Monte Carlo Masters 2018

Rafael Nadal

Rafael Nadal

On a lighter note, the world number one has insinuated that Roger Federer is deliberately avoiding a match against him on clay.

With Nadal such a dominant favourite - his clay data is superb, but he's not been fully fit this year in reality following retirement in the Australian Open quarter-final - no other player is in single-digit numbers for the title, which gives us some scope for trading or each-way value.

Djokovic had to save two break points when serving for the match, but sealed the win to stay on course for a possible quarter-final meeting with old rival Rafael Nadal.

Nadal though is not willing to think too far ahead as he revealed Sunday, April 15, that his aim is to complete the tournament in Monte Carlo.

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The glitz and glamour of Monte Carlo is the setting for this week's action on the ATP Tour, with a prize fund of nearly €5m a suitable reward for the players good enough to make the 56-man draw.

This will not be the first implementation of a shot clock in tennis, as it was trialled during US Open qualifying past year as well as the 2017 NextGen Finals in Milan and the Exhibition International Premier Tennis League. Then the doctors told me: "'You will not be able to play in Indian Wells, Miami.' So that was hard to accept".

The 12-time Grand Slam champion split from Andre Agassi and Radek Stepanek earlier this month and has been training with Vajda for the last 10 days in Monaco. "Yeah, hope I can have good preparation these couple tournaments, and hope I can finish great in French (Open)".

The 36-year-old swiss' decision to stay out of the clay season last year obviously paid off as he went on to Wimbledon and bagged the trophy and an extra title.

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World number 51 Donaldson was 6-3, 3-2 down in his Monte Carlo Masters first-round match against Albert Ramos-Vinolas when the incident took place.

When it was over, Djokovic enjoyed a light and fleeting hit with his young son, Stefan, and with that the exo came to a close and the real work for the elite players resumed. The more free points, the better chance Bedene has of pulling off a rather big upset.

American youngster Jared Donaldson squared up to French umpire Arnaud Gabas after losing his temper over a line call in freakish scenes during a Monte Carlo Masters match on Monday.

"I played only with the shot clock in IPTL and it was only 20 seconds".

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