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Monte Carlo Masters - Results

Final
Player Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5
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  1. Albert Montañés - Fernando Verdasco

    0-6 - Verdasco into the last four to face Novak Djokovic. Montanes collapsed after a thrilling fightback in the second set. Thanks for joining us today. We will be back at 12.30pm (BST) tomorrow for the semi-final action. Click to see the drawsheet for the Monte Carlo Masters!

  2. Albert Montañés - Fernando Verdasco

    0-5 - Montanes broken for a third time. It must be finished now.

  3. Albert Montañés - Fernando Verdasco

    0-4 - Verdasco four games ahead with two breaks. He has it to lose, but we said that in the last set.

  4. Albert Montañés - Fernando Verdasco

    0-3 - Montanes drops serve for a second time, but it would be foolhardy to predict how this one will finish.

  5. Albert Montañés - Fernando Verdasco

    0-2 - Verdasco moves two clear. Montane's fire has been dampened at the outset of this set.

  6. Albert Montañés - Fernando Verdasco

    0-1 - Montanes drops in an awful service game. Verdasco breaks.

  7. Albert Montañés - Fernando Verdasco

    7-6 - Montanes level. 7-4 in the tie-break. This has been a stunning comeback. Verdasco is suddenly in a spot of bother.

  8. Albert Montañés - Fernando Verdasco

    6-6 - And we're into the tie-break.......

  9. Albert Montañés - Fernando Verdasco

    5-6 - Verdasco ahead again.

  10. Albert Montañés - Fernando Verdasco

    5-5 - From 1-5, Montanes levels. This match has undergone considerable change.

  11. Albert Montañés - Fernando Verdasco

    4-5 - Verdasco seems to have been struck with a bout of nerves on the verge of his first Masters semi-final. We're suddenly back on serve.

  12. Albert Montañés - Fernando Verdasco

    3-5 - Montanes holds serve. Can Verdasco finish this one off?

  13. Albert Montañés - Fernando Verdasco

    2-5 - A break back and match points saved, but surely too late.

  14. Albert Montañés - Fernando Verdasco

    1-5 - Another break for Verdasco. This match is surely over.

  15. Albert Montañés - Fernando Verdasco

    1-4 - Verdasco pulls off a delightful lob midway through the game. He leads by three games.

  16. Albert Montañés - Fernando Verdasco

    1-3 - Verdasco breaks and is surely destined for a match with Djokovic in the last four. The world number 12 is well on top.

  17. Albert Montañés - Fernando Verdasco

    1-2 - Back on serve. Vital that Montanes holds in next, or this one could quickly get away from him.

  18. Albert Montañés - Fernando Verdasco

    1-1 - Verdasco breaks back. A disappointing game for Montanes.

  19. Albert Montañés - Fernando Verdasco

    1-0 - Montanes enjoys a break of serve early in the second set.

  20. Albert Montañés - Fernando Verdasco

    3-6 - Verdasco breaks to take the first set.

  21. Albert Montañés - Fernando Verdasco

    3-5 - Verdasco looking assured. Holds serve. One game from the opening set.

  22. Albert Montañés - Fernando Verdasco

    3-4 - Still the one break between them. Verdasco's turn to serve.

  23. Albert Montañés - Fernando Verdasco

    2-4 - Spain's love affair with the clay courts can be found in the play of these men. They like to trade blows from deep. Verdasco is doing it better. He leads by two.

  24. Albert Montañés - Fernando Verdasco

    2-3 - Montanes survives his service game despite some scrutiny.

  25. Albert Montañés - Fernando Verdasco

    1-3 - Verdasco moves two clear. He is fairly rampaging around the court.

  26. Albert Montañés - Fernando Verdasco

    1-2 - Montanes is off the mark. He cannot afford to let Verdasco gain any impetus being a break down.

  27. Albert Montañés - Fernando Verdasco

    0-2 - Like Djokovic, Verdasco is off to a quick start.

  28. Albert Montañés - Fernando Verdasco

    0-1 - Verdasco breaks in the opening game courtesy of a patient approach.

  29. Albert Montañés - Fernando Verdasco

    0-0 - They're out on court. The winner will face Novak Djokovic in the last four. Verdasco has won all three meetings between the pair. He must start a warm favourite.

  30. Novak Djokovic - David Nalbandian

    6-3 - A stunning drop shot completes the win. Djokovic will play Albert Montanes or Fernando Verdasco in the last four.

  31. Novak Djokovic - David Nalbandian

    5-3 - Djokovic survives a couple of break points. He is one game from the last four.

  32. Novak Djokovic - David Nalbandian

    4-3 - Nalbandian recovers well to hold serve. He benefits from a ball hitting the top of the net and toppling over, but remains one break down.

  33. Novak Djokovic - David Nalbandian

    4-2 - Nalbandian pushes hard to restore parity, but Djokovic protects his break. He leads by two.

