On the primary day of motion within the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters principal draw, H.S.H. Prince Albert II wished to be current on the Monte-Carlo Nation Membership to pay tribute to Baroness Elizabeth-Ann de Massy, the previous president of the Monagasque Tennis Federation and the Monte-Carlo Nation Membership.
A ceremony was held to unveil a plaque in reminiscence of an distinctive president, who will stay within the historical past of Monegasque tennis. Baroness Elizabeth-Ann de Massy labored tirelessly to develop and promote the M.C.C.C., the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters and the Monegasque Tennis Federation, till her passing on 10 June 2020.
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This plaque, which can be put in at a later date on the principle alley of the membership, was unveiled within the presence of H.S.H. the Sovereign Prince, the Baroness’ daughter Miss Melanie-Antoinette de Massy, the brand new President, in addition to Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal, who personal a mixed 13 Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters singles titles. They had been deeply hooked up to Elizabeth-Ann de Massy, like many others gamers.
Nadal, who respectfully known as her “La Madame”, stated, “She was an distinctive girl, elegant, improbable angle, somebody with clear concepts and higher methods, all the time exceptional.”
She is sorely missed by all the tennis household.