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Rafael NadalPicks up where he left off in 2006, beating Roger Federer in the final to win the Monte Carlo Masters.
Fed Cup heroinesWith special props to the Williams sisters for showing up. In what is surely a first, every world group winner (the U.S., Russia, France and Italy) prevailed 5-0. Check all the results here.
Juan Carlos FerreroNice result for the Mosquito, who hasn't done much biting or stinging in a while. Former French Open champ reaches Monte Carlo semis before falling to Federer.
Bob and Mike BryanAnother Masters Series event, another doubles title for the twins. Who says Americans can't play on clay?
Jim CourierHis movie, Unstrung (think Spellbound for tennis), will screen this week at the Tribeca Film Festival.
Sergi BrugueraDefends his title at the Barcelona event on the BlackRock Tour, beating Jordi Arrese in the final.
Majorca promotersSure it's gimmicky, but has an exhibition ever generated more advance hype than this Battle of the Surfaces throwdown?
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Roger FedererReaches Monte Carlo final and wins his 500th career match in the process. But still another defeat on clay to Nadal -- not an auspicious start in the quest for Roland Garros.
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Nikolay DavydenkoRussian rips "American" ATP chief Etienne de Villiers (never mind that he is a London-based South African) and goes out early in Monte Carlo.
Monte CarloSaturday posting on the event's Web site: "Press Conference Reaction: Federer Proves Too Strong for Nadal." Oops. (Thanks to Arvind of Philly for catching this.)