Published: Tue, April 17, 2018
Sport | By Gary Shelton

Djokovic advances easily in Monte Carlo

Djokovic advances easily in Monte Carlo

Rafa is indeed the favourite to be celebrating on Sunday, with the Exchange market pricing him at a current [1.64] for glory, and he's one of eight players receiving first-round byes and likely to begin their campaign either on Tuesday, or more probably, Wednesday.

Nadal who is a 16-time Grand Slam victor will be eyeing his 11 title at the Monte Carlo Masters as he looks to win the tournament for the third time in a row.

The 31-year-old had retired in the quarter-final of the Australian Open earlier this year due to injury concerns.

"I love this event and the weather has been good". I got to prepare if I need to play tomorrow. It's hopefully going to be my first event of the year that I can finish.

An intriguing clash between two young rising stars in the blockbuster first-round encounter at the Monte Carlo Rolex Masters saw Karen Khachanov putting in a terrific clay-court masterclass display to oust the resurgent and tricky talent in Thanasi Kokkinakis, triumphing 7-5, 6-4 after a marathon 110-minutes, which could be considered lengthy for a straight-sets encounter. "Every match I win is very important".

"It's a fresh start I think for both of us". "For me mentally the second one was even harder than what happened in Australia, even if Australia was a Grand Slam and was an opportunity lost".

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The 22-year-old Aussie stunned Roger Federer in the Miami second round last month and is starting to show the kind of form that made him such a promising prospect back in 2015 when he peaked at 69 in the world as a teenager.

"He knows me better than any tennis coach I've worked with". The 21-year-old American got irate with a call when Ramos-Vinolas was serving at 3-2, 40-0 in the second set.

Rafael Nadal will play his first match since the Australian Open, if you don't count the Davis Cup action.

After significant rest during the second half of past year and a medical procedure in February, Djokovic spoke confidently of being pain-free - at long last. The more free points, the better chance Bedene has of pulling off a rather big upset.

Raonic defeated Monaco's Lucas Catarina 2-1, to advance to the Round of 32 at the ATP Monte Carlo Masters in Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, France. This sounds fairly tough, but in a 56-man Masters draw, easy draws don't tend to occur, and players will have to perform well to make it through to the latter stages.

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