Monday, April 24, 2017

Nadal wins Monte Carlo #10!

What an incredible achievement this is! Rafael Nadal already held the record for most titles won at a single event with 9 titles each in Monte Carlo and Barcelona and at the French Open and he just one-upped that with his 10th victory in Monte Carlo. He beat his compatriot Albert Ramos-Vinolas in the final, 6-1 6-3. Congratulations Rafa!

Apart from being the only man in the Open Era to win the same tournament ten times, Rafa is now also the solo record-holder for the most claycourt titles, with 50. He moves past Guillermo Vilas, who previously held this record with 49 titles.

This is Nadal's 70th title, and he is now only four championship trophies away from the legendary Rod Laver, who has 74. He now also has 29 ATP World Tour Masters 1000 titles, putting him just 1 behind current record-holder Novak Djokovic. I hope that Rafa gains confidence with this win and continues his good year throughout the claycourt season.

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