Having never been to Monaco before, I jumped at the opportunity to go to the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters, even though, my schedule only allowed for me to spend one day there. I flew in early early morning and headed back that same evening.
The Monte-Carlo Masters is an annual tennis tournament for male professional players, played on clay courts nestled between the French Riviera and mountains. It is arguably one of the most beautiful tennis tournament set-ups in the world.
The day I went was the first round of tournament action. I had main court tickets where I got to watch Kei Nishikori come from behind to beat Tomas Berdych.
Next, I saw Djokovic crush Lajovic in two sets.
Post tennis, I had just enough time to have a wander around Monte-Carlo and see some super cars, the famous Hotel de Paris, the notorious Casino Monte-Carlo and the Port Hercule.
I can now see why Monaco's mild climate, scenery, tax haven status and gambling facilities have contributed to the principality's status as a tourist destination and recreation center for the rich.