Rolex Monte Carlo Masters 2023: Results & updates
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Get all the latest results and updates from the British stars competing at the Rolex Monte Carlo Masters.
- Neal Skupksi and Wesley Koolhof lose out in quarter-finals
- Lloyd Glasspool and Harri Heliovaara lost to Romain Arneodo and Sam Weissborn 6-2, 7-6(3)
- Defending champions Joe Salisbury and Rajeev Ram lose out in second round
- Jack Draper falls short in three-set battle against Hubert Hurkcaz, 6-3, 6(3)-7, 7-5
- Dan Evans knocked out by qualifier Ilya Ivashka 2-6, 6-2, 6-3
- Cam Norrie lost in the opening round to Francisco Cerundolo 6-3, 6-4
- Andy Murray knocked out by14th seed Alex de Minaur
- Draws & results
Day five: Glasspool and Skupski both bow out in quarter-finals
Glasspool and Harri Heliovaara’s journey came to an end after losing out to Romain Arneodo and Sam Weissborn 6-2, 7-6(3).
Arneodo and Weissborn impressed in the opening set, claiming an early break in the second game and then doubling down for a 5-2 lead, despite Glasspool ad Heliovaara fending off three break points.
Staring down the barrel of a straight sets defeat, with Arneodo and Weissborn serving for the match at 5-2, Glasspool and Heliovaara dug in their heels and recovered the two break deficit to eventually force the tie-break. However, the full comeback never truly materialised with a handful of errors at the net at the start and end of the tie-break, handing victory to Arneodo and Weissborn.
Later in the day it was over to Skupski and Wesley Koolhof as the top seeds narrowly lost to Fabrice Martin and Andreas Mies 5-7, 6-3, 10-7.
Skupski and Koolhof had led by a break in the first set and then 6-3 in the deciding match tie-break but Martin and Mies took the last seven points on the spin to book their place in the semi-finals.
The British, Finnish duo beat Maximo Gonzalez and Andres Molteni 5-7, 6-4, 10-8 to secure their place in the final eight.
The sixth seeds move on to play Romain Arneodo and Sam Weissborn, who defeated defending champions Joe Salisbury and Rajeev Ram 6-2, 6-3.
Neal Skupski and Wesley Koolhof booked their place in the Monte Carlo quarter-finals with a comeback victory over top 12 singles stars Andrey Rublev and Karen Khachanov.
The top seeds came from a set down and saved four match points in the match tie-break to seal a hard-fought win 6-7(5), 6-3, 14-12 in an hour and 42 minutes.
They will face off against Fabrice Martin and Andreas Mies for a spot in Saturday's semi-finals.
Lloyd Glasspool and Finnish partner Harri Heliovaara breeze through to the third round in the doubles draw, while Dan Evans bows out to qualifier Ilya Ivashka and Jack Draper falls short in three-set epic against Hubert Hurkacz.
Glasspool and Heliovaara got their Monte Carlo campaign off to a winning start, securing a 6-3, 6-4 victory over Nicholas Mahut and Stan Wawrinka to advance to the Round of 16.
The sixth seeds remained strong behind their serve, winning 93% of points behind their first serve across the match. With the first set under their belt, the British, Finnish pair gained the early advantage in the second, breaking their opponents serve before wrapping up the win on the first match point.
They will now take on Argentinian duo Maximo Gonzalez and Andres Molteni for a place in the quarter-final.
Draper endured a three-set battle with world No.13 Hurkacz, which saw the Brit marginally miss out on a place in the third round in a 6-3, 6-7(3), 7-5 defeat.
After fighting back from 5-0 down in the first set, the Brit managed to level the scoring board after a clinical performance in the second set tie-break saw him seal the set with a thundering forehand winner down the line.
The pair fought back and forth in the decisive set, but it was the Pole who stole a crucial break at 6-5 to clinch the match win.
Meanwhile, British No.2 Evans lost out to Ivashka in a 2-6, 6-2, 6-3 defeat.
Evans was first off the block in set one, finding two consecutive breaks of serve against his opponent to race to a 3-0 lead and clinch the set. However, the momentum soon shifted in the second, with the qualifier breaking the Brit's serve twice to level up the scoreboard. In a close decisive set it was the qualifier who found the breakthrough at 4-3 before going on to serve out the win.
Returning from injury after the Miami Open, Draper got his campaign underway with a 6-3, 7-5 victory against Baez. The young Brit will now take on 10th seed Hubert Hurkacz in round two.
In his first match on clay this year, Draper saved 11 of 12 break points faced throughout the match and proved clinical in the decisive moments. With the scores locked at 5-5 in the second set, Draper seized his chance with a third and final break of his own to see out the win.
British No.1 Norrie opened the action on day one, but lost out to Argentina's Francisco Cerundolo 6-3, 6-4.
The 11th seed was on the backfoot from the start of the match, going a break behind in just the first three games and was then broken again at the end of the set - giving Cerundolo the lead. In a competitive second set they went back and forth but at 4-4, the Argentinian got the crucial break he needed to see out the win in an hour and 12 minutes.
Three-time semi-finalist in Monte Carlo, Murray's return was unfortunately met with defeat against 14th seed Alex de Minaur. The Australian saw out an impressive 6-1, 6-3 win over Murray in an hour and 28 minutes.