Rafael Nadal Favored to Win Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters 2014

2014 Monte-Carlo Masters

Rafael Nadal is the top seed and the favorite to win the Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters which begins on Sunday. Nadal has won the event an amazing eight times. It would have been nine straight except for his loss last year to Novak Djokovic in the final. Nadal and Djokovic are the top two seeds for this year’s tournament. Here is a look at the event and tennis predictions.

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This ATP World Tour Masters 1000 event is held in Monte-Carlo, Monaco each year. A field of 56 players will be trying to win the event on clay. Rafael Nadal won this tournament from 2005-2012. He has a record of 48-2 in the event. One of those two losses came in last year’s final when he was beaten by Novak Djokovic.

There are a total of five clay court tournaments in the month of April with this World Tour Masters 1000 event in Monte-Carlo being the headliner. April has been a good month to Nadal as he has won 15 titles in his career in April. He has won this tournament 8 times and he has won in Barcelona seven times. That makes April the best month of the year for Nadal with 15 of his 62 titles coming in the month.

Clay Court Master

Rafael Nadal has been simply amazing on clay as he has a winning percentage of .934. He is just two wins away from 300 career wins on clay. He still has a ways to go to catch the all-time leader though as Guillermo Vilas won 644 matches on clay. He doesn’t have far to go though to catch Vilas in terms of clay court titles. Vilas won 46 in his career while Nadal already has 43.

Big Four Domination

When it comes to ATP World Tour Masters 1000 events it is all about the big four of Nadal, Djokovic, Andy Murray and Roger Federer. They have taken 34 of the past 36 ATP World Tour Masters 1000 events.

Seeds

  1. Rafael Nadal
  2. Novak Djokovic
  3. Stanislas Wawrinka
  4. Roger Federer
  5. Tomas Berdych
  6. David Ferrer
  7. Richard Gasquet
  8. Milos Raonic
  9. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
  10. Fabio Fognini
  11. Tommy Robredo
  12. Grigor Dimitrov
  13. Mikhail Youzhny
  14. Tommy Haas
  15. Kevin Anderson
  16. Nicolás Almagro

Predictions

Nadal should get right back to his winning ways in this event as he wins his 44th clay court title.