The 114th historic tennis tournament played on clay courts will be held from April 10 to 18, 2021
More eagerly-awaited than ever before after the cancellation of the 2020 tournament, the 114th legendary Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters is ready to leave all tennis fans worldwide with bated breath. To be held from April 10 to 18 behind closed doors but in no way less spectacular, the famous tournament- one of the world’s major tennis events played on clay courts by champions such as Björn Borg, Gustavo Kuerten, Juan-Carlos Ferrero, Guillermo Coria and Rafael Nadal- will be held once again at the Monte-Carlo Country Club where the professional players of the ATP World Tour Masters Mille circuit, which traditionally opens the European tennis clay season, will vie for the title. In particular, 9 out of the world’s top 10 players, and 18 out of the top 20, such as Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Daniil Medvedev, Alexander Zverev, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Andrey Rublev, Diego Schwartzman, Matteo Berrettini, Jannik Sinner and Felix Auger-Aliassime ( only 19 and 20 years old respectively) and Fabio Fognini, the winner of the 2019 event, who will attend the opening of the tournament on Friday April 9, with the Draw at 6.30 pm.
This year’s event includes a tribute to Baroness Elizabeth-Ann de Massy, who passed away in 2020. An emblematic figure of Monégasque tennis, she was President of both the Monte-Carlo Country Club and the Monaco Tennis Federation. Both positions were taken by her daughter Melanie-Antoinette de Massy, the heir to the dynasty that since 1972 has been at the head of the historic Country Club founded in 1928 by Prince Louis II of Monaco, which, despite its name, is not located in Monte Carlo nor in the Principality of Monaco, but in the nearby Roquebrune-Cap-Martin.
The audience will be able to follow the matches live on the television channels which will be broadcasting the tournament throughout the world, such as Eurosport and C8 (Canal Plus) in France, Sky Italia, Eurosport Russia, Sky Deutschland, Tennis Channel US and CCTTV in China, or view the tournament’s information page on the official website, or on the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters app, available for iOS and Android devices.