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The Monte-Carlo Masters is an annual tennis tournament for male professional players held in Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, France,[1] a commune that borders on Monaco. The event is part of the ATP World Tour Masters 1000 on the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) Tour. The tournament is played on clay courts and is held every year in the April–May period.

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Tournament information
Founded1897; 122 years ago (1897)
Editions112 (2018)
LocationRoquebrune-Cap-Martin
France
VenueMonte Carlo Country Club
CategoryMasters 1000
SurfaceClay, outdoors
Draw56S / 28Q / 24D
Prize money€5,207,405 (2019)
Websitemontecarlotennismasters.com
Current champions (2019)
Men's singlesItaly Fabio Fognini
Men's doublesCroatia Nikola Mektić
Croatia Franko Škugor

The Monte Carlo tennis championship was first held in 1897. It became an "Open" event in 1969. From 1970 through 1972 and from 1978 through 1989 it was a major tournament of the Grand Prix Tour as part of the Grand Prix Super Series top tier events. In 1973 the tournament was part of the Rothmans Spring Mediterranean Circuit.[2] From 1974 through 1977 the tournament was part of the World Championship Tennis (WCT) circuit. In 1990 it became an ATP Championship Series Single Week tennis event.

Beginning in 2009, Monte Carlo became the only ATP World Tour Masters 1000 tournament not to have a mandatory player commitment. Most of the top players still elect to play the event despite this status.

Rafael Nadal won the title eight consecutive times between 2005 and 2012, making him the only player to win eight consecutive titles at the same tournament. In 2017, contesting his 11th final against Albert Ramos Viñolas, he won the title for an Open Era record 10th time. The following year, Nadal improved this record to 11 wins in a final against Kei Nishikori.

