TENNIS: NADAL WINSH RECORD 10TH MONTE CARLO MASTERS

Monaco, – World No.7 Nadal won Sunday his 10th Monte Carlo Masters title after beating his compatriot Albert Ramos-Vinolas 6-1, and 6-3 in the final. It is the first time at the open era that a player wins a singles tournament on 10 occasions. The Span…

Monaco, – World No.7 Nadal won Sunday his 10th Monte Carlo Masters title after beating his compatriot Albert Ramos-Vinolas 6-1, and 6-3 in the final.

It is the first time at the open era that a player wins a singles tournament on 10 occasions. The Spaniard also takes his tally of ATP World Tour Masters 1000, one shy of the record held by Novak Djokovic. The victory also sees Nadal clinch his 50th clay-court crown (50-8), breaking the record he shared with Guillermo Vilas since 24 April 2016, when Nadal lifted his ninth trophy at the Barcelona Open Banco Sabadell. Nadal has now won an ATP World Tour title for the 14th year in a row (since 2004) and has a 70-35 mark in title matches during his illustrious career.

Nadal received the trophy after he improved to a 63-4 match record at the Monte-Carlo County Club, receiving an incredible ovation for his moment of tennis history from the capacity crowd. He will now travel to Barcelona, where he will look to further add to his legacy as the undisputed ‘King of Clay’, with 820,035 Euros in prize money. (QNA)

Source: Qatar News Agency