Monte Carlo Open 2018 – the best bets. The ATP World Tour continues its clay court swing at the first clay court ATP World Tour Masters 1000 event of 2018, the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters. The World No. 1 Rafael Nadal, a 10-time champion in Monaco, leads the field as he attempts to become the first player during the Open Era to claim victory at a tournament 11 times. No less then four of the Top 5 players in the ATP Rankings will be in action, as will two-time Monte Carlo Champion Novak Djokovic.
Rafa going for 11th Monte Carlo title
The world number one and 10-time Monte Carlo champion Rafael Nadal is playing his first tournament since the Australian Open in January. The Spaniard has been sidelined with a hip injury before returning last weekend to help Spain to a 3-2 Davis Cup win over Germany. This is the 170th week he’s ranked No. 1, tying John McEnroe for sixth-most in the history of the ATP Rankings. The Spaniard must defend his Monte-Carlo crown to remain No. 1 or Roger Federer will take over on 23 April.
Nadal became the first player in the Open Era to win a tournament 10 times last year. He first accomplished the feat in Monte-Carlo, then in Barcelona and then at the French Open at Roland Garros. Nadal, who is playing in Monte-Carlo for the 15th time, and fourth occasion as World No. 1, has a 63-4 record at the event.
BEST BET RAFAEL NADAL: To win his 11th Monte Carlo Masters title. The world number one destroyed Alexander Zverev and Philipp Kohlschreiber in Davis Cup last weekend and only another injury could stop the greatest clay court player of all time. Bet with BETSSON on Rafael Nadal here.
Djokovic back with Marian Vajda
Novak Djokovic won 4 straight Grand Slam tournaments from Wimbledon 2015 to French Open 2016 and was the best tennis player on the planet by far. After that he got into personal problems in Wimbledon and has yet to come back to his former glory. The serb has lost in his first match in both Indian Wells and Miami and has to get back on track very soon. Hiring long time former coach Marian Vajda might be a positive step forward.
No. 9 seed Novak Djokovic is playing in Monte-Carlo for the 12th time in 13 years (except 2011). The Serbian has a 30-9 record at the tournament, capturing titles in 2013 and 2015, while reaching finals in 2009 and 2012. Djokovic is back working with coach Marian Vajda.
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