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Tennis news today: Emma Raducanu and Bianca Andreescu knocked out of Madrid Open, Daniil Medvedev begins training on clay for possible Roland Garros return

Grand Slam champions Emma Raducanu and Bianca Andreescu’s journey at the 2022 Madrid Open came to an end in the third round. Former World No. 1 Daniil Medvedev, meanwhile, was seen training on clay, signaling a possible comeback at the upcoming French Open.

Rafael Nadal’s coach, Carlos Moya, has hit back at Patrick Mouratoglou, stating it’s unwise to count the Spaniard out ahead of Roland Garros, while two-time Grand Slam finalist Kevin Andreson has announced his retirement from the sport.

Arch-rivals Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray have set up a tantalizing third-round showdown at the Madrid Open. Here’s a round-up of the day’s news:

Emma Raducanu and Bianca Andreescu lose in third round of Madrid Open

Anhelina Kalinina continued her giant killing ways at the Madrid Open by knocking out a third Grand Slam champion in a row. This time, the Ukrainian defeated 2021 US Open winner Emma Raducanu 6-2, 2-6, 6-4.

2019 US Open champion Bianca Andreescu looked like she was going to win quite easily, but then lost the plot completely. The Canadian led 5-3 against Jessica Pegula in the opening set, but she managed to win just one more game after that, going down 7-5, 6-1.

However, it was a pretty decent week for the duo. Raducanu is still finding her jogging on clay, while Andreescu has returned to the sport after six months away from the tour. They’re now scheduled to compete at next week’s Italian Open.

Daniil Medvedev resumes training on clay for potential return at Roland Garros

Daniil Medvedev has recovered following a hernia surgery and has been training for a while now. He was initially expected to be sidelined for a month or two, but given recent developments, he might return to action sooner rather than later. The Russian recently shared a video of himself training on clay.

Medvedev has missed the start of the clay season, and there’s no reason for him to be training on the red dirt unless he plans on competing at Roland Garros. The former World No. 1 finally won his first match at the tournament last year and made it all the way to the quarterfinals.

Carlos Moya reminds Patrick Mouratoglou of Rafael Nadal’s achievements, says it’s unwise to count him out

Patrick Mouratoglou, the current coach of Simona Halep, recently opined that Rafael Nadal might not be in the best shape ahead of the French Open.

“He will not arrive at Roland Garros in his best shape,” Mouratoglou had said.