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Sport Ramos-Vinolas to face Pouille in Monte-Carlo Masters semi-finals

19:20  21 april  2017
19:20  21 april  2017 Source:   omnisport.performgroup.com

Ramos-Vinolas stuns Murray with Monte Carlo comeback

  Ramos-Vinolas stuns Murray with Monte Carlo comeback Albert Ramos-Vinolas twice came from behind against Andy Murray to deny the top seed a place in the Monte-Carlo Masters quarter-finals.World number one Murray battled past Gilles Muller on Wednesday in his first competitive outing since a short spell on the sidelines with an elbow injury.

Albert Ramos - Vinolas continued his impressive run at the Monte - Carlo Masters by upsetting Marin Cilic and will now face Lucas Pouille in his first ATP 1000 semi - final appearance.

Albert Ramos - Vinolas continued his impressive run at the Monte - Carlo Masters by upsetting Marin Cilic and will now face Lucas Pouille in his first ATP 1000 semi - final appearance.

AlbertRamos-Vinolas - cropped: Albert Ramos-Vinolas celebrates beating Marin Cilic at the Monte-Carlo Masters © Provided by Omnisport Albert Ramos-Vinolas celebrates beating Marin Cilic at the Monte-Carlo Masters

Albert Ramos-Vinolas continued his impressive run at the Monte-Carlo Masters by upsetting Marin Cilic and will now face Lucas Pouille in his first ATP 1000 semi-final appearance.

Ramos-Vinolas eliminated world number one Andy Murray on Thursday and caused another shock by toppling fifth seed Cilic 6-2 6-7 (5-7) 6-2.

He will vie with Pouille for a spot in the final, the Frenchman having to dig deep to see off the combative Pablo Cuevas 6-0 3-6 7-5.

After comfortably winning the first set, Ramos-Vinolas was unable to capitalise on the 5-3 advantage he held in a second-set tie-break as Cilic won four successive points to force a decider.

Andy Murray crashes out of Monte Carlo Masters as French Open preparations take a hit

  Andy Murray crashes out of Monte Carlo Masters as French Open preparations take a hit Albert Ramos-Vinolas clinches victory over the returning Briton.Murray made his first competitive appearance since returning from an elbow injury on Wednesday (19 April), seeing off Gilles Muller to book his place in the last 16.

Le Monte - Carlo Rolex Masters , qui a fêté sa centième édition en 2006, se joue à Monaco sur terre battue. Both players naturally experienced early nerves in their first ATP World Tour Masters 1000 semi - final , with Ramos - Vinolas breaking Pouille to 15 in the first game.

Albert Ramos - Vinolas continued his impressive run at the Monte - Carlo Masters by upsetting Marin Cilic and will now face Lucas Pouille in his first ATP 1000 semi - final appearance.

The Spaniard then dropped serve in the first game of set three, but broke back at the fifth attempt in game four and duly reeled off the next four games to seal his win.

Pouille, 23, will be hoping to overcome Ramos-Vinolas and reach his first final at this level. He secured a bagel in the first set but was then pegged back as Cuevas took their match the distance.

A quarter-finalist at Wimbledon and the US Open last year, Pouille let an early lead slip in the decider and was staring at defeat when Cuevas moved 5-3 up.

The Uruguayan could not serve out the match, however, and was then broken for a second time to hand Pouille victory.

Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic are in the other half of the draw in Monaco.

Murray pleased to break new ground in Barcelona .
Neither man was quite at his best on Friday, but Andy Murray and Rafael Nadal remain on course for a Barcelona Open final showdown.Andy Murray expressed his satisfaction at reaching the last four of the Barcelona Open for the first time after gaining a measure of revenge over Albert Ramos-Vinolas.

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