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Tennis: I don't know when I'll be back, says injury-hit Djokovic

Novak Djokovic admitted he has no idea when he will play again after a right wrist injury contributed to his 7-5, 6-2 Monte Carlo Masters semi-final loss to Roger Federer on Saturday. World number two and defending champion Djokovic, who played with a brace on his wrist, revealed that he suffered pain in his wrist all week. But with the French Open just five weeks away, and his next scheduled event the Madrid Masters in a fortnight, timing is everything for the Serb who won the 2013 Monte Carlo title against Rafael Nadal.

Tennis: Federer, Wawrinka into all-Swiss Monte Carlo final

Roger Federer and Stanislas Wawrinka eased into the Monte Carlo Masters final on Saturday, setting up the first all-Swiss title showdown in 14 years. Federer, who has never won the trophy in the principality, beat Novak Djokovic 7-5, 6-2 as the defending champion and world number two struggled with a right wrist injury which limited his serving to the 150kph range. Wawrinka, the Australian Open champion, saw off David Ferrer 6-1, 7-6 (7/3), a day after the Spaniard stunned eight-time champion compatriot Rafael Nadal in the quarter-finals.

Tennis: Federer, Wawrinka into all-Swiss Monte Carlo final

Roger Federer and Stanislas Wawrinka eased into the Monte Carlo Masters final on Saturday, setting up the first all-Swiss title showdown in 14 years. Federer, who has never won the trophy in the principality, beat Novak Djokovic 7-5, 6-2 as the defending champion and world number two struggled with a right wrist injury which limited his serving to the 150kph range. Wawrinka, the Australian Open champion, saw off David Ferrer 6-1, 7-6 (7/3), a day after the Spaniard stunned eight-time champion compatriot Rafael Nadal in the quarter-finals.

Tennis: Wrist injury puts Djokovic in French Open fear

Novak Djokovic has vowed to take as much recovery time as he needs to heal the right wrist injury which contributed to his 7-5, 6-2 Monte Carlo Masters semi-final loss to Roger Federer on Saturday. But with the French Open just five weeks away, and his next scheduled event the Madrid Masters in a fortnight, timing is everything for the world number two Serb who won the 2013 Monte Carlo title against Rafael Nadal. Djokovic revealed that he played in pain all week but did not risk retiring before his semi-final for fear of what kind of a reaction it would provoke.

Tennis: Nadal searches for fire as French Open nears

Rafael Nadal won't panic after having his cloak of claycourt invincibility ripped to shreds by David Ferrer, but admits he needs to quickly rediscover his famed Spanish fire. The world number one suffered just his third career defeat in Monte Carlo when he slumped to a shock 7-6 (7/1), 6-4 quarter-final loss to compatriot Ferrer on Friday. Nadal had won the Monte Carlo title for eight successive years from 2005 to 2012 before his run was ended in 2013 by Novak Djokovic in the final.

Djokovic to vie with Federer for spot in Monte Carlo final

International Sports Desk, Apr 18 (EFE).- Serbia's Novak Djokovic and Swiss great Roger Federer will face one other in the semifinals of the Monte Carlo Masters after each triumphed in hard-fought matches on Friday. Djokovic, ranked second in the world, needed more than two hours to defeat Spaniard Guillermo Garcia Lopez 4-6, 6-3, 6-1. Federer, meanwhile, squandered 16 break-point chances in the first set against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France and came within two points of losing the match before winning the tiebreak in the second.

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: 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.

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.
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