During an exclusive lunch held on Tuesday, March 12, in the prestigious salons of Pré Catelan Lenôtre, David Massey, Tournament Director, revealed the list of players participating in the 2024 edition of the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters.

The legendary tennis tournament will take place from April 6 to 14, 2024, inaugurating the tennis season on the legendary clay courts of the Monte-Carlo Country Club, under the presidency of Miss Mélanie-Antoinette de Massy.

Founded in 1897 and held every year since 1928 at the Monte-Carlo Country Club, the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters opens the European tennis season in the Principality.

Long-standing partners, such as Rolex, BNP Paribas, Emirates, Maserati, and many others, have renewed their commitment to the tournament, highlighting its importance on the international tennis scene. The Tournament is broadcast worldwide, with more than 140,000 visitors, 38.4 million viewers and 167.1 million views on social networks.

Eurosport will once again broadcast all of the matches. This will be supplemented by France Télévisions with the broadcast of one match per day on its france.tv platform and the final on France 4, but also by many other international broadcasters including: Sky Italia, Sky UK and Sky Germany.

David Massey announced the registration of the first 10 players in the ATP rankings, led by Serbian Novak Djokovic (N°1), who had an almost perfect year 2023, with three Grand Slam titles, followed by the young Spaniard Carlos Alcaraz (N°2) and Jannik Sinner (N°3), winner of the Australian Open. It will also be necessary to count on the presence of Daniil Medvedev (N°4), Andrey Rublev (N°5), who won his first Masters victory last year in Monaco 1000, Alexander Zverev (N°6), Holger Rune (N°7), 2023 finalist, Hubert Hurkacz (N°8), Casper Ruud (N°9), Alex de Minaur (N°10), without forgetting the double winner on Monegasque soil Stefanos Tsitsipas (N°11).

As for the highly-anticipated Rafael Nadal, David Massey remains optimistic about the participation of the Majorcan, who could make his big comeback on clay, during the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters, a tournament that he loves and that he has won no less than eleven times.

On the French side, most of the players including Ugo Umbert (N°14), crowned in Dubai, who joined the Top 15 for the first time in the ATP ranking, Adrian Mannarino (N°21), Arthur Fils (N°43) will be present. The final table will be completed by seven players from the qualifying table, as well as the four wild cards, totalling 56 players.

The 2024 edition offers new features intended to enrich the experience of spectators and participants. Among them, an expanded catering offer with a new dining area covered catering, as well as the establishment of a “click & collect” fast food service. On the Sunday of the final, spectators in the VIP Village will have the opportunity to enjoy a gourmet meal prepared by three-star chef Frédéric Anton, a key figure in contemporary French gastronomy.

David Massey also announced that the Tournament was once again supporting the GEMLUC association (Groupement des Monegasque companies in the fight against cancer) which finances research and the latest technology. More than a tournament, the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters is not only a celebration of sport, but also of excellence and tradition, with the celebration this year of the 30th edition of the Grande Nuit du Tennis.

ORIGINAL SOURCE & PHOTO: Monaco Government Press Service