In the first round of the Monte Carlo Masters, Paolo Lorenzi cut his compatriot Fabio Fognini's comeback to tour after injury short as he outlasted him 2-6, 6-0, 6-1. The world number 53 next faces thirteenth seed Gael Monfils in the second round.
After seven weeks recovering from an abdominal injury, flashy Italian Fabio Fognini shared his thoughts as he returns tomorrow in singles at the Monte Carlo Masters. The Italian also showed his admiration for current world number one Novak Djokovic.
ATP Next Generation young gun Thanasi Kokkinakis has made progress in his recovery process from shoulder surgery that has kept him sidelined since the end of the last year. The 19 year old Australian has begun serving for the first time since his injury.
World number 16 Gael Monfils continued his solid 2016 season with a big 6-7(5), 6-3, 6-3 victory over Andy Murray's conqueror Grigor Dimitrov to reach the quarterfinals at the Miami Open. The Frenchman struck nine aces on his way to victory in one of the season's most bizarre matches.
In the wake of the Brussels bombing in Belgium many WTA players have wished their condolences and prayers. Turkish WTA player Cagla Buyukakcay took to social media to express that the terror attacks in Turkey have not gotten as much attention from her colleagues.
The semifinals are set at the Irving Tennis Classic. Defending champion Aljaz Bedene survived a big test from ATP Next Generation player Frances Tiafoe to book one of the four spots in Saturday's semifinals.
A loaded day three of main draw play took place at the Irving Tennis Classic on Thursday. Seven of the eight singles matches went the distance, including the day's opener that featured Bedene against Tursunov.