Mutua Madrid Open 2022: Daily updates and results
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- Neal Skupski & Wesley Koolhof beat Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah 6-7(4), 6-4, 10-5 in the Mutua Madrid Open final
- Jamie Murray is knocked out in men's doubles semi-finals
- Three British men reach third round at a Masters for the first time
- Check out the full WTA draw
- View the full ATP draw
Day twelve - Skupski and Koolhof lift fourth doubles title of the season
Neal Skupski and Wesley Koolhof won their fourth ATP doubles title of the season and their first Masters trophy as a pair after beating fifth seeds Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah 6-7(4), 6-4, 10-5 in the Mutua Madrid Open final.
Their 30th win of the season already, sees the duo cement their place at the top of the doubles race to the 2022 Nitto ATP Finals.
The British, Dutch duo showed great resilience to bounce back after losing a tight first set. They needed just one break point opportunity in the second to edge ahead and held off a series of chances from the Colombians to force the deciding match tie-break. High on confidence, Skupski and Koolhof raced to a 4-0 and then 8-1 lead, to which Cabal and Farah couldn't catch them, leading the seventh seeds to victory in two hours and three minutes.
"We came into this tournament with a lot of confidence", said Skupski.
"We keep on learning from tournament to tournament, but it’s been a great week here. It’s just nice to come through. It’s our first Masters title together and individually, so it’s nice to get that over the line so we can move forward and hopefully win a few more."
Neal Skupski and Wesley Koolhof continued the stellar start to their partnership by reaching their sixth ATP Tour final since first teaming in January. On Saturday at the Mutua Madrid Open, the seventh seeds defeated Hubert Hurkacz and John Isner, 7-6(7), 7-5, to continue their bid for a fourth title on the season.
Last week Skupski and Koolhof lost out in the Barcelona trophy in a Match Tie-break, so will be looking to go one step further when they contest their second straight final on Sunday at La Caja Magica.
Skupski and Koolhoof will face Jaun Cabal and Robert Farah in the final after the Colombian duo defeated Brit Jamie Murray and Michael Venus 7-6(3), 6-3 in the semi-final.
Seventh seeds Skupski and Wesley Koolhof held their nerve in the final set tie-break to defeat Tomislav Brkic and Nikola Cacic 6-3, 6-7(6), 10-2.
In the semi-finals, they will play Miami Open champions and big hitting singles stars, John Isner and Hubert Hurkacz. This will be their seventh ATP semi-final of the year so far, with the duo currently sitting top of the doubles race to the Nitto ATP Finals.
Murray and Michael Venus beat Simone Bolelli and Ivan Dodig 7-6(5), 7-6(7) to reach their second consectutive semi-final in only two tournaments together as a pair.
In the final four, they could play either Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah or Marcel Granollers and Horacio Zeballos.
In the last match of the day, Norrie lost to in-form superstar Carlos Alcaraz 6-4, 6-7(4), 6-3 in front of the Spaniard's home crowd.
Evans bowed out in the third round to sixth seed Andrey Rublev – losing 7-6(7), 7-5 in a close two hour and 28-minute battle on the Manolo Santana court.
Andy Murray was unable to play his match against Novak Djokovic due to illness.
After Alcaraz took the opening set with a double break, Norrie showed inspiring grit and determination to turn the match around and force a second set tie-break. The pair went blow for blow in a critical tie-break, but from 4-4, the British No.1 edged the final three points to level the scores.
The Spaniard - who has already won in Indian Wells and Barcelona this year - fired straight back with a break in the first game and despite having three opportunities to get back into the set, Norrie was unable to fight his way back.
A dream start for Evans saw him take the opening game with a hard-fought break facing Rublev’s serve. Rublev picked himself up and fired back, breaking in the sixth game and losing only four points on serve to force the tie-break.
Evans dug deep to save two set points but couldn’t make his one and only opportunity count as the world No.8 took won the breaker 9-7.
The second set saw 13 break point chances for both players but once again Rublev found the killer blow when he needed it most – breaking at 5-5 before serving out the match.
