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:
A moodier shot during the second-round match between Novak Djokovic and Gilles Simon:
Rafael Nadal hitting a forehand in last year’s tournament:
Roger Federer cracking a backhand, also last year:
Andy Murray doing the same, this year:
And to round out the Big Four, here’s Novak Djokovic, last year:
Here’s a worker grooming the court in 2015. Clay is pretty:
Tomas Berdych, this year. Shadows and clay play nicely together:
Djokovic’s yellow shirt blended right into the clay last year:
They had to cover the courts up with a nice green, clay-dusted tarp during a rain delay at the 2015 tournament:
This is the closest you’ll get to being there.