[Yahoo] Federer to open at Monte Carlo Masters (AP)

Rusty Backhand
04-17-2006, 02:31 PM
Roger Federer has never reached the semifinals at the Monte Carlo Masters. He'll need to get at least that far if the top-ranked Swiss is to extend his finals streak to 12, a record set by John McEnroe in 1984. Federer, who is 28-1 this year and has won four of five finals, will play qualifier Novak Djokovic of Serbia-Montenegro in the first round later Monday.