Serving classic clay-court tennis in the exquisite surroundings of the Monte-Carlo Country Club, with the red terre battue backdropped by the Mediterranean, the first clay-court Masters 1000 Series of the season marks the beginning of the battle for Roland Garros.

Rafael Nadal, who has won an extraordinary 11 titles at the Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters, returns for the 2019 edition alongside Novak Djokovic, Alexander Zverev, Dominic Thiem, Kei Nishikori and the rest of the ATP Tour's top stars when the Monte Carlo Masters begins on Sunday 14 April.


Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters tennis is live from 14-21 April with play starting around 11am local/10am bst. Bookmaker bet365 are offering customers the opportunity to watch a live stream of the matches alongside in-play betting.

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Monte-Carlo Masters Tournament Schedule


Here are all the seeded players at the 2019 Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters.

Seeded players at the 2019 Monte-Carlo Rolex Mastrs

SeedRankingPlayerBest result2018 result
11Novak DjokovicChampion (2013, 2015)R16 (lost to Dominic Thiem)
22Rafael NadalChampion (2005-12, 2016-18)Champion (d. Kei Nishikori)
33Alexander ZverevSF (2018)SF (lost to Kei Nishikori)
45Dominic ThiemQF (2018)QF (lost to Rafael Nadal)
56Kei NishikoriRunner-up (2018)Runner-up (lost to Rafael Nadal)
68Stefanos TsitsipasR2 (2018)R2 (lost to David Goffin)
711Marin CilicQF (2015, 2017-18)QF (lost to Kei Nishikori)
812Karen KhachanovR16 (2018)R16 (lost to Rafael Nadal)
913Borna CoricR2 (2018)R2 (lost to Novak Djokovic)
1014Daniil MedvedevR2 (2018)R2 (lost to Kei Nishikori)
1116Marco CecchinatoR2 (2018)R2 (lost to Milos Raonic)
1217Nikoloz BasilashviliR1 (2017)Did not play
1318Fabio FogniniSF (2013)R2 (lost to Jan-Lennard Struff)
1520Denis ShapovalovR1 (2018)R1 (lost to Stefanos Tsitsipas)
1621David GoffinSF (2017)QF (lost to Grigor Dimitrov)
1723Kyle EdmundR2 (2017)R1 (lost to Andreas Seppi)

Monte-Carlo Masters Players 2019

Who is playing at the Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters in 2019?

For the past 18 years, one man has been the (almost) undisputed ruler of the Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters and it should therefore be no surprise that Rafael Nadal plans to return once more for the 2019 edition when it begins on Sunday 14 April.

The aptly-named 'King of Clay' holds the ATP Tour record for most titles won at a single tournament not just once but three times over, having captured 11 trophies at the Barcelona Open, the French Open and, of course, the Monte-Carlo Masters. Nadal's reign at the tournament was interrupted from 2013-15 but he is now on a three-year winning streak at the Monte-Carlo Country Club and the Spaniard, a finalist at the Australian Open already in 2019, will be the hot favourite to make it an unbelievable 12 titles - and stake his claim as rightful favourite for the French Open - at the 2019 Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters.

Since Nadal has captured so many titles at the first clay-court Masters 1000 Series of the year, few other active players know what it's like to lift the trophy - but Novak Djokovic, champion in 2013 and 2015, does. Since winning his fifteenth major at the Australian Open, Djokovic experienced a bit of a performance dip but the Serb has his sights set firmly on completing a second career Grand Slam at the French Open (not to mention accomplishing the feat of holding all four majors at the same time) so expect him to go all out in an effort to lay down a marker at the Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters.

Nadal and Djokovic are without doubt the twin colossi of the field, but they are by no means the only stars. Alexander Zverev, the world no. 3, ATP Finals champion and only man outside of the Big Four to own more than two Masters titles, will be keen to make his mark at the Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters, as will Dominic Thiem, the Austrian who has not only established himself as a serious threat on clay with his run to the French Open final in 2018 but recently claimed his first Masters 1000 Series title at Indian Wells.

The 2018 runner-up Kei Nishikori also returns to the Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters in 2019, alongside Masters 1000 Series champions Marin Cilic, Karen Khachanov, Grigor Dimitrov and Stan Wawrinka, who captured the title at the Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters in 2014 when he beat Roger Federer in an all-Swiss final.

Some of the young guns who have captured the imagination of the tennis world will also be there, including Shanghai finalist Borna Coric, Canada's Denis Shapovalov and Australian Open semifinalist Stefanos Tsitsipas, when the 2019 Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters takes place from 14-21 April.


One of the most prestigious and iconic ATP World Tour events, the Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters marks the beginning of the clay-court season proper when it takes place each year in mid-April.

Despite the fact that it is the only one of the nine ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Series events not to feature a mandatory player commitment, the Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters nevertheless draws an extremely strong field year after year as the best in men’s tennis almost without exception unfailingly chose the Monte-Carlo Masters as the site of their return to the terre battue of Europe.

Despite the name, the Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters is actually held in Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, France, a commune that borders Monaco – but all of the old-school European glamour traditionally associated with the words ‘Monte Carlo’ is in evidence at the long-running, glittering event. The clay courts of the Monte Carlo Country Club, high above the Mediterranean, are some of the most beautiful and picturesque imaginable and the show court, Court Rainier III, features a spectator capacity of 10,200.

