Sports News Tennis Djokovic is back on tour this week

this week. But he doesn’t have to travel very far to get back to playing at ATP Monte Carlo, where he lives. And he has had a lot of success at Masters 1000 events in the past. Gliding to the clay court title twice in 2013 and 2015. He also reached two more finals in 2009 and 2012, three more semifinals in 2008, 2010, and 2014, and two more quarter-finals in 2017 and 2019 he really reached the quarter-finals or better in nine of his 14 career appearances. And put together an incredible 35-12 career record at the event.

And in an event that has been dominated almost entirely by one name, Rafael Nadal, for the last two decades. Djokovic is also the only player able to challenge the Spaniard consistently. He ended Nadal’s 46-game winning streak in Monte Carlo in 2013 final. The Spaniard had won the tournament eight years in a row from 2005 to 2012 and qualified for a ninth successive final in 2013 before losing to Djokovic, 6-2, 7-6. (1). He beat Nadal again in Monte Carlo in the 2015 semifinals, making him still the only player to beat Nadal twice in Monte Carlo. Nadal’s ridiculous 73-6 at the event, with Djokovic contributing two of those losses, the other four coming to Guillermo Coria (2003), David Ferrer (2014), Fabio Fognini (2019), and Andrey Rublev (2021).

He actually drew 2-2 against Nadal in Monte Carlo. Nadal’s two wins came in the 2009 and 2012 finals (so Djokovic actually won their last two meetings there). This year, Djokovic could become the third person to win Monte Carlo three or more times since the Masters 1000 series of events began in 1990. To date, only two people have done so, including Nadal (2005-2012, 2016-18). ) and Thomas Muster (1992, 1995-1996).

Djokovic’s Achievements in Monte Carlo

International News Djokovic is not the only player to have beaten Nadal twice in Monte Carlo. He is also the only player to have done so twice at Roland Garros

Of course, Djokovic has only played his second event of the year. Reached the Dubai quarter-finals in February, so he was a bit short on match play. But the Serb has always been outstanding at the world’s biggest events. And the Masters 1000 event is no exception he won 37 titles at this level. The most in history, and not only is he the only player to have had it. won all nine Masters 1000 events on the calendar; he actually won them all at least twice each. Monte Carlo was actually one of the last two missing players in Djokovic’s collection.

After the first round, the Serbian number 1 will start the week against Alejandro Davidovich Fokina or Marcos Giron in the second round. He was 2-0 against a Spaniard and never faced an American.

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