Casper Ruud

Tsitsipas knocked out in the second round at Wimbledon

Stefanos Tsitsipas reacts during his second round match against Emil Ruusuvuori of Finland at the Wimbledon tennis championships in London, on Thursday evening. The 11th seed from Greece went down 7-6(6) 7-6(10) 3-6 6-3 to the world number 88. Tsitsipas, now 25, has never gone beyond the fourth round at Wimbledon.

Djokovic to face Frenchman Herbert in Roland Garros first round

PARIS - Serbia's Novak Djokovic, the world number one in men's tennis singles, was on Thursday drawn to play Frenchman Pierre-Hugues Herbert in the first round of the Roland Garros tournament.

World number 143 Herbert suffered a defeat in his only encounter with Djokovic to date at the 2013 Paris Masters.

Lajovic, Kecmanovic and Medjedovic through to Rome Masters second round

ROME - Serbian tennis players Dusan Lajovic, Miomir Kecmanovic and Hamad Medjedovic are all through to the second round of the Rome Masters tournament.

In the opening round, Lajovic defeated Italian Lorenzo Sonego 6-3, 6-7 (5-7), 6-3 after two hours and 31 minutes of play last night.

Lajovic will next face Argentine Sebastian Baez.

Ruud beats Tsitsipas to win Barcelona Open a week after loss in Monte Carlo

Casper Ruud took his revenge against Stefanos Tsitsipas by winning the Barcelona Open final in straight sets on Sunday for his biggest career title, a week after losing to the Greek in the Monte Carlo Masters final.

Ruud won 7-5, 6-3 for his first title of the season after losing the three other finals he played this year.

Ruud and Tsitsipas reach Barcelona semis, one step away from another title clash

Casper Ruud and Stefanos Tsitsipas won to advance to the Barcelona Open semifinals on Friday, keeping them on course to meet in a second straight final.

Ruud beat Matteo Arnaldi 6-4, 6-3 to notch his season-leading 27th win. The sixth-ranked Norwegian has two more wins than Jannik Sinner.

Tsitsipas saved two match points to rally past Facundo Díaz 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (8).

Djokovic begins 421st week at top of ATP rankings

BELGRADE - Serbian tennis star Novak Djokovic began his 421st week at the top of the ATP rankings on Monday.

According to the ATP website, Djokovic currently has 10,035 points - 310 more than last week, despite a 4-6,6-1, 4-6 defeat to Norwegian Casper Ruud in the Monte Carlo Masters semi-finals at the weekend.

Tsitsipas wins Monte Carlo Masters

Stefanos Tsitsipas swept aside Casper Ruud 6-1, 6-4 on Sunday to win the clay-court Monte Carlo Masters for the third time in four years, and then wept in his chair.

Tsitsipas sat holding his head in his hands, briefly crying as he took in his first title of the year and biggest tournament victory for two years. 

Djokovic beats de Minaur to advance to Monte Carlo Masters semis

MONTE CARLO - Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic defeated Australian Alex de Minaur 7-5, 6-4 on Friday to advance to the semi-finals of the Monte Carlo Masters tournament.

Djokovic, who won after two hours and five minutes of play, will on Saturday face the winner of the tie between Ugo Humbert of France and Casper Ruud of Norway.

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