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Past finalsEdit

Men's singlesEdit

Year Champions Runners-up Score
1897 [3]   Reginald Doherty   Conway W. Blackwood Price 6–2, 6–1, 6–2
1898 [3]   Reginald Doherty (2)   Victor Voss 4–6, 6–3, 6–3, 4–0 Ret.
1899 [3]   Reginald Doherty (3)   Victor Voss 6–2 Ret.
1900   Laurence Doherty might not have been played[4]
1901   Laurence Doherty (2)   Wilberforce Eaves 6–2, 5–7, 6–1
1902 [3]   Reginald Doherty (4)   George Hillyard 6–1, 6–4, 6–3
1903 [3]   Reginald Doherty (5)   Frank Riseley 6–1, 14–16 Ret.
1904 [3]   Reginald Doherty (6)   Josiah Ritchie 6–1, 7–5, 3–6, 7–5
1905   Laurence Doherty (3)   Josiah Ritchie 6–4, 8–6, 6–4
1906   Laurence Doherty (4)   Wilberforce Eaves 6–3, 11–9
1907   Josiah Ritchie   Laurence Doherty 8–6, 7–5, 8–6
1908   Anthony Wilding   Wilberforce Eaves 6–3, 2–6, 6–3, 4–6, 6–0
1909   Fred Alexander   Laurence Doherty 7–5, 6–4, 6–1
1910   Max Decugis   Josiah Ritchie 6–3, 6–0, 6–0
1911   Anthony Wilding (2)   Max Decugis 5–7, 1–6, 6–3, 6–0, 6–1
1912   Anthony Wilding (3)   C. Moore 6–3, 6–0, 6–0
1913   Anthony Wilding (4)   Félix Poulin 6–0, 6–2, 6–1
1914   Anthony Wilding (5)   Gordon Lowe 6–2, 6–3, 6–2
1919   Nicolae Mișu   Max Decugis 6–2, 6–0
1920   Gordon Lowe   Josiah Ritchie 7–5, 6–2
1921   Gordon Lowe (2)   Algernon Kingscote 6–1, 0–6, 6–4, 6–2
1922   Giovanni Balbi di Robecco   Alain Gerbault 6–1, 6–4, 6–3
1923   Gordon Lowe (3)   Leighton Crawford 6–2, 6–4, 6–4
1924   Leighton Crawford   Leonce Aslangul 6–4, 3–6, 6–2
1926   Béla von Kehrling   Charles Kingsley 6–4, 6–1, 6–3
1927   Béla von Kehrling (2)   Erik Worm W/O
1928   Henri Cochet   Béla von Kehrling 3–6, 2–6, 6–3, 6–3, 6–2
1929   Henri Cochet (2)   Umberto De Morpurgo 8–6, 6–4, 6–4
1930   William Tilden   Henry Austin 6–4, 6–4, 6–1
1931   Henri Cochet (3)   George Lyttleton-Rogers 7–5, 6–2, 6–4
1932   Roderich Menzel   George Lyttleton-Rogers 6–4, 7–5, 6–2
1933   Henry Austin   George Lyttleton-Rogers 11–9, 6–3, 7–5
1934   Henry Austin (2)   Giorgio de Stefani 6–1, 8–6, 6–4
1935   Giovanni Palmieri   Henry Austin 6–1, 6–1, 7–5
1936   Gottfried von Cramm   Henner Henkel 4–6, 4–6, 7–5, 6–4, 7–5
1937   Gottfried von Cramm (2)   Christian Boussus 6–2, 3–6, 6–2, 2–6, 6–2
1938   Franjo Punčec   Christian Boussus 6–0, 6–1, 6–1
1939   Pierre Pellizza   Yvon Petra 6–8, 6–3, 6–4, 6–2
1946   Pierre Pellizza (2)   Yvon Petra 6–3, 6–2, 4–6, 6–3
1947   Lennart Bergelin   Budge Patty 6–3, 6–8, 1–6, 6–2, 8–6
1948   József Asbóth   Giovanni Cucelli 6–3, 6–2, 5–7, 6–2
1949   Frank Parker   Giovanni Cucelli 2–6, 6–3, 6–0, 6–4
1950   Jaroslav Drobný   William Talbert 6–4, 6–4, 6–1
1951   Straight Clark   Fred Kovaleski 1–6, 6–4, 6–4, 1–6, 10–8
1952   Frank Sedgman   Jaroslav Drobný 7–5, 6–2, 5–7, 6–1
1953   Władysław Skonecki   Jaroslav Drobný 6–3, 6–4, 11–9
1954   Lorne Main   Tony Vincent 9–7, 3–6, 7–5, 6–4
1955   Władysław Skonecki (2)   Budge Patty 6–4, 6–2, 8–6
1956   Hugh Stewart   Tony Vincent 1–6, 8–6, 6–0, 6–2
1957   Jacques Brichant   Paul Remy 3–6, 5–5, ab.
1958   Robert Haillet   Jaroslav Drobný 6–4, 6–4, 6–3
1959   Robert Haillet (2)   Budge Patty 9–7, 6–3, 4–6, 6–3
1960   Andrés Gimeno   Mike Davies 8–6, 6–3, 6–4
