Djokovic, Sinner, Tsitsipas and Medvedev all through to the third round of the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters

Though rain has caused some delays on court at the 2024 Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters, it hasn’t dampened the spirits of the players and spectators, who are now midway through the tournament. The third round is about to begin and then it will be on to the quarterfinals. Here are the latest results.

Play was delayed for several hours on Tuesday 9th April due to the poor conditions, but there was plenty of action on court once the tennis resumed in the afternoon. 

Among those to play were top seed Novak Djokovic, who sailed past Roman Safiullin and secured his place in the third round.  

“It’s a great start. Let’s not get ahead of ourselves and put the hopes too high,” said two-time Rolex Masters champion Djokovic in a post-match press conference. “It’s only one match, but the way I felt, I’m really pleased. It’s just the beginning of the tournament. It’s one match. I’m going to hope to work tomorrow to maintain that rhythm and focus, obviously try to perform as well as I did in the second match as I did today.” 

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The No. 1 men’s ATP seed will face Italian player Lorenzo Musetti in the Round of 16. Musetti put Djokovic out of the competition at the same stage last year.  

“He obviously is one of the most talented players on clay, a beautiful one-handed backhand,” said the Serb of his next rival. “He’s very athletic. He can do a lot of great things. He’s one of the most promising young players not only from Italy, but generally for the world.” 

Australian compatriots Alex de Minaur, ranked 11th, who defeated former champion Stan Wawrinka in the Round of 64 before beating the Netherlands’ Tallon Griekspoor in the second stage, and Alexei Popyrin are another pair next to face each other in the third round after successes apiece on Wednesday 10th April. Popyrin secured his place by winning against the defending champion of the tournament, the sixth-seeded Andrey Rublev.  

Italy’s Lorenzo Sonego will come up against France’s Ugo Humbert in the third round, while Hubert Hurkacz of Poland, ranked 10th, will face Norway’s Casper Ruud, who is currently ranked eighth in the world. Men’s tennis’ fifth ranked player, the German Alexander Zverev, will play Greece’s Stefano Tsitsipas, ranked 12th by the ATP.

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Karen Khachanov’s rival in the Round of 16 will be Daniil Medvedev, the ATP’s fourth ranked player.  

Italy’s Jannik Sinner, second in the rankings to Djokovic, is confirmed to be through to the Round of 16. He will play Jan-Lennard Struff. 

The final third round pairing could see Denmark’s Holger Rune, ranked seventh in the world, play the ninth-ranked Grigor Dimitrov. The players will first have to beat India’s Sumit Nagal and Serbia’s Miomir Kecmanovic, respectively.  

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