With the arrival of Rafael Nadal, third in the world ranking but the highest candidate due to a background in brick dust, the main draw of the Monte-Carlo Masters 1000 was drawn with more than one great game from the very beginning. It will be the Top 10 except Roger Federer and Dominic Thiem. Fabio Fognini defends his 2019 title (there was no tournament in 2020).
The Spanish, free in the first round, will debut against the winner of Adrian Mannarino or a Qualy. His possible path to the final could have Grigor Dimitrov in third and Andrey Rublev in fourth, no less.
In order to Novak Djokovic, world number one, the premiere in second could be none other than Jannik Sinner, one of the promises of the circuit with a great present. Hubert Hurkacz (recent champion in Miami) could appear in third and Alexander Zverev in the fourth.
What’s more, Daniil Medvedev to debut against winner of Nikoloz Basilashvili and Filip Krajinovic and then Benoit Paire or Miomir Kecmanovic would just appear.
In big first-round matches they will face each other: Sinner-Ramos (the winner goes with Djokovic), Goffin-Cilic, Sonego-Fucsovics (the winner with Alexander Zverev), Musetti-Karatsev (the winner with Stefanos Tsitsipas), Garin-Auger-Aliassime, Davidovich-De Miñaur and Bautista Agut-Fritz.