After his streak-breaking loss to Djokovic the previous week, Rafa Nadal reestablishes himself as a leading contender for the 2013 French Open title by taking the Barcelona title last Sunday against fellow Spaniard Nicolas Almagro.
Rafa has now gotten to the final of every tournament he played this year. This win, his 8th, means that he has won two different events at least eight times (Barcelona and Monte Carlo), a feat that I think no other male player has achieved. If he wins the French Open which starts in a couple of weeks, that'll be win #8 as well. They do say good things come in threes so here's hoping. :)