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Monte Carlo Masters 2024 Preview: When is it, who is playing and what is the prize money?

The clay season is well and truly underway, with the first ATP 1000 event on the dirt set to kick-off at the Monte Carlo Masters over the next week.

And we, at Tennishead, have all the information you need to know about the prestigious tournament:

When are the Monte Carlo Masters 2024?

The Monte Carlo Masters will begin on Sunday 7th April, with the singles and doubles finals both taking place the following week on Sunday 14th April.

Play each day will begin at 11am local time (10am BST), with the qualifying draw being conducted over the coming weekend (Saturday 6th April – Sunday 7th April).

Where are the Monte Carlo Masters held?

The Monte Carlo Country Club is hosting the tournament once again, headlined by the Court Rainier III and the Court Des Princes.

Court Rainier III can hold a total of 10,200 people, showcasing both the top ATP players on tour and the picturesque Atlantic Coast.

Who is playing at the Monte Carlo Masters 2024?

Novak Djokovic will make his return to competitive action in Monte Carlo next week, in his first tournament since splitting from long-term coach Goran Ivanisevic.

The world No.1 is a two-time champion at the tournament, but has not surpassed the third round in his last three appearances at the event.

Jannik Sinner achieved his best result in Monte Carlo last year when reaching the semi-final, and the Italian will play the first tournament of his career as world No.2 next week.

The 22-year-old is coming off the back of winning the Miami Open, and has lost only three matches since the US Open last year.

Although Carlos Alcaraz is in his fourth full season on the ATP Tour, the Spaniard will be making only a second appearance at the Monte Carlo Masters this year, after withdrawing from the tournament in 2023 due to injury.

Former champions in the draw other than Djokovic are two-time winner Stefanos Tsitsipas, defending champion Andrey Rublev and Stan Wawrinka.

Wawrinka received a wildcard to the main draw, alongside former finalist Gael Monfils, the returning Matteo Berrettini and Monegasque Valentin Vacherot.

However, record 11-time champion Rafael Nadal will not be making his return next week, after announcing his withdrawal from the tournament due to a continued injury.

READ MORE: Rafael Nadal reveals ‘very difficult moments’ after withdrawing from Monte Carlo Masters

How many ranking points are on offer at the Monte Carlo Masters 2024?

There are a lot of ranking points on offer across the ATP clay court season, with the Monte Carlo Masters kicking things off.

Here is a breakdown of those points on offer across the next week:

Event W F SF QF R16 R32 R64 Q Q2 Q1
Singles 1000 650 400 200 100 50 10 30 16 0
Doubles 600 360 180 90 0

What is the prize money for the Monte Carlo Masters 2024?

There is over $6million on offer in Monte Carlo next week, and here is how both the singles and doubles players can get a share of that:

Event W F SF QF Round of 16 Round of 32 Round of 64 Q2 Q1
Singles $990,052 $540,638 $295,618 $161,618 $86,248 $46,251 $25,622 $13,126 $6,873
Doubles* $303,735 $164,999 $90,638 $50,005 $27,480 $15,006

*Per team

Previous winners of the Monte Carlo Masters

The Monte Carlo Masters began back in 1896, with Rafael Nadal winning by far the most singles titles with a total of 11, eight of those which were in consecutive fashion.

Last year, Andrey Rublev beat Holger Rune in the final to claim his first Masters 1000 title, while Ivan Dodig and Austin Krajicek were victorious in doubles.

Here are the past 10 singles and doubles champions in Monte Carlo:

Year  Singles Champion Doubles Champions
2014 Novak Djokovic (2) Bob Bryan (4) & Mike Bryan (4)
2015 Stan Wawrinka  Bob Bryan (5) & Mike Bryan (5)
2016 Rafael Nadal (9) Pierre-Hugues Herbert & Nicolas Mahut 
2017 Rafael Nadal (10) Rohan Bopanna & Pablo Cuevas 
2018 Rafael Nadal (11) Bob Bryan (6) & Mike Bryan (6)
2019 Fabio Fognini Nikola Mektic & Franko Skugor
2020 No tournament due to the Covid-19 pandemic
2021 Stefanos Tsitsipas Nikola Mektic (2) & Mate Pavic 
2022 Stefanos Tsitsipas (2) Joe Salisbury & Rajeev Ram
2023 Andrey Rublev Ivan Dodig & Austin Krajicek 

How can you watch the Monte Carlo Masters 2024?

You can watch the Monte Carlo Masters on Sky Sports in the United Kingdom and Ireland, or on Tennis TV worldwide.

For more information on how you can watch the first clay Masters 1000 event of the year, visit the official tournament website here.

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Matthew Johns, Tennishead Writer, is a professional tennis journalist with a specialist degree in Sports Journalism. He's a keen tennis player having represented his local club and University plus he's also a qualified tennis coach. Matthew has a deep knowledge of tennis especially the ATP Tour and thrives on breaking big tennis news stories for Tennishead.