Published On: Sun, Apr 22nd, 2018

Nadal extends dominance on clay; wins 11th Monte Carlo title

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Rafael Nadal won a record extending 31st ATP Masters 1000 title and his 11th Monte Carlo Masters title proving once again that when it comes to clay there is no player who can challenge the mighty Spaniard. Such has been Nadal’s dominance that the world number one has not dropped a single set on his favorite surface since last years French Open. He has won 36 straight sets since last years Roland Garros. The best opponents were able to stretch him in these sets was 6-4.

Kei Nishikori proved no match for Nadal in the finals who romped home with a 6-3, 6-2 win over the Japanese. On this surface, the Mallorcan has a jawdropping record, with 396 wins (against only 35 defeats) and a whopping 54 titles. The latest of which comes after an extraordinary week, in which he has overflowed with authority to each of his rivals, of very different profiles: from a puncher like Khachanov to a virtuoso like Dimitrov, also passing by a specialist in clay, Thiem, and the helpless Bedene in the debut.

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