The Monte-Carlo Masters, which is part of the Masters 1000 series on the ATP tour, is all set to begin this weekend on the clay courts of the Monte-Carlo Country Club.
Situated in the picturesque commune of Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, the venue attracts top players on a regular basis. A number of big names in tennis have also made the Principality of Monaco their permanent home.
Novak Djokovic is inarguably the biggest name to reside in the commune. The Serb moved to the Principality in 2000 and continues to reside in the area renowned for housing celebrities from several fields.
Daniil Medvedev also prefers living in the Principality as opposed to Russia, which is his country of birth.
Alexander Zverev, who feels at home on clay, resides a short distance away from the Monte-Carlo Country Club, while Stefanos Tsispas of Greece also lives in the commune that is adjacent to the Mediterranean sea.
List of players (current and former) who live in Monte-Carlo:
- Novac Djokovic
- Daniil Medvedev
- Alexander Zverev
- Stefanos Tsitsipas
- Jo-Wilfred Tsonga
- Nick Kyrgios
- Gael Monfils
- David Goffin
- Matteo Berrettini
- Milos Raonic
- Borna Coric
- Lucas Pouille
- Alex de Minaur
- Karen Kachanov
- Gregor Dimitrov
- Benoit Paire
- Felix Auger-Aliassime
- Marat Safin
- Bernard Tomic
- Radek Stepanek
- Tomas Berdych
Djokovic and Tsitsipas among former champions set to feature in Monte-Carlo Masters this month
Rafael Nadal is the most successful player in the history of the Monte-Carlo Masters with a whopping 11 titles, including eight consecutive wins between 2005 and 2012.
Novak Djokovic halted the Spanish juggernaut in the 2013 final, but Nadal proved yet again that Monaco was special to him when he won three in a row in 2016, 2017, and 2018. But Nadal will not feature this year due to a rib injury.
The Spaniard is not the only player who will miss out. World No. 2 Daniil Medvedev has also been ruled out of the competition due to a hernia. He will miss the Masters 1000 event for the second year in succession after having withdrawn last year following a COVID infection.
Stefanos Tsitsipas is the defending champion in Monte-Carlo. The Greek player defeated Andrey Rublev in last year's final to clinch his first Masters 1000 title. Alexander Zverev, meanwhile, will look to come good in the competition after making a third-round exit in 2021.