The Monte Carlo Masters is the first major clay-court event of the season, culminating in the French Open at the end of May. The Rolex Monte Carlo Masters is the first of three ATP Masters 1000 events hosted by the luxurious Monte Carlo Country Club.
The Monte Carlo Masters, first held in 1890, is held every year except 1915-1918 (World War I), 1940-1945 (World War II) and 2020 (COVID). The Monte Carlo Tournament (Monaco) is a men’s tennis tournament played on clay. It is part of the ATP World Tour Masters 1000 tournament category organised by the ATP, with nine tournaments held since 1990 in Europe, North America and Asia. The list of participants in the final tournament of the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters closes on March 14 with a draw from Monte Carlo resident Novak Djokovic. Later this month, he will debut in the 2022 ATP season at the Dubai Duty-Free Tennis Championship.
Djokovic had said 20 times at Grand Slams that he would announce in the coming days detailing what he experienced in Australia when his visa was cancelled twice. Novak Djokovic also had to miss tournaments in Indian Wells, California and Miami because he couldn’t travel to the United States for the same reason. Novak could face the clay-court specialists in the third round and quarter-finals.
With events in Barcelona, Rome and Madrid ahead of Nadal’s ninth Roland Garros crown, Nadal feels very comfortable, as he stressed ahead of his opening match in Monte Carlo. This is the time of year when Nadal is upping his game on the surface where he is at his best; the Spaniard is unstoppable in Monte Carlo as he is fueled by the desire to reclaim his Rolex Monte Carlo crown.
After the Indian Wells Open, Hurkacz set a new singles career record. Hubert Hurkacz vs the second-ranked players. Both titles in tournament history. In 2021, after winning his second and third Hubert Hurkacz singles titles, he reached his first Grand Slam semi-final at the 2021 Wimbledon Championships and became the double Pole to reach a Grand Slam semi-final. Currently, Hurkacz is waiting for an opponent in the RO 32 of Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters.
Alexander ‘Sascha’ Zverev continued his Masters’ success on clay, reaching the semi-finals at the Monte Carlo Masters, winning his third career Masters at the Madrid Open title and reaching the final at the Madrid Open, Masters of Rome. Alexander “Sascha” Zverev’s first ATP event of the year was the 2016 Australian Open, where he drew with world number one. Zverev will play the Argentine Delbonis in the RO 32 in Men’s single, and he has advanced in the Men’s Double with his Brazilian partner M. Melo where they will go against the French duo N. Mahut and P. Herbert.