ATP Tour

Stomach bug hits Nadal's hunt for 6th Madrid title

Rafael Nadal (AP)
Rafael Nadal (AP)

Madrid - Record five-time Madrid Open winner Rafael Nadal pulled out of a media conference on Monday on the eve of his opening match at the tournament due to a stomach bug.

He is scheduled to fulfil his delayed media obligation on Tuesday, according to tournament officials, allaying concerns over his fitness.

Eleven-time Roland Garros champion Nadal had also been suffering from the bug on Sunday, a week on from losing in the semi-final of the Barcelona Open.

The 17-time Grand Slam winner is racing to make up for lost time after failing to win a clay title so far this spring.

The second seed is due to open play in the second round against Canadian teenager Felix Auger-Aliassime.

Results from the ATP and WTA tournaments in Madrid on Monday (x denotes seeding):

Men

First round

Laslo Djere (SRB) bt Dusan Lajovic (SRB) 6-4, 6-4

Reilly Opelka (USA) bt Pablo Carreno Busta (ESP) 7-6 (7/5), 6-4

Karen Khachanov (RUS x11) bt Jaume Munar (ESP) 6-4, 6-7 (5/7), 6-3

Frances Tiafoe (USA) bt Nikoloz Basilashvili (GEO x14) 6-7 (8/10), 6-3, 6-4

Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER) bt Mikhail Kukushkin (KAZ) 6-2, 7-6 (7/5)

Taylor Fritz (USA) bt Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) 7-6 (10/8), 7-6 (7/4)

Marin Cilic (CRO x9) bt Martin Klizan (SVK) 6-4, 2-6, 7-6 (7/0)

Gael Monfils (FRA x15) bt Andreas Seppi (ITA) 6-3, 6-1

Richard Gasquet (FRA) bt Alejandro Davidovich (ESP) 7-5, 7-6 (7/5)

Women

Second round

Yulia Putintseva (KAZ) bt Pauline Parmentier (FRA) 6-4, 4-6, 6-3

Sloane Stephens (USA x8) bt Victoria Azarenka (BLR) 6-4, 2-6, 6-2

Kiki Bertens (NED x7) bt Jelena Ostapenko (LAT) 6-4, 6-3

Anastasija Sevastova (LAT x12) bt Mihaela Buzarnescu (ROU) 6-3, 6-4

Petra Kvitova (CZE) bt Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) 6-3, 7-6 (7/5)

Ashleigh Barty (AUS x9) bt Danielle Collins (USA) 6-1, 1-6, 6-1

Viktória Kužmová (SVK) bt Carla Suárez (ESP) 6-4, 7-6 (7/2)

Belinda Bencic (SUI) bt Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) 7-6 (7/4), 2-6, 6-3

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