Singles draw has been made for the Internazionali BNL d’Italia, the fifth ATP World Tour Masters 1000 event in 2018. No.11 seed and four-time former champion will open his campaign against Alexandr Dolgopolov (UKR, ATP no. 57)
Novak opened his Mutua Madrid Open campaign with a 7-5, 6-4 victory over Japan's Kei Nishikori in one hour and 58 minutes. The two-time titlist (2011, 2016) will play either Kyle Edmund (GBR) or Daniil Medvedev (RUS) on Wednesday
After his appearance at the Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters and the Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell, Novak continues his clay court season at the Mutua Madrid Open, an ATP World Tour Masters 1000 event, taking place from May 6 to May 13. The Serbian star is no.10 seed and will open his campaign at La Caja Mágica against Kei Nishikori (H2H 11-2).
Dominic Thiem captured his second career win over Novak Djokovic on Thursday at the Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters. The Austrian no.5 seed beat the two-time former champion 6-7 (2), 6-2, 6-3 in their third round encounter that lasted 2 hours and 29 minutes.