Who will win the 2020 Monte-Carlo Masters?
The Monte-Carlo Masters or the Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters as it is known for sponsorship reasons, is one of the clay court Masters tournament that is played each year in April. Get the latest Monte-Carlo Masters betting tips, free picks & predictions here.
Because of its proximity to the French Open, it is one of the most sought after competition by the players as they look to prepare for the second Grand Slam competition of the year.
First played in 1897 it became a part of the open era in tennis from 1969 and has been a major tournament in the Grand Prix Tour, becoming one of the Grand Prix Super Series top tier competition in the past. It’s also been a part of the Rothmans Spring Mediterranean Circuit and the World Championship Tennis circuit and then the ATP Championship Series Single Week tournament at different times over the years.
It’s now a part of the Masters series but the only Masters tournament that is not mandatory to play for the players and yet, forms a very attractive part of most top players’ calendar.
The upcoming edition of the Monte-Carlo Masters will be played between April 15 and 21, 2019. And it comes as no surprise that Rafael Nadal has dominated the event ruthlessly over the years and he is set to enter the 2019 Monte-Carlo Masters as a heavy favourite.
In totality, he has won the tournament 11 times, with eight of those wins being continuous in nature between 2005-2012. He is also on a three-tournament winning spree with Novak Djokovic having last won it in 2015.
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Match by match 2020 Monte Carlo Masters Betting Tips
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2020 Monte-Carlo Masters Schedule & Dates
The 2020 edition of the Monte-Carlo Masters is the 114th time it will be played and will be hosted by the Monte Carlo Country Club in Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, France. The main draw of the tournament begins from April 13 and it will go on till April 19 when the men’s singles final will be played.
The qualifying rounds at the competition will be played three days before the start of the main draw.
Seeded Player List for 2020 Monte-Carlo Masters
The player list for the upcoming edition of the Monte-Carlo Masters will be released closer to the new year when players begin to decide on their clay court calendar. For now, here’s how things went last season.
Last year, Novak Djokovic, by the dint of his top ranking in the world, kick-started as the top seed in the competition while the 11-time champion Nadal was the second seed after having missed a series of tournaments in the lead-up to this one. Roger Federer had opted out of the Monte-Carlo Masters while Alexander Zverev was the third seed.
Some of the other top players involved in the tournament included Dominic Thiem, Kei Nishikori, Stefanos Tsitispas and Gael Monfils. Here’s a list of all the seeded players who took part in this competition last year.
Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Alexander Zverev, Dominic Thiem, Kei Nishikori, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Marin Cilic, Karen Khachanov, Borna Coric, Daniil Medvedev, Marco Cecchinato, Nikoloz Basilashvili, Fabio Fognini, Gael Monfils, Denis Shapovalov, David Goffin.
Monte-Carlo Masters 2020 Preview
Will be updated after the Australian Open once we have had a look at player form on clay.
What Happened at the 2019 Monte-Carlo Masters?
Fabio Fognini will kick-start the Monte-Carlo Masters this season as the defending champion, having shocked the tennis world with the title win last year. He stunned Rafael Nadal in the semifinal before defeating Dusan Lajovic in the final to lift his first ever Masters trophy.
Nadal was aiming to make it four Monte Carlo Masters titles in a row but was stalled in his tracks by the Italian.
Top seeded Novak Djokovic was upset by Daniil Medvedev in the quarterfinals before the Russian himself went down in a surprise result to Lajovic. Borna Coric, Guido Pella and Lorenzo Sonego were the other three quarterfinalists.
Earlier, in 2018, for the third time in a row, and 11th time in his career, the master of clay, Rafael Nadal, went on to clinch the title at the Monte-Carlo Masters in 2018. And much like most times on clay, he barely had to break into a sweat to get the better of all his opponents, dropping a mere 21 games across five matches to lift the title.
Even by his standards, that was some sort of a clean sweep that ensured not too many players challenged him in the tournament.
Top seeded in the 2018 edition, Nadal started off with a win over Aljaz Bedene in his second round match following a first round bye, and that was followed by a demolition of Karen Khachanov in round three. His easiest win came against Austria’s Dominic Thiem, a player he would go on to defeat later in the final at the French Open as well before crushing Grigor Dimitrov in the semi-finals and Kei Nishikori in the final.
Alexander Zverev was the other semi-finalist while second seeded Marin Cilic, fifth seeded Thiem, sixth seeded David Goffin and Richard Gasquet made it as far as the quarter-finals. Novak Djokovic went down to Thiem in the third round.
In the 2017 Monte-Carlo Masters, Nadal faced his compatriot Albert Ramos Vinolas in the final, whom he defeated in straight sets comfortably.
It was a good tournament for the Spaniard, who conquered the likes of David Goffin and Alexander Zverev with ease. While the likes of Andy Murray, Novak Djokovic and Stan Wawrinka also participated in the tournament, they fumbled in the earlier rounds, leaving the fans disappointed.
Murray, for instance, was sent packing in only his second match, while Djokovic managed to reach the quarter-final before going down to David Goffin. Wawrinka was a third round casualty while Marin Cilic lost in the last-eight round.
However, in this edition, the aforementioned players are expected to return in the best of health and hopefully, form.
Previous Monte-Carlo Masters Title Winners
2019: Fabio Fognini
2018: Rafael Nadal
2017: Rafael Nadal
2016: Rafael Nadal
2015: Novak Djokovic
2014: Stan Wawrinka
2013: Novak Djokovic
2012: Rafael Nadal
2011: Rafael Nadal
2010: Rafael Nadal
2009: Rafael Nadal
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