Rafael Nadal rallies to stay on course in Barcelona, but Dominic Thiem crashes out
Rafael Nadal remains on course to win a second clay title in two weeks after rallying to overcome Martin Klizan in Barcelona.
Nadal stretched his clay streak to 17 straight wins and 42 successive sets, although he needed to dig deep to fend off Klizen, who had three set points in the second.
However, Nadal showed his mettle to claim a 6-2 7-5 win and set up a semi-final clash with David Goffin.
Elsewhere, Dominic Thiem was upset by rising Greek star Stefanos Tsitsipas, who collected the biggest win of his career with a 6-3 6-2 win over the in-form Austrian.
He’s face Pablo Carreno Busta in the last four after he ended Grigor Dimitrov’s campaign 6-3 7-6.
Andy Murray out of Open Sud de France after losing to Egor Gerasimov
Britain’s two-time Wimbledon champion, still working his way back to form after undergoing hip surgery two years ago, went down 7-6 (8) 6-1.
Boris Becker ‘impressed’ by Nick Kyrgios, insists Australian has talent to ‘win Wimbledon at least once’
Boris Becker doffs his hat to Nick Kyrgios.
Fit-again Johanna Konta falls at the first hurdle in Adelaide as she loses against Shelby Rogers
The British No 1 has recovered from an abdominal injury.
Ashleigh Barty insists there is ‘extra pressure’ over world No 1 ranking battle with Naomi Osaka
“Extra pressure is non-existent for me,” says Barty.
Jamie Murray explains why Novak Djokovic’s NBA-style bubble idea would be difficult to pull off in tennis
“That’s obviously very difficult,” says Jamie Murray.
Boris Becker hails Novak Djokovic’s ‘tactical masterclass’ and explains how Serb outwitted Daniil Medvedev
Novak Djokovic “messed up” Daniil Medvedev’s rhythm.
Spectators set to return for Wimbledon 2021 as Tim Henman outlines plans
Spectators look set to be in attendance at Wimbledon.
Andy Murray reveals he could not bring himself to watch the Australian Open
Murray set for first ATP Tour event of 2021.
Novak Djokovic to prioritise Grand Slams as he closes in on Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal
The Serbian is two major titles behind Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.
Novak Djokovic to ‘take some time off to heal’ as he reveals abdominal ‘damage is bigger’
Novak Djokovic confirms injury worsened.