Rafael Nadal overcame a spirited Gael Monfils to win his ninth Monte Carlo Masters title.
The Spanish great won 7-5 5-7 6-0 in the capital of Monaco to bring up a 13th consecutive season with a clay court title. His 28th Masters 1000 crown draws him level with Novak Djokovic at the top of the all-time list.
Nadal, the greatest player on the red dirt of all-time, was forced to use every tool in his arsenal to overcome flamboyant French ace Monfils who regularly threatened to upset him and delight his home crowd in the Principality. Read more...