On the tour, Roger Federer remains the in-form man at the moment. However, he would be skipping the clay-court season curtain-raiser.

Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic, the two top players in the world will be looking to prove something as the duo make a return from injury to participate in this week’s Monte Carlo Masters.

They both have had a bout with elbow injuries with Murray, the World No. 1 proving his fitness in the Swiss city of Zurich during a recent exhibition with Roger Federer.

Last weekend during the Davis Cup action saw Djokovic display a good form as he led Serbia into the semi-finals of the event.

Speaking on Sunday, Djokovic noted that he felt great being in a place he feels at home with, where he spends a lot of time training.

“I feel great. It’s nice to be in a place where I spend a lot of time training. It’s home here. I spend a lot of time on these courts.All of my thoughts next week will be on this event; I won it in 2013 and 2015. I’m hoping this is the place to have a new start to the season.”

Djokovic also noted that he would be putting more effort into the game and hopes he would get the results he is looking forward to getting.

Gael Monfils would be missing in this event as he continues with the treatment of a knee injury that has continued to bother him for months on end.

Canadian Milos Raonic is also conspicuously absent alongside Kei Nishikori of Japan and Australia’s Nick Kyrgios who after a strenuous Davis Cup event in Brisbane has decided to delay beginning his clay campaign.

Equally missing is Richard Gasquet of France who is still recovering after undergoing an appendix surgery.