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Nadal wins historic 10th Monte Carlo title

Nadal wins historic 10th Monte Carlo titleā€

Also, the match between Rafael Nadal and David Goffin from yesterday also caused a lot of turmoil thanks to a huge mistake from umpire Mourier, but in terms of a champion, everything stayed like it has always been here in the Principality since 2005. His victory in Monte-Carlo also brought up 70 ATP titles for the 14-times Grand Slam victor.

He will be among the favorites at the French Open this year, which was the last of his 14 Grand Slam wins in 2014.

It was the first time World No. 24 Ramos-Vinolas, would play in the Masters 1000 final. But Nadal forged another break-point chance and took it when Goffin patted meekly into the net.

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With the sun out and temperature warm, the conditions for both matches were flawless for clay-court tennis on the idyllic center court perched above the glittering Mediterranean sea. He is a a nine-time champion at the former and will become a 10-time champ of the latter if he prevails on Sunday.

After being taken to deuce three times Goffin finally held or so he thought when Nadal hit a return too long.

Shrugging it off, an assertive Nadal thumped a smash then looped a attractive running forehand lob.

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However, the "King of Clay" won the next five games to bag the opening set. Nadal then closed out the set before finding himself in rallying mode in the second set. And despite the finals score line suggesting that Nadal had an easy win, Goffin lost his momentum after he was asked to replay game point after holding his serve for what would have been a 4-2 lead. Prior to the tournament, the 29-year-old had a 3-26 career record against Top-10 players.

"I felt like I was playing a bit better every day".

Ramos-Vinolas was patient in the semifinal and targeted at his opponent's weaker backhand, breaking the No. 11 seed for a 6-3 win in the first set. The Spaniard beat his compatriot Albert Ramos-Vinolas in straight sets, and will be hoping to carry his form into the French Open. He is projected to rise to a career-high rank of No. 19 when the new ATP rankings are released tomorrow. "Then he seemed exhausted and I was feeling fresh, physically and mentally, maybe that's why I won". "For sure the best win of my career". "To win 10 times in such an important event like Monte-Carlo is something hard to describe". Nadal is fifth on the all-time list, but seven behind John McEnroe. As the Sky commentary pointed out, Ramos-Vinolas was "feeding the beast", and Nadal lapped it up-all the more so once he had a break in the second set, 3-2.

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Whipping a serve down the middle, Nadal cleared court space for a crackling forehand victor then lasered his fifth ace out wide for 5-3.



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