  34. Novak Djokovic - David Nalbandian

    3-2 - Nalbandian holds to stay in touch, but is still a break down.

  35. Novak Djokovic - David Nalbandian

    3-1 - Djokovic negotiates another service game to lead 3-1.

  36. Novak Djokovic - David Nalbandian

    2-1 - Nalbandian finally finds some consistency on his serve. He trails by one.

  37. Novak Djokovic - David Nalbandian

    2-0 - There appears little chance of an upset as Djokovic holds serve.

  38. Novak Djokovic - David Nalbandian

    1-0 - Nalbandian won a measly five points on his serve in the first set. His struggles continue as Djokovic breaks in the first game of the second.

  39. Novak Djokovic - David Nalbandian

    6-2 - Djokovic wraps up the first set in some style.

  40. Novak Djokovic - David Nalbandian

    5-2 - Nalbandian drops his serve for a third time in the first set to fall two breaks behind.

  41. Novak Djokovic - David Nalbandian

    4-2 - Djokovic holds serve to slow the Nalbandian recovery. He remains a break up.

  42. Novak Djokovic - David Nalbandian

    3-2 - Nalbandian claims his second straight game to halt Djokovic's fast start.

  43. Novak Djokovic - David Nalbandian

    3-1 - Nalbandian pulls one back.

  44. Novak Djokovic - David Nalbandian

    3-0 - Djokovic is moving Nalbandian all over the court. He is racing through the first set.

  45. Novak Djokovic - David Nalbandian

    2-0 - Djokovic holds serve to move two ahead.

  46. Novak Djokovic - David Nalbandian

    1-0 - The top seed Djokovic breaks in the first. Maybe Nadal has given him inspiration.

  47. Juan Carlos Ferrero - Rafael Nadal

    2-6 - Nadal marches on. A powerful display from Nadal keeps him on course for a sixth straight title in Monte Carlo.

  48. Juan Carlos Ferrero - Rafael Nadal

    2-5 - Ferrero does well to stave off defeat, but he is only putting off the inevitable. Nadal will serve for the match.

  49. Juan Carlos Ferrero - Rafael Nadal

    1-5 - Ferrero cuts a forlorn figure between points. It looks like he will be trudging off court soon. Nadal's power and pace are simply too much for him, but there is no shame in that. David Ferrer will have his work cut out to halt Nadal in the semi-finals.

  50. Juan Carlos Ferrero - Rafael Nadal

    1-4 - Nadal breaks for a second time in the set. This suddenly feels like a procession towards the last four for the world number three.

  51. Juan Carlos Ferrero - Rafael Nadal

    1-3 - The game goes to 40-40, but Nadal holds his serve.

  52. Juan Carlos Ferrero - Rafael Nadal

    1-2 - Ferrero beat Nadal in their last meeting in Rome two years ago. The odds are against him revelling in a similar result here, but he remains in touch by holding serve.

  53. Juan Carlos Ferrero - Rafael Nadal

    0-2 - Nadal consolidates his break of serve to move two ahead.

  54. Juan Carlos Ferrero - Rafael Nadal

    0-1 - Ferrero finds himself in trouble. He produces a poor service game. Nadal can probably smell victory, even at this early stage in the set.

  55. Juan Carlos Ferrero - Rafael Nadal

    4-6 - Nadal produces some fine tennis to see out the set. The rain has gone. Ferrero could join it if he does not produce something exceptional in the second set.

  56. Juan Carlos Ferrero - Rafael Nadal

    4-5 - Nadal has won six out of the eight meetings between these men. He looks in good shape for a seventh after breaking Ferrero's serve with a thumping trademark forehand.

  57. Juan Carlos Ferrero - Rafael Nadal

    4-4 - Nadal holds serve by finding some nice angles on his groundstrokes. He has a new racket in hand as Ferrero serves.

  58. Juan Carlos Ferrero - Rafael Nadal

    4-3 - Ferrero smashes a forehand across court to complete a perfect service game. He holds without dropping a point.

  59. Juan Carlos Ferrero - Rafael Nadal

    3-3 - The rain delay has not affected Nadal. He levels up with minimal fuss.

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  61. Juan Carlos Ferrero - Rafael Nadal

    3-2 - The players are back out. Ferrero will resume one game ahead with Nadal serving.

  62. Juan Carlos Ferrero - Rafael Nadal

    3-2 - A few umbrellas are up and the wind is blowing. The match officials are on court. The match is stopped due to rain. We'll be back with this one as soon as the players return.

  63. Juan Carlos Ferrero - Rafael Nadal

    3-2 - Ferrero moves ahead for the first time as Nadal continues to struggle with his timing in the elements.

