Children’s Day at the Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters and Top Seeded players met the Press

Novak Djokovic determined to continue his winning streak

On Sunday the members of the press had the chance to ask questions to the top seeded players before their showdown this coming week.Novak Djokovic is focusing on the three upcoming ATP World Tour Masters 1000 on clay court starting in Monte-Carlo, later he will have a shot at Roland Garros. The Serb top contender is determined to continue his landslide victory, and counts four Masters 1000 titles in a row, plus being the unbeaten knight at the 2013 year-end Barclays ATP WT Finals adding a total of 26 matches under his belt. In talking to the press he said: “Right now I want to dedicate my attention to Monte-Carlo, Madrid and Rome, three very big tournaments on clay. This is where I want to do well and eventually get myself in a very good position in terms of confidence for the French Open.” I certainly believe it is very wise to go one tournament at a time. As for the possibility of facing Rafael Nadal in the final he told us: “I’ve played 40 times with Rafa. We’re the same generation. We still have lots of time in front of us. It’s a huge challenge whenever I play Rafa, Roger, Andy, but the rivalry with Rafa is the biggest in my career.”

World Number one Rafael Nadal will fight to get his 9th title in Monte-Carlo that was elusive in 2013. He insisted on the fact that he still needs to find the magical tactics to assure him to beat his rival Djokovic if they both make to the finals.

Also present at the round table were David Ferrer, Milos Radonic, Tomas Berdych and Jo-Wilfred Tsonga who talked about their goals for the rest of the year, with their first objective to do well in Monte-Carlo that will give them a first taste of an arduous clay-court season.

List of top seeded Singles players 

  • (1)  Rafael Nadal (Spain)
  • (2)  Novak Djokovic (Serbia)
  • (3)  Stanislas Wawrinka (Switzerland)
  • (4)  Roger Federer (Switzerland)
  • (5)  Tomas Berdych (Czech Republic)
  • (6)  David Ferrer (Spain)
  • (7)  Richard Gasquet (France – retired du to injury)
  • (8)  Milos Raonic (Canada)
  • (9)  Jo-Wilfred Tsonga (France)
  • (10)Fabio Fognini (Italy)
  • (11)Tommy Robredo (Spain)
  • (12)Grigor Dimitrov (Bulgaria)
  • (13)Mikhail Youzhny (Russia)
  • (14)Kevin Anderson (South Africa)
  • (15)Nicolas Almagro (Spain)
  • (16)Jerzy Janowicz (Poland)
  • (17)Alexandr Dolgopolov (Ukraine)

Results for matches played on Sunday, 13 April 2014

On the second day of the tennis tournament the tribunes were full to the seams and the fans were not disappointed because in spite of a little rain the matches were completed.

Singles – First Round

  • [17] A. Dolgopolov (UKR) d E. Gulbis (LAT) 62 64
  • J. Chardy (FRA) d I. Sijsling (NED) 16 62 76(5)
  • N. Mahut (FRA) d [WC] D. Thiem (AUT)
  • D. Tursunov (RUS) d R. Haase (NED)

Qualifying – Final Round

  • D. Goffin (BEL) d S. Robert (FRA) 60 46 63
  • P. Mathieu (FRA) d [WC] R. Arneodo (MON) 64 62
  • A. Montanes (ESP) d M. Matosevic (AUS) 64 62
  • T. Gabashvili (RUS) d F. Volandri (ITA) 60 62
[WC]
  • M. Llodra (FRA) d [WC] P. Starace (ITA) 62 57 63
  • A. Ramos (ESP) d L. Kubot (POL) 64 75
  • E. Donskoy (RUS) d P. Carreno Busta (ESP) 61 46 76(2)

Sunday was Children’s Day at the tennis tournament

 

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One thought on “Children’s Day at the Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters and Top Seeded players met the Press

  1. Celina, especially for those of us that haven’t been able to attend, thank you for keeping us so well informed about the Tennis Masters! Keep it coming!

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