This week on courts (Monte-Carlo, Charleston) – 15/2021

Clay season gets tougher. After a first warm-up week, we are moving right to Monte Carlo for ATP 1000 tournament.

Tennis Week 15/2021

ATP 1000 Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters

Place: Monte-Carlo, Monaco
April 11 – April 19
Surface: Outdoor Clay
Financial Commitment: $2 460 585
Draw size: 56

Except for Roger Federer and Dominic Thiem, eight of ATP TOP 10 will be in Monaco this week. That means, that Nadal and Djokovic will be the top seed with Schwartzman, Zverev, Rublev, and Tsitsipas waiting behind to surprise everyone.

Who to watch: Djokovic, Nadal, Medvedev, Schwartzman, Zverev, Rublev, Tsitsipas, Berrettini
Our worth the money call: Karatsev

Do you want to understand how rankings are calculated and points awarded? Our explanatory guide is here.

WTA 250 MUSC HEALTH WOMEN’S OPEN

Place: Charleston, USA
April 12 – April 18
Surface: Outdoor Clay
Financial Commitment: $235 238
Draw size: 32

Charleston is the center of ladies’ tennis for two weeks in a row. The second tournament is WTA 250 level and Gauff, Keys, Anisimova, Putintseva, and Stephens will star there.

Much will depend on the outcome of the WTA 500 played week before, but I again would like to emphasize the potential of Clara Tauson.

Who to watch: Gauff, Putintseva, Jabeur
Our worth the money call: Tauson

BILLIE JEAN KING CUP PLAY-OFFS 

April 16 – April 17

Poland – Brazil (players to watch: Linette)
Great Britain – Mexico (players to watch: Watson)
Serbia – Canada (players to watch: Fernandez)
Latvia – India (players to watch: Ostapenko)
Ukraine – Japan (players to watch: Svitolina)
Romania – Italy (players to watch: Halep)
Argentina – Kazakhstan (players to watch: Podoroska)
Netherlands – China (players to watch: Bertens)

Winning teams will play Qualifiers in 2022.

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Next Week (16/2021) Schedule:

ATP 500 Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell, Barcelona, Spain
ATP 250 Serbia Open, Belgrade, Serbia
WTA 500 Porsche Tennis Grand Prix, Stuttgart, Germany
WTA 250 TEB BNP Paribas Tennis Championship, Istanbul, Turkey

 

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Simon is the leading editor of TennisProGuru.com from 2015. He is an avid tennis player from age of 5, however, he never reached the pro level. Still, he likes playing tennis on different courts, with different rackets, and against different opponents. In his free time, you can find him watching all possible tennis matches he can find on the web or tv. Challenger or Grand Slam? It does not matter, just tennis matters.

He currently plays with:
Racket: Wilson Clash 100
Strings: Babolat RPM Blast
Grip: Head Xtreme Soft
Shoes: Asics Gel-Game 5 Clay (for clay courts), Lotto Court (for hard courts)
Balls: Dunlop Fort All Courts and Head Championship

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