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The Monte Carlo Masters looks as awesome as you’d imagine

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You can take Wimbledon and Roland Garros and Key Biscayne. Enjoy Barcelona and Sydney. If I could only attend one more tennis tournament in my life, I'd be packing my bags for Monte Carlo. With the water, the mountains, the gambling and the off-chance of picking up Grace Kelly in a casino while defending my name from cat burglar accusations, there doesn't seem to be a finer place to be in tennis:

The ATP 1000 tournament began this weekend in the capital and some of the pictures on the Getty and AP wires are breathtaking:

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Rafael Nadal is seeking his seventh-straight title at the clay court event. Without Novak Djokovic in the field, he's an even more prohibitive favorite than usual.

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They may have to make that plaque a little bigger.

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The Tennis Channel will provide live coverage of the event through Sunday.

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