11-03-2012, 05:25 AM
Here's a question for you Rafafans. Monte Carlo receives a lot of hate from non Nadal fans because it's not mandatory and they don't think it should be a Masters 1000 anymore. The fact that SOME top players choose not to go to Monaco in their minds makes it a lesser tournament. Do you think that if Rafa didn't dominate the tournament as he does every year that this would be an issue? Let's say, like almost all other masters, wins are spread out between top guys and not really dominated year after year after year, would Monte Carlo still be looked at with the scorn it receives or is it simply because it's Rafa's tournament every year and they just hate that he wins it and gets 1000 points?