The 2021 Monte Carlo Masters final is finally here. Here’s how much the winner will receive in prize money.
The Rolex Monte Carlo Masters, which celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2006, is the first of three ATP Masters 1000 tournaments played on clay.
The tournament takes place at the luxury Monte Carlo Country Club from 11th – 18th April 2021 with the final taking place on Sunday afternoon.
Spain’s Rafael Nadal has won 11 titles at the event, including an Open-Era record eight successive titles between 2005-2012.
Italy’s Fabio Fognini won the event in 2019 while 2020’s competition was cancelled due to Covid-19.
Who is playing in the 2021 Monte Carlo Masters final?
For the second straight ATP Masters 1000 event, a new champion will be lifting his first trophy at this level as Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas takes on Russian Andrey Rublev for the Monte Carlo Masters title.
Tsitsipas and Rublev bounced back well after strong showings in their previous tournament, the Miami Open.
Both men were beaten by eventual champion Hubert Hurkacz in the quarter-finals and semi-finals, respectively.
On his way to the final in Monte Carlo, 23-year-old Rublev beat Salvatore Caruso, Roberto Bautista Agut, and 11-time former champion Rafael Nadal.
In Saturday’s semi-final, the sixth-seed beat Norwegian Casper Ruud 6-3, 7-5.
Fourth-seed Tsitsipas, meanwhile, saw victory in the other semi-final on Saturday, beating Britain’s Daniel Evans 6-2, 6-1.
The world number 5 and 2021 Australian Open semi-finalist has a 3-3 record in his head-to-heads against Rublev.
They are tied 1-1 in clay-court clashes.
What time is the final on?
The final is expected to take place from around 1:30pm (BST), Sunday 18th April.
How much does the winner get?
The winner of the 2021 Monte Carlo Master’s final will walk away with €251,085 in prize money. This is down -73.79% compared to 2019 (due to the pandemic).
They will also receive 1000 ATP points .
Runners-up will take home €150,000 (which is down -69.07% compared to 2019’s offering) and 600 ATP points.
The semifinalists will get 360 ATP points and €85,000.
For 2021, the total tournament prize money is still comfortably over seven-figures at €2,082,960.