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Love, set, match: The Rolex Monte Carlo Masters 2022

One of the most prestigious tennis events is about to start. The Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters 2022 is the first major tournament of the European tennis season. It takes place annually across nine days in April. This year, the event starts on Saturday, April 9 and runs through April 17 at the exclusive Monte-Carlo Country Club.

The 2022 Rolex Monte Carlo Masters marks the 115th edition of this prestigious tournament.  This year the event will be particularly exciting as spectators return to the courts. The 2020 Monte-Carlo Masters was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, while the 2021 tournament went ahead with no spectators. 

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The Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters 2022

Part of the ATP World Tour Masters 1000 category of events, some of the world’s leading male tennis players play across multiple red clay courts in the hopes of walking away with the prestigious Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters’ trophy and prize money of more than 2.5 million Euros. The tournament includes both single and doubles matches.

Last year, Stefanos Tsitsipas was crowned champion in the men’s single tournament. The men’s double champions were Nikola Mektick and Mate Pavic.

The Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters has a long and illustrious history

While the tournament is considered one of the highlights on the Monaco sporting calendar, the event actually takes place in the French commune of Roquebrune Cap Martin, which borders the exclusive district of Larvotto, home to some of Monaco’s finest real estate.

The first tournament took place in 1897 in the Principality of Monaco at what was then called the Monaco Lawn Tennis, located just behind the Hotel de Paris. The inaugural tournament was won by a British player, Reggie Doherty, a four-time Wimbledon champion. In 1905, the tournament moved to a larger space in La Condamine. In 1921, a new three-court tennis club was built on a garage roof. As the tournament grew it became apparent that larger purpose-built facilities were required. Due to limited land in Monaco, the Monte-Carlo Country Club was developed in 1928, just on the border of Monaco.

The club has been developed and expanded over the years; it now boasts 11 clay courts, while the show court provides seating for 10,200 tennis fans and is named after Prince Rainier III, providing a thrilling setting for the Monte-Carlo Masters.

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The Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters has a long and illustrious history

While the tournament is considered one of the highlights on the Monaco sporting calendar, the event actually takes place in the French commune of Roquebrune Cap Martin, which borders the exclusive district of Larvotto, home to some of Monaco’s finest real estate.

The first tournament took place in 1897 in the Principality of Monaco at what was then called the Monaco Lawn Tennis, located just behind the Hotel de Paris. The inaugural tournament was won by a British player, Reggie Doherty, a four-time Wimbledon champion. In 1905, the tournament moved to a larger space in La Condamine. In 1921, a new three-court tennis club was built on a garage roof. As the tournament grew it became apparent that larger purpose-built facilities were required. Due to limited land in Monaco, the Monte-Carlo Country Club was developed in 1928, just on the border of Monaco.

The club has been developed and expanded over the years; it now boasts 11 clay courts, while the show court provides seating for 10,200 tennis fans and is named after Prince Rainier III, providing a thrilling setting for the Monte-Carlo Masters.

Beyond the Monte-Carlo Masters 2022

Once play ends, enjoy the delights of the Principality of Monaco. Dine at award-winning restaurants, such as the famed Le Louis XV – Alain Ducasse at L’Hôtel de Paris Monaco, shop designer boutiques at the marble-clad Metropole centre, or see if Lady Luck is on your side at the iconic Monte-Carlo Casino.

Of course, there is also the stunning Larvotto beach, which offers the ideal spot to relax under the Mediterranean sun. The Larvotto beach has recently undergone re-development and now offers an elegant promenade and gourmet eateries. Beach clubs offer sun loungers, umbrellas, and beach-side service for those seeking an exclusive experience. 

The Monte Carlo Masters 2022 also offers the ideal opportunity to explore luxury real estate in Monaco, including the principality’s most exciting new developments, such as Mareterra Monaco, a new waterfront eco-district, which once complete will boast some super prime real estate, including ultra-rare waterfront villas, and L’Exotique, one of Monaco’s most sought-after residential developments. 

If you plan on attending the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters 2022 and would like to learn more about property for rent or sale in the principality, then contact us today and let us connect you with your ideal Monaco property.