Fiji Time: 7:59 PM on Friday 1 July

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / Sport

Nadal out of Monte Carlo Masters

Afp
Sunday, April 20, 2014

MONTE CARLO - David Ferrer produced a major upset at the Monte Carlo Masters yesterday, the persistent Spaniard stunning eight-time champion Rafael Nadal 7-6 (7-1) 6-4 in the quarter-finals.

Ferrer, seeded sixth, handed the top seed only his third loss at the tournament a day after Nadal had won his 300th clay match of his career and 50th at the Monte Carlo Country Club.

Ferrer came to the court with a 5-21 deficit against his compatriot, whose form has dropped this season.

"When the opponent is doing the things better than you, the normal thing is to lose. That's what happened today," said Nadal.

"I didn't play the right way. I didn't play with the right intensity with my forehand.

"I played too short. I give him the chance to have the control of the point almost all the time. He did much better than me, so just congratulate him."

Ferrer will now face off today against Australian Open winner Stanislas Wawrinka.








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.63070.6117
JPY 51.031748.0317
GBP 0.36550.3575
EUR 0.43960.4276
NZD 0.69010.6571
AUD 0.65750.6325
USD 0.48980.4728

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 1st July 2016

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Hayne jets out
  2. Chief for a day
  3. Rabuka maps plans for 2018 election
  4. Battle for 7s flyers
  5. Fijians stand out
  6. Assault claim probe
  7. NFP lacks vision for all Fijians, says A-G
  8. Farmers served with eviction notices
  9. Chiefs enjoy Fijian hospitality
  10. Macilai ready for his home game

Top Stories this Week

  1. Prayer for a spouse Thursday (30 Jun)
  2. Early morning catch wows crowd at Labasa fish market Tuesday (28 Jun)
  3. Resignation threat Saturday (25 Jun)
  4. Home on a mission Wednesday (29 Jun)
  5. Monster fish halts traffic Wednesday (29 Jun)
  6. Body parts Tuesday (28 Jun)
  7. Rabuka in Saturday (25 Jun)
  8. INTERPOL assists with Natadola gruesome discovery, missing couple Monday (27 Jun)
  9. Hayne jets out Friday (01 Jul)
  10. Police probe body parts find Saturday (25 Jun)