Meet April 8-16, 2023, to vibrate to the rhythm of the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters

20 out of 20 – The best of world tennis celebrate the start of the season in Monaco

Paris, March 14, 2023 – At a press lunch organized in Paris, at the head office of Moët Hennessy, that David Massey, the new Tournament Director, unveiled the list of 45 players admitted to office in the final table and presented the outline of the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters 2023.

Following the first two American ATP Masters 1000 of the year, the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters, organized from April 8 to 16, by SMETT (Société Monégasque pour l’Exploitation du Tournoi de Tennis), is the first European tournament major, which kicks off the clay court season, on the legendary grounds of the Monte-Carlo Country Club, chaired by Miss Mélanie-Antoinette de Massy.

David Massey and Melanie Antoinette de Massy @ Press RMCM

The launch of this 116th edition will take place in the heart of the Principality, on the occasion of the draw for the final table organized, on Friday, April 7 at 17:00, in the lounges of the very elegant Hôtel Hermitage Monte-Carlo, with its Belle Epoque atmosphere, in the presence of Stefanos Tsitsipás. Remember that the Greek God won his second consecutive singles title last year, while the pair Rajeev Ram / Joe Salisbury (United States / England), won the tournament in doubles.

Preliminary Program

An star-studded cast with the best players in the world

David Massey has announced the participation of the top 20 players in the ATP rankings, led by Serbian Novak Djokovic, recent winner of the Australian Open, who has just started his 380th week as world number 1. A record in history, which was held by Steffi Graff, the living legend of women’s tennis, remained 377 weeks on the top step of the ranking during her career. We will also have to count on the young Spaniard Carlos Alcaraz (N°2), Stefanos Tsitsipas (N°3), the Danish Casper Ruud (N°4), the American Taylor Fritz (N°5), Daniil Medvedev (N° 6), Andrey Rublev (N°7), Holger Rune (N°8), without forgetting Félix Auger-Aliassime (N°10) and Rafael Nadal, who has been out of court since January due to an injury.

“Rafa was the first to register. He really wants to participate in the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters and he gives himself every chance to be able to participate in this tournament which he loves so much and which he has won eleven times in singles, including a record eight consecutive titles between 2005 and 2012,” said David Massey, successor to Zeljko Franulovic.

On the French side, most of the players will be present, including Gaël Monfils (N°35), Richard Gasquet (N°36), Benjamin Bonzi (N°37).

To this final draw will be added: 7 players from the qualifying draw, as well as 4 wild-cards, i.e. a total of 56 players.

To see the official list of players go to:

A new village between land and sea

Under the initiative of its president Miss Mélanie-Antoinette de Massy, eager to assert the Mediterranean identity of this exceptional site with its panoramic view, the prestigious courts of the Monte-Carlo Country Club will welcome a new village which has been completely redesigned and modified, so that all the terraces are oriented with a southern exposure.

A new impetus given to this emblematic event, which nevertheless intends to keep the traditional appointments which are the signature of the centenary tournament. Thus, the children’s day will be offered on Sunday April 9, while the Grande Nuit du Tennis, a gala evening organized every year since 1992 in the mythical Salle des Étoiles of the Sporting Monte-Carlo, will take place on Saturday evening to highlight honor the two finalists.

Charity action renewed

It is important to point out, that the tournament, in collaboration with BNP Paribas, had raised 30,707 euros last year for the benefit of the Princess Grace Hospital Center and offered 200 places in thanks to hospital staff, David Massey announced that the Tournament would support, in 2023 , the GEMLUC association (Grouping of Monegasque companies in the fight against cancer) funds research and state-of-the-art equipment.

Today’s Quote

We only have one life and one body to care of, and we better do it right. You never know what tomorrow may bring and so we better live this life the best we can and be grateful for everything we have. Novak Djokovic


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