Joe Salisbury and Rajeev Ram were knocked out in the second round of the Mutua Madrid Open doubles after losing 6-4, 6-4 to experienced German duo Kevin Krawietz and Andreas Mies.
This is the first time that three Brits have reached the last 16 of any ATP Masters singles event.
Evans fought back from 5-3 down in the final set to beat world No.19 Roberto Bautista Agut 6-3, 5-7, 7-6(2) in two hours and 59 minutes. Waiting for him in the third round is sixth seed Andrey Rublev, who defeated Jack Draper in the second round.
Meanwhile, Norrie clinched a close 6-4, 6-7(5), 6-4 victory over American star John Isner. Next up he’ll play 18-year-old superstar Carlos Alcaraz.
Evans put in a fantastic first set display, breaking the 10-time ATP title winner twice and losing only four points on serve to give himself the edge. Bautista Agut came firing back in the second – saving three break points midway through the set before finally breaking down the Evans serve at 5-5.
The Spaniard looked like he had the match wrapped up after taking a 5-3 lead but Evans had other ideas, turning the match on it’s head with Bautista Agut serving for the match. With momentum swinging in favour of the British No.2, he won five points on the bounce to see out his second biggest win of the year.
Norrie bounced back from going an early break down in the first set to claim six of the last eight games to take a one set lead.
Isner steadied himself and held throughout the second set – hitting 15 aces – to pull back level, but Norrie proved clinical in the third. He took his one and only break point in the fifth game before seeing out another huge win for the world No.11.
Neal Skupski and Wesley Koolhof booked their quarter-final spot in Madrid with a hard-earned 6-3, 3-6, 10-7 win over Spanish duo Carlos Alcaraz and Marc Lopez.
They face Tomislav Brkic and Nikola Cacic in the quarter-finals.
Jamie Murray and Michael Venus will now play Simone Bolelli and Ivan Dodig after defeating fellow Brit Norrie and Tommy Paul 6-4, 6-3.
Andy Murray put in a stunning peformance to defeat world No.16 Denis Shapovalov 6-1, 3-6, 6-2 to reach the third round of the Mutua Madrid Open.
Murray will face a familiar rival in the next round - taking on world No.1 Novak Djokovic for a place in the quarter-finals.
The three-time grand slam champion got off to an electric start with back-to-back breaks in the fourth and sixth games to take the first set 6-1.
Shapovalov won their only previous encounter back at Wimbledon last year and came back strong in the second set - utilising his power game from the back of the court to full effect to eventually level the score.
As the clock struck past midnight in Madrid, the pair went to a deciding set. The match looked completely in the balance as both players exchanged holds, but Murray managed to re-discover his form from the opening set. Errors crept back in to the Canadian's game and Murray once again landed a double break to win his first top-20 match of the season.
Draper put in a stellar performance in only his second tour match on clay, pushing world No.8 Andrey Rublev all the way before bowing out 2-6, 6-4, 7-5. Meanwhile Raducanu came from a set down before bowing out 6-2, 2-6, 6-4 to Anhelina Kalinina.
With the scores locked at one set apiece, Draper raced to a 3-0 lead - but Rublev raised his game once again, as he did in to come back in the second set. He broke back to love and hit seven aces throughout the set to draw level. At 5-5, secured the all-important break to end the match in two hours 20 minutes.
Draper - who won his maiden match at Madrid against Italy's Lorenzo Sonego on Sunday - is now closing in on breaking into the top 100 for the first time, currently sitting at 106 in the live rankings.
Raducanu got off to a slow start in the evening session, but burst to life in the second set, breaking the Ukranian three times to force the decider.
Also playing at the Mutua Madrid Open for the first time, the 2021 US Open champion fought her way back from a break down in the third but couldn't prevent Kalinina from edging the final two games on the match.
Jamie Murray and Cam Norrie both booked their place in the second round of the Mutua Madrid Open doubles with match tie-break victories.
Murray and Michael Venus survived a comeback from brothers Stefanos and Petros Tsitsipas to win 6-2, 3-6, 10-7. Meanwhile Norrie and American star Tommy Paul fought from a set down to beat Marcelo Melo and Alexander Zverev 3-6, 6-3, 10-7.