1961   Nicola Pietrangeli   Pierre Darmon 6–4, 1–6, 6–3, 6–3
1962   Pierre Darmon   Boro Jovanović 6–2, 6–1, 6–3
1963   Pierre Darmon (2)   Jan-Erik Lundqvist 6–2, 2–6, 6–1, 5–7, 6–4
1964   Martin Mulligan   Jan-Erik Lundqvist 6–4, 6–4
1965   István Gulyás   Jiří Javorský 6–3, 7–9, 8–6, 6–4
1966   Manuel Santana   Nicola Pietrangeli 8–6, 4–6, 6–4, 6–1
1967   Nicola Pietrangeli (2)   Martin Mulligan 6–3, 3–6, 6–3, 6–1
1968   Nicola Pietrangeli (3)   Alexander Metreveli 6–2, 6–2
1969   Tom Okker   John Newcombe 8–10, 6–1, 7–5, 6–3
1970   Željko Franulović   Manuel Orantes 6–4, 6–3, 6–3
1971   Ilie Năstase   Tom Okker 3–6, 8–6, 6–1, 6–1
1972   Ilie Năstase (2)   František Pála 6–1, 6–0, 6–3
1973   Ilie Năstase (3)   Björn Borg 6–4, 6–1, 6–2
1974   Andrew Pattison   Ilie Năstase 5–7, 6–3, 6–4
1975   Manuel Orantes   Bob Hewitt 6–2, 6–4
1976   Guillermo Vilas   Wojciech Fibak 6–1, 6–1, 6–4
1977   Björn Borg   Corrado Barazzutti 6–3, 7–5, 6–0
1978   Raúl Ramírez   Tomáš Šmíd 6–3, 6–3, 6–4
1979   Björn Borg (2)   Vitas Gerulaitis 6–2, 6–1, 6–3
1980   Björn Borg (3)   Guillermo Vilas 6–1, 6–0, 6–2
1981 No winner   Jimmy Connors
  Guillermo Vilas
5–5 abandoned due to rain
1982   Guillermo Vilas (2)   Ivan Lendl 6–1, 7–6, 6–3
1983   Mats Wilander   Mel Purcell 6–1, 6–2, 6–3
1984   Henrik Sundström   Mats Wilander 6–3, 7–5, 6–2
1985   Ivan Lendl   Mats Wilander 6–1, 6–3, 4–6, 6–4
1986   Joakim Nyström   Yannick Noah 6–3, 6–2
1987   Mats Wilander (2)   Jimmy Arias 4–6, 7–5, 6–1, 6–3
1988   Ivan Lendl (2)   Martín Jaite 5–7, 6–4, 7–5, 6–3
1989   Alberto Mancini   Boris Becker 7–5, 2–6, 7–6, 7–5
1990   Andrei Chesnokov   Thomas Muster 7–5, 6–3, 6–3
1991   Sergi Bruguera   Boris Becker 5–7, 6–4, 7–6(8–6), 7–6(7–4)
1992   Thomas Muster   Aaron Krickstein 6–3, 6–1, 6–3
1993   Sergi Bruguera (2)   Cédric Pioline 7–6(7–2), 6–0
1994   Andriy Medvedev   Sergi Bruguera 7–5, 6–1, 6–3
1995   Thomas Muster (2)   Boris Becker 4–6, 5–7, 6–1, 7–6(8–6), 6–0
1996   Thomas Muster (3)   Albert Costa 6–3, 5–7, 4–6, 6–3, 6–2
1997   Marcelo Ríos   Àlex Corretja 6–4, 6–3, 6–3
1998   Carlos Moyá   Cédric Pioline 6–3, 6–0, 7–5
1999   Gustavo Kuerten   Marcelo Ríos 6–4, 2–1 Ret.
2000   Cédric Pioline   Dominik Hrbatý 6–4, 7–6(7–3), 7–6(8–6)
2001   Gustavo Kuerten (2)   Hicham Arazi 6–3, 6–2, 6–4
2002   Juan Carlos Ferrero   Carlos Moyá 7–5, 6–3, 6–4
2003   Juan Carlos Ferrero (2)   Guillermo Coria 6–2, 6–2
2004   Guillermo Coria   Rainer Schüttler 6–2, 6–1, 6–3
2005   Rafael Nadal   Guillermo Coria 6–3, 6–1, 0–6, 7–5
2006   Rafael Nadal (2)   Roger Federer 6–2, 6–7(2–7), 6–3, 7–6(7–5)
2007   Rafael Nadal (3)   Roger Federer 6–4, 6–4
2008   Rafael Nadal (4)   Roger Federer 7–5, 7–5
2009   Rafael Nadal (5)   Novak Djokovic 6–3, 2–6, 6–1
2010   Rafael Nadal (6)   Fernando Verdasco 6–0, 6–1
2011   Rafael Nadal (7)   David Ferrer 6–4, 7–5
2012   Rafael Nadal (8)   Novak Djokovic 6–3, 6–1
2013   Novak Djokovic   Rafael Nadal 6–2, 7–6(7–1)
2014   Stan Wawrinka   Roger Federer 4–6, 7–6(7–5), 6–2
2015   Novak Djokovic (2)   Tomáš Berdych 7–5, 4–6, 6–3
2016   Rafael Nadal (9)   Gaël Monfils 7–5, 5–7, 6–0
2017   Rafael Nadal (10)   Albert Ramos Viñolas 6–1, 6–3
2018   Rafael Nadal (11)   Kei Nishikori 6–3, 6–2
2019   Fabio Fognini   Dušan Lajović 6−3, 6−4

