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IN PROGRESS / UPCOMING TENNIS EVENTS – FULL 2019 SCHEDULE

BARCELONA OPEN BANC SABADELL

Barcelona, Spain

2019.04.22 to 2019.04.28
ATP World Tour 500

GAZPROM HUNGARIAN OPEN

Budapest, Hungary

2019.04.22 to 2019.04.28
ATP World Tour 250

 

Rafael Nadal's History In Monte-Carlo

NEWS SOURCE: ATP News
ORIGINAL SOURCE – Rafael Nadal’s History In Monte-Carlo

In 2003, Rafael Nadal won two matches at the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters as a 16-year-old. Ever since, the Spaniard has dominated at the first ATP Masters 1000 clay-court tournament of the season.

Nadal has triumphed in Monaco 11 times, one of three events (also Barcelona & Roland Garros) at which the lefty has lifted that many trophies. The 32-year-old arrives this year trying to make more history, pursuing a record 12th crown.

Fast Facts
– By defeating Kei Nishikori in last year’s Monte-Carlo final, Nadal became the first man in the Open Era to win 11 titles at a single tournament. He would later earn 11th crowns at Barcelona and Roland Garros.

– Nadal won 46 straight matches in Monte-Carlo from 2005-13, a record for consecutive victories at a single tournament.

– Of his 11 triumphs at this ATP Masters 1000 tournament, Nadal has not dropped a set on five occasions.

– Nadal has not lost a match against Roger Federer (3-0), Andy Murray (3-0), Stan Wawrinka (2-0) or Dominic Thiem (2-0) in Monte-Carlo.

– From 2006-08, Nadal defeated Federer in three consecutive Monte-Carlo finals, winning seven of eight sets against the Swiss star.

Five Nadal Stats From Indian Wells
First Match: 2003, Nadal def. Karol Kucera 6-1, 6-2

First Title: 2005, Nadal def. Guillermo Coria 6-3, 6-1, 0-6, 7-5

Record: 68-4

Top 10 record : 22-3

6-0 Sets Won: 11

Most Recent Appearance: 2018
Nadal arrived in Monaco having won 10 consecutive matches at the clay-court ATP Masters 1000 tournament. But the Spaniard had not played a tournament since the Australian Open due to a hip injury.

That didn’t matter for Nadal, as he stormed to his 11th crown in Monte-Carlo, triumphing at the prestigious event without dropping a set. On average, Nadal lost just two games per set en route to his victory.

Seed at the 2019 Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters: No. 2

Did You Know?
Nadal is the only competitor from the 2003 Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters who was directly accepted into this year’s main draw. 

POSTED ON April 12, 2019

 

 

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