World No. 2 Rafael Nadal clinched his eighth successive
Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters title on Sunday, dismissing
top-ranked Novak Djokovic 6-3, 6-1 to end a seven-match
final losing streak to the Serb.
"It's very important to break that situation," said Nadal.
"It's important to win a tournament another time. Especially
[this] tournament. [Breaking] that situation [and] winning
a Masters 1000, one of my favourites, [makes] everything
The 25-year-old Nadal broke a tie with Roger Federer for
the most ATP World Tour Masters 1000 crowns, lifting his
20th trophy. It’s his first triumph since winning a
record-tying sixth Roland Garros title in June 2011.
"To start the clay-court season winning here is an
amazing feeling," Nadal said. "This tournament is
very special for me. My level of tennis was high
during the last four matches, since the second round."