Murray and Venus will now take on Norrie and Paul in the second round, guaranteeing a Brit in the quarter-finals.
All five Brits are safely through to the second and third rounds of the Mutua Madrid Open singles draw after Andy Murray and Cam Norrie picked up wins over Dominic Thiem and Koowoon Swon on Monday.
Murray will go through to face 14th seed Denis Shapovalov, while Norrie will take on big-serving American, John Isner.
Two-time former champion Murray won his first match on clay for five years, after defeating 2020 US Open champion Dominic Thiem 6-3, 6-4.
Murray saved break points at the start of both sets to stave off the two-time French Open runner-up, but when the roles reversed, the Brit was clinical on the return. He needed only one opportunity in both sets to pull ahead and serve out a hard-earned victory.
Norrie's inspired first set comeback sealed a 7-5, 7-5 win over South Korea's Kwon. The victory marks Norrie's first career win at the Masters event in Madrid.
Norrie had to dig deep in the opening set, coming back from 4-1 down and saving two set points to take the lead.
A tight second set also saw an exchange of breaks in the seventh and eighth games, but Norrie had the killer edge in the final two games to progress to the second round.
Raducanu will face Anhelina Kalininia next, while Draper plays Andrey Rublev in round two. Evans will wait to see if he'll take on either Jenson Brooksby or Roberto Bautista Agut. Skupski and Wesley Koolhof will battle Carlos Alcaraz and Marc Lopez.
Raducanu put in a stunning display to reach the third round of the Mutua Madrid Open, dropping only three games to claim a 6-2, 6-1 win against Marta Kostyuk.
A break on the opening game set the tone for the rest of the match as the British star cruised to a win just over an hour.
Raducanu continues to impress on the clay - hitting 91% first serves in en route to an easy straight sets victory. She'll be hoping to carry that through to her clash with Kalinina.
Wild card, Draper, beat Lorenzo Sonego 6-4, 6-3 to claim his first ATP Tour win on clay.
Draper progresses to the second round on his Madrid debut, where he will face sixth seed Andrey Rublev.
The young Brit took an early 4-1 lead and despite the Italian bringing it back to 5-4, saw out the set with his second break of the match.
Experienced clay court player, Sonego, won his second career title on the surface at last year's Sardegna Open, but couldn't match the 20-year-old British star. Draper saved the only break point he faced in the second set, winning 86% of points on first serve to see out the win over the world No.27.
Evans returned to winning ways with a 6-3, 6-4 victory over world No.36 Federico Delbonis.
The British No.2 got off to the perfect start with a break in the second game before seeing out the set.
He took the lead again in the second but Delbonis threatened to come back, breaking back to lead 4-3. But Evans had the killer instinct, breaking on each of his three opportunities to wrap up a well-deserved win.
Skupski and Wesley Koolhof rounded off the day with an impressive 7-5, 6-3 win over Nikoloz Basilashvili and Alexander Bublik.
The Barcelona Open finalists won 93% of points on first serve to go through to the second round.
Emma Raducanu's brilliant first set comeback helped her to an 7-6(3), 6-0 win over Czech Republic star Tereza Martincova in the first round at the Mutua Madrid Open.
In the next round, Raducanu will face world No.60 Marta Kostyuk from Ukraine.
The world No.11 completed her second win against Marticova on clay in less than a month - having recently defeated her in Great Britain's tie against Czech Republic at the Billie Jean King Cup.
It was Martincova who dealt the first blow - breaking Raducanu in the sixth game and eventually stretched her lead to 5-2. The British No.1 fought hard to hold her serve, before saving two set points to clinch the all-important break back.
With her confidence on the rise, Raducanu went toe-to-toe with Martincova to force an opening set tie-break. After breaking the Czech on her first three service points, Raducanu wasted no time in completing her comeback.
Fired up from taking the first set, the US Open champion took complete control of the match. She won 91% of return points off Martincova's first serve as she dominated almost every point - winning six straight games to see out the match.