Raphael Nadal defeated Albert Ramos in the final of the Monte Carlos tournament winning an outstanding 10th time in a one sided two game match of 6-1, 6-3 which lasted over an hour of play. Nadal winning a competitive tournament after a whole year of struggle, he finally is back to his former best.
Nadal has been good since the Australian Open but then the Swiss Ace Roger Federer defeated him thrice in three different tournaments including the Australian Open grand slam, Indian Wells and then in the Miami Open, Rafa would have been happy to not play Roger in Monte Carlo with the form he was in still clay is a complete different ball game on which Nadal Strives.
That’s why he is the favorite to win the French Open and has won around 8 Monte Carlo trophies before from 2005 to 2013 but then came up against the feisty Djokovic.
While talking to media Nadal said that this has been an amazing week;feels lucky that he is still playing competitive tennis at the highest level and considers this one of the most important tournaments of the tour to put him in form for the French Open.
This was Rafa’s 29th ATP 1000 Title and is one less than Djokovic, also sees him clinch his 50th clay court trophy which marks him the best player to ever play on clay, where the GOAT Roger Federer himself couldn’t have an answer too.
He was presented the title by his Highness Albert II, Sovereign Prince of Monaco, after the electric crowd went crazy with delight.
He is currently ranked on 7th position in the world and now seeks another clay court title in Barcelona. Rafa has always favored the clay according to the media hype he has gotten but he did defy the odds and proved everyone wrong as he has been able to win on almost all tennis court surfaces be it hard courts or even on grass creating debate over who really is the best.
If anyone comes close to Roger is this man time in and time out has given Federer problems and has defeated the maestro on countless occasions. If you also prefer clay courts and want a tennis court installed in your backyard then contact us at Talbot Tennis and get everything associated with tennis courts be it fencing, maintenance you name it we do it.
The match started with Rafa putting extreme pressure on Ramos, by targeting his backhand. This allowed him to create space and so secured an advantage in the fourth game followed by a second service break. Nadal was playing like his older version quick on his feet and used brute force.
However Nadal did fall back a little when he dropped points but he somehow fought his way through. Ramos said that Nadal has improved a lot from the last time they played together and didn’t even give him a whisker of a chance today as its never easy to play such a player of this magnitude. This was there third match; Nadal leads 3-0 now and extended a perfect 14 love score against his fellow countryman in according to the ATP World tour.
Let’s see how thing unfold as we get closer to the French Open.