First played in 1897, the Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters celebrated its centenary in 2006. Originating in the dying days of the nineteenth century, the tournament continued through the first Edwardian flush of tennis’s popularity and into the 1920s-30s Riviera heyday when you could say with Hercule Poirot: ‘Sooner or later one meets everyone at the tennis.’ 

Since the Open Era began in 1968 – the year that Italian legend Nicola Pietrangeli won his third title – the Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters has included many of the most famous names in tennis among its champions, including Ilie Nastase, Bjorn Borg, Ivan Lendl and Gustavo Kuerten.

No man has ever ruled the Monte-Carlo Masters like the man they call the ‘King of Clay’, however. Rafael Nadal lost in the round of 16 to Guillermo Coria on his first appearance in 2003, but between 2004 and 2012 he won eight consecutive titles – the first man ever to win a tournament eight straight times. Nadal’s 46-match winning streak at the Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters was finally ended in the 2013 final by Novak Djokovic, but he would go on to reclaim the title in 2016 (d. Gael Monfils), 2017 (d. Albert Ramos-Vinolas) and 2018 (d. Kei Nishikori).

As a result Rafael Nadal currently owns a total of 11 Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters titles and holds the record for most titles won at a single tournament, not once but three times over - he has also won the Barcelona Open and the French Open 11 times.

Novak Djokovic’s titles in 2013 and 2015 at the Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters, and three-time Grand Slam champion Stan Wawrinka’s 2014 victory over compatriot Roger Federer, underline the continued significance of the Monte-Carlo Masters as a warm-up for the French Open, with both men going on to triumph at Roland Garros.

Featuring a 56-player singles draw and prize money of €4,273,775, as well as 1,000 ranking points to the winner and the priceless honour of having one’s name inscribed on a list of champions which stretches all the way back to Reggie Doherty in 1897, the Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters is one of the most glittering and unforgettable stops on the ATP World Tour and always begins the clay season on a high note. 

Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters Tournament Information

Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters tournament information

Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters
Dates14-21 April 2019
LocationRoquebrune-Cap-Martin, France
VenueMonte Carlo Country Club
First played1897
CategoryMasters 1000
SurfaceRed clay (outdoors)
Draw size56 singles/24 doubles
Most titlesRafael Nadal (11)
Reigning singles championRafael Nadal
Reigning doubles championsBob Bryan/Mike Bryan
Prize money€4,273,775

Monte-Carlo Masters Ranking Points

Here are the ranking points awarded by the ATP Tour for reaching various rounds at a Masters 1000 Series event like the Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters.

ATP Masters 1000 ranking points

Round of 1690
Round of 3245
Round of 6425

Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters champions

Here is a complete list of singles champions at the Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters in the Open Era (since 1968).

Players still active in singles are given in bold.

Previous Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters Open Era champions

1968Nicola PietrangeliAlexander Metreveli
1969Tom OkkerJohn Newcombe
1970Zeljko FranulovicManuel Orantes
1971Ilie NastaseTom Okker
1972 Ilie Nastase (2)Frantisek Pala
1973Ilie Nastase (3)Bjorn Borg
1974Andrew PattisonIlie Nastase
1975Manuel OrantesBob Hewitt
1976Guillermo VilasWojciech Fibak
1977Bjorn BorgCorrado Barazzutti
1978Paul RamirezTomas Smid
1979Bjorn Borg (2)Vitas Gerulaitis
1980Bjorn Borg (3)Guillermo Vilas
1981No champion (final abandoned due to rain)Jimmy Connors/Guillermo Vilas
1982Guillermo Vilas (2)Ivan Lendl
1983Mats WilanderMel Purcell
1984Henrik SundstromMats Wilander
1985Ivan LendlMats Wilander
1986Joakim NystromYannick Noah
1987Mats Wilander (2)Jimmy Arias
1988Ivan Lendl (2)Martin Jaite
1989Alberto ManciniBoris Becker
1990Andrei ChesnokovThomas Muster
1991Sergei BrugueraBoris Becker
1992Thomas MusterAaron Krickstein
1993Sergei Bruguera (2)Cedric Pioline
1994Andriy MedvedevSergei Bruguera
1995Thomas Muster (2)Boris Becker
1996Thomas Muster (3)Albert Costa
1997Marcelo RiosAlex Corretja
1998Carlos MoyaCedric Pioline
1999Gustavo KuertenMarcelo Rios
2000Cedric PiolineDominik Hrbaty
2001Gustavo Kuerten (2)Hicham Arazi
2002Juan Carlos FerreroCarlos Moya
2003Juan Carlos Ferrero (2)Guillermo Coria
2004Guillermo CoriaRainer Schuettler
2005Rafael NadalGuillermo Coria
2006Rafael Nadal (2)Roger Federer
2007 Rafael Nadal (3)Roger Federer
2008Rafael Nadal (4)Roger Federer
2009Rafael Nadal (5)Novak Djokovic
2010Rafael Nadal (6)Fernando Verdasco
2011Rafael Nadal (7)David Ferrer
2012Rafael Nadal (8)Novak Djokovic
2013Novak DjokovicRafael Nadal
2014Stan WawrinkaRoger Federer
2015Novak Djokovic (2)Tomas Berdych
2016Rafael Nadal (9)Gael Monfils
2017Rafael Nadal (10)Albert Ramos-Vinolas
2018Rafael Nadal (11)Kei Nishikori

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