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:
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.
They may have to make that plaque a little bigger.
The Tennis Channel will provide live coverage of the event through Sunday.