This Tuesday, February 5, 2019, at the Monte Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort, held the traditional presentation press conference of the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters, which will take place this year from April 13 to 21, 2019, on the legendary courses in clay court of the Monte-Carlo Country Club.

In front of many guests, sponsors and journalists, Tournament Director, Zeljko Franulovic thanked all his partners and unveiled the great novelties of this 113th edition.

The title holder will give the kickoff, Raphael Nadal, during the draw which will take place in the gardens of Monte Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort, Friday, April 12 at 18h. For the first time, it will be broadcasted live on Monaco Info, as well as on the Facebook page of the channel.

The Tournament Director also presented the new infrastructure, which will be completed next April. The construction of a new building will notably accommodate the restaurant of the players as well as a new interview room perfectly adapted to the ATP Masters 1000.

Regarding player participation, Zeljko Franulovic said: “We hope first of all that they are spared injuries and, as every year, we are preparing to welcome the best players in the world. At the top of the list is Rafael Nadal, one of the first to have registered, and who seems determined to defend his title with the determination we know him.”

Organised by the Monegasque Company for the Operation of the Tennis Tournament (SMETT), the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters is the first European tournament in the ATP World Tour Masters 1000 category.