22nd April, 2012
World number 2, Rafael Nadal has won the Monte Carlo Masters for an unprecedented eighth straight year, defeating world number one Novak Djokovic 6-3, 6-1 in the final.It was a final predicted to be a tough one, but Nadal made it an unmatched contest, beating his biggest rival, Djokovic.
Djokovic had won the previous seven matches between the two — all coming in the finals of major tournaments.
It was Nadal’s first tournament win since the French Open last June. It was also the Spaniard’s 42nd win in a row at the Mediterranean venue and marks his 47th career trophy and 20th in a Masters 1000 tournament, the first to achieve that honour.