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Top five men's singles players with most titles won at ATP Monte Carlo Masters

Published at :April 19, 2024 at 2:52 PM
Modified at :April 19, 2024 at 2:53 PM
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Rafael Nadal leads the chart with 11 titles.

Several tennis championships are held throughout the year. Despite the significance of Grand Slams, there are other titles that are considered prestigious within the tennis community. One such championship is the ATP Monte Carlo Masters.

Founded in 1896, the Monte Carlo Masters has a rich history in tennis. It is the second oldest ATP 1000 Masters Championship and is played at Roquebrune-Cap-Martin in France.

Initially known as the Monte-Carlo International, it is played on clay courts. The first winner of the championship was the UK’s George Whiteside Hillyard, with Germany’s Victor Voss as the runner-up.

In this article, we will take a look at the top five players with the most titles at the ATP Monte Carlo Masters in the men’s singles category.

Players with most men’s singles titles at Monte Carlo Masters

5. Björn Borg (3)

Sweden’s Björn Borg is at the fifth place in the list with three titles to his name. He achieved his first title at ATP MOnte Carlo Masters in the year 1977 by defeating Italy’s Corrado Barazzutti in 6-3, 7-5, 6-0 sets. 

His second title came in the year 1979 by defeating Vitas Gerulaitis in 6–2, 6–1, 6–3 sets, while he achieved his third title by defeating Guilermo Vilas in the year 1980. In addition to Borg, Henri Cochet, Italy’s Nicola Pietrangeli, Romania’s Ilie Năstase, UK’s Gordon Lowe, and Austria’s Thomas Muster have each claimed the title three times in their careers.

4. Laurence Doherty (4)

The United Kingdom’s Laurence Doherty had the honor of holding the Monte Carlo Masters title four times in his career. His first title victory was in 1900. Interestingly, although his name has been listed as the winner for that particular year, there have been claims that the tournament was not held that year.

His second title win was in 1901, where he defeated the UK’s Wilberforce Eaves in sets of 6-2, 5-7, 6-1. He achieved the other two titles in 1905 and 1906.

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3. Anthony Wilding (5)

With five titles to his name, New Zealand’s Anthony Wilding is in third place on the list. He won his first title in 1908 by outclassing the UK’s Wilberforce Eaves in sets of 6–3, 2–6, 6–3, 4–6, 6–0.

After missing out on the title run in the next two editions, he returned to the top with a win in the final of 1911 and held it until 1914, before the tournament was suspended until 1918 due to World War I.

2. Reginald Doherty (6)

Laurence Doherty’s elder brother, Reginald Doherty, has been the champion at the Monte Carlo Masters for six editions. His first title win was in the second edition of the tournament, in 1897, where he defeated the UK’s Conway W. Blackwood Price in sets of 6–2, 6–1, 6–2.

Reginald held the title until 1899, before his brother’s title run for the following two years. He again returned to win the title in 1902 and remained undefeated until 1904, where he secured his sixth and final title at the mega event.

1. Rafael Nadal (11)

When you talk about clay courts, one name immediately comes to mind: the master of them, Rafael Nadal. The tennis prodigy is far ahead on the list with a record 11 titles in his career.

Nadal began his title run at the Monte Carlo Masters in 2005 by emerging victorious over Argentina’s Guillermo Coria in the final with sets of 6–3, 6–1, 0–6, 7–5. He then went on to win the title in the next seven editions as well, which is a record for the tournament.

His last three titles came in 2016, 2017, and 2018. He also holds the record for the most final appearances, which is 12 in total. Moreover, Nadal has played the most matches (79) and has won the most matches (73) in the tournament, cementing his status as one of the most decorated tennis players to grace the Monte Carlo Masters court over the years.

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