Madrid Masters: Alcaraz edges out Novak in three-set thriller
Carlos Alcaraz beat the world no.1 in an epic battle, 6-7 (5), 7-5, 7-6 (5) to reach the final in Madrid. Next tournament for Novak will be the Internazionali BNL d’Italia (May 8-15).
Novak rolls past Hurkacz to reach semis in Madrid
Nole continued his quest for a fourth title in Madrid with a comfortable 6-3, 6-4 win over 12th seed Hubert Hurkacz. For a place in the Masters 1000 tournament final, Novak will face the Next Gen ATP World Tour Finals titlist Carlos Alcaraz (ESP, 7) on Saturday at 16:00 CET.
Murray withdraws before last 16 match with Novak
Andy Murray has withdrawn from the Mutua Madrid Open ahead of his third round match against world no.1 Novak Djokovic on Thursday. "Unfortunately, Andy Murray is unable to take to the Manolo Santana Stadium due to illness," read a statement on the Madrid Open social media account.
Novak downs Monfils in Madrid opener
Nole began his Mutua Madrid Open campaign with a 6-3, 6-2 victory over Gael Monfils in one hour and 27 minutes. The top seed goes on to face Andy Murray (GBR, WC) on Thursday.
Mutua Madrid Open draw is out
After reaching the final at the 2022 Serbia Open in Belgrade last week, Nole continues his clay court season at the Mutua Madrid Open, an ATP Masters 1000 event, taking place from May 1 to May 8. As a top seed, the three-time former champion will open his campaign at La Caja Mágica in the second round against Gael Monfils (FRA, ATP #21).
Serbia falls in semi-final, gets wildcard for 2022 DC Finals
Novak did double duty in the Davis Cup semis on Friday, but it was not enough to give a victory to the 2010 champions Serbia. Gojo won the opening singles rubber against Lajovic 4-6, 6-3, 6-2. Nole leveled the tie beating Marin Cilic 6-4, 6-2, but in the deciding doubles, the world no.1 pair Mektic/Pavic defeated Djokovic and Krajinovic 7-5, 6-1.
Novak powers Serbia into Davis Cup semi-finals!
Serbia is through to the Davis Cup semis following a comeback 2-1 win over Kazakhstan. Kukushkin clinched the opening point beating Kecmanovic 7-6, 4-6, 7-6. Novak then recorded a 6-3, 6-4 victory over Alexander Bublik to level the tie. In the deciding doubles match, Nole and Cacic teamed up to defeat Golubev and Nedovyesov 6-2, 2-6, 6-3. Serbia will face Croatia at the Madrid Arena on Friday (16:00 CET).
Russia tops Serbia in Davis Cup quarters
Russia defeated Serbia for a place in the Davis Cup semi-finals after a thrilling doubles match win 6-4, 4-6, 7-6 (8).
Davis Cup Finals 2019: Serbia beat France to reach last eight
Novak beat Benoit Paire 6-3, 6-3 to clinch the win after Filip Krajinovic beat Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 7-5, 7-6. Viktor Troicki/Janko Tipsarevic face Pierre-Hugues Herbert/Nicolas Mahut in the remaining doubles dead rubber.
Davis Cup by Rakuten Finals: Serbia-Japan 3:0
Serbia comfortably got past Japan in Group A. Filip Krajinovic beat Yuichi Sugita 6-2, 6-4, then Novak cruised past Yoshihito Nishioka 6-1, 6-2. Tipsarevic/Troicki duo defeated McLachlan/Uchiyama pairing to complete a 3-0 win.