Novak Djokovic was quick to praise both Branislav Ivanovic and Nemanja Matic on the Europa League final appearance last night.
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Whatever sadness attended the dethroning of Rafael Nadal as the King of Monte Carlo on Sunday after a reign of eight years and 46 consecutive matches unbeaten should be tempered by the acceptance that Novak Djokovic was the most convincing of insurrectionists.
Andy Murray is out of the French Open.
If Roger Federer's collapse against Rafael Nadal in the Rome Masters on Sunday was to be the last time they meet in a final, it should not sour the memory of the 19 that went before.
Virginie Razzano, who lost her fiancé and coach Stephane Vidal to a brain tumour a year ago, last night was the unheralded star of the biggest upset in women's tennis in at least a decade as she bundled Serena Williams out of the French Open in the first round.