  64. Juan Carlos Ferrero - Rafael Nadal

    2-2 - The conditions are hardly ideal. Ferrero seems to handle them better than Nadal. A couple of fine shots allow him to break back.

  65. Juan Carlos Ferrero - Rafael Nadal

    1-2 - Clay seems to blow into the eyes of a startled Nadal. Ferrero refuses to be blown off course and holds his service game to love.

  66. Juan Carlos Ferrero - Rafael Nadal

    0-2 - A sudden gust of wind fails to derail Nadal as he moves two games ahead.

  67. Juan Carlos Ferrero - Rafael Nadal

    0-1 - Nadal powers to the first game. An early break spells bad news for Ferrero.

  68. Juan Carlos Ferrero - Rafael Nadal

    0-0 - The crowd should savour this match. Ferrero v Nadal. Two former French Open champions and two former winners in Monte Carlo. They are renowned for their love of clay.

  69. David Ferrer - Philipp Kohlschreiber

    7-6 - Ferrer takes charge in the tie-break winning it 7-1. Kohlschreiber makes a mess of an attempted backhand, and Ferrer is into the last four. He could face fellow Spaniard Rafael Nadal, which will prove a much tougher task.

  70. David Ferrer - Philipp Kohlschreiber

    6-6 - Ferrer holds serve and we're into a tie-break.

  71. David Ferrer - Philipp Kohlschreiber

    5-6 - From cutting a dejected figure, Kohlschreiber is suddenly reinvigorated.

  72. David Ferrer - Philipp Kohlschreiber

    5-5 - A poor service game from Ferrer allows Kohlschreiber to break back.

  73. David Ferrer - Philipp Kohlschreiber

    5-4 - The German keeps his faint hopes alive, but Ferrer will serve for the match.

  74. David Ferrer - Philipp Kohlschreiber

    5-3 - Ferrer drills a booming forehand away. He is within one game of the last four.

  75. David Ferrer - Philipp Kohlschreiber

    4-3 - Kohlschreiber holds serve. He can't afford any more mistakes.

  76. David Ferrer - Philipp Kohlschreiber

    4-2 - Ferrer seems destined for the last eight.

  77. David Ferrer - Philipp Kohlschreiber

    3-2 - Ferrer breaks again. He seems well in control.

  78. David Ferrer - Philipp Kohlschreiber

    2-2 - Ferrer wastes little time in levelling the match.

  79. David Ferrer - Philipp Kohlschreiber

    1-2 - Kohlschreiber drops serve. This is becoming a pattern. The German seems to be lacking consistency.

  80. David Ferrer - Philipp Kohlschreiber

    0-2 - Suddenly it is Ferrer's turn to misfire. Kohlschreiber breaks to lead 2-0 - the same position he was in a set ago.

  81. David Ferrer - Philipp Kohlschreiber

    0-1 - After 48 minutes of play, Ferrer finds himself a set up. Kolschreiber looks more assured in winning the opening game of the second set.

  82. David Ferrer - Philipp Kohlschreiber

    7-5 - Ferrer sees out the set with some ease.

  83. David Ferrer - Philipp Kohlschreiber

    6-5 - Kohlschreiber completes a forgettable game by emptying a weak forehand into the net. Ferrer will serve for the first set.

  84. David Ferrer - Philipp Kohlschreiber

    5-5 - Ferrer levels up. This looks destined for a tie-break.

  85. David Ferrer - Philipp Kohlschreiber

    4-5 - Kolhschreiber keeps the pressure on his opponent.

  86. David Ferrer - Philipp Kohlschreiber

    4-4 - A booming backhand from Kohlschreiber down the line leaves Ferrer stranded. We're back on serve.

  87. David Ferrer - Philipp Kohlschreiber

    4-3 - Ferrer's penchant for the longer rally takes its toll on his opponent. The Spaniard is suddenly up a break.

  88. David Ferrer - Philipp Kohlschreiber

    3-3 - A comfortable service hold for Ferrer.

  89. David Ferrer - Philipp Kohlschreiber

    2-3 - There is some fine play in this match. Kolschreiber pulls off a diving drop volley that is loaded with back spin. He edges ahead.

  90. David Ferrer - Philipp Kohlschreiber

    2-2 - A delicate little drop shot allows Ferrer to level.

  91. David Ferrer - Philipp Kohlschreiber

    1-2 - Ferrer responds immediately. He claims the break and the match is back on serve.

  92. David Ferrer - Philipp Kohlschreiber

    0-2 - Kohlschreiber certainly looks relaxed enough in this quarter. He breaks serve in the second.

  93. David Ferrer - Philipp Kohlschreiber

    0-1 - And Kohlschreiber, the conquerer of Andy Murray, has held serve in his first game of the day.

  94. David Ferrer - Philipp Kohlschreiber

    0-0 - Hello and welcome to our live coverage of today's action from the Monte Carlo Masters!

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