Rafael Nadal just defeated Fernando Verdasco in two straight sets at a score of 6-0, 6-1 to win the Monte Carlo Masters Finals for the sixth straight year and end his title drought. It was an all-Spanish match and Nadal’s last grandslam was during the Rome Masters 2009. For the record, Rafael Nadal is the only youngest player to win 6 straight titles for the Monte Carlo Masters at the age of 23. Nadal’s record is now in line with Britain’s Reggie Doherty, who won the Monte Carlo event six times overall, between 1897-99 and 1902-04.
Even if Roger Federer did not playi at Monte Carlo, Nadal’s win is a good starting point for him to reclaim a French Open title from the most-rivaled Swiss player at Roland Garros when the tournament starts late next month.