The Monte-Carlo Masters is celebrating its 114th year in 2021 with an impressive line-up – here’s everything you need to know to get you up to speed.
When, where and who
The 2021 Monte-Carlo Masters takes place April 11 – 18 at the Monte-Carlo Country Club and this year will take place behind closed doors due to COVID restrictions.
Eight of the world’s top ten players are involved including (seeds in brackets) Novak Djokovic (1), Daniil Medvedev (2), Rafael Nadal (3), Stefanos Tsitsipas (4) and Alexander Zverev (5).
The only absentees from the top ten are Dominic Thiem and Roger Federer who have chosen to skip the event in favour of a dedicated training block.
Top seed Novak Djokovic is in the top half of the draw alongside Alexander Zverev, Stefanos Tsitsipas, and recent Miami Masters champion Hubert Hurkacz.
The Serbian will face a tough test in his first round though with a potential clash with in-form youngster Jannik Sinner. If the two meet, it will be their first match on the Tour.
The bottom half of the draw includes second seed Daniil Medvedev who reached the recent Australian Open final, in-form Andrey Rublev and defending champion Fabio Fognini.
Rafael Nadal, who is also in the second half of the draw, has won the tournament an impressive 11 times including an Open-Era record of eight successive titles between 2005-2012.
The draw allows for a potential Championship final match between Djokovic and Nadal but both players will have to be on top form to defeat the strong line-up.
With an impressive prize pool of €2,460,58, its no wonder the event attracts many of the big names.
The winner will receive 1000 ATP points and €251,085, while the losing finalist receives 600 ATP points and €150,000.
The semi-finalists get 360 ATP points and €85,000 each while the quarter-finalists get 180 ATP points and €46,500 in prize money.
Where can I watch the Monte-Carlo Masters?
UK viewers will be able to see all of the action on Amazon Prime while France can watch on Canal+ and Eurosport, Germany on Sky Deutschland and Spain on Telefonica.
For US viewers, The Monte-Carlo Masters will be available on the Tennis Channel, while Australian viewers can watch on beIN Sports.
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