1993 Monte Carlo Open
|1993 Monte Carlo Open|
|Date||19 – 25 April|
|Category||ATP Super 9|
|Surface||Clay / Outdoor|
|Location||Monte Carlo, Monaco|
|Venue||Monte Carlo Country Club|
|Sergi Bruguera |
|Stefan Edberg / Petr Korda |
The 1993 Monte Carlo Open was a men's tennis tournament played on outdoor clay courts. It was the 87th edition of the Monte Carlo Open, and was part of the ATP Super 9 of the 1993 ATP Tour. It took place at the Monte Carlo Country Club in Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, France, near Monte Carlo, Monaco, from 19 April through 25 April 1993.
The top 2 players in the world, Jim Courier and Pete Sampras, were absent from the tournament. Only four seeds failed to win their first round matches: Fabrice Santoro, Henrik Holm, Karel Nováček, and Arnaud Boetsch. The top eight players all received byes into round two. The highest seeded player not to make it into the third round was second seed Boris Becker. He was defeated by Swiss player Marc Rosset. Other casualties in the second round were Guy Forget, Michael Stich, and Goran Ivanišević
In the third round, only one seed, Petr Korda, lost to an unseeded player; however, seeded players Richard Krajicek and Ivan Lendl lost to fellow seeds Andrei Medvedev and Sergi Bruguera respectively. A qualifier managed to advance to the final eight. The quarter final draw was:
- Stefan Edberg  vs Andrei Medvedev 
- Cédric Pioline vs Jonas Svensson [WC]
- Sergi Bruguera v vs Carlos Costa 
- Thomas Muster  vs Àlex Corretja [Q]
In semi-finals, Pioline defeated Edberg in straights, while Bruguera scraped by Muster 6–4, 1–6, 7–6, saving match points. After over and hour and a half of tennis however, Bruguera was victorious defeating the Frenchman in straights.
Bruguera won his second title at Monte Carlo in 3 years, and was his final win in a Masters final.
The tournament, despite his loss in the final, started Pioline's long career.
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