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Del Potro gets wild card for Monte Carlo Masters

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First published: April 2, 2013, 11:28 PM IST | Updated: April 2, 2013
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Del Potro gets wild card for Monte Carlo Masters
Seventh-ranked Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina has been given a wild card into the Monte Carlo Masters this month.

Monaco: Seventh-ranked Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina has been given a wild card into the Monte Carlo Masters this month.

Tournament director Zeljko Franulovic announced the decision on Tuesday, having recently awarded a wild card to Frenchman Gael Monfils, whose ATP ranking has dropped to No. 104 after a year affected by knee injuries.

Novak Djokovic will play in the April 13-21 clay-court tournament. The top-ranked Serb lost last year's final to Rafael Nadal, who will be bidding for his ninth straight Monte Carlo title.

Third-ranked Roger Federer is skipping the event, but No. 2 Andy Murray, No. 4 David Ferrer and No. 6 Tomas Berdych will compete.

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