The Rolex Masters, in its breathtaking Monte-Carlo setting, marks the beginning of the clay season every year. From this point, players have just over one month to shift from a hard court mindset to a clay one in time for Rolland Garros.
This tournament is an important campaign not only because of its large 1000 point value; it is also the time for the top players to prove that they have what it takes to be successful in the French Open and for the rest of the season.
Here's a look at what a Rolex Masters title would mean for each of the Top 10 men.
UPDATE: After posting this story, I found out that Federer, Fish, and Isner will not be playing in the Rolex Masters this year. Ignacio Perrone, thank you for pointing this out.