The start of the European clay-court swing will see Novak Djokovic lead the field at the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters, the first of three clay-court ATP Masters 1000 tournaments.
After Taylor Fritz and Carlos Alcaraz triumphed at the first two Masters 1000 tournaments of the season in Indian Wells and Miami respectively, Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas will be aiming to retain his title on the red dirt in Monte-Carlo.
Here’s what you need to know:
When is the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters?
The 2022 Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters will be held from 10-17 April at the Monte-Carlo Country Club in Monte Carlo, Monaco. The tournament director is Zeljko Franulovic.
Who is playing at the 2022 Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters?
The Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters will feature Top 10 stars Novak Djokovic, Alexander Zverev and Stefanos Tsitsipas, who is the reigning champion. #NextGenATP pair Jannik Sinner and Carlos Alcaraz also feature.
When is the draw for the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters?
The Monte-Carlo draw will be made on Friday 8 April at 5:00 pm local time.
What is the schedule for the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters?
* Qualifying: Saturday, 9 April – Sunday, 10 April at 11:00 am local time
* Main Draw: Sunday, 10 April – Friday, 15 April at 11:00 am Saturday, 16 April at 11:30 am
* Doubles Final: Sunday, April 17 at 11:30 am
* Singles Final: Sunday, April 17 at 2:30 pm
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What is the prize money for the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters?
The prize money for the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters is € 5,415,410 and the Total Financial Commitment is € 5,802,475.
Winner: € 836,335 / 1,000 points
Finalist: € 456,720 / 600 points
Semi-finalist: € 249,740 / 360 points
Quarter-finalist: € 136,225 / 180 points
Round of 16: € 72,865 / 90 points
Round of 32: € 39,070 / 45 points
Round of 56: € 21,650 / 25 points
DOUBLES ($ per team)
Winner: € 256,610 / 1,000 points
Finalist: € 139,390 / 600 points
Semi-finalist: € 76,560 / 360 points
Quarter-finalist: € 42,240 / 180 points
Round of 16: € 23,230 / 90 points
Round of 32: € 12,670 / 0 points
How can I watch the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters?
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Who won the last edition of the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters in 2021?
Stefanos Tsitsipas won the 2021 Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters singles title with a 6-3, 6-3 victory against Andrey Rublev in the championship match (Read & Watch). Nikola Mektic and Mate Pavic lifted the doubles trophy in Monte-Carlo with a 6-3, 4-6, 10-7 triumph against Daniel Evans and Neal Skupski in the final (Read More).
Who holds the Monte-Carlo record for most titles, oldest champion, youngest champion and more?
Most Titles, Singles: Rafael Nadal (11)
Most Titles, Doubles: Mike Bryan, (6)
Oldest Champion: Nicola Pietrangeli, 34, in 1968
Youngest Champion: Mats Wilander, 18, in 1983
Highest-Ranked Champion: No. 1 Bjorn Borg in 1979-80, Ivan Lendl in 1988, Rafael Nadal in 2009, 2011, 2018, Novak Djokovic in 2013, 2015
Lowest-Ranked Champion: No. 49 Andrew Pattison in 1974
Last Home Champion: None
Most Match Wins: Rafael Nadal (73)
View Who Is Playing, Past Champions, Seeds, Points & Prize Money Breakdown
Djokovic Returns: The World No. 1 will compete in his second tour-level event of the season when he takes to court at the Masters 1000 event. Djokovic, who earned wins against Lorenzo Musetti and Karen Khachanov in Dubai in February, has enjoyed success in Monte-Carlo previously, lifting the trophy in 2013 and 2015. However, the 34-year-old was knocked out in the third round last season , losing to Briton Daniel Evans.
All Eyes On Alcaraz: #NextGenATP Spaniard Carlos Alcaraz arrives in Monte-Carlo high in confidence, having lifted the trophy at the Miami Open presented by Itau last week. The 18-year-old is up to a career-high of No. 11 in the ATP Rankings following that title run, which made him the youngest men’s champion in the 37-year history of the event. Alcaraz will be making his debut in Monte-Carlo, having been outside Top 100 when the event was held last year.
Stan Is Back: Stan Wawrinka will return to action in Monte-Carlo having not competed at a tour-level event since last March due to injury. After receiving a wild card into the event, the former World No. 3 will once again light up the action with his eye-catching backhand and devastating forehand at a tournament he won in 2014.
Reigning Champion Tsitsipas: The Greek broke new ground when he soared to his maiden Masters 1000 crown in Monte-Carlo in 2021. The World No. 5, who beat Andrey Rublev in the final, is yet to win a title this season though, with his best result a run to the championship match in Rotterdam. Tsitsipas will be aiming to change that record and create more fond memories at the event.
Rublev & Felix Target More Success: Top 10 pair Andrey Rublev and Felix Auger-Aliassime have both enjoyed strong starts to the season, winning three tour-level titles between them. Rublev has captured 10 tour-level crowns in his career, but is yet to find the winning formula at Masters 1000 level, losing finals in Monte-Carlo and Cincinnati last year. Auger-Aliassime lifted his maiden tour-level title in Rotterdam earlier this year and will be eager to replicate that level in Monte-Carlo, where he has never been beyond the second round in three previous appearances.
Did You Know?
The Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters is the first of three Masters 1000 tournaments played on clay. Spaniard Rafael Nadal has won the title 11 times, including an Open-Era record eight successive times between 2005 and 2012.