World No. 1 Novak Djokovic is aiming for his third Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters title this week when he returns to Monaco for the tour.
Before the serious business begins on Sunday, however, top-seeker joined former world No. 3 Stan Wawrinka in Casino Square, where the pair faced off in a fun mini-match in front of an excited crowd.
Djokovic and Wawrinka shot tricks, posed for photos and chatted while wowing fans in Monte-Carlo with their skills.
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Photo credit: Stéphane Danna/Monte-Carlo
The singles stars arrived at Monte-Carlo Country Club earlier this week and practiced together on Court Rainier III on Thursday ahead of the third ATP Masters 1000 tournament of the season.
Djokovic lifted the trophy on clay in Monte-Carlo in 2013 and 2015 and is only competing here in his second event of the season after reaching the quarter-finals in Dubai in February.
Meanwhile, Switzerland’s Wawrinka arrives at the clay court tournament after missing a tour-level tournament since last March due to an injury. The former world No. 3 triumphed in Monte-Carlo in 2014 and accepted a wildcard for the draw.
Djokovic meets Alejandro Davidovich Fokina or Marcos Giron in his first match and could face #NextGenATP Spaniard Carlos Alcaraz in a blockbuster quarterfinals. Wawrinka is in the bottom quarter of the draw and will open against Alexander Bublik.