20 out of 20

20 out of 20: The world tennis elite in Monaco to mark the start of the clay season

Paris, Tuesday 14th March 2023 – During the press lunch organised in Paris, at the head office of Moët Hennessy, David Massey, the new Tournament Director, revealed the list of 45 players automatically admitted to the Main Draw and presented the highlights of the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters 2023.

Coming after the first two American ATP Masters 1000 of the year, the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters, organised from April 8 to 16 by the S.M.E.T.T. (Société Monégasque pour l’Exploitation du Tournoi de Tennis), is the first major European tournament, which opens the clay season, on the legendary courts of the Monte-Carlo Country Club, presided over by Miss Mélanie-Antoinette de Massy.

The launch of this 116th edition will take place in the heart of the Principality, when the Main Draw, organised on Friday April 7, at 5 p.m., will be held in the lounges of the very elegant Hôtel Hermitage Monte-Carlo, with its Belle Epoque ambience, in the presence of Stefanos Tsitsipás, who won his second consecutive singles title last year, while the pair Rajeev Ram/Joe Salisbury (United States/England), won the doubles.

An exceptional line-up with the presence of the best world players

David Massey has announced the participation of the top 20 players in the ATP rankings, led by the Serbian Novak Djokovic, recent winner of the Australian Open, who has just started his 380th week as world number 1. A record in history, previously held by Steffi Graff, the living legend of women’s tennis, who, during her career, remained 377 weeks at the top position. The field also includes the young Spaniard Carlos Alcaraz (N°2), Stefanos Tsitsipas (N°3), the Dane 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 absent from the courts since January due to an injury.

“Rafa was the first player to sign up. He wants to play in Monaco and is giving himself every chance to be able to participate in this tournament that 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, the 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).

Added to this Main Draw will be the 7 players from the qualifiers, as well as the 4 wild-cards, making a total of 56 players.

A new village between land and sea

On 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 integrate a new village, which has been completely redesigned and modified, so that all the terraces face south.

A new initiative for this emblematic event, which nevertheless maintains its traditional dates that make up the identity of this centenary tournament. Thus, the Kids’ Day will be organised on Sunday April 9, while the Grande Nuit du Tennis, a gala evening organised every year since 1992 in the legendary Salle des Étoiles of the Sporting Monte-Carlo, will take place on Saturday evening to pay tribute to the two Finalists.

Charity action renewed

After reminding us that the tournament, in partnership with BNP Paribas, had raised 30,707 euros last year for the benefit of the Princess Grace Hospital Center and offered 200 seats in gratitude to the hospital staff, David Massey announced that the Tournament would support, in 2023, the GEMLUC Association (Group of Monegasque companies in the fight against cancer) which funds research and the latest technology equipment.

From April 8 to 16, 2023, come and live the excitement of the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters.

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The Grande Nuit du Tennis

A new exclusive show will be presented during the 29th GRANDE NUIT DU TENNIS on the prestigious stage of the Salle des Etoiles.

In the first part of the show, three internationally renowned performances will enthral our faithful patrons:

First on stage will be the Italian artist ALESSIO, “the man who speaks to birds”, who has reinvented, in a wonderful and exemplary way, the art of presenting multicoloured parrots;

He is followed by IGOR, the greatest Serbian contemporary magician with his superb and absolutely astounding act!

Next on stage is the stunning TRIO BELLISSIMO, three Ukranian beauties straight out of a Botticelli picture, in an extraordinarily feminine “acrobatic adagio”.

But the highlight of this 29th edition will be performed by the superb troupe of British dancers who will be presenting “AN EVENING AT THE MOULIN ROUGE”, in tribute to the musical “Moulin Rouge” which was released in 2001, featuring famous songs by Queen, Lady Gaga, Madonna, Christina Aguilera and Elton John.

An outstanding show for a prestigious evening that has been a continual success since 1992!


Press Conference – Monaco

A 116th edition between land and sea

Thursday, 9th February 2023 – It was in the lounges of the Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort that the Tournament Director, David Massey, presented the major points of the next edition of the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters, which will take place from 8th – 16th April 2023 on the legendary clay courts of the Monte-Carlo Country Club, presided over by Miss Melanie-Antoinette de Massy.

Organised by the Société Monégasque pour l’Exploitation du Tournoi de Tennis (S.M.E.T.T.), the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters is the first European tournament in the ATP Masters 1000 category.

A prestigious international event that, since 1928, has announced the start of the season for the Principality and which can count on, alongside Rolex, the title sponsor, the loyal support of prominent partners, such as BNP Paribas, Emirates, Maserati, Sergio Tacchini, Replay, Generali, Dunlop, Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer and Adecco, in charge of recruiting around one thousand temporary staff. Similarly to the Formula 1 Grand Prix and the Monaco Yacht Show, throughout the tournament week the entire Principality lives to the rhythm of the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters.

After briefly summing up the 2022 edition, which was marked by the second victory of Stefanos Tsitsipas in the singles and the duo Rajeev Ram/Joe Salisbury (USA/England) in the doubles, David Massey announced that the Greek player, as title-holder, will be launching the 116th tournament during the Draw at the Hôtel Hermitage on Friday 7th April at 5.00 pm. The event will be broadcast live on Monaco Info.

A Main Draw that again promises to be exceptional

Although the final list of 45 players automatically admitted to the Main Draw will only be official on 14th March 2023, the deadline for entries stipulated by the ATP, the Director of the Monegasque tournament appears very confident regarding the 2023 line-up. Novak Djokovic, the world number 1, and Rafael Nadal, who should be back to attempt a 12th victory in Monaco, were among the first to sign up. And then there will be the new generation of players, very much decided to dislodge their elders.

David Massey highly recommended tennis fans to reserve their seats quickly on the official ticket site (www.rolexmontecarlomasters.mc), since, as every year, the Tournament, which welcomed 131,610 spectators on-site and was watched by over 76.5 million TV viewers, is very popular: 80% of the tickets have already been sold.

A new village facing the sea

Wishing to highlight its Mediterranean character, the new tournament management has presented the plan for the future village which has been completely redesigned and modified so that all the terraces benefit from a full view over the sea.

“I have had the opportunity over several decades to visit all the ATP tournaments. And I can confirm that our extraordinary site is exceptional, as much for its geographical situation, with its south-facing exposition overlooking the sea, as for the palette of colours that change over the course of the day”, stated David Massey, the successor to Zeljko Franulovic. He added: “We are proud of our Mediterranean identity and, in agreement with our partners, have decided to create a new logo, inspired by the movement of the sea, with a colour that represents the green of the stands and blue of the sea.”

Charity work to be continued

After reminding the audience that last year, in partnership with BNP Paribas, the tournament raised 30,707 euros for the Centre Hospitalier Princesse Grace and donated 200 seats in gratitude to the Hospital staff, this year the Organisers have decided to support the GEMLUC Association (Group of Monegasque Companies in the fight against cancer), which finances research and the latest technological equipment.

Stressing his wish to continue to develop the tournament along the same lines as those undertaken by his predecessors, David Massey announced that the traditional Kids’ Day will take place on Sunday, 9th April, and that the Grande Nuit du Tennis, the gala evening organised each year since 1992, will again be celebrated in the legendary Salle des Etoiles in the Sporting Monte-Carlo.

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