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TEN OF THE BEST: 2019 MONTE-CARLO MASTERS MATCHES

The clay court season started with a bang as the world’s finest players arrived in Monaco, as the battle began for the season’s third Masters 1000 crown.


Rafael Nadal was the man to beat, but could anyone dethrone the 11-time champion?

After a thrilling tournament, loaded with ruthless rallies, all on display behind a beautiful backdrop, enjoy our pick of the ten best ATP matches from the week just gone. Watch on demand in full or, select ‘add to MY CHANNEL’ to watch whenever you want on any device.

 

10) Diego Schwartzman v Kyle Edmund (R1)
The Briton raced into a set and 3-0 lead in this one, but what followed transformed this contest into a clay court classic. Could the Argentine recover, or would Kyle Edmund advance?
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9) Marco Cecchinato v Stan Wawrinka (R2)
Eight games into this encounter, Marco Cecchinato still hadn’t registered a game on the scoreboard. Stan Wawrinka was in pole position, but things quickly changed.
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8) Guido Pella v Marin Cilic (R2)
The Argentine has previous experience of toppling the tall Croatian, having recovered from two sets down to beat Marin Cilic in last year’s Wimbledon. Was this going to be another epic?
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7) Philipp Kohlschreiber v Novak Djokovic (R2)
This exciting encounter had three sets, a racket smash, and incredible shot-making. Could the World Number 1 avenge his second-round defeat to Philipp Kohlschreiber in Indian Wells last month?
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6) Daniil Medvedev v Stefanos Tsitsipas (R3)

The Russian came into this match looking to become the first man to win 20 Tour-level matches this season, but he came up against the highly talented Stefanos Tsitsipas. They don’t see eye-to-eye off the court, and on the court, Daniil Medvedev had won their previous three matches.
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5) Borna Coric v Fabio Fognini (QF)
The last time Fabio Fognini made it into the Monte-Carlo semis was six years ago, to get there again, he had to face future star Borna Coric, in what ended as a brutal battle to conclude the final-four line-up.
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4) Guido Pella v Rafael Nadal (QF)
This is his home, everything is played on his terms in these parts, Rafael Nadal has ruled supreme for over a decade here in Monaco. Guido Pella was the latest to try and stop the Spaniard, and for an hour, he gave Nadal plenty to think about too.
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3) Nikola Mektic/Franko Skugor v Robin Haase/Wesley Koolhof (Final)
Nikola Mektic and Franko Skugor were making their first appearance as a team since the 2017 Swiss Indoors, and the seventh seeds made it through to this final looking for a first title together. After two hours and three minutes of pure drama, it became one that simply cannot be missed.
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2) Daniil Medvedev v Novak Djokovic (QF)
The Russian has demonstrated this season that he means business, and here he had the chance to reach his first Masters 1000 semi-final. Stood in his way was World Number 1 Novak Djokovic, who Daniil Medvedev had yet to beat in their previous three matches. Don’t miss this classic.
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1) Fabio Fognini v Rafael Nadal (SF)
Coming into the tournament, Fabio Fognini had a five-match losing streak on clay, compared to opponent Rafael Nadal, who was on an 18-match winning streak on the Monte-Carlo clay itself. But the Italian always had the ability to dismantle the legendary Spaniard – who was aiming to reach a fourth successive final, and a 13th overall in Monaco.
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