The Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters singles draw has been set and we’ve learned that Novak Djokovic—two-time champion and current World No.1—and Rafael Nadal—11-time champion and King of Clay—have been drawn into opposite halves of the draw.
Djokovic could face 2021 Miami Open champion Hubert Hurkacz in the third round and, if the seeds hold, No.5-seeded Alexander Zverev in the quarterfinals.
Fourth-seeded Stefanos Tsitsipas, a potential semifinal opponent of Djokovic, will face either Aslan Karatsev or Italian wild card Lorenzo Musetti in his second-round match (after bye).
Felix-Auger-Aliassime, who began a new coaching arrangement with Toni Nadal, the uncle of Rafael, will face No.16-seeded Cristian Garin in his opening-round match.
No.2-seeded Daniil Medvedev will face either Filip Krajinovic or Nikoloz Basilashvili in his second-round match (after a bye), while 2019 champion Fabio Fognini (defending champion, the tournaments was cancelled last year) will face Miomir Kecmanovic in his opening-round match.