Daniil Medvedev and Felix Auger-Aliassime train at Mouratoglou Tennis Academy
The second Masters 1000 event of the season takes place next week in Monte Carlo, gathering 12 of the world's 15 best players in the battle for the notable trophy and 1000 points.
Some players are already in Monte Carlo, while others are at their bases in Spain and other countries, making the final preparations ahead of the European clay swing. World no. 2 Daniil Medvedev and Felix Auger-Aliassime picked Mouratoglou Tennis Academy near Nice, shaping up their game after competing in Miami last week and hoping for a deep run in the Principality.
The 25-year-old Russian became only the fifth player since 2009 with at least 10,000 points this week, playing on a high level since the end of the previous season and looking to improve his mediocre 10-18 score on clay. Two years ago, Daniil played well in Monte Carlo, beating Novak Djokovic and Stefanos Tsitsipas to reach the semis, where he lost to Dusan Lajovic in straight sets.
Felix will compete in Monte Carlo for the third time, losing to Zverev brothers in 2018 and 2019 and targeting a better result week. The young Canadian scored ten wins so far in 2021, reaching the final at the beginning of the season before losing ground a bit and experiencing an early Miami exit to John Isner in two tie breaks.