Roger Federer, Rome 2016

Beaten in the Monte Carlo quarterfinals by Tsonga, forced to withdraw from Madrid Open with back injury, Roger Federer will face the winner of Zverev-Dimitrov in the second round of the Rome Masters.

Roger Federer

Roger Federer
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Rafael Nadal at practice, Madrid 2016

After two victories in two weeks in Monte Carlo and Barcelona, Rafael Nadal lost to defending champion Andy Murray in the Madrid Open semifinals. Next tournament for Rafa: Rome, where he could face Djokovic in the quarterfinals.

A few pictures from Nadal’s practices this week in Madrid:

Rafael Nadal at practice, Madrid 2016

Rafael Nadal at practice, Madrid 2016
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Nicolas Almagro, Estoril Open 2016

Former top 10 Nicolas Almagro defeated Pablo Carreno Busta in an all Spanish final in Estoril. It’s his first trophy since his victory in Nice in 2012. The match was indecise till the very last games: Almagro lost the first set on tiebreak, then served several times for the second set and finally went on winning 6-7 7-6 6-3.

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Estoril Open, 01.05.2016
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Nicolas Almagro, Estoril Open 2016

Two Spaniards will face off in the final of the Estoril Open tomorrow. Pablo Carreno Busta beat Fernando Verdasco, Taro Daniel, Gilles Simon and Benoit Paire en route to his second ATP final. He reached his first ATP final in Bueno Aires last February and lost to Pablo Cuevas. His opponent in the final will be veteran Nicolas Almagro who upset number one seed Nick Kyrgios in the semifinals.

The Australian celebrated his 21st birthday with a win over Inigo Cervantes on Wednesday:

Estoril Open, 27.04.2016

Estoril Open - Nick Kyrgios' 21st birthday :-)

Estoril Open semifinal: Carreno Busta defeats Paire 6-3 6-3

Estoril Open, 30.04.2016
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Juan Martin Del Poto, Munich 2016

Juan Martin Del Potro won his first match on clay in nearly three years and advanced to the second round of the BMW Open by beating Dustin Brown 7-6 6-4. He then defeated Jan-Lennard Struff to reach the quarterfinal, where he lost to Philipp Kohlschreiber. The German will face Dominic Thiem in the final tomorrow.

Plagued with wrist injuries over the last years, the 2009 US Open champion made his comeback to the tour in February at the Delray Beach Open. He will play the Madrid Masters next week and will probably receive a wild card for the upcoming French Open.

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