ATP 1000 – Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters Tournament

The Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters is an Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) men’s grass-court tennis tournament in the Masters 1000 category. The ATP Masters 1000 World Tour is a series of nine tennis tournaments that have been held throughout the year in Europe, North America and Asia since 1990.

A major event in the world of tennis

Held in the French town of Roquebrune-Cap-Martin since 1897, the men’s international tournament is one of the oldest in the world. Matches are played in mid-April. Competitors compete on clay courts. Only the outdoor arenas of Cap Martin are used as the venue.

Initially, the championship was only open to singles players. Doubles were not eligible for the main title until 1968. At that time, the World Tennis Association decided that only professionals were allowed to compete.

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From the 1970s to the late 1980s, Monte Carlo was the premier men’s tournament and not part of the Grand Slam system. From 1989 onwards, the competition gradually lost its status. The main reason was the gradation of ATP tournaments. Despite being promoted to the Masters category in 2009, the Monte-Carlo tournament remains the only ATP 1000 event where the world’s top ranked players cannot necessarily play.

Yet the tournament is in demand among the world rankings. The fact that the prize money grows every year adds to its popularity. Its average size is about $3.8 million. At the same time, 1,000 rating points are still up for grabs in the championship. Twenty-four pairs and 56 solo racquets compete each year for these prizes.

The first winner of the Monte Carlo Cup was Hungary’s Istvan Huijas. Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic, as well as Thomas Muster of Austria and Ilie Nastase of Romania, are the championship leaders in terms of number of wins in the finals.

The first team winners were the Soviet tennis players Alexander Metreveli and Sergey Likhachev.

The Monte-Carlo Masters will be held in Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, France, from April 9-17, 2022, Grund – 56S/28Q/28D.

Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters 2022 entry list

Besides world number one Daniil Medvedev, the winner of the last US Open, all ten of the best players will be competing at this year’s famous tournament in Monaco. Although Novak Djokovic’s participation was long in doubt due to his vaccine status, the Serb will finally take part in the Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters 2022.

They will also be joined by Rafael Nadal, the eleven-time tournament winner and recent winner of the Australian Open. The Spaniard, who has been on the rise since the start of the season, will be the main favourite. Defending champion Stefanos Tsitsipas and Alexander Zverev, the Olympic champion and Monaco resident, will also be competing.

Seven more tennis players will be added to this list of 45 participants through the qualifying tournament and four wild cards. A total of 56 players will take part in the tournament