Defending champion beats Croatia’s Ivan Dodig 6-4, 6-3.
Spaniard ousted in second round at Barcelona, Nadal labours to 7-6(2) 6-4 win over Ramos.
Djokovic said in a statement he’s been “assured” by doctors that he will be ready for upcoming tournaments.
Australian Open champion Wawrinka recovered from opening set loss to claim maiden Masters title.
Djokovic played Roger Federer in the semifinal with heavy strapping on his right wrist and was unable to serve or return to his usual level.
Federer beats Djokovic, compatriot Wawrinka decimates Ferrer to set up Monte Carlo final.
Holder Djokovic resisted for one set before pain in his right wrist was just too much to bear.
Ferrer inflicts on Nadal, eight-time champion, only his third loss at Monte Carlo with a straight-sets result.
Nadal was looking to recapture his Monte Carlo crown after Djokovic defeated him in last year’s final.
Nadal thrashed Italy’s Andreas Seppi 6-1 6-3 while fourth seed Federer defeated Czech Lukas Rosol 6-4 6-1.
Nadal’s body language suggested he was far from happy with his performance.
Roger Federer has never won Monte Carlo, losing in three straight finals to Rafael Nadal from 2006-08.
Djokovic has won two Masters titles this year, beating Nadal in Key Biscayne and Federer at Indian Wells.
Both Mahesh Bhupathi and Leander Paes announced their availability for the Davis Cup tie at home against Serbia.
The Serbian player narrowly lost to Nadal in a dramatic semifinal last year at Roland Garros, where a clumsy error at the net late in the fifth set curtailed his comeback.
Interestingly, Bhupati had earlier said he would retire from professional tennis after this year’s Wimbledon.
Having a strong doubles team will be crucial if India hope to give themselves a chance against the top seeds.
India will have to get past Djokovic’s Serbia to make it to the Davis Cup world group.
Like Switzerland, Italy and France also trailed 2-1 in their quarterfinals going into the final day.
Somdev prevailed 6-4 5-7 6-3 6-1 in the first reverse singles to make the overall scoreline 3-1 in favour of India.
Somdev defeated a defiant Hyeon Chung 7-6 7-6 6-4, while Sanam Singh lost to Yong-Kyu Lim 6-7 4-6 4-6.
India have never won a Davis Cup tie in South Korea, losing their two last ties 4-1.
The usual guidelines about the invincibles and the journeymen are set aside in the Davis Cup.
The 17-time Grand Slam winner Williams complained about being mentally fatigued after the 84 minute contest.
India No. 2 Bhambri pulled out of the tie last week after injuring his left heel while training in Delhi.
Switzerland last reached a Davis Cup semi 11 years ago, when Federer lost a key five-setter against Australia’s Lleyton Hewitt.
Despite Sunday’s loss, Nadal continues to hold a slight edge, 22-18, in their head-to-head meetings.
Djoko blasted five aces, won 30 of 35 points on his first serve and had no double faults in the 83-minute contest.
Number one Williams and number two Li have both won two titles each this season and sit atop the world rankings.