Rafael Nadal wins Monte Carlo Masters Men’s Singles title

Apr 24, 2017 15:46 IST

Rafael Nadal on 23 April 2017 defeated Albert Ramos-Vinolas 6-1 6-3 to win the Monte Carlo Masters Men’s Singles title.

With the win, Nadal became the first man in the Open era to win the same event 10 times. He won eight Monte Carlo titles in a row from 2005 to 2012. He won the title again in the year 2016.

Also, it is Nadal's first title of the season, having lost his previous three finals.

Rafael Nadal wins Monte Carlo Masters

About Rafael Nadal

Born on 3 June 1986, Rafael Nadal is a Spanish professional tennis player.

He is called as "The King of Clay".

He has won 14 Grand Slam singles titles, the 2008 Olympic gold medal in singles, 29 titles in ATP World Tour Masters 1000 events, and 17 ATP World Tour 500 tournaments (a record tied with Roger Federer).

In 2010, he became the seventh player in history to achieve the Career Grand Slam at age 24.

After Andre Agassi, he is the second male player to complete the singles Career Golden Slam.

In 2011, he was named the Laureus World Sportsman of the Year.

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About Monte Carlo Masters

The Monte-Carlo Masters is an annual tennis tournament for male professional players.

It is held in Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, France.

The tournament is part of the ATP World Tour Masters 1000 on the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) Tour.

It is played on clay courts.

The championship was first held in 1897.

It became an "Open" event in 1969.

The 2017 Monte-Carlo Masters was the 111th edition of the annual Monte Carlo Masters tournament.

The 2017 Monte-Carlo Masters Men’s Doubles title was won by Rohan Bopanna and Pablo Cuevas.

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