The leading trio of Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and Andy Murray all have work to do before the start of the French Open in a fortnight, with the Rome Masters the last tournament chance to whip their clay games into top condition.
World number two Maria Sharapova confirmed today that she is dating fellow tennis star, the highly-rated Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov.
The world's two top female players, Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova, will battle it out for the number one ranking when they meet in the Madrid Open final tomorrow.
Rafael Nadal described reaching the final of the Madrid Masters as a "dream" after he stormed into his seventh consecutive final since returning from a seven-month injury layoff with 6-0, 6-4 win over compatriot Pablo Andujar.
Indian Challenge ended at the Madrid Open with the straight set defeat of Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna at the hands of unseeded team of Jeremy Chardy and Lukas Kubot in Madrid.
Rafael Nadal overcame a stiff test from compatriot David Ferrer to reach the Madrid Masters semi-finals Friday, but there was no such luck for Andy Murray who was beaten 7-6 (7/3), 6-4 by Tomas Berdych.
Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna entered the quarter-finals of the men’s doubles event while Leander Paes, playing with Jurgen Melzer, exited from the Madrid Open, on Thursday.
World number one Serena Williams was at a loss to describe her complete loss of form in the second set as she battled into the semi-finals of the Madrid Open with a 6-3, 0-6, 7-5 win over 30-year-old wildcard Anabel Medina Garrigues today.
The Mahesh Bhupathi-Rohan Bopanna pair entered the quarter-finals of the men's doubles event while Leander Paes and Sania Mirza made an exit with their respective partners at the Madrid Open, on Thursday.
Roger Federer was ousted by Kei Nishikori of Japan 6-4, 1-6, 6-2 in Thursday's third round, leaving Rafael Nadal as the either the clear front-runner for the title or the next big name who should be wary of an upset.
Sania Mirza and her American partner Bethanie Mattek-Sands made an early exit from the Madrid Open after losing their second round match in straight sets to Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova and Lucie Safarova.
World No.1 Serena Williams cruised into the Madrid Open quarter-finals as she dismantled 13th seed Maria Kirilenko 6-3, 6-1 in just an hour and four minutes today. World No.2 Maria Sharapova also continued her stroll into the quarter-finals.
World No. 1 Novak Djokovic believes his preparation for the Madrid Masters was badly affected by not being able to practise due to an ankle injury after he was knocked out in the second round by Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov 7-6 (8-6), 6-7(8-10), 6-3.
Roger Federer made a winning return after a two-month absence from the court as he cruised to 6-3, 6-3 win over Radek Stepanek to move into the third round of the Madrid Open on Tuesday.
Control-freak and parasite or loving father determined to help his son make the most of his talent - John Tomic does not so much divide opinion in Australia as split it into 'Bernard against the rest'.