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Tennis: Monte Carlo Masters results - 2nd update

Results on the sixth day of the ATP Monte Carlo Masters on Friday (x denotes seeding): Quarter-finals Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI x3) bt Milos Raonic (CAN x8) 7-6 (7/5), 6-2 David Ferrer (ESP x6) bt Rafael Nadal (ESP x1) 7-6 (7/1), 6-4 Roger Federer (SUI x4) bt Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA x9) 2-6, 7-6 (8/6), 6-1 afp

Tennis: Federer battles back to reach Monte Carlo semis

Roger Federer battled back from a set down to beat Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 2-6, 7-6 (8/6), 6-1 and reach the Monte Carlo Masters semi-finals on Friday. Federer will face either defending champion Novak Djokovic or Guillermo Garcia-Lopez for a place in the final. dj/nr

Tennis: Nadal crashes in Monte Carlo, Federer struggles through

Eight-time champion Rafael Nadal slumped to a shock Monte Carlo Masters quarter-final defeat to compatriot and close friend David Ferrer on Friday while Roger Federer scraped into the last-four. Ferrer claimed a famous 7-6 (7/1), 6-4 win to hand the top seed only his third loss in the principality just a day after Nadal had won his 300th career claycourt match and 50th at the Monte Carlo Country Club.

British number one Robson to miss Wimbledon, French Open

(Reuters) - British women's number one Laura Robson will miss the French Open and Wimbledon after having surgery on her wrist, the 20-year-old announced on Thursday. Robson, who has a world ranking of 64, has not played since losing in the Australian Open first round to Kirsten Flipkens and will travel to the United States for the operation.

Tennis: Eight-time champion Nadal knocked out of Monte Carlo

David Ferrer produced a major upset at the Monte Carlo Masters on Friday as the persistent Spaniard stunned eight-time champion Rafael Nadal 7-6 (7/1), 6-4 in the quarter-finals. Ferrer, seeded sixth, handed the top seed only his third loss at the tournament a day after Nadal had won his 300th clay match of his career and 50th at the Monte Carlo Country Club. Ferrer came to the court with a 5-21 deficit against his compatriot, whose form has dropped this season.

Ferrer upsets Nadal in Monte Carlo quarters

International Sports Desk, Apr 18 (EFE).- Ten years after his only previous clay-court victory over countryman Rafael Nadal, Spain's David Ferrer upset the world No. 1 on Friday in the quarterfinals of the Monte Carlo Masters. Ferrer, who prevailed over Nadal 7-6(1) 6-4, will face Australian Open champion Stanislas Wawrinka in the semis after the Swiss player dispatched Canada's Milos Raonic 7-6(5) 6-2.

Ferrer upsets Nadal in Monte Carlo quarters

International Sports Desk, Apr 18 (EFE).- Ten years after his only previous clay-court victory over countryman Rafael Nadal, Spain's David Ferrer upset the world No. 1 on Friday in the quarterfinals of the Monte Carlo Masters. Ferrer, who prevailed over Nadal 7-6(1) 6-4, will face Australian Open champion Stanislas Wawrinka in the semis after the Swiss player dispatched Canada's Milos Raonic 7-6(5) 6-2.

Tennis: Aussies, Germany bid to end decades of Fed Cup pain

Australia and Germany aim to end decades of Fed Cup pain when they clash in the semi-finals while Italy and the Czech Republic, the current tournament heavyweights, face off in the other last-four tie. Australia's last final appearance was in 1993 when they lost to Spain while the most recent of their seven titles came way back in 1974 when Evonne Goolagong was in her pomp. Germany haven't won the competition since 1992 when Steffi Graf and Anke Huber starred in the team which defeated Spain.

Tennis: Stosur faces Petkovic in opening Fed Cup match

Australian Sam Stosur will take on Germany's Andrea Petkovic in the opening match of the Fed Cup semi-final in Brisbane on Saturday. Stosur, the 2011 US Open champion, was drawn Friday against Germany's second-ranked player and world number 28 Petkovic, for the tie on the hardcourts of Pat Rafter Arena. Casey Dellacqua, ranked 53, will play Germany's top-ranked Angelique Kerber in Saturday's second match, while the reverse singles will be on Sunday, followed by doubles.

Tennis: Britain's Robson out of Wimbledon and French Open

Britain's Laura Robson on Thursday revealed she will miss Wimbledon and the French Open after opting to have surgery on her troublesome wrist injury. Robson has been plagued by the left wrist problem throughout 2014 and has completed just one match this year, losing 6-3, 6-0 to Kirsten Flipkens in the first round of the Australian Open. She had retired hurt with a recurrence of the long-standing injury in her opening match against Yanina Wickmayer at a warm-up event in Hobart.
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