Nadal wins ninth Monte Carlo title over Monfils

published: Apr, 17, 2016

by: Nima Naderi

Monte Carlo Rolex Masters—Monaco

No. 5 seed Rafael Nadal captured his ninth title at the Monte Carlo Rolex Masters on Sunday, defeating No. 13 seed Gael Monfils 7-5, 5-7, 6-0. In a match that featured great shot-making from both players, it was Nadal that took the first set after a double fault from his opponent. Not to be outdone, Monfils continued to show the great promise that he’s proven throughout the year by clawing his way back during the second set to force a decider.

With everything to play for in the final set, Nadal displayed his true class by winning six straight games to capture the title. Taking home his 68th career crown, Nadal also tied Novak Djokovic with 28 career Masters 1000 titles. The Spaniard is next set to appear at the Barcelona Open in Spain, which gets underway on Monday.

Nima Naderi

Founder and Creative Director of He has over 25 years of coaching experience and is an award winning coach with the PTR. Nima has written articles for the,, TennisViewMagazine and Tennis Pro Magazine. He is also the co-host of the TennisConnected PodCast, the Operations Director for Premium Court and the Tournament Director for the Caribbean Cup Tennis Series.

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