Rafael Nadal wins 10th Monte Carlo title

24 Apr 2017 | By Rishikesh Malkhede
Rafa and his affair with clay courts!

Spanish tennis star Rafael Nadal defeated his compatriot Albert Ramos-Vinolas 6-1, 6-3 to win the Monte Carlo Masters title an incredible 10th time.

He became the first man in the open era to win a singles tournament on 10 occasions as he lifted his 29th Masters 1000 title.

With this win, Nadal is now ranked fifth in the world.

In context: Rafa and his affair with clay courts!

AboutRafael Nadal - his profile

Rafael Nadal is a Spanish professional tennis player and a former world number one player.

He started playing tennis from a very early age. Nadal is a winner of the 14 Grand Slam titles (behind Roger Federer who has 18 to his name), an Olympic gold medal and is the second player after Andre Agassi to complete a Career Golden Slam in singles.

Rafael Nadal's first win on clay

Nadal's first win in the finals of a clay court tournament came in 2004, when he won the 250 Series tournament Orange Prokom Open. However, his first major win on clay was in Masters 1000 tournament in 2005 as he lifted maiden Monte-Carlo Masters title.
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What has Nadal achieved on clay court?

DetailsWhat has Nadal achieved on clay court?

Rafael Nadal is the only singles player to have won the French Open tournament a record nine times in open era. He also holds record for winning the tournament five times (2010-2014) consecutively.

At the Monte Carlo Masters, he had a 46-match winning streak when he won the eight consecutive titles from 2005-2012.

Nadal has won nine Barcelona Open and seven Italian Open titles.

24 Apr 2017Rafael Nadal wins 10th Monte Carlo title

50th title on clay for Nadal

Nadal now holds a record of winning 50 titles in career on clay court, and is one title away from equalizing most ATP World Tour Masters 1000 wins by Novak Djokovic, who has 30 titles to his name.