MANILA, Philippines – Rafael Nadal blazed to an eighth consecutive Monte Carlo Masters and ended a seven-match losing streak against Novak Djokovic with an emphatic 6-3, 6-1 victory.
The Spaniard wrapped up a disappointingly one-sided contest with an ace after 78 minutes to win his first title since last year’s French Open.
With the win, Nadal became the first player ever to win a tournament eight times in a row.
Meanwhile, Djokovic, who has been playing through grief since the death of his grandfather last Thursday, admitted that he was distracted in the final. Mornings @ ANC, April 23, 2012.