The Monte-Carlo Masters 1000, scheduled for April 10-18, will be played behind closed doors, following the sanitary instructions in force in the Principality, indicated the organizers.
The first important appointment of the season with brick dust was canceled last edition due to the coronavirus pandemic, that took a good part of the tennis calendar ahead.
On this occasion, the organizers maintain the tournament, in which the Spanish Rafael Nadal holds the record for titles with 11 in a row, but without an audience, “following the latest government regulations that extend the state of health emergency until May 3”. pointed out.
There are three brick dust tournaments on the ATP calendar before the Monte Carlo Masters 1000, which will take place a week before the Barcelona tournament.
In May, the Masters 1000 in Madrid, from 2 to 9, and Rome, from 9 to 16, before Roland Garros, between May 23 and June 6, are scheduled.
The clay Grand Slam was played last season in October due to the pandemic and with only 1,000 daily spectators in the stands.