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Nadal makes it six-in-a-row in Monte Carlo

April 18, 2010 20:44 IST

World number three Rafael Nadal won the Monte Carlo Masters for a record sixth consecutive time with a 6-0, 6-1 drubbing of fellow-Spaniard Fernando Verdasco in the final on Sunday.

Nadal, who had not claimed an ATP title in the past 11 months, won his 32nd straight match in the glitzy principality with yet another stunning display of claycourt tennis.

Four-times French Open champion Nadal raced through the opening set as Verdasco, playing in his first Masters final, proved unable to live with him.

Nadal ended the one-sided contest on his first match-point with a forehand winner before rolling on the ground in celebration.

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