Men's doublesEdit

Since 1968:

Year Champions Runners-up Score
1968   Sergei Likhachev
  Alex Metreveli
  Patrice Beust
  Daniel Contet
5–7, 9–7, 6–4, 5–7, 7–5
1969   Owen Davidson
  John Newcombe
  Pancho Gonzales
  Dennis Ralston
7–5, 11–13, 6–2, 6–1
1970   Marty Riessen
  Roger Taylor
  Pierre Barthès
  Nikola Pilić
6–3, 6–4, 6–2
1971   Ilie Năstase
  Ion Ţiriac
  Tom Okker
  Roger Taylor
1–6, 6–3, 6–3, 8–6
1972   Patrice Beust
  Daniel Contet
  Jiří Hřebec
  František Pala
3–6, 6–1, 12–10, 6–2
1973   Juan Gisbert, Sr.
  Ilie Năstase
  Georges Goven
  Patrick Proisy
6–2, 6–2, 6–2
1974   John Alexander
  Phil Dent
  Manuel Orantes
  Tony Roche
7–6, 4–6, 7–6, 6–3
1975   Bob Hewitt
  Frew McMillan
  Arthur Ashe
  Tom Okker
6–3, 6–2
1976   Wojciech Fibak
  Karl Meiler
  Björn Borg
  Guillermo Vilas
7–6, 6–1
1977   François Jauffret
  Jan Kodeš
  Wojciech Fibak
  Tom Okker
2–6, 6–3, 6–2
1978   Peter Fleming
  Tomáš Šmíd
  Jaime Fillol
  Ilie Năstase
6–4, 7–5
1979   Ilie Năstase
  Raúl Ramírez
  Víctor Pecci
  Balázs Taróczy
6–3, 6–4
1980   Paolo Bertolucci
  Adriano Panatta
  Vitas Gerulaitis
  John McEnroe
6–2, 5–7, 6–4
1981   Heinz Günthardt
  Balázs Taróczy
  Pavel Složil
  Tomáš Šmíd
6–3, 6–3
1982   Peter McNamara
  Paul McNamee
  Mark Edmondson
  Sherwood Stewart
6–7, 7–6, 6–3
1983   Heinz Günthardt
  Balázs Taróczy (2)
  Henri Leconte
  Yannick Noah
6–2, 6–4
1984   Mark Edmondson
  Sherwood Stewart
  Jan Gunnarsson
  Mats Wilander
6–2, 6–1
1985   Pavel Složil
  Tomáš Šmíd
  Shlomo Glickstein
  Shahar Perkiss
6–2, 6–3
1986   Guy Forget
  Yannick Noah
  Joakim Nyström
  Mats Wilander
6–4, 3–6, 6–4
1987   Hans Gildemeister
  Andrés Gómez
  Mansour Bahrami
  Michael Mortensen
6–2, 6–4
1988   Sergio Casal
  Emilio Sánchez
  Henri Leconte
  Ivan Lendl
6–1, 6–3
1989   Tomáš Šmíd
  Mark Woodforde
  Paolo Canè
  Diego Nargiso
1–6, 6–4, 6–2
1990   Petr Korda
  Tomáš Šmíd
  Andrés Gómez
  Javier Sánchez
6–4, 7–6
1991   Luke Jensen
  Laurie Warder
  Paul Haarhuis
  Mark Koevermans
5–7, 7–6, 6–4
1992   Boris Becker
  Michael Stich
  Petr Korda
  Karel Nováček
6–4, 6–4
1993   Stefan Edberg
  Petr Korda
  Paul Haarhuis
  Mark Koevermans
3–6, 6–2, 7–6
1994   Nicklas Kulti
  Magnus Larsson
  Yevgeny Kafelnikov
  Daniel Vacek
3–6, 7–6, 6–4
1995   Jacco Eltingh
  Paul Haarhuis
  Luis Lobo
  Javier Sánchez
6–3, 6–4
1996   Ellis Ferreira
  Jan Siemerink
  Jonas Björkman
  Nicklas Kulti
2–6, 6–3, 6–2
1997   Donald Johnson
  Francisco Montana
  Jacco Eltingh
  Paul Haarhuis
7–6, 2–6, 7–6
1998   Jacco Eltingh
  Paul Haarhuis
  Todd Woodbridge
  Mark Woodforde
6–4, 6–2
