The entire attention of the tennis world was once again firmly fixed on Monaco this month. The Monte Carlo Country Club welcomed 56 of the sport’s finest professionals to the Principality for the Monte Carlo Masters 2015. Monaco real estate company La Costa Properties were in the Principality to report on all the action.
Considered by many as the year’s first significant international clay court tennis tournament, the Monte Carlo Masters 2015 did not disappoint. Thousands flew in to the Principality to watch the weeklong Monaco tennis championship and were treated to 102 Men’s Doubles and Singles matches in which stars such as Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer featured. There were shocks, a few knocks and plenty of great shots.
The first major tennis stars to exit the Monte Carlo Masters 2015 were world number two Roger Federer and reigning champion Stan Wawrinka who both suffered third-round defeats to Frenchman Gael Monfils and Bulgaria’s world number 11 Dimitrov respectively.
Rafael Nadal entered the Monaco tennis competition looking to reclaim the trophy that he famously won eight consecutive times between 2005 and 2012. His record made him the only player in the open era to win eight successive titles at the same tournament until Novak Djokovic dethroned him in 2013.
Once again, it was World No. 1 Djokovic who stood in the way of Nadal defeating the Spaniard at the semi final stage. Besides collecting the €3,288,530 prize money, victory also meant Djokovic extended his winning streak to 17 unbeaten matches in 2015, and in so doing he becomes the first player to win the opening three ATP World Tour Masters 1000 events in a single season.
Following his Indian Wells-Miami double, the 27 year old from Belgrade entered the Monaco tennis tournament in good spirits and his confidence showed on the court, defeating Czech Tomas Berdych 7-5, 4-6, 6-3 in a rain hit Monte-Carlo Masters 2015 final.
Speaking to ASAP Sports after the final on 19th April, Djokovic said “I thought I won this match with my heart and with battle. This trophy is very special to me. The fact that I live here and that I practise in this very court where I played the match today, that kept me going, and of course the fact that we are fighting for a big title. I’m just thrilled that I was able to make that final step. I couldn’t ask for a better start of clay court season.”
The Monte Carlo Tennis Masters is of course a very special tournament for all involved. Part of a busy calendar of sporting events in the Principality that includes the Monte Carlo Grand Prix and the Diamond League International Athletics tournament, the Monte Carlo Masters was first held in 1897 and to this day remains an important international tennis tournament. Don’t miss any of the action next year, follow Novak Djokovic’s example and buy property in Monaco for what is certain to be another exciting clay court championship.