By Kelly Cronin
Image source: Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters
The 2018 Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters took place from April 14-22 at the Monte-Carlo Country Club as part of the Masters ATP World Tour. The tournament draws 56 players from around the world to compete for the title. With a stunning, scenic location, the tournament attracts thousands of visitors to the principality, with the main stadium seating up to 10,200 people. Take a look inside this amazing event with this overview of the week-long tournament.
Location, location, location
The scenic Monte-Carlo Country Club is located on the border of Monaco. Situated next to the sea, lucky fans get to watch the world's best tennis players while simultaneously taking in the views of crystal blue Mediterranean Sea.
More Than Just a Tennis Match
Seeing the best players in the world compete for a title is exciting enough, but the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters brought even more than jaw-clenching matches. The entire Monte-Carlo Country Club was transformed into the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters village, complete with shops, restaurants, bars and more. Luxury experiences included the famous Nobu sushi restaurant, multiple locations for Loges fully-catered seats, and two VIP Villages with VIP restaurant and shopping experiences.
Double the Trouble
The winners for the doubles are Bob and Mike Bryan, twin brothers from the United States. The Bryan brothers clinched their sixth title at the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters, marking their 116th trophy overall. The duo battled the Australian Open champions Marach and Pavic from Austria and Croatia (respectively).
Nadal vs. Nikishori
Rafael Nadal (of Spain) took the title after beating Kei Nishikori (of Japan) in the finals on Sunday. Nadal is crowned the "king of clay" as the world's number one clay-court tennis player. This was his 31st Masters title and 11th Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters title, as he continues to be ranked number 1 on the ATP rankings this year.
It's always the perfect time to visit the French Riviera
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