Rafael Nadal needed two hours and 10 minutes to beat training partner Jannik Sinner in his opening match of the Italian Open. The world No 3 has struggled to find his best form on clay this season and he was tested from
Novak Djokovic beat Miami Open finalist Jannik Sinner without breaking out of second gear to lay down a marker to world No 3 Rafael Nadal, who is the favourite for the Monte-Carlo Masters title. Sinner, 19, suffered a narrow defeat to Hubert
Tottenham have stepped up their bid to recruit Southampton defensive lynchpin Jannik Vestergaard and bolster their shaky defence for next season. Jose Mourinho has prioritised the centre of his defence as the area that he believes has to be strengthened this summer.