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10 OF THE BEST: MONTE CARLO 2018 MATCHES TO WATCH NOW

Missed out on the tennis last week? Check out our top 10 picks from the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters, as the 2018 clay-court season kicked off with a bang!

10) Dominic Thiem v Andrey Rublev
Dominic Thiem was the only man to have defeated Rafael Nadal on clay in 2017, and as a result came into the tournament as one of the favourites. His 2018 campaign would begin against talented 20-year-old Andrey Rublev. Watch the full replay now.

9) Novak Djokovic v Borna Coric
With back-to-back first round exits in Indian Wells and Miami, Novak Djokovic was yet to recapture the form that has seen him twice crowned champion in Monaco. The Serb would take on an in-form Borna Coric in second-round action. Watch the full replay now.

8) Rafael Nadal v Aljaz Bedene
The undisputed king of clay was bidding for a record-breaking 11th Monte Carlo title, but a niggling hip injury had seen the Spaniard on the sidelines since January. He took on Aljaz Bedene in Wednesday’s headline match. Watch the full replay now.

7) Grigor Dimitrov v Philipp Kohlschreiber
Grigor Dimitrov and Philipp Kohlschreiber locked horns in round three for just the second time in their careers, the Bulgarian getting the better of the German in their only previous meeting. With a spot in the quarter-finals up for grabs, who would prevail? Watch the full replay now.

6) Novak Djokovic v Dominic Thiem
In a mouth-watering clash, fans around the world turned their attention to the second match of the day on Thursday as Novak Djokovic took on Dominic Thiem. Who would book a quarter-final meeting with Rafael Nadal? Watch the full replay now.

5) Grigor Dimitrov v David Goffin
Doubles partners for the week but opponents on the day! Good friends Grigor Dimitrov and David Goffin battled it out for a spot in the semi-final in front of an enthralled Monte Carlo crowd. Watch the full replay now.

4) Kei Nishikori v Marin Cilic
In a repeat of the 2014 US Open Final, Kei Nishikori and Marin Cilic squared off once again, this time with a semi-final spot up for grabs. Nishikori came into the tie ranked just 36 in the world, whereas Marin Cilic had risen to World No.3 in the ATP Rankings. Watch the full replay now.

3) Alexander Zverev v Richard Gasquet
Alexander Zverev was celebrating his 21st birthday on quarter-final Friday and was hoping for a birthday present in the form of a place in the Monte Carlo final four. Standing in his way would be Frenchman Richard Gasquet, who at ten years his senior had recently recorded his 500th career win. Watch the full replay now.

2) Kei Nishikori v Alexander Zverev
With a combined tally of six ATP World Tour Masters 1000 finals between them, neither Alexander Zverev nor Kei Nishikori were in unfamiliar territory heading into their semi-final clash. Watch the full replay now.

1) Rafael Nadal v Kei Nishikori
The final of the 2018 Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters was contested between World No. 1 and 10-time champion Rafael Nadal and Japanese star Kei Nishikori. Could Rafa make it 11 titles, or could the Japanese star win his first Masters 1000 crown? Watch the full replay now.

 

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