Monte-Carlo Tennis 2019
In an event that never fails to live up to expectation, the Rolex Monte-Carlo masters is set to commence on the 13th – 21st of April 2019.
Held at the Monte Carlo Country club, that is located in the commune of Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, bordering Monaco, the court is considered one of the most prestigious and aesthetically pleasing in Europe. With the open stadium overlooking the mesmerising Lugrian Sea, it will be a sight to behold in April!
Holding a capacity of 9,000 the venue doesn’t hold a large capacity, but the tense action on the court always creates an enthusiastic crowd. As an event part of the ATP World Tour 1000 series, the Monte-Carlo Masters will be host to some of the sport’s most iconic names.
A Court Fit For a King
The history of the Monte-Carlo Tennis Masters boasts one name – Rafael Nadal.
With the surface being played on clay court, the event has been an influential factor behind Nadals notorious nickname, ”The King of Clay”. The Spaniard holds a record 11 titles to his name, including an incredible run of 8 consecutive titles, between the years 2005 – 2012.
Nadal has also claimed the last three tournaments, including last years competition, when he breezed past the Japanese underdog Kei Nishikori, 6-3, 6-2 in the final. As the current leader within the ATP singles rankings, he will certainly be made the favourite for the 2019 event.
Will the Spaniard continue his dominance in the competition or will someone dethrone the King of Clay?
Most Likely Competitors
If anybody is going to take Nadal’s crown in the upcoming event, it will most likely be the Serbian, Novak Djokovic.
Having won the tournament in both 2013 and 2015, Djokovic will have his sights set on victory next April, in which he will be seeking vengeance on Nadal for his past defeats. Nadal and Djokovic both faced each other in the Monte-Carlo final in 2009 and 2012, with the former claiming victory both times.
With Roger Federer being ranked second in the ATP rankings, on paper, he may be categorised as Nadal’s most likely competitor. However, the competition has never been a highlight in an ever-successful career of Federers.
Federer has never managed to get his hands on the illustrious trophy, having been defeated by fellow Swiss Stan Wawrinka during his last appearance in the final, back in 2014.
Double the Trouble
Alongside the mens singles, the tournament as of 1968, has also been the home to mens doubles fixtures.
It is, however, of no surprise to see which doubles team leads the rankings in terms of title wins. The Bryan brothers (Bob and Mike) have been the dominating force in the world of doubles over the last decade and have showed no signs of slowing down.
The two Americans will be defending their title next April and will also be searching to extend their record from six titles to seven, with the bookies making them the favourites to do so. After emphatically beating Oliver Marach and Mate Pivac in the last final, it will take something special to beat the Bryan brothers.
Monte-Carlo Masters Tennis Travel Packages
Discover the beautiful sights of the Monte Carlo Country club and soak in the tennis action whilst overlooking the ocean – a once in a lifetime experience.
With tickets in hot demand, you can contact City and Stadium Travel now to book your travel package for the Monte-Carlo Masters 2019, via telephone or by an online form.
Nadal has been the stand out figure of the competitions history in modern times. Do you fancy his dominance to continue, or is it finally time for somebody else to emerge from the Spaniards shadow? Either way, you will be treated to an exciting encounter.