Thiem and Sonego make the cut for Monte-Carlo main draw
After a long wait, the ATP clay-court swing has kicked off! The first Masters 1000 event on clay of the 2021 season is set to begin next week in Monte-Carlo, and two players have already secured their spots in the main draw.
Thiem sets his sites on clay-court success
After a rough start to his 2021 season, Austrian World No. 4 Dominic Thiem is looking to turn things around on his favored clay courts. Despite struggling with injury and illness earlier in the year, Thiem secured his spot in the Monte-Carlo main draw with a straight sets win over Andrey Rublev in the second round of qualifying. The two-time French Open finalist will be looking to make a deep run in Monaco and kick off his clay-court season on a positive note.
Sonego continues to impress on clay
Italian Lorenzo Sonego has been making waves on the clay courts lately, with his impressive performances at the ATP 500 event in Cagliari earning him a spot in the Monte-Carlo main draw. Sonego defeated young Frenchman Hugo Gaston in straight sets to secure his spot in the tournament. The 25-year-old has been steadily improving his game over the past year and will be looking to prove himself as a genuine threat on the clay this season.
A look ahead at the Monte-Carlo main draw
The Monte-Carlo main draw is set to be one of the most exciting events so far this season, with a star-studded player field and plenty of talented newcomers looking to make their mark on the clay. Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, and Daniil Medvedev are all set to compete in the event, with Nadal looking to defend his title and Djokovic aiming to continue his dominant start to the season. Young players like Jannik Sinner and Carlos Alcaraz will also be eager to prove themselves on the clay, while veterans like Fabio Fognini and Stan Wawrinka will be looking to recapture their past form.
Dominic Thiem and Lorenzo Sonego have both secured their spots in the Monte-Carlo main draw after impressive victories in qualifying. The upcoming tournament promises to be an exciting event, with a player field full of star power and a range of talented newcomers looking to make their mark. #SPORT