Nadal Wins Record 10th Monte Carlo Rolex Masters Title Over Ramos-Vinolas

published: Apr, 23, 2017

by: Nima Naderi

MONTE-CARLO ROLEX MASTERS—MONTE CARLO, MONACO

No. 4 seed Rafael Nadal captured his record 10th title at the Monte Carlo Rolex Masters on Sunday in Monaco, defeating countryman Albert Ramos-Vinolas 6-1, 6-3. In a match that lasted one hour and 16 minutes, Nadal raced out to a 5-1 lead and never looked back. Improving to 3-0 against Ramos-Vinolas in lifetime meetings, Nadal hit five aces, won 81 percent of his first serve points and 70 percent of his second serve points. Breaking serve on four occasions, Nadal never faced a break point along the way to his 70th career title.

Surpassing Guillermo Vilas as the winningest clay-court player in history with 50 career titles, Nadal cemented himself as the best clay-court player ever. The Hall of Famer will next see action at the Barcelona Open in Spain.

Ramos-Vinolas, who was playing in his first-ever Masters 1000 final, defeated world No. 1 Andy Murray and No. 8 Marin Cilic earlier in the event.

Nima Naderi

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Founder and Creative Director of TennisConnected.com. He has over 25 years of coaching experience and is an award winning coach with the PTR. Nima has written articles for the ATPWorldTour.com, TennisCanada.com, 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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