Rafael Nadal was finally beaten in Monte Carlo Masters yesterday as Novak Djokovic defeated him in the final.
Nadal has been the champion ever since 2005 when he won the title for the first time.
However, Nadal had to witness Novak Djokovic lift the trophy after winning 6-2 7-6.
Djokovic showed no sign of his beckoning ankle injury as he rushed into a 5-0 lead in the first set in front of a stunned crowd. Nadal lost all the important points in the first set which actually was quite a tight affair even though it ended 6-2 in favour of the Serb.
Nadal was not going to go down easy however, as he came out breaking Novak's serve almost immediately in order to gain control of the second set.
Unfortunately for Nadal, he could not be consistent enough and at the standing of 4-3, Djokovic levelled the set in front of a very disappointed competitor who made many mistakes during game.
Nadal went for a final push later in the second set breaking Djokovic once again to gain a 6-5 lead on serve. Most people saw an epic deciding set ahead at this point.
Sadly enough for the Spaniard, another hugely disappointing game on serve followed as he was broken to 0 quickly, and a tiebreaker was forced by the Serb. A tiebreaker that proved to be to tough for the “King of clay” to handle.
Djokovic took control of the break right away with some extraordinary offensive shot making and leaped into a 3-0 lead.
From there, Nadal could not fight back anymore and Novak Djokovic screamed out his happiness as he won the tiebreak 7-1 in order to crown himself winner of ATP Monte-Carlo for the first time.
He now only has the ATP-Cincinnati left to win of all masters tournaments on the ATP tour.
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