From April 7 to 14, we will see the crème de la crème of the tennis world fighting for the title at the picturesque courts of Monte-Carlo Masters in France. 

Current World No. 1 Novak Djokovic will return to the clay courts after missing the Miami Open. Other favourites Jannik Sinner, Carlos Alcaraz, Daniil Medvedev, Alexander Zverev and defending Monte Carlo champion Andrey Rublev are also present. Moreover, the tournament boasts the participation of the world’s top 14 best tennis players.

Unfortunately, we won’t have the pleasure of watching Rafael Nadal’s magic. The Spaniard has a record of 11 Monte-Carlo Masters wins and won eight titles in a row from 2005 to 2012. However, Nadal is dealing with an injury that will keep him from clinching this year’s title.

The draw will certainly bring a lot of excitement, so let’s find out who the main favourites for the trophy are. 

Tournament Info

Men’s Prediction, Odds

In 2023, Andrey Rublev won his first and so far only title at the Masters Series tournaments, defeating Holger Rune in the final in Monte Carlo. Despite his unsuccessful performances at Indian Wells and the Miami Open, Rublev’s affinity for clay could mean a potential resurgence in Monte Carlo. According to the draw, he could play Alexei Popyrin, followed by a likely encounter with Alex de Minaur or Stan Wawrinka.

World No. 1 Novak Djokovic is in the more challenging half of the draw. Although Novak recently split with coach Goran Ivanisevic and had a poor start to the season by his standards, he should never be underestimated. 

However, his draw is not easy. His path could lead to early rounds against Roman Safiullin and possibly a rematch with Lorenzo Musetti, who delivered a stunning upset last year, or battles against Taylor Fritz, Adrian Mannarino, or Arthur Fils.

This half of the draw also features Carlos Alcaraz and the finalist of the last two Roland Garros tournaments – Casper Ruud. Carlos Alcaraz has Felix Auger-Aliassime and Hugo Humbert in the draw before a possible quarter-final with Ruud.

Jannik Sinner is considered the favourite in the lower half of the draw, rising to second place in the ATP rankings. However, Sinner still seems more vulnerable on clay than on hard court. 

The draw isn’t a simple one for Sinner, as he will play either Simone Korda or Alexander Davidovich Fokina. In the quarterfinals, he could potentially play against last year’s finalist Holger Rune, or Grigor Dimitrov, whom he beat in the final in Miami.

Medvedev was never considered a clay specialist, but after winning the Masters in Rome in 2023, we can’t count him out. His opening match could see him against Gael Monfils or Jordan Thompson. The real challenge will be in the quarterfinals against Alexander Zverev or Stefanos Tsitsipas, a two-time Monte Carlo champion.

Despite the competitive field, Novak Djokovic is the favourite to win this tournament. The Serbian has shown time and again that age is only a number for him. Considering his motivation and track record of winning titles, I believe he will dominate on the clay courts of Monte Carlo.

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