Monte Carlo Masters Betting: Cilic with the best chance of rivalling Nadal

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'He says he will love to play against me again in best-of-five sets on clay, ' Nadal smiled.

Rafael Nadal is eager to continue his love story at the Monte Carlo Masters after a hard time on the sidelines. "If I have to play tomorrow, I got to be ready tonight".

Beene can hang around in this match if he can continue to get his first serves in play, but that doesn't mean I'm predicting an upset.

Nadal will be returning to competitive action this week in Monte-Carlo but is a little crestfallen that his anticipated rival and competitor Roger Federer will not be playing in this year's clay court session. A 10-time victor of this event, Nadal is simply gearing up for another run at his favorite grand slam, a tournament he'll be defending for the first time since 2014. This is my first event of the year, that I hope I can finish and I am excited about that.

Novak Djokovic sauntered to a long-awaited victory in the first round of the Monte Carlo Masters and Jared Donaldson was involved in a confrontation with the umpire during his loss to Albert Ramos-Vinolas on Monday.

The 12-times Grand Slam victor ended his collaboration with head coach Andre Agassi and coach Radek Štěpánek earlier this month. Said a disappointed Nadal. "In my experience, on the tennis court, the crowd gets more insane, the crowd gets more emotional and enjoys the match with more passion when you play good points".

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She added: "I think it will have quite an impact on you to know you're no longer a man of good character". He said that he would be getting specialist help to "ensure that nothing of this nature happens again".

"Being in Monte-Carlo always gives me the best feelings possible and good memories".

The most strenuous part about it all, Nadal argues, is the physical aspect of the shot clock, claiming that players will be much more worn out during the points, taking away from their peak physical performance in front of a loud and eager crowd. "I had some good days of practice here, playing some good sets", Nadal said ahead of the start of the claycourt season.

Croatia's Marin Cilic said on Sunday he has his sights set on the top of the world rankings after his recent rise to number three.

Rising German star Alexander Zverev also brushed off any concerns, pointing out that he is one of the quickest players on tour alongside Australian Nick Kyrgios.

It remains to be seen how the shot clock will affect the game, however, one thing is certainly evident, some of the biggest names in the sport are divided on the opinion and it should be very interesting to see how it all pans out at the US Open later this year.

Mischa Zverev overcame a mid-match blip to defeat Canadian teenager Felix Auger-Aliassime 6-2 6-7 (4) 6-1 and reach the second round of the Monte Carlo Masters yesterday.