Rafael Nadal’s Historical Record at the 2018 Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters
At the 2018 Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters, tennis phenom Rafael Nadal continued to build upon his extraordinary legacy when he captured his 11th trophy, and broke a new world record with his 31st ATP World Tour Masters 1000 crown.
The Spanish superstar, who boasts a 396-35 record on clay courts, beat Kei Nishikori of Japan 6-3, 6-2 in a one-hour and 34-minute final, according to Tennis World. It was their third clash in a red dirt title match.
Welcoming the world’s best tennis players, the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters opened the ATP Masters 1000 clay-court season.
Overlooking the Mediterranean, this highly anticipated event at the Monte Carlo Country Club offers the winner a prestigious victory steeped in royal history and rich tradition.
The win advances Nadal’s match record to 11-1 on the 2018, beginning at No. 1 in ATP Rankings. Nadal is one trophy shy of McEnroe’s singles haul (77), with 76 career titles, including 54 on clay.
His Serene Highness Albert II, Sovereign Prince of Monaco, and his wife, Her Serene Highness The Princess of Monaco, presented Nadal with the Monte-Carlo trophy in front of a full crowd on Court Rainier III. It was the fifth time he has won the Monte-Carlo title without dropping a set.
Since inception in 1905, Rolex has always encouraged excellence and the pursuit of perfection, as well as a perfect balance between tradition and innovation, values also shared by tennis.