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Nadal defeats Monfils for ninth Monte Carlo title

Spain's Rafael Nadal celebrates a record ninth title at the Monte Carlo Open after defeating in three sets France's Gael Monfils in Monaco on April 17, 2016
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Monte Carlo (Principality of Monaco) (AFP) – Rafael Nadal defeated Gael Monfils 7-5, 5-7, 6-0 on Sunday to win a record ninth title at the Monte Carlo Masters.

The Spaniard claimed his first trophy in the Principality since 2012 as he played in his 100th career ATP final and tenth in Monte Carlo.

Nadal’s win pulled him level with ATP leader Novak Djokovic on 28 trophies at the Masters 1000 level.

Nadal improved to 12-2 over Monfils as he won a first Masters honour since Madrid in May, 2014.

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