How about the world No.1?
Well, Novak Djokovic failed to reach a quarter-final spot in the Sunshine Swing and jetted off to the Dominica Republic to recharge the batteries.
The 2016 champion on Court Philippe Chatrier has also etched his name onto the roll of honour at the Monte Carlo Country Club back in 2013 and 2015.
The revitalised 31-year-old will hope to be sharp in order to quell the threat of Thanasi Kokkinakis or Philipp Kohlschreiber in the second round. The German posted a spectacular third-round defeat of Djokovic in Indian Wells last month and is an astute clay court competitor.
A sublime quarter-final could witness Djokovic look for revenge for a Rogers Cup loss at the hands of Stefanos Tsitsipas last year.
Jaume Munar, who trains at Nadal’s academy, prevailed in three sets over world No.3 Alexander Zverev in Marrakech last week and it doesn’t get any easier for the towering German in Monte Carlo.
Zverev, the third seed, could take on a qualifier or the Next Gen’s latest charge Felix Auger-Aliassime.