Once again Rafael Nadal proved to be the best player ever on clay.
The Spanish legend, won his record 11th title in Monte Carlo Masters after he quickly and efficiently swept Kei Nishikori from Japan 2-0, 6:3,6:2.
It only took one hour and 32 minutes of play to reach here, as we saw yet another dominant performance of the Bull from Manacor.
Nishikori simply didn’t stand a chance, despite leading 2:1 in the first set, and taking Nadal’s serve. At that point, many spectators were surprised, but quickly everything came to its place.
Until the end of the match, Rafa took the rival’s serve four times and recorded his 10th win over this player.
So far, Nadal played 12 championship matches in Monaco, and lost only one, back in 2013 against Novak Djokovic.
He will start the 171st week from the top spot in the ATP rankings this Monday, improving his result.
On the other hand, the Japanese star entered the finals of Monte Carlo Masters for the first time in his career, and became the first overall player from that Asian country to be the finalist here. Monte Carlo tournament is established in 1897. Unfortunately for him and his fans, Nishikori is still without a Masters title after this Sunday.