1999   Olivier Delaître
  Tim Henman
  Jiří Novák
  David Rikl
6–2, 6–3
2000   Wayne Ferreira
  Yevgeny Kafelnikov
  Paul Haarhuis
  Sandon Stolle
6–3, 2–6, 6–1
2001   Jonas Björkman
  Todd Woodbridge
  Joshua Eagle
  Andrew Florent
3–6, 6–4, 6–2
2002   Jonas Björkman
  Todd Woodbridge (2)
  Paul Haarhuis
  Yevgeny Kafelnikov
6–3, 3–6, [10–7]
2003   Mahesh Bhupathi
  Max Mirnyi
  Michaël Llodra
  Fabrice Santoro
6–4, 3–6, 7–6
2004   Tim Henman
  Nenad Zimonjić
  Gastón Etlis
  Martín Rodríguez
7–5, 6–2
2005   Leander Paes
  Nenad Zimonjić
  Bob Bryan
  Mike Bryan
W/O
2006   Jonas Björkman
  Max Mirnyi
  Fabrice Santoro
  Nenad Zimonjić
6–2, 7–6
2007   Bob Bryan
  Mike Bryan
  Julien Benneteau
  Richard Gasquet
6–2, 6–1
2008   Rafael Nadal
  Tommy Robredo
  Mahesh Bhupathi
  Mark Knowles
6–3, 6–3
2009   Daniel Nestor
  Nenad Zimonjić
  Bob Bryan
  Mike Bryan
6–1, 6–4
2010   Daniel Nestor
  Nenad Zimonjić (2)
  Mahesh Bhupathi
  Max Mirnyi
6–3, 2–0 retired
2011   Bob Bryan
  Mike Bryan (2)
  Juan Ignacio Chela
  Bruno Soares
6–3, 6–2
2012   Bob Bryan
  Mike Bryan (3)
  Max Mirnyi
  Daniel Nestor
6–2, 6–3
2013   Julien Benneteau
  Nenad Zimonjić
  Bob Bryan
  Mike Bryan
4–6, 7–6(7–4), [14–12]
2014   Bob Bryan
  Mike Bryan (4)
  Ivan Dodig
  Marcelo Melo
6–3, 3–6, [10–8]
2015   Bob Bryan
  Mike Bryan (5)
  Simone Bolelli
  Fabio Fognini
7–6(7–3), 6–1
2016   Pierre-Hugues Herbert
  Nicolas Mahut
  Jamie Murray
  Bruno Soares
4–6, 6–0, [10–6]
2017   Rohan Bopanna
  Pablo Cuevas
  Feliciano López
  Marc López
6–3, 3–6, [10–4]
2018   Bob Bryan
  Mike Bryan (6)
  Oliver Marach
  Mate Pavić
7–6(7–5), 6-3
2019   Nikola Mektić
  Franko Škugor
  Robin Haase
  Wesley Koolhof
6–7(3–7), 7–6(7–3), [11–9]

RecordsEdit

Source: The tennisbase[5]

SinglesEdit

DoublesEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. ^ "Navettes". Monte Carlo Masters. Retrieved 2017-01-30.
  2. ^ John Barrett, ed. (1974). World of Tennis '74. London: Queen Anne Press. pp. 330, 331. ISBN 9780362001686.
  3. ^ a b c d e f Digby Baltzell, E. (2013). Sporting Gentlemen : Men's Tennis from the Age of Honor to the Cult of the Superstar. Somerset, NJ: Transaction Publishers. p. 73. ISBN 9781412851800.
  4. ^ Ayres' Lawn Tennis Almanack and Tournament Guide and other sources list him as winner, but according to Aujourd'hui 100 Ans 1897–1997 - Le Tournoi de Monte-Carlo by Michel Sutter (1997) and other sources the tournament didn't take place.
  5. ^ "Monte Carlo Tournament Records". thetennisbase.com. The Tennis Base, 2016. Retrieved 10 December 2016.

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