Rafael Nadal left Monte Carlo on Sunday wrapped in history and hungry for more.
Nadal Sets Up Wawrinka Clash In Monte Carlo
Poor David Goffin. His boyish mien already screams put-upon outsider and he was further embarrassed here through no fault of his own.
Nine-time champion Rafael Nadal reached the Monte Carlo Masters semifinals on Friday by seeing off Argentina's Diego Schwartzman 6-4, 6-4.
Nadal will next face David Goffin who stunned world No 2 Novak Djokovic 6-2, 3-6, 7-5.
Novak Djokovic fell 6-2, 3-6, 7-5 on Friday to David Goffin at the Monte Carlo Masters to join a growing list of high-profile upset victims.
Rafael Nadal completely outclassed birthday boy Alexander Zverev 6-1 6-1 to storm into the Monte-Carlo Masters quarter-finals.
The defending champion, looking to become the first player to win three tournaments on 10 occasions, was sloppy in a three-set win over Kyle Edmund on Wednesday.
The world number one is set for a first competitive match since early March when he takes on Gilles Muller in the second round of the clay court tournament on Wednesday.
Murray last played in Indian Wells and missed Great Britain's Davis Cup defeat against France as he continued his recovery.
Lucas Pouille  vs. Ryan Harrison
Tomas Berdych needed two hours and three sets to overcome strong resistance from Russian qualifier Andrey Kuznetsov and reach the second round of the Monte Carlo Masters on Monday.
Kyle Edmund won a career-first Tour match against Dan Evans, 7-5, 6-1 and earned the right to test his clay-court skills in the second round of the Monte Carlo Masters against the greatest player in the history of the discipline, Rafael Nadal.
Roger Federer won't be rushed into hasty decisions on his pre-French Open schedule after successfully testing his surgically-repaired right knee by reaching the quarterfinals of the Monte Carlo Masters.
Though the Swiss lost 3-6, 6-2, 7-5 on Friday to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, a match lasting for more than two hours gave Federer an ideal read on his physical state.
Eight-time champion Rafael Nadal dug deep on Thursday against Dominic Thiem at the Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters, reaching the quarter-finals with a 7-5, 6-3 victory that was far from straightforward.