Madrid Open: Alcaraz does it again, clinching another Masters 1000 title after masterful week

Carlos Alcaraz of Spain poses for photographs with the trophy after his victory during the Men's Singles final match against Alexander Zverev of...

After sealing his maiden title at this level against Casper Ruud in Miami last month, the 19-year-old Spaniard showed nerves of steel and made history to finish an awe-inspiring week beating three of the world’s top four – Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Alexander Zverev – to seize a second successive Masters 1000 title, just two weeks before this year’s second Major in Paris. Continue reading

Murray’s R1 Madrid Open win over Thiem should also give Austrian some perspective

Dominic Thiem of Austria shakes hands with Andy Murray of Great Britain after their First Round match on day five of the Mutua Madrid Open at La Caja...

Playing only his fourth match of 2022 after enduring a troublesome year packed with persistent injuries, the US Open champion showed enough in his 6-3, 6-4 defeat to be happy about, against a legendary Major winner who turns 35 later this month but has persisted when things looked increasingly ominous, having himself struggled with injuries for over a half decade now. Continue reading