Madrid Open: Karen Khachanov overcomes Andrey Rublev to seal quarterfinal berth
The 10th-seeded Khachanov took control of a closely fought encounter by rallying from 4/6 to claim the first-set tie-break and he carried that momentum to a one-hour, 42-minute victory on Manolo Santana Stadium. "It's always tricky to play against each other because on one side we know each other's games perfectly because we've been training together for so many years," Khachanov was quoted as saying by ATP Tour.
Madrid Open: Daniil Medvedev moves into last-16 with 300th career win
The 27-year-old, who is the second seed in the tournament, lost the opening set 6-4 to Alexander Shevchenko, who is currently ranked 96th in the world, but rallied to take the second set 6-1 and went on to win the third set 7-5 in a match that lasted two hours and 42 minutes.
Madrid Open: Swiatek downs Pera to reach fourth round, Chinese duo out of women's doubles
With this win the Polish star extended her clay-court winning streak this season to six after winning against her opponent from the United States, thus clinching her place in the fourth round. Swiatek needed just 75 minutes to dispatch Pera and move through to a fourth-round meeting with either No.22 seed Zheng Qinwen or No.16 seed Ekaterina Alexandrova.
Madrid Open: Alcaraz rallies past Ruusuvuori to reach third round
"It was really tough. I would say I was about to lose. It was just one point," Alcaraz said after the game."One of the break points he had at 2-3 in the second set was like a match point for him. I was really happy I was able to save that game and come back a bit. It was really tough. Emil played unbelievably, but I am really, really happy to get through that," he added.
Injured Luka Modric likely to miss Copa del Rey final, Champions League semis
The 37-year-old had to limp out of his side's 4-2 defeat in Girona on Tuesday with an evident problem and following tests, the Real Madrid website posted a statement on Friday, a Xinhua report said. "Following tests carried out on Luka Modric by the Real Madrid Medical Services, an injury to the back of his left thigh has been diagnosed. His progress will be monitored."
Madrid Open: Coco Gauff, Maria Sakkari advance to third round
Gauff came back from an early breakdown in the first set to oust Spanish qualifier Irene Burillo Escorihuela 6-4, 6-1 at Manolo Santana Stadium. Gauff took 1 hour and 17 minutes to topple the World No. 316 and reach the third round. Local favourite Burillo Escorihuela, who beat Kaia Kanepi in the first round for her first career win over a Top 100 player, outlasted Gauff in rallies early en route to a 4-2 lead.
Madrid Open: Thiem beats Edmund, sets up second-round clash with Tsitsipas
The former World No. 3 has reached at least the semifinals in four of his past five appearances in the Spanish capital and he looked in control throughout his first-round clash against Edmund. The Austrian won 86 per cent (24/28) of his first-serve points and remained strong under pressure, saving all four break points he faced to advance after 84 minutes and improve to 2-0 in his ATP head-to-head series against the 28-year-old Edmund.