A Quar­tet Vic­tory

Rolex and the Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters

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Renowned Swiss watch brand, Rolex, not only en­joys un­ri­valled rep­u­ta­tion for qual­ity and ex­per­tise in pre­cise watch­mak­ing, but it is also a sym­bol of ex­cel­lence, el­e­gance and pres­tige. The es­teemed brand of­ten part­ners with ma­jor sport events and fed­er­a­tions such as the In­ter­na­tional Ten­nis Fed­er­a­tion.

Rolex has been a proud part­ner of Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters for the past 12 years, be­com­ing its Ti­tle Spon­sor in 2009. This April, four Rolex Tes­ti­monees were among an im­pres­sive field of players com­pet­ing at the pres­ti­gious Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters. Three of the in­di­vid­u­als are cur­rently ranked in the As­so­ci­a­tion of Ten­nis Pro­fes­sion­als (ATP) top 10 – Canada’s

Mi­los Raonic, Aus­tria’s Do­minic Thiem and French­man Jo-Wil­fried Tsonga. Not for­get­ting the fourth player, Bul­garia’s Grigor Dim­itrov.

One of the great­est games within the in­ter­na­tional ten­nis cal­en­dar was played against a spec­tac­u­lar set­ting over the Mediter­ranean back­drop. All four players have the cre­den­tials to win the class clay­court tour­na­ment. Mi­los Raonic reached the sin­gles fi­nal at The Cham­pi­onships,

Wim­ble­don in 2016. At 1.96m, he tow­ers over most of his op­po­nents and has one of the most pow­er­ful serves on the cir­cuit. Do­minic Thiem is a strong base­liner who loves chal­leng­ing the clay. He won the Rio Open in Fe­bru­ary 2017, and reached the semi-fi­nals of the French Open in 2016. JoWil­fried Tsonga is the 2008 Aus­tralian Open fi­nal­ist who has been in tip­top con­di­tion this year, win­ning tour­na­ments in Rotterdam and Mar­seille. Last but def­i­nitely not the least, Grigor Dim­itrov, ranked world’s num­ber

8 in 2014, had won two ti­tles this year, in Bris­bane and Sofia.

The ties that bind Rolex and the Mon­teCarlo Rolex Masters show­cases the rich his­tory be­tween the brand and ten­nis, es­tab­lished in 1978 when Rolex be­came the Of­fi­cial Time­keeper at Wim­ble­don, one of the most il­lus­trated Grand Slam tour­na­ments. Rolex’s sup­port ex­tends to­wards other top tour­na­ments too, in­clud­ing other Grand

Slam events and the Aus­tralian Open. Roger Fed­erer, one of the best ten­nis players in the world, is also a Rolex Tes­ti­monee. The ex­cep­tional ath­lete is a liv­ing le­gend in the his­tory of ten­nis and this year’s Aus­tralian Open win will be his 18th Grand Slam ti­tle.

Other Rolex Tes­ti­monees in­clude leg­endary players in­ducted each year on the oc­ca­sion into the Hall of Fame Ten­nis Cham­pi­onships. Th­ese in­clude Canada’s Eu­ge­nie Bouchard, Den­mark’s Caro­line Woz­ni­acki, Ger­many’s An­gelique Ker­ber and Span­ish Venezue­lan Gar­biñe Mugu­ruza.

Do­minic Thien

Grigor Dim­itrov

Jo-Wil­fried Tsonga

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