David Ferrer became only the fourth man with two wins to their name over Rafael Nadal on clay after a 7-6 6-4 win in Monaco.
Rafael Nadal admitted six weeks before his beloved French Open that he has been struggling with his confidence for months.
Laura Robson will miss the French Open and Wimbledon after electing to have minor surgery on a troublesome wrist injury.
Defending champion Novak Djokovic thrashed Pablo Carreno 6-0 6-1 to ease into the quarter-finals of the Monte Carlo Masters.
Claycourt machine Rafael Nadal recovered from a stuttering start to beat Russian qualifier Teymuraz Gabashvili 6-4 6-1.
Laura Robson has been advised to have a wrist injection which would rule her out of tennis until early June.
Novak Djokovic opened his Monte Carlo Masters title defence with a 6-1 6-0 demolition of Spanish qualifier Albert Montanes.
Radek Stepanek will face Roger Federer in the Monte-Carlo Masters second round after completing a 6-1 6-2 win over Ivo Karlovic.
The French Open prize money pool has risen to €25 million (£20m) after the French Tennis Federation announced a cash boost.
Tennis superstar Serena Williams has said how positive and proud she now feels about the body that has seen her dominate women's sport for so long.
Alize Cornet secured a fourth WTA title of her career by beating Camila Giorgi 7-6 5-7 7-6 in the final of WTA Katowice.
Alize Cornet came back from a first set bagel to stun Agnieszka Radwanska 0-6 6-2 6-4 in Katowice.
Roger Federer has accepted a wild card entry into next week's Monte-Carlo Masters.
Agnieszka Radwanska completed a 6-4 6-1 win over Yvonne Meusburger to reach the Katowice Open semi-finals.
Agnieszka Radwanska marched into the quarter-finals of her home event, the Katowice Open, with a straight-set victory over Francesca Schiavone.
Andy Murray has said that he wants to appoint a new coach before he heads to Paris for the French Open.
Home favourite Agnieszka Radwanska sailed into the second round of the Katowice Open with a 6-3 6-2 win over Kristyna Pliskova.
Andy Murray admitted he was disappointed in himself as Great Britain crashed out of the Davis Cup at the hands of Italy.
Andreas Seppi beat James Ward 6-4 6-3 6-4 to take Italy into the Davis Cup semi-finals at the expense of Great Britain.
Roger Federer sealed Switzerland's place in the Davis Cup semi-finals when he completed a comeback win over Kazakhstan.