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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 earns 300th clay win, Federer strolls

World number one Rafael Nadal finished with an ace on match point to seal his 300th career victory on clay and advance into the quarter-finals of the Monte Carlo Masters on Thursday. He was joined in the last-eight by defending champion Novak Djokovic who eased past Spain's Pablo Carreno Busta 6-0, 6-1 and seven-time Wimbledon champion Roger Federer who spent just 57 minutes in going past Czech Lukas Rosol 6-4, 6-1 to next line up against ninth seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.

Tennis: Nadal passes clay landmark with 300th victory

Top seed Rafael Nadal finished with a clean ace on match point to seal his 300th career victory on clay and advance into the quarter-finals of the Monte Carlo Masters on Thursday. The eight-time winner here became just the 11th man to crack 300 wins on the dirt: the last to do so was Spaniard Carlos Moya in 2007. Nadal began his formidable run on the surface with his first clay win in 2002 and has not looked back since. At the top of the all-time table in the victory category is Argentine Guillernmo Vilas, who ended his career standing 644-183 on the surface.

Tennis: Monte Carlo Masters results - 1st update

Results on the fifth day of the ATP Monte Carlo Masters on Thursday (x denotes seeding): 3rd rd Milos Raonic (CAN x8) bt Tommy Robredo (ESP x11) 6-4, 6-3 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA x9) bt Fabio Fognini (ITA x10) 5-7, 6-3, 6-0 Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI x3) bt Nicolas Almagro (ESP x15) walkover, injured foot Rafael Nadal (ESP x1) bt Andreas Seppi (ITA) 6-1, 6-3 afp

Tennis: Monte Carlo Masters results

Results on the fifth day of the ATP Monte Carlo Masters on Thursday (x denotes seeding): 3rd rd Milos Raonic (CAN x8) bt Tommy Robredo (ESP x11) 6-4, 6-3 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA x9) bt Fabio Fognini (ITA x10) 5-7, 6-3, 6-0 afp

Tennis: Wawrinka waltzes through with Monte Carlo walkover

Swiss Stanislas Wawrinka earned a free trip into the quarter-finals of the Monte Carlo Masters on Thursday when Spain's Nicolas Almagro retired before their third-round match with a foot injury. Australian Open winner Wawrinka, seeded third, will Friday face off against Canadian eighth seed Milos Raonic, who beat 11th-seeded Spaniard Tommy Robredo 6-4, 6-3. Wawrinka has beaten Raonic in both of their previous meetings, in 2012 and 2013 on hardcourt. Almagro said he was unable to walk after waking with pain in his foot.

Tennis: Djokovic thumps Montanes in Monte Carlo

Novak Djokovic stormed into the third round of the Monte Carlo Masters as the defending champion won his 11th straight match of the season 6-1, 6-0 over Albert Montanes on Tuesday. The second seed is bidding for a trophy at his fifth straight Masters 1000 after ending last season as winner at Shanghai and Paris before sweeping Indian Wells and Miami last month. He won the last 11 games in a row, finishing in 45 minutes and improving to 17-2 on the season.

Tennis: Davis Cup result - France 3 Germany 2

Collated results from the Davis Cup World Group quarter-final tie between France and Germany in Nancy on Sunday: France 3 Germany 2 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) bt Tobias Kamke (GER) 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 Gael Monfils (FRA) bt Peter Gojowczyk (GER) 6-1, 7-6 (7/0), 6-2 Saturday Michael Llodra/Julien Benneteau (FRA) bt Tobias Kamke/Andre Begemann (GER) 6-1, 7-6 (7/5), 4-6, 7-5 Friday Tobias Kamke (GER) bt Julien Benneteau (FRA) 7-6 (10/8), 6-3, 6-2

Tennis: France into Davis Cup semis after fightback

France are into the Davis Cup semi-finals after a tenacious fightback secured a 3-2 win over Germany in their last-eight tie in Nancy on Sunday. Gael Monfils secured the decisive fifth point with a 6-1, 7-6 (7/0), 6-2 win over Peter Gojowczyk after Jo-Wilfried Tsonga had earlier levelled the tie at 2-2 beating Tobias Kamke 6-3, 6-2, 6-4. Germany had shrugged off the absence of their top six players to race into a shock 2-0 lead on Friday. Julien Benneteau slumped to a 7-6 (10/8), 6-3, 6-2 loss to world number 96 Kamke.

Tennis: Davis Cup result - France 2 Germany 2

Results from the Davis Cup World Group quarter-final tie between France and Germany in Nancy on Sunday: France 2 Germany 2 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) bt Tobias Kamke (GER) 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 Playing later Gael Monfils or Julien Benneteau (FRA) v Peter Gojowczyk (GER) Friday Tobias Kamke (GER) bt Julien Benneteau (FRA) 7-6 (10/8), 6-3, 6-2 Peter Gojowczyk (GER) bt Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) 5-7, 7-6 (7/3), 3-6, 7-6 (10/8), 8-6 Saturday
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