The Monte-Carlo Masters in Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, France, is perhaps the most photogenic and least accessible of all tennis tournaments. Live vicariously through these shots of elite athletes competing in a place where rich people go to lose enormous sums.

The ants on the court are Lucas Pouille and Pablo Cuevas playing a quarterfinal:

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A moodier shot during the second-round match between Novak Djokovic and Gilles Simon:

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Rafael Nadal hitting a forehand in last year’s tournament:

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Roger Federer cracking a backhand, also last year:

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Andy Murray doing the same, this year:

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And to round out the Big Four, here’s Novak Djokovic, last year:

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Here’s a worker grooming the court in 2015. Clay is pretty:

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Tomas Berdych, this year. Shadows and clay play nicely together:

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Djokovic’s yellow shirt blended right into the clay last year:

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They had to cover the courts up with a nice green, clay-dusted tarp during a rain delay at the 2015 tournament:

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This is the closest you’ll get to being there.