The Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters reached its 112th edition. The next edition of the Rolex Masters will take place from 14 to 22 of April 2018. Our Monte-Carlo Masters tennis picks are ready for our readers
About Monte-Carlo Masters Tournament
Monte-Carlo Masters is the annual tennis tournament for men, held in Monaco. The tournament belongs to the category ATP Masters 1000 (the highest category of ATP tournaments).
The tournament is one of the oldest in continental Europe – for the first time the competitions were held in 1897. Until 1968 there was a tournament among singles. Twin performances were introduced only in 1968. In 1969, professional tennis players were admitted to the tournament.
Currently, the tournament takes place in France, in the Roquebrune-Cap-Martin commune, bordering Monaco.
Every year it takes place in April and May on open ground courts.
Traditionally, the Monte-Carlo Masters is held on the courts of the famous club on the Côte d’Azur, a place that attracts not only tennis lovers, but also popular world-famous stars who came to bask in the sunshine of southern France.
The Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters tournament will be held from 14 to 22 April 2018 at the prestigious Monte-Carlo Country Club, which offers stunning views of the Mediterranean Sea. In 2012, the Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal was the first player ever to win the champion title of the same tournament eight times in a row.
The Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters is also a very important tournament for the development of young players. The public has always proved to be sensitive to the opportunities that the first big and prestigious tournament that opens the season on clay, the Monte-Carlo Masters, offers: in many individual sports, including tennis, with the wild card you can directly access the main draw for the tournament, without competing for the qualifications. In fact there are many players who, benefiting from a wild card, have impressed the public of the French Riviera.
In addition to constantly improving the conditions of the Monte-Carlo Masters, the organisers annually strive to make it as comfortable as possible for the players themselves. Last year it was decided to group in one building all the necessary facilities for athletes: locker rooms, gyms, a medical center and a cafe.
Many of the ATP members throughout the year use the services and capabilities of the Monte-Carlo Country Club in preparation for the championships in the US and Australia. They include the first racket of the world Novak Djokovic, who lives in Monaco, who brilliantly showed himself in the recent memorable final of the Australian Open against Rafael Nadal.
During the tournament on the Court des Princes screens will be placed for online-broadcast matches from the central court. This opportunity will allow all viewers to see the unique competitions of the tournament.
Traditionally, the week of the tournament is full of secular and entertaining events in the Principality.
Over the past ten years, the winners of the Grand Slam tournaments have become many. Monte-Carlo Masters won, in addition to Raphael Nadal, such big tennis stars as Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, Gustavo Cuerten, Carlos Moya, Andrei Medvedev, Andrei Chesnokov, Ivan Lendl.
To see for yourself Monte-Carlo Masters and the game of champions – for this it is worth to visit Monaco!
The 111th edition of the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters, held in the spring of 2017, proved to be exceptional from every point of view, both because of the particularly beautiful weather, and other special features, such as keeping the draw ceremony in the welcoming and evocative Jardin Exotique and for the flattering results in fundraising for the charitable purposes of the association AMADE (World Association of the Friends of the Infancy), presided over by Her Royal Highness Princess Caroline of Hannover. Not to mention the success of the Great Night of Tennis with the homage to the Abba in the Salle des Etoiles.
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