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Nadal Confirms Return to Play: 'I've Made Significant Progress'
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Expressing his current state, Nadal mentioned being in good spirits, actively training, and feeling content with his life's phase.
Tennis: Auger-Aliassime downs Hurkacz to defend Swiss Indoors Basel title
The 23-year-old, who has struggled with injury, grew in confidence throughout an impressive week in Switzerland, where he lost only one set en route to the trophy. The Canadian lost the first eight ATP Tour finals of his career, but he has now won five of his past six championship clashes, ATP Tour reports.
Rublev to meet Dimitrov in ATP Shanghai Masters semifinals
A few days ago, Rublev and Humbert had a match in Beijing. At that time, Humbert beat Rublev, reports Xinhua. "The match in Beijing, both of us played great tennis and I had chances. I was serving for the match. He was playing really well that match and I tried to analyse what I did wrong that match," said Rublev.
Madrid Open: Lucky loser Struff stuns Tsitsipas to reach semifinals
The lucky loser upset fourth seed Stefanos Tsitsipas 7-6(5), 5-7, 6-3 on Thursday night to reach the last four stage at the Caja Magica. The German will next face Aslan Karatsev, who ousted him in qualifying. Struff is the third lucky loser to advance to the semifinals of a Masters 1000 event, joining Thomas Johansson (2004 Toronto) and Lucas Pouille (2016 Rome). He has now split six ATP head-to-head matches with Tsitsipas and is two victories from hoisting his first ATP Tour trophy.
ATP Tour: Alcaraz rolls into Barcelona quarterfinals; Cerundolo upsets Ruud
The 19-year-old Alcaraz continued his title defence with a 6-3, 7-5 win, looking at home on the Spanish clay in his first tournament since his hard-court run to the semifinals at Miami Open. He was joined in the last-eight stage by 15th-seeded Argentine Francisco Cerundolo who stunned third-seed Casper Ruud of Norway in a pre-quarterfinal clash on Thursday night.
Monte Carlo Masters: Rune claws past Sinner to enter final; sets up summit clash with Rublev
With his 17th tour-level win of the season, Rune has improved to 2-0 in his ATP Head-to-Head series against Sinner. The Dane is up two spots to No. 7 in the ATP Live Rankings and can rise to a career-high No. 6 by claiming his eighth tour-level crown on Sunday.
Monte Carlo Masters: Medvedev sinks Sonego, sets up first clay court meet with Zverev
Medvedev was dialled in from the start of his first clay-court match of the year. He moved into an early 3-0 lead with the help of some delightful early touches at the net and he stayed typically relentless from the baseline throughout to seal an 89-minute victory on Wednesday.
Monte Carlo Masters: Djokovic makes winning return to action, advances to round three
It was Djokovic's first tournament in over a month as he was forced to miss the Sunshine swing -- Indian Wells and Miami Open -- both ATP 1000 masters events, after he was denied entry to the United States over his vaccination status. After receiving a bye in the opening round, the World No. 1 faced a spirited challenge from World No. 198 Gakhov and was in danger of losing the opening set. But Djokovic navigated the big moments well to seal the win.
Aussies Purcell-Thompson win Houston doubles title in match tie-break
The Aussies defeated third-seeded Britons Julian Cash and Henry Patten 4-6, 6-4, 10-5 in what was their first doubles final as a team, claiming victory at the Houston ATP 250 with their third match win in two days. The teams traded seven breaks of serve in the first set, but Purcell/Thompson did not drop serve in the second, saving the only break point they faced
Casper Ruud races past defending champ Baez in Estoril
Ruud stuck to a deep return position and displayed pin-point accuracy from the baseline to put fifth seed Baez on defence. The Argentine will rue converting only one of his seven break points, four of which came in the second set. But the nine-time tour-level titlist Ruud held his ground to advance after one hour, 18 minutes, reports ATP.