Former Monte-Carlo Champion Wawrinka Headlines Day 1 Action
14 April 2019 01:16
Main draw action begins on Sunday at the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters, with four intriguing matches kicking off the third ATP Masters 1000 event of the year.
2014 champion Stan Wawrinka returns to Court Rainer III to face Frenchman Lucas Pouille. The Swiss has reached at least the quarter-finals here on five occasions and seeks another big run in Monte-Carlo, while Pouille is looking for his first win since reaching the Australian Open semi-finals.
Ninth seed Borna Coric of Croatia and in-form Pole Hubert Hurkacz will kick off action on Court Rainer III. Coric is competing in Monte-Carlo for the fifth straight year and Hurkacz is making his first appearance at this event.
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Last year’s semi-finalist Grigor Dimitrov starts his week against Matteo Berrettini of Italy. The Bulgarian has reached at least the quarter-finals in three of his past six main draw appearances in Monte-Carlo.
The final main draw singles match of the day will see this year’s kings of Brazil face off. Rio Open presented by Claro champion Laslo Djere of Serbia will face Brasil Open winner Guido Pella of Argentina. . read full article