Jannik Sinner

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.

Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov Holds Strong in ATP Top Ten

In the latest update of the ATP world rankings, Grigor Dimitrov, Bulgaria's most successful tennis player, maintains his position in the top ten despite a slight drop. Dimitrov now stands at No. 10 after adding 100 points to his tally to reach the round of 16 at the Monte-Carlo Masters 1000 tournament.

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.

Tsitsipas advances to Monte Carlo Masters semifinals with straight-set win over Khachanov

Two-time champion Stefanos Tsitsipas eased into the Monte Carlo Masters semifinals on Friday with a 6-4, 6-2 win over Karen Khachanov.

The 12th-ranked Greek player dropped only five points on his first serve and hit 20 winners.

He will next face either Jannik Sinner or Holger Rune for a spot in the final at the clay-court event.

Kecmanovic beats Berrettini in Monte Carlo opener

MONTE CARLO - Serbian tennis player Miomir Kecmanovic has got off to a successful start at the Monte Carlo Masters by beating Italian Matteo Berrettini 6-3, 6-1 in the first round on Tuesday.

He will next face Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov, who defeated Monegasque Valentin Vacherot 7-5, 6-2.

The prize money at the Monte Carlo Masters is 5,950,575 euros.

Djokovic, Sinner cannot clash in Monte Carlo before final

MONTE CARLO - Serbia's Novak Djokovic, the world number one in men's tennis singles, was on Friday drawn to face the winner of the tie between Roman Safiulin and a qualifier in the Monte Carlo Masters second round and could play Carlos Alcaraz in the potential semi-finals and Jannik Sinner or Daniil Medvedev in the potential final.